2020 Vault Rankings
At a Glance
"Great culture and the ability to work on a wide variety of projects."
"The way we take care of each other."
"Great clients in our industry, strong exit opportunities."
"Compensation is not as competitive as some other consulting firms."
"Office locations limit ability to move."
"Retail boutique consulting."
"Strong in the sector they play in."
About Kurt Salmon
Kurt Salmon is a management consulting firm specializing in retail and consumer goods. Within the industry sector, employees have the opportunity to specialize in a wide range of services and capabilities. The firm’s distinctive name comes from its founder—a German immigrant and textile engineer—who set up a solo operation in Nashville, Tenn., in 1935. The company has since grown into a multinational operation spanning 8 offices in Europe, Asia and North America. The firm is owned by Management Consulting Group PLC, which also owns Alexander Proudfoot.
With offices around the world, Kurt Salmon has grown into a multinational consulting firm. But throughout this transformation, the firm has remained dedicated to its historical commitment to industry specialization. This is reflected in nearly every aspect of the business—from firm organization and culture to its innovation and go-to-market strategies. For example, when staffing a project, the firm draws from its global talent pool—but selects only those with deep industry experience—in order to form the most qualified team to address the client’s need. This global vertical approach enables a truly visionary end-to-end perspective that enhances project deliverables.
An Independent Advisor
The firm is led by Brooks Kitchel, who was named CEO in early 2016. Prior to his role as CEO, Mr. Kitchel was managing partner for Kurt Salmon North America and head of the firm’s Global Retail and Consumer Goods Group.
The firm bills itself as an independent advisor, free from outside interests—a fact that, it asserts, "means that our recommendations are objective and take into account only our clients’ best interests." Perhaps as a result, the firm also notes that its client retention rate is around 70%.
650 Fifth Ave, 22nd Floor
New York, NY 10019
Phone: (212) 319-9450
Employer Type: Subsidiary
Stock Symbol: MMC
Stock Exchange: LSE
CEO: Brooks Kitchel
2016 Employees (All Locations): 275