The definitive 2014 List of Strategy Consulting Firms in Sydney
Below is our 2014 list of strategy consulting firms in Sydney.
This list will be of interest to you if you live in Sydney (or you would like to live in Sydney), and:
- you want to become a strategy consultant, or
- your company, non-profit or government agency is looking for quality strategy advice.
The firms on the 2014 list are:
- Nous Group
- Pacific Strategy Partners
- Port Jackson Partners
- Crescendo Partners
- Momentum Partners
- Second Road
- Archstone Consulting
- A.T. Kearney
- The Birchman Group
- Edgar, Dunn & Company
- Frost & Sullivan
- FTI Consulting
- L.E.K. Consulting
- Oliver Wyman
- Partners in Performance
- Peppers & Rogers Group
- Simon Kuch & Partners
- The Hackett Group
1. Australian Strategy Consulting Firms
1. Nous Group
Founded in 1999 by Tim Orton (ex-McKinsey), Nous Group has grown to be one of Australia’s most influential strategy firms. Nous has offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Adelaide, Perth and Manila and a workforce of 150 people that includes ex-senior bureaucrats and business people.
In 2013, Nous Group was voted one of Australia’s great workplaces in the BRW Best Places to Work 2013 Awards.
Nous is best known for its ethos of creating positive influence and using bold thinking to solve complex societal and business challenges. Nous service lines include business strategy, public policy, leadership & people development, organisational capability, and information management & technology.
2. Pacific Strategy Partners
Founded in 2003, Pacific Strategy Partners has offices in Sydney and Melbourne.
Pacific Strategy Partners develops practical solutions by deploying low leveraged teams guided by deep Director expertise. Services include Strategy Development, Operational Improvement, and Transaction Support.
3. Port Jackson Partners
Founded in 1991 by Terrey Arcus and Fred Hilmer, two former Directors of McKinsey. Port Jackson Partners is a boutique consultancy firm based in Sydney.
PJP is a consulting firm providing advice to CEOs, Boards and senior managers to help them set corporate direction, define business strategies and develop their organisations. PJP’s Australian clients come from a diverse range of industries and are typically top 100 listed companies, but a few are large government owned corporations. PJP focuses on helping companies with strategy and organisation.
4. Crescendo Partners
Crescendo Partners is based in Sydney and has extensive experience providing value to clients across the globe.
5. Momentum Partners
Founded in 2003, Momentum Partners has offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth.
Momentum’s vision is to become the leading independent consultancy in Australia providing the highest quality consulting services which integrate three key elements of organisational change: strategy, operations and people. Clients include public and governmental organisations, private companies ranging from large global corporations to small, fast growing start-ups.
6. Second Road
Second Road is based in Sydney.
Second Road is a Strategy & Innovation firm unlocking and empowering imagination and intelligence.
Based in Sydney, Pottinger has experience working globally and provides a range of services including M&A advisory, strategic consulting, as well as policy and strategic analytics.
2. Global Strategy Consulting Firms
8. Bain & Company
Founded in 1973 when Bill Bain and others left BCG to form Bain & Company. Bain has 50 offices worldwide including Sydney, Singapore, Hong Kong, Bombay, New Delhi, Johannesburg, London, Toronto, New York, and San Francisco.
Bain helps to transform companies into sharper, smarter, better versions of themselves. Bain’s mission is to help management teams create such high levels of economic value that together Bain and its clients can redefine their respective industries.
Founded in 1963 by Bruce Henderson, BCG has offices in 61 cities worldwide including Sydney, Singapore, Hong Kong, Bombay, New Delhi, Johannesburg, London, Toronto, New York, and San Francisco.
BCG is a global management consulting firm and a leading advisor on business strategy. BCG partners with clients from the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors in all regions to identify their highest-value opportunities, address their most critical challenges, and transform their enterprises.
Founded in Chicago in 1926, McKinsey is arguably the world’s most prestigious consulting firm. McKinsey has 106 offices worldwide including Sydney, Singapore, Hong Kong, Bombay, Johannesburg, London, Toronto, New York, and San Francisco.
Founded in 1989, Accenture has offices in more than 200 cities in 56 countries worldwide including Sydney, Singapore, Hong Kong, Bombay, New Delhi, Johannesburg, London, Toronto, New York, and San Francisco.
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company. Accenture has capabilities across all industries and business functions, conducts extensive research on the world’s most successful companies, and collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments.
12. Archstone Consulting
Archstone has 12 offices worldwide including Sydney, Hyderabad, London, New York, and San Franscisco.
13. A.T. Kearney
Founded in 1926, A.T. Kearney has 59 offices in 40 coutries worldwide including Sydney, Singapore, Hong Kong, Bombay, New Delhi, London, Toronto, New York, and San Francisco.
14. The Birchman Group
Birchman has 9 offices worldwide including Sydney, Johannesburg, and London.
Birchman is an international company that provides Consulting, Solution Delivery and Managed Services to many of the world’s leading organisations. Birchman provides six core services: Value Management, Business Change, Software Development, Enterprise Applications, IT Advisory, and Business Advisory.
Founded in 1987, CVA has 17 offices worldwide including Sydney, Singapore, Hong Kong, London, and Boston.
Founded in 1893 in the U.S., Deloitte has a strong global presence including offices in Sydney, Singapore, Hong Kong, Bombay, New Delhi, Johannesburg, London, Toronto, New York, and San Francisco.
Although offering a large number of accounting services, Deloitte also has a consulting practice. Deloitte Consulting offers a broad range of services including Pricing & Profitability Management, Enterprise Cost Management, M&A, Enterprise Sustainability, Finance Transformation, Governance Risk & Regulatory, Health Care Reform, and Infrastructure Transformation.
17. Edgar, Dunn & Company
Founded in 1978 in the U.S., Edgar, Dunn & Company has 6 offices worldwide including Sydney, Singapore, London, and San Francisco.
EDC is an independent strategy consulting firm that was founded on two fundamental principles of client service:
- Provide deep expertise that enhances clients’ perspectives, and
- Deliver actionable advice that enables clients to create measurable, sustainable change in their organisations.
EDC is recognised among the world’s pre-eminent experts in the payments industry. Additional areas of expertise include new financial services channels, technologies and markets, retail financial services, and e-business
18. Frost & Sullivan
Frost & Sullivan employs 1,800 analysts, growth consultants, and visionaries across 40 offices worldwide including Sydney.
Frost & Sullivan works with Global 1000 companies to help them accelerate growth and achieve best-in-class positions in growth, innovation and leadership.
19. FTI Consulting
Founded in 1982, FTI Consulting has offices in 26 countries on six continents, including an office in Sydney.
FTI Consulting is a global business advisory firm that provides multidisciplinary solutions to address complex challenges and opportunities.
20. L.E.K. Consulting
Founded in 1983 in London, L.E.K. has 22 offices worldwide including Sydney, Singapore, Bombay, New Delhi, London, New York, and San Francisco.
L.E.K. is a global strategy consulting firm that counsels clients on key strategic issues, leveraging deep industry expertise and using analytical rigor to help them make informed decisions more quickly and solve their toughest and most critical business problems. L.E.K. has expertise in a broad range of industries and has a range of capabilities including Strategy, Shareholder Value Management, Mergers & Acquisitions support, Operations & Organisation and Marketing & Sales.
21. Oliver Wyman
Founded in New York in 1984, Oliver Wyman has offices in 50+ cities worldwide including Sydney, Singapore, Hong Kong, Bombay, New Delhi, London, Toronto, New York, and San Francisco.
Oliver Wyman is a leading global management consulting firm that combines deep industry knowledge with specialised expertise in strategy, operations, risk management, and organisation transformation. As part of Marsh & McLennan Companies, Oliver Wyman is also able to draw on experts from its sister companies in the areas of brand and identity management, microeconomics, human capital strategies, and insurance.
22. Partners in Performance
PIP has 9 offices worldwide including Sydney, Johannesburg, Toronto, and Atlanta.
PIP identifies and delivers performance improvement to industrial, resources and services companies, using a specialist team and a hands-on approach. PIP has three divisions: Resultant®, Transaction Services and Investment. The Resultant® Division works as business coaches applying practical frameworks to address issues including strategy, procurement, revenues, bottlenecking, costs, safety, environment, and organisational culture. The Transaction Services Division provides commercial due diligence for potential investment opportunities. The Investment Division looks for situations where PIP can improve the performance of an organisation through both financial and operational assistance.
23. Peppers & Rogers Group
Founded in 1993 by Don Peppers and Martha Rogers, Ph.D., PRG has 9 offices worldwide including Sydney, Singapore, Johannesburg, and Stamford Connecticut.
PRG is a management consulting firm recognised as a leading authority and thought leader on customer-based strategies and underlying business initiatives. PRG has particular expertise in the following industries: Financial Services, Government, Telecommunications, and Airlines.
Founded in 1998 out of the merger of Price Waterhouse and Coopers & Lybrand, PwC has historical roots going back around 150 years. PwC operates in over 150 countries worldwide including offices in Sydney, Singapore, Hong Kong, Bombay, New Delhi, Johannesburg, London, Toronto, New York, and San Francisco.
25. Simon Kuch & Partners
Founded in 1985, SKP has 27 offices worldwide including Sydney, Singapore, London, Toronto, New York, and San Francisco.
SKP is a global management consulting firm focusing on strategy, marketing, pricing and sales.
Founded in Chicago in 1914 by Edwin G. Booz. In 2008, Strategy& (formerly Booz & Co) separated its operations from the U.S. Government consulting business. That company retained the name Booz Allen Hamilton. In 2009, Booz combined with U.S.-based management consultancy Katzenbach Partners, a leader in organisational performance. In 2012, Axon Advisory Partners joined Booz to launch Booz Digital, a full-service team of strategists, designers, and technologists who help companies turn ideas into digital businesses. In 2014, Booz & Co was acquired by PwC and its name was changed to Strategy&.
Strategy& has around 57 offices worldwide including Sydney, Hong Kong, Bombay, New Delhi, London, New York, and San Francisco.
Strategy& is a leading global management consulting firm focused on serving and shaping the senior agenda of the world’s leading institutions. Strategy& works with its clients to identify and build the differentiating capabilities they need to outperform, and has experience across a broad range of industries including high technology, finance, and consumer products.
27. The Hackett Group
Founded in 1991, The Hackett Group has global offices in the United States, Europe and the Asia Pacific including Sydney.
The Hackett Group (NASDAQ: HCKT), a global strategic business advisory and operations improvement consulting firm, is a leader in best practice advisory, business benchmarking, and transformation consulting services including strategy and operations, working capital management, and globalization advice.