2020 Vault Rankings
At a Glance
“Incredibly strong life sciences practice.”
“Office culture and limited travel.”
“Rapid career growth trajectory.”
“Project staffing can be stretched given growth ambitions.”
“Growing quickly and running into limited staffing issues.”
“Hours can be tough, but that's just the industry norm.”
“Very good life science consulting group.”
“Really smart people.”
“Well respected LS consulting firm that does DD.”
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. The firm is uncompromising in its approach to help clients consistently make better decisions, deliver improved business performance, and create greater shareholder returns. The firm advises and supports global companies that are leader in their industries – including the largest private and public sector organizations, private equity firms and emerging entrepreneurial businesses. The firm now employs more than 1,400 professionals across the Americas, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region.
Sharpening the Edge
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. One of the firm’s more unique offerings is its Edge Strategy—a trademarked strategy by which L.E.K. helps clients find opportunities to expand while not losing their focus on their core offerings. Edge Strategy is three-pronged, dealing with a client’s product, customer journey, and enterprise, and offers a ten-step process to address these “edges” in different contexts.
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 2018 the firm doubled its commitment to support four pro bono clients annually in the U.S. L.E.K. has provided pro bono consulting, volunteers, and/or financial donations for over a dozen nonprofits and charitable organizations, including the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, The Cara Program, and Australians Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
In 2019, the firm announced that it would work on two pro bono projects in the first quarter. L.E.K.’s San Francisco office will be working with The Bay Area Global Health Alliance to help drive a successful launch of The Alliance by helping its founders develop a better understanding of several core issues. The L.E.K. Boston office will be helping The Boch Center, one of the nation’s leading nonprofit arts institutions in New England, tackle some of their challenges with rising costs and declining levels of participation among younger audiences and patrons.
Social responsibility doesn’t end at pro bono work—being environmentally conscious is another of the firm’s priorities. In 2008, L.E.K. became the first management consultancy to achieve carbon neutrality in its global operations through reducing emissions and purchasing carbon offsets.
In the News
L.E.K. Consulting’s Ricardo Brau selected as a winner of the M&A Advisors 10th Annual Emerging Leaders Award
Ricardo Brau joined L.E.K. in 2008 as a life sciences specialist and was appointed partner in 2017. As a leader within L.E.K.’s Healthcare practice, Ricardo has developed successful M&A strategies for biopharmas and has directly advised transactions totaling tens of billions of dollars. Notably, he has been associated with many of the recent transactions related to cell and gene therapies within the CDMO space.
L.E.K. Consulting’s Matt Korsch selected as a winner of the M&A Advisors 10th Annual Emerging Leaders Award
Matt Korsch joined L.E.K. in 2004 as an associate. After earning his MBA from Kellogg, Matt rejoined L.E.K. as a consultant dedicated to the Industrials practice in 2010. He was appointed to partner in 2017, and in the two years since, has led 70 transactions totaling more than $15 billion in revenues, mostly within the building products and distribution space. He has also authored several pieces of thought leadership and is working to further develop our capabilities in data analytics.
L.E.K. Consulting’s Dan McKone named a Top 25 Consultant in 2019 by Consulting Magazine
Dan McKone, Managing Director has been named among Consulting magazines Top 25 Consultants in 2019. McKone, based in the Boston office, is the Head of the Customer Engagement & Loyalty services line and Head of the Travel & Transportation practice in the Americas and has worked on hundreds of engagements with many of the world’s leading retailers, airlines, hotels and other consumer-facing businesses.
L.E.K. Consulting’s Stephen Matthews named one of the “Rising Stars of the Profession” by Consulting Magazine
Stephen, a Principal based in Los Angeles, was recognized for excellence in client service. He started his career in the London office in 2007, was sponsored by L.E.K. to obtain an MBA from Wharton in 2014, and then relocated to L.E.K.’s Los Angeles office to focus on media, entertainment and technology. He is one of the firm’s experts on the disruptive effect of technology on traditional business models, and he has worked for companies on projects spanning newspapers, magazines, music, TV, digital streaming, advertising, gaming and virtual reality.
L.E.K. Consulting’s Rachel Zepernick named one of the “Rising Stars of the Profession” by Consulting Magazine
Rachel, an engagement manager based in New York, was recognized for excellence in leadership. She began her L.E.K. career as a summer consultant in 2014, rejoining the firm after receiving her MBA from Harvard Business School in 2015. Rachel is dedicated to the firm’s Industrials practice, with specific expertise in the Building Products subsector. She has led approximately 20 projects ranging from buy- and sell-side due diligence assessments to growth strategy engagements.
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Boston, MA 02109
Phone: (617) 951-9500
Employer Type: Private
Co-Founder: Iain Evans
Global Managing Partner: Stuart Jackson
President, L.E.K Americas: Robert Rourke
2019 Employees (All Locations): 1,400
Boston, MA (US HQ)
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