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At a Glance


“Challenging work”

“Flexible work schedule”

“Growth opportunities”


“Long work hours”

“Lack of internal communication”

“Monetary Compensation”

The Buzz


"Strong industry expertise."

Limited brand recognition outside sector.

About Ricardo Strategic Consulting

Ricardo Strategic Consulting (RSC) is one of the world's leading management consultancies serving the automotive, transportation and energy industries.  The firm is a subsidiary of the global automotive engineering consultancy, Ricardo, a lineage that means that, while the consulting firm has only been formally operational since 2002, it is part of a tradition of automotive consulting and solutions delivery dating back almost a century, to Ricardo's founding in 1915.

For over 15 years, RSC has successfully delivered more than 500 major strategic projects covering the entire automotive value chain. Uniquely positioned to resolve their clients’ toughest strategic and operational challenges, RSC’s capabilities include services in: design optimization & cost reduction, technology strategy, mergers & acquisitions, growth strategy, market intelligence, operations strategy, organizational management, procurement strategy, new product development, and sales & marketing.

Global footprint

Globally, Ricardo has a footprint in 10 countries, with an understandable focus on centers of transportation and energy production and consumption. RSC has a presence in five of those countries: Germany, the U.K., U.S., India and China.

RSC is led by James Passemard, who joined RSC in 2011, bringing 13 years of OEM experience for Ford, BMW and Jaguar Land Rover across a variety of roles including Strategy, Cooperation & Partnerships, Manufacturing Engineering, Manufacturing, Purchasing and Product Development. Passemard has extensive multi-sector experience stemming from 7 years as a strategic consultant and is leading the global RSC team to enhance their product and services for their current and future customer base.

Ricardo Strategic Consulting

Detroit Technical Center, 40000 Ricardo Drive
Van Buren Township
Detroit, MI 48111-1641
Phone: 1 (734) 397-666

Firm Stats

Employer Type: Public
Stock Symbol: RCDO
Stock Exchange: LSE
Managing Director: James Passemard
2018 Employees (All Locations): 80

Major Office Locations

Detroit, MI (US HQ)
Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex, UK (Global HQ)

Major Departments & Practices


Market Research

Design Optimisation


Product Development

Mergers & Acquisition Services

Sales and Marketing

Organisational Transformation