List of consulting firms in America

PREVIOUSLY I created a list of certain consulting firms in Australia. I have decided to do the same thing for the United States. This list provides quick access to a list of the top consulting firms in America and provides a short description of each. I hope you find it useful.

The list of consulting firms is long, so I divided the firms into 5 categories. I have only listed each firm once, but some firms could easily have been placed under more than one heading. The breakdown is a pretty ad hoc, but hopefully it makes the list a little easier to digest. Within each category, the firms are ordered as they appear in the Vault Guide to the Top 50 Management and Strategy Consulting Firms (2008 edition). Let me know if you find this list helpful.

Without further ado, the 5 categories of consulting firms are as follows:

  1. General business and strategy consulting
  2. IT consulting
  3. HR consulting
  4. Economic advisory and executive education
  5. Litigation support services

Economic advisory and executive education firms in America 2008

THE list of Economic Advisory and Executive Education firms forms part of the full list of consulting firms in America:

  1. NERA Economic Consulting
  2. Corporate Executive Board
  3. The Advisory Board Company
  4. Gallup Consulting

1. NERA Economic Consulting

Website: www.nera.com

Founded in 1961, NERA has 20 offices worldwide. In America it operates out of Boston, Chicago, Denver, Ithaca, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Washington D.C., and White Plains.

NERA Economic Consulting is an international firm of economists with more than 45 years of experience creating strategies, studies, reports, expert testimony, and policy recommendations. They specialize in industrial and financial economics.

2. Corporate Executive Board

Website: www.executiveboard.com

Founded in 1983, CEB has offices in Washington D.C. (HQ), Chicago, San Francisco, London, New Delhi and Sydney.

CEB provides best practice research, decision-support tools, and executive education to CEB members. Members include companies from over 50 countries and 80% of the Fortune 500.

3. The Advisory Board Company

Website: www.advisoryboardcompany.com

Founded in 1979, The Advisory Board Company operates out of Washington D.C.

The Advisory Board Company serves a membership of more than 2,700 leading hospitals, health systems, universities and other mission-driven enterprises in the States and globally. The firm offers an array of services including: research, executive education and leadership development, decision-support tools, and consulting.

4. Gallup Consulting

Website: www.gallup.com

In operation for more than 70 years, Gallup has 40 offices across 20 countries. In America Gallup has offices in Washington, D.C., Omaha, Atlanta, Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York, Omaha, Princeton, and San Francisco.

Gallup Consulting is a global research-based consultancy, specializing in employee and customer management. Gallup’s reputation for delivering relevant, timely, and visionary research on what people around the world think and feel is the cornerstone of the organization. In particular, the Gallup Poll assists leaders to identify and monitor behavioural economic indicators worldwide.