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At a Glance

Uppers

“Incredibly strong life sciences practice.”

“Office culture and limited travel.”

“Rapid career growth trajectory.”

Downers

“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.”

The Buzz

“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

August 2021

L.E.K. Launches Global Sustainability Centre of Excellence

On July 29, Global management consulting firm L.E.K. Consulting announced the launch of a global Sustainability Centre of Excellence. The Centre, which draws together expertise, best practices and strategic insights from its practices and geographies, will support organizations as they work to meet the challenges of, and take advantage of the opportunities created by, climate change and the broader sustainability agenda

July 2021

L.E.K Net Zero Carbon Emissions by 2030

L.E.K. Consulting, the global management consulting firm, has pledged to achieve net zero carbon emissions in its operations by 2030, the firm announced today. L.E.K. has embarked on a program to both reduce significantly the greenhouse gas emissions that result from its operations and to invest in initiatives that remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

May 2021 

L.E.K. Consulting Names Dan McKone Chairman of Global Innovation

Global management consulting firm L.E.K. Consulting has appointed Dan McKone as Chairman of Global Innovation. In the newly created role, McKone, who is an L.E.K. Managing Director, will develop and lead a process that will enable select high-potential ideas and intellectual capital from bespoke projects to quickly become robust service lines available to clients across the firm’s practices and sectors.

April 2021

L.E.K. Consulting Establishes a Presence in Madrid

To meet growing demand for its management consulting services in Spain, L.E.K. Consulting announced it is now serving clients with a Madrid-based team, which is led by partners Jacqueline Thompson, who is new to the firm, and Carmen Morales Garcia, who has rejoined L.E.K. The local team will provide strategy advice to corporations and investors in Spain as well as to global clients with an interest in the Spanish market, across a range of industries, including consumer goods, healthcare, life sciences, medtech, private equity and retail.

April 2021

L.E.K.’s Thilo Henkes and Ian Tzeng Names as Global Leaders in Consulting

Thilo Henkes and Ian Tzeng, Managing Directors in L.E.K.’s Boston office, have been named Global Leaders in Consulting for 2021 by Consulting Magazine. Global Leader award recipients are recognized for their outstanding leadership qualities and extraordinary influence within their firms and across the entire consulting profession.

L.E.K. Consulting

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

Firm Stats

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

Major Office Locations

Boston, MA (US HQ)
Offices across 5 continents

Major Departments & Practices

Strategy

Mergers & Acquisitions

Marketing & Sales

Organization & Performance