Gala Event Coverage: The 2016 Rising Stars of the Profession

On April 14, some 200 people attended Consulting Magazine’s Third Annual Rising Stars of the Profession Awards Dinner at the W Chicago City Center. In this special page section, we’ve done our best to capture the spirit, the energy and the overall essence of the event. In all, 35 Rising Stars of the Profession were honored that evening.

Derrick Coleman-Turner (center) of Lyons Consulting Group. Matthew Curren of Falcon Consulting Group (second from right) with colleagues. Marakon’s Garan Geist. Award winner Kyle Hanofee (second from left) and Emily Harte (center). KPMG’s Swarnika Mehta (center).


Huron Consulting Group’s David Felsenthal celebrates with colleagues. A.T. Kearney’s Anichya Shah (center) with colleagues. Jamie Eckert (center) with Mercer colleagues. Lydia Lichtenberger of Jabian Consulting celebrates with colleagues. Jeff Henry (right) of MorganFranklin Consulting celebrates with colleagues.


RSM’s Danielle Jarosz (right) with colleagues. West Monroe Partners’ Sam Dawes (left) with colleagues. Arjun Kalra with Crowe Horwath colleagues. L.E.K. Consulting’s Andrew Kadar with colleagues. Claire Pedersen Patel (center, right) with Trexin colleagues.


West Monroe colleagues celebrate. Emily Harte of AlixPartners (center, left) with colleagues. Point B’s Michael Retter (second from left) with colleagues. Anja Holovac (center) of Sapient Government Services. Marakon’s Garan Geist (second from left) with colleagues. Mike Hannon (center) with Impact Advisors colleagues. L.E.K. Consulting’s Andrew Kadar (seated, center) with colleagues. Trexin Consulting’s Claire Pedersen Patel (seated, center-right) with colleagues. Marakon’s Garan Geist (standing, center-left) with colleagues. Rising Stars winners (seated, from left): Adam Fernandes, Maulik Bhagat and Alicia Chin. Rising Stars recipients: Jeremy Williams (seated, second from left), Jeff Henry (standing, center) and Matthew Curren (standing, right). Center—Winners Derrick Coleman-Turner (standing, center left) with Arjun Kalra (standing, center right). Emily Harte (standing, center) of AlixPartners celebrates with colleagues. Jamie Eckert (standing, second from left) with Mercer colleagues. Mike Hannon (standing, center) with Impact Advisors colleagues. Anichya Shah (standing, second from right) with A.T. Kearney colleagues. Sam Dawes (standing, center) with West Monroe Partners colleagues. Protiviti Rising Stars Ashley Cuevas (standing, second from right) and Madhu Mathew (seated, right). EY celebrates its two Rising Stars of the Profession. David Felsenthal (center, standing) with Huron Consulting Group colleagues. Casey Baldwin (seated, center-left) with Cognizant Business Consulting colleagues. Swarnika Mehta (center, seated) with her KPMG colleagues. James Young (second from left) with Slalom Consulting colleagues. Danielle Jarosz (seated, right) celebrates with RSM colleagues. Michael Retter (seated, left) with Point B colleagues. Awards awaiting recipients. More than 200 people attended the Rising Stars of he Profession Gala. Lynne Coviello of EY with her award. EY’s Amy Gennarini with her award. Cognizant Business Consulting’s Casey Baldwin. Maulik Bhagat of AArete. Alicia Chin of Carlisle & Gallagher (now NTT Data). Derrick Coleman-Turner of Lyons Consulting Group accepts his award. OpenSymmetry’s Derek Connell. Protiviti’s Ashley Cuevas. Falcon Consulting Group’s Matthew Curren. Sam Dawes of West Monroe Partners. Mercer’s Jamie Eckert. Huron Consulting Group’s David Felsenthal accepts his award. Eagle Hill Consulting’s Adam Fernandes accepts his award. Eagle Hill Consulting’s Adam Fernandes. Garan Geist of Marakon. Mike Hannon of Impact Advisors. North Highland’s Kyle Hanofee. Emily Harte of AlixPartners. Rightpoint’s Jeremy Williams. Anja Holovac of Sapient Government Services. Danielle Jarosz of RSM. Andrew Kadar of L.E.K. Consulting. Crowe Horwath’s Arjun Kalra Lydia Lichtenberger of Jabian Consulting. Censeo Consulting’s Behrad Mahdi. Protiviti’s Madhu Mathew with his award. KPMG’s Swarnika Mehta accepts her award. Trexin Consulting’s Claire Pedersen Patel. Michael Retter of Point B. A.T. Kearney’s Anichya Shah. Jeremy Williams of Rightpoint. James Young of Slalom Consulting.

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