Moving into 2013, we’re enthusiastic about where our consulting practice is headed. Consulting is growing at a double-digit clip. We’re strategically agile and are expanding capabilities in all three of our service lines—technology consulting, risk and financial
advisory—and across industries. We continue to add quality professionals at all levels.
And, we are focused on becoming the leading provider of consulting services to middle
market businesses. Over the last 24 months, we’ve established a strong operating framework that has strengthened our ability to serve clients. The new framework is serving us
well and we expect that to continue in the future.
It has been somewhat surprising that, despite a
myriad of challenging macro-economic data and
uncertainty regarding the regulatory landscape,
clients have been extremely bullish about the future. Many are investing heavily in discretionary
consulting initiatives that can help them improve
their competitive position and effectiveness.
They’re implementing next-generation technologies like cloud and mobility computing, business
intelligence and advanced analytics to drive performance. McGladrey’s professionals have the experience needed to help our clients implement
these technologies effectively and efficiently.
Most Successful Year in History
We’re more than halfway through our fiscal year.
If, as anticipated, we continue on our current
course, this will be the most successful year in
the history of McGladrey consulting. We’ve definitely seen an increase in client demand for our
advice and counsel during the past 12 months
across all industries. As a firm, McGladrey is
committed to being the first-choice advisor to
middle market leaders and guiding them through
their business challenges. Our strong client focus
is resonating with current and potential clients.
We’re anticipating continued double-digit
growth in calendar 2013. Many companies recognize the need to invest in new and innovative
ways of doing business to drive growth, while simultaneously enhancing efficiency to reduce
costs. McGladrey is building a solid reputation
as a consulting leader, and we expect this growth
trajectory to continue. During 2013, we will be
highly focused on providing relevant solutions
to dominate the middle market space.
The evolving and increasingly
complex regulatory landscape
will continue to challenge companies in a variety of industries—particularly those in
financial services and health
care—and McGladrey has solution sets that can help. Practice
areas such as merger integration, business effectiveness, information technology system
implementations, mobility, security and privacy, regulatory
compliance, transaction advisory services, data analytics,
fraud investigations and business valuations will continue to
be significant growth areas.
A Reunified McGladrey
We see tremendous opportunity in continuing to
expand our consulting capabilities and geographic footprint. We will keep investing in the
right talent so we can consistently and seamlessly deliver the integrated, industry-focused
services our clients need. Along with ramping up
our mobility efforts to become even more relevant to clients, perhaps our biggest opportunity
arose in December of last year, when we came
together under one roof as a reunified
McGladrey. Now we’re truly able to bring integrated solutions to guide our clients through
their business challenges, and there is tremendous value in that. Our greatest opportunity is to
leverage the firm’s capabilities to drive this
new, exciting future.
Consulting January 2013