Roger Carlile, Chairman & CEO of Ankura, says the firm is defined by how it
solves challenges. “Our business
advisory and expert services focus on designing, developing, and
executing solutions for clients,
whether they are facing immediate demands, increasing value, or
protecting against risks,” Carlile
says. “Assembling the right expertise for each client and situation, we know that collaboration
drives results. We are excited
about what we are building at
Ankura. We seek to deliver the
highest level of client service by
bringing the right resources to
each issue. We are able to do that
by investing in our professionals and our clients.” Carlile sat
down with Consulting to discuss
the firm’s financial performance,
which includes 354 percent revenue growth the last three years.
Consulting: What were the main
factors that contributed to your firm’s
Carlile: Ankura's growth is a product
of our commitment to client service
and to a collaborative culture, which
empowers its colleagues to team in
innovative ways and in turn adds
value to clients. As our clients expe-
rience Ankura on these two points,
they seek to engage with us more
deeply and refer us to others. Further,
as Ankura’s colleagues share their
experiences with their friends and as
other professionals hear of Ankura’s
culture, many seek to join the firm.
Consulting: How is this year shaping
up for your firm?
Carlile: 2018 will be a transformational year for Ankura. During 2018,
the organic growth in the number
of our client relationships and colleagues has continued to be strong.
Ankura also became a global firm
with over 1,400 colleagues in over
30 office locations spanning the
Americas,; Asia Pacific; and Europe,
Middle East & Africa (“EMEA”).
Ankura will have more than doubled
its 2017 revenue in 2018.
Consulting: How would you describe
your firm’s outlook for 2019? Where
do you see the most opportunities?
Carlile: 2019 will be another year
of growth for Ankura. Ankura sees
many growth areas in terms of geography, industry and services. Given Ankura’s recent expansion into
Europe, the Middle East and Asia,
we anticipate expanding our U.S.
services to many of these locations.
We also foresee strong growth in
our Construction and Healthcare
industry offerings along with key
service areas such as Information
Privacy and Cybersecurity.
Consulting: What would you say
are your firm’s biggest challenges
Carlile: Ankura’s number one
challenge is the continued attraction, development and retention
of high-performing professionals
who are effective members of a
culture. Its number two challenge is
the continued commitment to, and
development of, that culture such
that clients and colleagues alike experience the full benefits of it.
Consulting: What does being named
one of Consulting’s Fastest Growing
Firms mean to your firm, your
employees and your clients?
Carlile: It means a great deal to
be recognized in this way. While
everyone at Ankura sees and believes in the principles that underly
its success, having clients and others such as Consulting Magazine
recognize that success adds to our
sense of purpose and success.
ANKURA CONSULTING GROUP
12Fastest 2018 REVENUE GROWTH: 354% HQ: WASHINGTON, DC