The Top 25 Consultants 2015


In this, our annual Top 25 Consultants issue, we’re able to take a break from covering what is happening in the consulting industry and focus, rather, on who is making it all happen.

This year we received about 400 nominations, including more client nominations than usual, and that’s always great news. While we’re not always able to share the client names publicly, it’s a pleasure to hear from them and even better to hear how much of an impact consultants are having on their businesses. It’s often difficult for us to get that type of feedback from clients, and it’s always a great read when we do. And the more we hear from them the better we’ll be able to cover the consulting profession.

So, to the extent you can, keep encouraging your clients to reach out to us. We appreciate it. This year, we read a lot about growth, expansion, new markets, new disciplines and new directions. We also read a lot about healthcare, financial services, mobile, digital and new technologies, some of the forces driving both the business world and the consulting world. The Top 25 Consultants are a distinguished group, for sure.

To that end, we’ve assembled this special section to highlight their individual accomplishments. Although they continue to deflect any individual accolades to talk instead about their teams and their firms. True to their words, it is always a group effort. Read their stories and one can’t help be impressed and inspired. Through their efforts, they make all of us—as well as their firms, their clients and the entire profession—proud.


The Top 25 Consultants

Derek Bang / Crowe Horwath David Barrow / L.E.K. Consulting Nathan Brewer / Sapient TJ Campbell / Capco Stephen Chase / KPMG Kimberly Dickerson / Protiviti James Feltman / u0007Mesirow Financial Consulting Mark Finlan / Censeo Consulting Group Ellen Hives / EY Todd Hollowell / Impact Advisors Tom Hulsebosch / West Monroe Partners Pratap Khedkar / ZS Associates Steve King / Point B Stefan Larsson / u0007The Boston Consulting Group Alex Liu/A.T. Kearney Thomas Mataconis / Carlisle & Gallagher Consulting Group Scott McIntyre / PwC Denis McFarlane / Infinitive Pat Meade / Slalom Consulting Bill Neuenfeldt / Bain & Company Steve Skinner / Cognizant Gary Sturisky / McGladrey Mary Tinebra / Mercer Laura Yaeger / Huron Consulting Group Basilia Yao / Alvarez & Marsal