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At a Glance


“Early responsibility and fast promotions.”

“Exposure to Fortune 100 clients and high-impact strategic work."

“Work-life balance"



“Scarce resources.”

“Lack of strong leadership.”

The Buzz

"Niche consulting firm."

"Healthcare experts."

"Good among boutiques."

About Kaiser Associates

Founded in 1981, Kaiser Associates is a global boutique strategy consulting firm with offices in Washington DC, London, São Paulo, Kuala Lumpur, and Shanghai. Our business is divided into three main areas: corporate strategy, public sector strategy, and performance improvement / organization development.

Kaiser Associates’ client base is equally global and includes 4 of Fortune’s Top 20 “World’s Most Admired Companies” (2017), as well as leading private equity firms and U.S. government entities. 

Kaiser Associates offers employees a distinctive consulting experience that combines the client prestige and diverse opportunity of a large firm with the close-knit community of a small firm. Our consultants help clients turn their most difficult challenges into game-changing growth and productivity opportunities. With support from senior leadership and an entrepreneurial culture, our consultants assume responsibility beyond age and tenure, affording accelerated development and stretch opportunities.  

We recognize that our people are our greatest asset, and we have increased investment in talent management, recruiting, and development resources over the past several years to support our growth initiatives through 2020 and beyond. Our consultants care deeply about their work, their colleagues, and their communities, and their passion is reflected in their workplace engagement. Our consultants regularly engage in service and diversity initiatives as well as fun events that grow our community and deepen collegial bonds.

Kaiser means king-of fact-based strategy

Kaiser Associates was founded in 1981 as a spin-off of Strategic Planning Associates (SPA), which was itself a spin-off of BCG.  From the very beginning, Kaiser has been recognized the “gold standard” in fact-based strategy and implementation.  A better fact base drives better, faster & more confident decisions, and Kaiser’s specialized research capability creates the most robust and relevant fact base, with unparalleled richness and granularity.  Kaiser was a pioneer of Benchmarking, publishing Beating the Competition: A Practical Guide to Benchmarking in 1985.  Kaiser continues to help clients design and implement breakthrough solutions based on hard facts/benchmarks and proven results.

Going public (sector)

In 2010, Kaiser Associates formally established a Public Sector practice to bring the firm's private sector strategy, performance improvement, and organization development capabilities to government entities that face similar strategic and operational challenges. Kaiser combines Benchmarking and relevant commercial best practices with proven management frameworks to transform government organizations.  The team has grown to become one of the largest practices in the firm, a result of its increased presence and recognition in the Public Sector, including its high-profile 2018 win in the White House’s IT Modernization Centers of Excellence program.

Going the distance

With over 130 employees, international offices in exciting cities, and a variety of in-house language capabilities, Kaiser boasts a global reach to support our always-expanding client base. We serve our global multinational clients from our offices in Washington, D.C., London, São Paulo, Kuala Lumpur, and Shanghai. Because of the global nature of Kaiser's clients and our work, consultants in the different regional offices often partner together on projects for the same multinational client, with opportunities for short-term transfers to other offices.

Kaiser Associates

1615 L St., NW
13th Floor
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 454-2000


Employer Type: Private
Managing Director, North America: Lisa P. Pryor
2017 Employees (All Locations): 135

Major Office Locations

Washington, DC (Global HQ)
São Paulo
Kuala Lumpur

Major Departments & Practices

Consumer Goods & Retail
Financial Services & Payments
Industrial Goods & Services
Private Equity and M&A
Public Sector
Benchmarking & Best Practices
Strategic/Business Planning
Market Sizing/Forecasting & Market Opportunity Assessment
White Space Growth & Disruptive Growth
Commercial & Operational Due Diligence
Commercial Strategy / Go To Market Capability Building / Launch Support
Customer and Channel Value Creation, including Voice of Customer
Supply Chain Network Design & Performance
Organization Design & Development / Workforce Planning
Post-Acquisition Integration / Structuring for Scalability
Change Management