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At a Glance


"CEO knows everyone on a first-name basis—that speaks to the culture."

"Good people, diverse work, emphasis on professional development."

"The ability to grow in level of responsibility and the flexibility of work arrangements."


"Consulting is hard and the travel is not easy."

"Lack of formal training and marketing support."

"The pay structure discourages employees from taking PTO or leave."

The Buzz


"Slightly disorganized."

Growing brand recognition

About ScottMadden Management Consultants

ScottMadden is a management consulting firm that operates in five practice areas: Energy, Grid Transformation, Clean Tech and Sustainability, Rates, Regulatory, & Planning, and Corporate and Shared Services. While it is best known for its work in the energy industry, the firm's Corporate & Shared Services practice works across many industries with clients in entertainment, healthcare, manufacturing, high tech/communications, retail, and higher education.

Founded in 1983, the firm is headquartered in Atlanta, GA with additional offices in Raleigh, NC and Westborough, MA. From these locations, the firm works on projects for clients all over the world, albeit with a strong concentration of work coming in North America. 

Putting the Scott in ScottMadden 

The firm was founded by utilities industry executive Peter Scott, whose first client also happened to be the utility where he had previously worked. According to the firm, Scott partnered with the client and became a long-term advisor, setting a model for client engagement—including a focus on long-term results—that ScottMadden attempts to live up to even today. Indeed, the firm continues to retain that first client even today. 

Since 2000, the firm has been led by current CEO and President Brad Kitchens, who has more than 25 years of experience in business and consulting. A former employee of Deloitte & Touche, Kitchens' pre-ScottMadden resume includes stints in Deloitte's capital markets practice, as well as several years in the oil and gas industry. 

No cookie cutters allowed 

According to the firm's website, ScottMadden's differentiation within the consulting industry comes from its willingness to create long-term partnerships with its clients and to personalize its work based on each client's specific needs. Indeed, that commitment to meeting needs is what led the firm to expand its practice areas beyond energy in the early 2000s, in the process moving away from being a niche practitioner and toward the role of a general management consulting provider. 


August 2017

ScottMadden Announces New Rates, Regulation, & Planning Practice and Practice Leader 

ScottMadden, Inc. announced the addition of the new Rates, Regulation, & Planning practice and the promotion of Bob Hevert to Rates, Regulation, and Planning practice leader.

Mr. Hevert joined ScottMadden in 2016, specializing in corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, project finance, asset and business unit valuation, rates and regulatory matters, energy market assessment, and corporate strategic planning. He has provided expert testimony on a wide range of financial, strategic, and economic matters on more than 150 occasions at the state, provincial, and federal levels for numerous leading energy companies and financial institutions throughout North America. Prior to joining ScottMadden, Bob served as managing partner at Sussex Economic Advisors, LLC.

July 2017

ScottMadden Addresses Top Three Talent Struggles in New Series: Workforce Planning, Attracting Talent, and Succession Planning

ScottMadden, Inc. released a new three-part series focused on managing talent struggles. This series dives into workforce planning and anticipating worker retirements (where companies often fall short), attracting the right talent and related best practices, and succession planning (i.e., managing the generational gap). The articles provide the guiding principles needed to position organizations for success in overall talent management.

Attracting the right talent is nothing new and the topic continues to be a key concern for executives. So, how do we ensure that a talented, engaged, and properly motivated workforce is established to increase operational excellence, drive innovation, and improve customer relationships? And, how do we help foster alignment with generational differences to help satisfy and retain staff? ScottMadden believes HR organizations are well positioned to enable companies, strategically and operationally, to navigate talent struggles successfully.

May 2017

ScottMadden Shares Insights and Lessons Learned from Australia's Energy Revolution

ScottMadden, Inc. recently joined industry leaders as a panel moderator at the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) Utility Conference in Tucson, AZ. This event included a valuable panel discussion focused on the energy markets in Australia.

In November 2016, ScottMadden and SEPA led a fact-finding mission to discover ways Australian utilities and partners were deploying distributed energy resources (DERs) and how customers were responding to the market shift. During the Utility Conference, Chris Vlahoplus, partner and clean tech & sustainability practice leader at ScottMadden, moderated the panel, "Lessons from Australia – Insights from an Energy Revolution Down Under." This session explored rooftop solar as a discretionary purchase, the influence of storage on the market, the importance of understanding and engaging the customer, and the importance of data integrity and its value.

May 2017

ScottMadden Releases Latest Edition of the Semi-Annual Energy Industry Update

ScottMadden, Inc. recently released its spring Energy Industry Update. For more than a decade, the ScottMadden Energy Industry Update has served as the catalyst for strategic discussion, debate, and decisions. More than 10,000 executive leaders rely on it for the most important trends and thought-provoking insights. This highly anticipated semi-annual report will give you bottom-line insights, distill recent events, and help you as you prepare for emerging trends.

Themed "It's the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)," this Update examines the direction and magnitude of some of the changes shaping our industry, and what utilities are doing to prepare for and thrive in a changing world. ScottMadden discusses hot-button topics, including: solar curtailment, Australia's response to distributed generation, and smart cities.

May 2017

ScottMadden Named as One of America's Best Management Consulting Firms in the United States for the Second Year

Forbes Media and Statista Recognize America's Top Management Consulting Firms

Forbes Media, in partnership with Statista, an online statistics provider, has recognized ScottMadden, Inc., for the second year as one of 234 America's Best Management Consulting Firms in the United States out of more than 50,000 consultancies. This second annual list focuses on management consultancies providing businesses across industry sectors and functional areas with the best guidance on their practice.

These companies are recognized based on rankings compiled from two online surveys: a colleague survey (partners and executives from management consultancies) and a client survey among senior executives who have previously worked with management consultancies.

April 2017

ScottMadden Named as 2017 Top Workplace by Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Recognizes 150 Companies and Organizations in Atlanta as Top Workplaces 2017

For the second year in a row, ScottMadden, Inc., is recognized in the 150 Top Workplaces in Atlanta by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC), a major daily newspaper in Atlanta, GA. Highlighting the city's top work places for 2017, the rankings are compiled from a broad survey of employees who are asked to evaluate their own firm.

This year, ScottMadden ranked 70 in the top 75 small workplaces. According to AJC, "The one common theme across the winning companies was that they earned the loyalty and affection of their employees by investing in their well-being."

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ScottMadden Management Consultants

3565 Piedmont Road, NE
Building Four, Suite 500
Atlanta, GA 30305-8800
Phone: (404) 814-0020


Employer Type: Private
President & CEO: Brad Kitchens
2017 Employees (All Locations): 175

Major Office Locations

Atlanta, GA (HQ)
Raleigh, NC
Westborough, MA

Major Departments & Practices

Grid Transformation
Clean Tech & Sustainability
Corporate & Shared Services
Rates, Regulatory, & Planning