ScottMadden Management Consultants at a Glance


  • "Mid-sized firm without the bureaucracy of a large firm.”
  • "Inspirational executive leadership."
  • "The flexibility and responsibilities that the engagements offer."


  • "Limited research department."
  • "Lack of structured, formal training provided."
  • "Lots of travel."

The Buzz

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

About ScottMadden Management Consultants

ScottMadden is a management consulting firm that operates in four main practice areas: Energy, Grid Transformation, 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, GA with additional offices in Raleigh, NC and Westborough, MA. From these 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 utility where he had previously worked. According to the firm, Scott partnered with the client 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, Kitchens' pre-ScottMadden resume includes stints in Deloitte's capital markets practice, as well as several years in the oil and gas industry.

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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 toward the role of a general management consulting provider.


June 2016

ScottMadden Expands Its Offerings and Expertise in Regulatory Strategy, Utility Ratemaking, and Energy Market Assessments with Acquisition of Sussex Economic Advisors

ScottMadden, Inc., announced that it has acquired Sussex Economic Advisors, LLC, a management consulting and economic advisory firm, to expand the firm's offerings and expertise in regulatory strategy, utility ratemaking, and energy market assessments.

For more than 30 years, ScottMadden has had success in the energy industry by getting the job done right with integrity, tenacity, and a genuine passion for the work. Sussex Economic Advisors brings substantial experience and training in matters relating to regulatory economics, strategy and litigation, economic and financial advisory, market analysis and assessment, and cost of service and rate design, and its consultants are recognized experts in financial research and quantitative methods.

May 2016

ScottMadden Named as One of America's Best Management Consulting Firms for the Energy and Environment Industry

Forbes Media, in partnership with Statista, an online statistics provider, recognized ScottMadden, Inc., as one of America's Best Management Consulting Firms for Energy and Environment. This list focuses on management consultancies providing businesses across industry sectors and functional areas with the best guidance on their practice. These companies are recognized based on rankings compiled from two online surveys. One survey included partners and project managers across firms, and the other included management consultancy clients.

April 2016

ScottMadden Releases Latest Edition of the Semi-Annual Energy Industry Update

The firm released The Energy Industry Update. This highly anticipated semi-annual report gives bottom-line insights, distils recent events, and helps prepare readers for emerging trends. Themed "Neither Fish nor Fowl," this Update examines a broad array of strategic issues like the energy transitions in Texas and Hawaii, the role of a utility, and cybersecurity. For more than a decade, the ScottMadden Energy Industry Update has served as the catalyst for strategic discussion, debate, and decisions. More than 10,000 executive leaders rely on it for the most important trends and thought-provoking insights.

April 2016

ScottMadden Examines Financial Shared Services: A Whole New Ballgame

ScottMadden, Inc., recently partnered with the American Productivity & Quality Center (APQC), a benchmarking and best practices research organization, to host a financial management webinar. The session highlighted financial shared services organizations' (SSOs) design options, emphasizing the critical difference between successful SSOs and those that fail. During this session, Brad DeMent and Trey Robinson, partners at ScottMadden, reviewed the evolution of financial shared services and addressed questions related to financial SSO planning, sound service frameworks and governance structures, data analytics, and process robotics.

April 2016

ScottMadden Launches Redesigned Website: New Look and Functionality for Users

ScottMadden, Inc., has released a redesigned website with improved design and functionality. The makeover provides site visitors with an enhanced user experience, using best-in-class navigation and device-responsive design. The redesign goes well beyond the "fresh look." The website has an improved intuitive navigation and functionality, based on a thorough discovery process and user testing, to guide users through the content-rich site that includes a robust insights library covering issues ranging from energy deregulation to sustainability consulting to shared services optimization.

March 2016

ScottMadden Named as Top Workplace by Atlanta Journal-Constitution

ScottMadden, Inc., was recognized in the 165 Top Workplaces in Atlanta by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC), a major daily newspaper in Atlanta, GA. These companies and organizations are recognized based on rankings compiled from a broad survey of employees who are asked to rank their own firm, highlighting the city's top work places for 2016. This year, ScottMadden ranked 65 in the top 75 small businesses. According to AJC, "Top Workplaces are not only better places to work but are more likely to be successful than peer organizations."

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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
  • 2016 Employees: 165

  • Major Departments & Practices
    Grid Transformation
    Clean Tech & Sustainability
    Corporate & Shared Services

Major Office Locations

  • Atlanta, GA (HQ)
  • Raleigh, NC
  • Westborough, MA