ING FIRMS 2016
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ADVANCING KNOWLEDGE SHARING ONE SLIDE AT A TIME
For management consultants, the ultimate output is a change in the client’s actions that results
in value creation. This is achieved through a combination of hypothesis testing, data analysis,
and influencing, all of which are primarily documented through PowerPoint presentations. As
such, consulting firms create and archive hundreds of presentations every week, says Kartik
Sundar, a former consultant from Bain & Company’s Atlanta and London offices.
ACCENTURE TO ACQUIRE KURT SALMON TO EXPAND RETAIL PROWESS
Accenture has entered into an agreement to acquire Kurt Salmon, a global strategy firm focused
on the retail industry. The acquisition will expand Accenture’s Retail capabilities in delivering
end-to-end strategy consulting services to top retailers and private equity firms in a world disrupted
by digital. Founded in 1935, Kurt Salmon has more than 260 employees in offices in the U.S.,
Germany, UK, Japan and China. Kurt Salmon is a subsidiary of Management Consulting Group.
ONE ON ONE WITH COGNIZANT’S PAUL ROEHRIG
The impact of the digitization of the workforce has been nothing short of resounding. Cognizant
recently surveyed more than 2,000 global top executives for a unique look into the changing
landscape of work in the digital era, producing a report called The Work Ahead. Consulting
caught up with Paul Roehrig, the Global Managing Director of Cognizant’s Center for the Future
of Work, to talk about how digital will continue to shift the business world beneath our feet.
IS YOUR FIRM ONE OF
Consulting magazine is looking
for entries for its annual Seven
Small Jewels. Nominations
are now open! To be eligible,
firms must have fewer than 250
billable consultants. To apply,
visit Consultingmag.com and
click on the Seven Small Jewels
logo on the home page. Or
use the top bar navigation on
the home page to Rankings/
Small Jewels. Deadline for
Small Jewels entries is Dec. 30.
The 2017 Seven Small Jewels
winners will be featured in
the February issue of
These firms are the future and thus, deserve to be recognized.
To determine the rankings, Consulting evaluated revenue over a
three-year period (2012-2015). In all, 61 firms qualified for ranking
with a minimum of 20 percent growth. The No. 1 and No. 2 ranked firms
were separated by 69 percentage points—582%vs. 513%—and
all the winners averaged 158% growth.
This 72-page section tells their stories, including coverage from
last month’s awards gala in New York.