One on One with L.E.K. Consulting’s Robert Rourke

Robert Rourke is no stranger to strong growth. A more than 20-year veteran of L.E.K., Rourke previously oversaw the firm’s Chicago office as it doubled in size. More recently, Rourke led the firm’s Americas Building Products & Materials practice, which he helped propel into a market leadership position. Rourke has now been appointed to lead the L.E.K.’s Americas Region, where growth will once again be on the agenda. We caught up with Rourke to talk about his new role, his vision for the firm, and how the firm will continue its growth track.

Consulting: What’s been keeping you busiest so far in your new role?

Rourke: A lot of it has been internal management and communication of the vision, the transition, and listening to priorities of my partners and making sure the professional services support teams are aligned, on board and have their agenda and priorities listened to as well. It’s been a lot of internal consensus building at this point. I’m going to visit all of our offices in the Americas in the first 45 days of the new year, which will be a good opportunity to do some more face-to-face. Everybody works very hard, so it’s important people feel a connection to leadership and understand the vision and what’s the next chapter for L.E.K in the U.S.

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