Eagle Hill Consulting
Growth Rate: 458%
Eagle Hill Consulting (EHC) is a family-run, woman-owned company designed to bring out the best in its employees to deliver the best results for clients. “We stand out as a truly unconventional consulting firm in a world of large, traditional consultancies by combining the proven tools and methodologies of larger consultancies with the nimbleness and personalized attention of a smaller firm,” says Melissa Jezior, President and CEO of Eagle Hill Consulting. “Our talented people make EHC the unique community that it is—and we strive daily to be a great place to work. Our consultants possess an entrepreneurial spirit and bring energy, initiative and imagination to solve clients’ business problems.”
With whopping 458 percent growth, Eagle Hill settles in at No. 8 on the list this year. Jezior sat down with Consulting to discuss the firm’s performance.
Consulting: What were the main factors that contributed to your exceptional growth?
Jezior: When we founded Eagle Hill in 2003, we built our firm to be a community of consultants, rather than a traditional consultancy. Our company is truly collaborative, unified in nature, and possesses an entrepreneurial spirit. This unique approach to consulting has had a direct and lasting impact on our exceptional growth rate. In fact, over 95 percent of our clients surveyed say they would work with Eagle Hill again. Our existing customers have also served as strong referrals to help us connect with new clients.
Consulting: How is 2015 shaping up for your firm?
Jezior: Eagle Hill is on target to meet our planned revenue goal, which will result in 100 percent growth from 2014. And in 2015 alone, we hired 71 new employees, resulting in a 145 percent annual growth rate.
Consulting: How would you describe your firm’s outlook for 2016? Where do you see the most opportunities?
Jezior: Eagle Hill’s outlook for 2016 is set to exceed the exceptional growth we experienced in 2015. We have grown across all our industries (Border & Transportation, Financial Services, and Media, Communications, and Technology) and expect to continue doing so in the coming year. Initial revenue projections for 2016 indicate another significant growth year for the company, including expansion opportunities in our “incubator” markets.
Consulting: What do you see as the biggest challenges in 2016?
Jezior: About two years ago, Eagle Hill had 30 full-time employees. This past month, we celebrated our 100th employee. As we look to maintain our rapid growth in 2016, we will need to continue to scale our business operations and sustain our award-winning culture.
Consulting: What does being named one of Consulting’s Fastest Growing Firms mean to your firm, your employees and your clients?
Jezior: The biggest impacts we’ve witnessed as a result of being named a Consulting’s Fastest Growing Firm (as well as the “Seven to Watch” list!), is the positive effect it’s had on our dedicated employees and loyal clients. These awards have helped our employees and customers see that we are headed in a positive direction and are making significant progress toward achieving our Big Hairy Audacious Goal of 10-times growth in 10 Years… and still a best place to work. For us, it’s a positive validation that we have a very bright future.