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2022 Best Consulting Firms for Interaction with Clients
#1

ghSMART

CEOs seek ghSMART’s advice for their most high-stake leadership challenges. And often, ghSMART’s clients see them as the most influential professional relationships they have. Those who aspire to be a trusted advisor to CEOs, Boards and Investors of the world and are equipped with experience at one of the big three strategy firms or a PhD in Psychology should take a closer look at ghSMART.

SCORE 9.923

2021 Ranking

#1

ghSMART
#2

Kx Advisors

Kx Advisors is a boutique healthcare strategy consultancy. Growing out of Kaiser Associates’ healthcare practice, the firm was spun off in 2019—although it can still call on its former parent for “core corporate support functions.” The firm brings data-driven analysis at all stages of the product lifecycle to inform the decision making of sales, marketing, and strategy executives. Clients included leaders in pharma, biotech, medical device, and health IT.

SCORE 9.850

2021 Ranking

#Not Ranked

Kx Advisors
#3

McKinsey & Company

What can we say about McKinsey that hasn’t been said about the reigning titan of the industry? Widely considered the first and last word in consulting, this global juggernaut lives the mantra, “Different Worlds, One McKinsey,” through agile and impactful delivery of solutions across a mind-boggling diversity of practices and clients. All of which makes it a training ground for the highest of high-flying careers.

SCORE 9.718

2021 Ranking

#5

McKinsey & Company
#4

Bain & Company

Arguably the most employee-focused of the Big 3 strategy players, Bain is a name that will open doors for the rest of your career. That’s if you’re interested in leaving, of course: the firm invests a lot of time and energy in training and development, with the goal of growing its future leaders from within. Couple that with a glittering client roster and top-of-the-market compensation, and it’s easy to make a case for staying at Bain for the long term.

SCORE 9.669

2021 Ranking

#3

Bain & Company
#5

Back Bay Life Science Advisors

Back Bay offers an intriguing mix of life science consulting and investment banking—an intersection that appears to be proving particularly lucrative, judging by the firm’s recent growth rates. Supporting that growth is a company culture that is dedicated to long-term development both for client relationships and career development.

SCORE 9.636

2021 Ranking

#Not Ranked

Back Bay Life Science Advisors
#6

The Keystone Group

The Keystone Group provides services related to growth strategy, operational improvement, turnaround, and M&A, across a wide range of industries. Beyond its consulting work, the firm is also committed to giving back in its communities, while also hosting a firm-wide bi-annual service trip to build homes for families in need.

SCORE 9.633

2021 Ranking

#4

The Keystone Group
#7

Boston Consulting Group

Boston Consulting Group is the second largest consulting firm by revenue and consistently ranks high in our top consulting firms. The firm’s diverse, global teams bring deep industry and functional expertise to organizations, helping them to grow, build sustainable competitive advantage, and drive positive societal impact. Purpose-driven, the firm strives to drive lasting impact for its employees, clients, and society. "You will be challenged... and rewarded," say insiders.

SCORE 9.518

2021 Ranking

#6

Boston Consulting Group
#8

The Cambridge Group

The Cambridge Group is a boutique strategy consulting firm that helps clients identify profitable new growth opportunities, optimize portfolios of products or services, unearth breakthrough innovation, reinvent categories, enhance brand equity, and optimize pricing. Services include mergers and acquisitions, corporate and business unit strategy, go-to-market activation, digital strategy, marketing strategy, innovation and design and pricing and promotion.

SCORE 9.469

2021 Ranking

#Not Ranked

The Cambridge Group
#9

DeciBio Consulting

An agile life sciences consultancy that is far into its growth stage, DeciBio offers employees the excitement and challenge of a startup environment merged with the deep content knowledge and ample, hands-on learning opportunities of a much older and larger consulting firm. The scrappy, entrepreneurial spirit of the firm bodes well for candidates who are self-directed, self-motivated, and intellectually curious. DeciBio is truly a “chart-your-own-path” boutique.

SCORE 9.457

2021 Ranking

#7

DeciBio Consulting
#10

The Bridgespan Group

Formed as a social sector-focused offshoot of Bain, The Bridgespan Group has emerged as the leading provider of services in its field. And with good reason: top talent from both the consulting and nonprofit worlds beat a path to Bridgespan’s door every year, hoping to join its ranks. While it can’t take them all, it does ensure that the firm continues to go from strength to strength.

SCORE 9.442

2021 Ranking

#9

The Bridgespan Group
#11

Kaiser Associates

Kaiser Associates is a global boutique with deep expertise across a diversified portfolio of practices. The firm has grown substantially since its 1981 inception—to the point that, in 2019, it spun off its healthcare practice into subsidiary Kx Advisors. The firm’s global reach, combined with its boutique size, allows for lots of international mobility while forming and maintaining close-knit connections with colleagues from different offices and backgrounds.

SCORE 9.333

2021 Ranking

#20

Kaiser Associates
#12

The Poirier Group

The Poirier Group (TPG) is a boutique management consulting firm based in Toronto that specializes in delivering sustainable process and performance improvements to medium-to-large businesses across North America and internationally. TPG hires consultants with backgrounds in industrial and mechanical engineering as well as commerce and general business. Insiders say they value the flexibility and supportive environment.

SCORE 9.324

2021 Ranking

#22

The Poirier Group
#13

ClearView Healthcare Partners

ClearView is a boutique consulting firm in the life sciences field. The firm recently opened two new offices in Europe, formalizing its global footprint and underlining its experience across a variety of therapeutic areas and technologies. ClearView supports strategic decision-making and growth at the product, franchise, or corporate level across across pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical devices, and diagnostics. ClearView's clients include a broad range of operating companies in the life sciences, from medical device and pharmaceutical companies to investors in the life sciences fields.

SCORE 9.320

2021 Ranking

#2

ClearView Healthcare Partners
#14

Jabian Consulting

Jabian Consulting is a strategic management and technology consulting firm that exists to help companies become more competitive and profitable by creating and implementing strategies, enhancing business processes, developing human capital, and better aligning technology. The firm places a heavy emphasis on serving its local communities, both in a professional and volunteer/philanthropic capacity.

SCORE 9.275

2021 Ranking

#10

Jabian Consulting
#15

ScottMadden Management Consultants

ScottMadden is a generalist boutique with deep expertise in the Energy and Corporate & Shared Services sector. The result is a combination of strategic focus and a diversified approach to consulting across a range of capabilities and services—perfect for jobseekers searching for the unique benefits of working at a smaller firm while still leveraging a wide array of skillsets and experiences. If the prospect of working ‘on the ground’ with your clients excites you, then ScottMadden might be a fit for you.

SCORE 9.258

2021 Ranking

#14

ScottMadden Management Consultants
#16

Eagle Hill Consulting

Eagle Hill is a family-run, woman-owned firm. The firm prides itself on “unconventional consulting”: an outside-the-box, “living lab” approach to client engagement. Innovative ideas and creative solutions are tested out within the firm before being brought to market, which puts people at the heart of the process and measures the real impact of business strategies before they are proposed to clients. The result is a sandbox working environment that encourages boldness and experimentation.

SCORE 9.237

2021 Ranking

#17

Eagle Hill Consulting
#17

Kenway Consulting

Kenway Consulting specializes in technology solution delivery, enterprise program leadership, and information insight. In keeping with their vision "to transform business by doing what is right," their stated focus is helping businesses achieve their objectives through the enablement/ enhancement of process and technology... by providing clients the right skills at the right time in the right volume for the right duration, resulting in the best possible solution for the lowest cost. The "doing what is right" vision permeates the company culture; the firm is often included at the top of the ranks of best companies for work-life balance.

SCORE 9.216

2021 Ranking

#Not Ranked

Kenway Consulting
#18

DayBlink Consulting

DayBlink provides strategic execution and operations consulting to Fortune 500 companies, fast-start advisory services to early-stage startups, and pro bono consulting to nonprofits. The firm's diverse team of consultants provide insights and resources to help business leaders overcome challenges, attain quick wins, and produce sustainable growth. The firm offers competitive salary and benefits, along with a commitment to maintaining a healthy work-life balance that insiders note it follows through on.

SCORE 9.194

2021 Ranking

#Not Ranked

DayBlink Consulting
#19

EY-Parthenon

EY Parthenon — the strategy consulting arm of professional services giant EY — is one of the largest global strategy consultancies, with more than 700 offices worldwide. By harnessing the infrastructure of its parent organization and its international network of talented professionals, EY Parthenon offers a near-unparalleled learning experience for jobseekers looking to deepen their expertise while expanding their skillsets.

SCORE 9.179

2021 Ranking

#25

EY-Parthenon
#20

Alvarez & Marsal

A company that best known for turnaround and end-of-life services for failing companies, as well as a thriving A&M practice, A&M is perfectly positioned to prosper during uncertain times. Among consultants, its lucrative “eat what you kill” model makes it a top choice for mid-career switches, as this is a firm with a LOT of upside come bonus season.

SCORE 9.135

2021 Ranking

#19

Alvarez & Marsal
#21

Arthur D. Little

It may boast the oldest name in consulting, but Arthur D Little is a firm that feels fresh and vital, with a growing footprint in every major global market. While its work product and client list rival the biggest consulting shops, ADL’s focus on retaining and developing employees for long-term careers sets it apart as an employer, and seems set to equip it for success in the years ahead.

SCORE 9.125

2021 Ranking

#Not Ranked

Arthur D. Little
#22

Kearney

Kearney is a global management consulting firm that has long specialized in sourcing, procurement, and operations. The firm works with more than three-quarters of the Fortune Global 500, as well as governmental and nonprofit organizations. A solidly midsize firm with a strong international reputation, Kearney is poised to offer consultants the best of both worlds: the flexibility and opportunities for exposure of a boutique supported by the infrastructure of a much larger firm. The result is a great balance of collaboration of independence—the benefits of scale with the ability to individualize.

SCORE 9.060

2021 Ranking

#24

Kearney
#23

Applied Value

Applied Value is a management consulting and investment firm that is focused on enhancing clients’ financial value and delivering lean, expedient growth solutions. Management consulting has been the firm’s core business since inception, but they also invest in other companies and maintain a strong commitment to social impact work. The firm provides the tools and knowledge to empower communities to achieve sustainable prosperity.

SCORE 9.051

2021 Ranking

#21

Applied Value
#24

Roland Berger

As the first consultancy native to Europe to expand internationally, Roland Berger’s identity is deeply entwined with the concept of global community. The firm operates on the idea that businesses must focus on the long play: sustainable economic, environmental, and social change on a global scale instead. Jobseekers who lead with heart and future-forward priorities should seek out a firm working actively to bring meaning to the consulting industry.

SCORE 9.030

2021 Ranking

#Not Ranked

Roland Berger
#25

Ignyte Group

Tech-savvy jobseekers who live on the cutting edge of digital transformation will spark to Ignyte Group: a fast-paced, DC-based boutique that specializes in the automation and modernization of business processes. At fewer than 100 employees, Ignyte maintains a close-knit and entrepreneurial culture akin to what you’d find in Silicon Valley. The firm lives and breathes its core values of innovation, cross-functional collaboration, ownership, and creativity, all in service of its niche focus on merging traditional management consulting with professional branding.

SCORE 9.029

2021 Ranking

#Not Ranked

Ignyte Group