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At a Glance

“Consistently engaging work”

“Development opportunities and international experiences”

“Immediate and extensive management responsibility”


“Varying work/life-balance”

“Short cases or under-staffed projects”

“Lots of due diligence work isn’t for everybody”

The Buzz

"Great at due diligence; work employees very hard."

"Not a lot of professional development support for entry-level consultants."

"Very strong firm, good recruitment."

"One of the few mid-size strategy places left."

About L.E.K. Consulting

L.E.K. Consulting is a global management consulting firm that uses deep industry expertise and rigorous analysis to help business leaders achieve practical results with real impact. We are uncompromising in our approach to helping clients consistently make better decisions, deliver improved business performance, and create greater shareholder returns. The firm advises and supports global companies that are leaders in their industries — including the largest private and public-sector organizations, private equity firms and emerging entrepreneurial businesses. Founded in 1983, L.E.K. employs more than 1,300 professionals across the Americas, Asia-Pacific and Europe. In the U.S., the firm has strength in major industries: biopharma and life sciences, building products, consumer products, digital and technology, food and beverage, healthcare, industrials, MedTech, private equity, retail, and travel.

Digging in

Underscoring all its services, says L.E.K., are its data-driven capabilities that drive insights. "The most valuable service that L.E.K. provides," the firm says, "is to leverage deep industry expertise and rigorous analysis to deliver fresh insights with real impact to clients." The firm's teams dig into each assignment with open minds, and apply sophisticated analysis, to provide clients with clear, actionable recommendations for its strategy consulting engagements.

Offering a helping hand

L.E.K. takes its responsibilities-especially its social responsibilities -seriously. Since 2006 L.E.K. has been driving social impact through its pro bono initiative. In 2016 the firm doubled its commitment to support two pro bono clients annually in the U.S. For example, L.E.K. recently completed a project with Life Sciences Cares, an organization that utilizes the human and financial resources of life science companies and industry leaders to fight poverty in the Boston area. L.E.K. supported LSC in developing a five year strategic plan to ensure sustainability and continued growth.


May 2018

L.E.K. Consulting’s Robert Rourke Named a Top 25 Consultant in 2018 by Consulting Magazine

Robert Rourke, Managing Director and Head of L.E.K. Consulting’s Building Products & Materials practice for the Americas, has been named among Consulting magazine’s Top 25 Consultants in 2018 for excellence in leadership. Rourke, who is based in Chicago, advises clients in the building materials and products, industrials, and retail sectors on growth strategy and mergers and acquisitions.

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March 2018

L.E.K. Consulting’s Amanda Davis and Tiara Kawahara Shiell Recognized as Rising Star of the Profession by Consulting Magazine

L.E.K. Consulting Senior Engagement Managers Amanda Davis and Tiara Kawahara Shiell have been named Rising Stars of the Profession by Consulting magazine. Davis, who is a member of the firm’s industrials practice, has been recognized for her excellence in leadership, and Kawahara Shiell, a member of the Life Sciences practice, for client service.

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January 2018

L.E.K. Consulting Expands Oil & Gas Practice, Opens Houston Office

L.E.K. Consulting is expanding its work in the oil & gas sector with the opening of an office in Houston that will be led by two new L.E.K. Partners. Nilesh Dayal and Senjit Sarkar have focused on the energy sector throughout their careers and bring over 20 years’ experience to L.E.K.

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October 2017

L.E.K. Consulting’s Carol Wingard Named Woman Leader in Consulting by Consulting Magazine

Carol Wingard, Managing Director and Head of L.E.K. Consulting’s Americas Industrials practice, has been recognized for her excellence in leadership and applying new thinking to client needs by Consulting magazine’s Women Leaders in Consulting awards. She is a member of L.E.K.’s Global Leadership Team; co-leads the firm’s Diversity initiative and Women’s Network; spearheads L.E.K.’s work in the chemical and industrial equipment sectors; and served as the head of the firm’s consulting practice in China.

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October 2017

L.E.K. Consulting Ranked Best Consulting Firm for MBAs in National Survey Published by Poets & Quants

L.E.K. Consulting ranked first among consulting firms - and second among all companies nationwide, trailing only Google – as the best company for MBAs to work for, according to a national survey and ranking by TransparentCareer, which aggregates self-reported MBA job information, and website Poets & Quants, which covers business education.

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September 2017

L.E.K. Consulting Named to 2017 Working Mother “100 Best Companies” for Leadership in Family Benefits and Paid Leave

Working Mother magazine recognized L.E.K. Consulting as one of the 2017 Working Mother “100 Best Companies” for its strong leadership in creating progressive programs for its workforce in the areas of advancement of women, flexibility, childcare, and paid parental leave.

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L.E.K. Consulting

75 State Street
19th Floor
Boston, MA 02109
Phone: (617) 951-9500


Employer Type: Private
Co-Founder: Iain Evans
Global Managing Partner: Stuart Jackson
President, L.E.K Americas: Peter McKelvey
2018 Employees (All Locations): 1,300

Major Office Locations

Boston, MA (US HQ)
Offices across 5 continents

Major Departments & Practices

Mergers & Acquisitions
Marketing & Sales
Organization & Performance