It’s celebration time around here. For starters, this issue—our annual Top 25 Consultants issue—is one of the biggest and most prestigious awards we bestow upon the consulting
profession. Each spring, our editorial committee wades through several hundred (this year,
about 400) nominations to choose just the Top
25 Consultants for the year. Their stories can
be found in the special 38-page section that begins on Page 10 of this issue.
And just a few weeks ago, on April 18, Consulting hosted The
Profession’s Best Small Firms Awards dinner at the W Chicago
City Center. That gathering was designed to recognize the efforts
of the profession’s smaller firms—the ones that so often fly below
the radar, except when we discover them as part of our Seven
Small Jewels or our Best Small Firms to Work For rankings.
Coverage of that event can also be found in
this issue, beginning on Page 48.
Actually, one of those who picked up an
award in Chicago—Kevin McCarty, President of West Monroe Partners—also happens
to be a 2013 Top 25. (The same goes for Jim
Lewis, CEOof Cumberland Consulting.
Lewis was supposed to be at the Chicago dinner but bad weather—or air traffic controller
furloughs—kept him from attending.)
But both Lewis and McCarty will be in
New York next month as we celebrate our
fifth annual Top 25 Consultants Awards Dinner, one of the
profession’s preeminent events.
And at this very moment, our Best Firms to Work For and
Best Small Firms to Work For surveys are live and will remain open through June 17. The September issue lists those
30 winning firms. Meanwhile, that same month, we’ll be
wrapping up the nomination process for our annual Women
Leaders in Consulting Awards (it opens in July). We’ll celebrate those winners at a gala in New York on November 7. A
week later, we’ll open the nominations for our 2014 Small
Jewels Awards, which will be unveiled next March.
And so it goes...
Giving credit where credit is due is a year-round business
around here. What can I say? We like to celebrate the profession’s accomplishments. Apparently, so do you!
Publisher & Editor-in-Chief
Giving credit where
credit is due is a
What can I say?
We like to celebrate
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