ScottMadden Management Consultants at a Glance


  • "The people and their investment in my personal development."
  • "Talented colleagues, one-of-a-kind culture, challenging work, compensation."
  • "Individual opportunity, ability to carve your own path, rewards, peer support."
  • "Our culture, drive, and the fact that I am constantly learning from our seniors."


  • "Infrastructure challenges of a smaller firm."
  • "Low name recognition."
  • "Consultants are responsible for much of the research and non-consulting work. This is largely due to being a mid-sized company."
  • "The high demands and stress of the job."

The Buzz

  • "Formal."
  • "Slightly disorganized."
  • Growing brand recognition

About ScottMadden Management Consultants


A Growing Brand 

ScottMadden is a management consulting firm that operates in three main practice areas: Energy, Clean Tech and Sustainability, and Corporate and Shared Services. While it is best known for its work in the energy industry, the firm also has clients in entertainment, pharmaceuticals/healthcare, manufacturing, high tech/communications, and the federal government.

Founded in 1983, the firm is headquartered in Atlanta, with an additional office in Raleigh, NC. From these two locations, the firm works on projects for clients all over the world, albeit with a strong concentration of work coming in North America.


Putting the Scott in ScottMadden 

The firm was founded by utilities industry executive Peter Scott, whose first client also happened to be the utilities firm that he had previously worked for. According to the firm, Scott partnered with the firm and became a long term advisor, setting a model for client engagement-including a focus on long-term results-that ScottMadden attempts to live up to even today. Indeed, the firm continues to retain that first client even today. 

Since 2000, the firm has been led by current CEO and President Brad Kitchens, who has more than 25 years of experience in business and consulting. A former employee of Deloitte & Touche, Kichens' pre-ScottMadden resume includes stints in Deloitte's capital markets practice, as well as several years in the oil and gas industry.


No cookie cutters allowed 

According to the firm's website, ScottMadden's differentiation within the consulting industry comes from its willingness to create long-term partnerships with its clients, and to personalize its work based on each client's specific needs. Indeed, that commitment to meeting needs is what led the firm to expand its practice areas beyond energy in the early 2000s, in the process moving away from being a niche practitioner and towards the role of a general management consulting provider.



April 2014 

ScottMadden Releases Preliminary Renewable Energy Benchmark Report at SEPA's Utility Solar Conference

ScottMadden recently partnered with the Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) to conduct a multi-client benchmarking study on renewable energy organizational structure within North American electric utilities. This study benchmarked key renewable energy activities and functions within participating utilities and examined how different utilities organized their renewable energy groups and functions. Example metrics analyzed included FTE/megawatt of renewable energy and FTE/1,000 interconnections.


January 2014

ScottMadden Releases Winter 2013-2014 Energy Industry Update

ScottMadden released The Energy Industry Update. This semi-annual publication features ScottMadden's view of significant events and emerging trends in the industry and is received by more than 10,000 industry leaders. Themed "Here Comes the Sun and I Say‚ĶIt's Alright," this Update examines a broad array of strategic issues. For more than a decade, the ScottMadden Energy Industry Update has served as a catalyst for strategic discussion, debate, and decisions.


September 2013

ScottMadden Launches Corporate Rebranding

ScottMadden  announced its new brand, which coincided with the company's 30th anniversary. This rebrand includes a new logo, tagline, and redesigned website. These changes are part of our deliberate strategy to emphasize our commitment to "getting it done right." Although we have undergone a transformation, our mission and commitment to our clients remain unchanged-to deliver actionable and sustainable results in Energy, Corporate & Shared Services, and Clean Tech & Sustainability.


May 2013

ScottMadden Awarded the HR Shared Services Provider of the Year Award by IQPC and SSON, May 23, 2013

ScottMadden, Inc. was awarded the HR Shared Services Provider Award by International Quality & Productivity Center (IQPC) and Shared Services & Outsourcing Network (SSON). This award recognizes service providers who demonstrate exceptional response to the demands of the shared services market. Katherine Mehr, divisional director of Human Resources IQ, a division of IQPC said, "As there are many great solution providers in the shared services space, ScottMadden was chosen as the winner based on their strategy to address client needs and the continuous effort to support initiatives well beyond each contract."


April 2013

ScottMadden Leads Exclusive Energy Industry Update Webinar with Record Attendance

ScottMadden joined forces with Energy Central to provide an interactive webinar, "The State of the Energy Industry." This complimentary online event featured top experts discussing ScottMadden's recently released Energy Industry Update, a semi-annual publication featuring our view of recent significant events and emerging trends. More than 1,240 registered for the event-a record for Energy Central. ScottMadden experts discussed the current issues and trends in coal-fired generation, natural gas in the United States, and the growing interdependence of the gas and power industries.

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ScottMadden Management Consultants

3495 Piedmont Rd, NE
Building Ten, Suite 805
Atlanta, GA 30305-8800
Phone: (404) 814-0020
Fax: (404) 814-0027


  • Employer Type: Private
  • President & CEO: Brad Kitchens
  • 2013 Employees: 130

  • Employment Contact
    Visit ScottMadden's careers page

  • Major Departments & Practices
    Energy Clean Tech & Sustainability Corporate & Shared Services

Major Office Locations

  • Atamta, GA (HQ)
  • Raleigh, NC

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