2013 List: Australian Strategy Consulting Firms

List of Australian Strategy Firms for 2013

BELOW is a hand-picked list of leading Australian strategy firms. This list will be of interest to you if:

  • you’re a student who wants to work for a leading strategy firm, or
  • your company, non-profit or government agency is looking for quality strategy advice.

The firms are:

  1. Nous Group
  2. Pacific Strategy Partners
  3. Port Jackson Partners
  4. Crescendo Partners
  5. Momentum Partners
  6. Oyster Consulting
  7. Second Road

1. Nous Group

Website: nousgroup.com.au

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 2012, the BRW Client Choice Awards named Nous “best management consulting firm in Australia” including most innovative firm and best client outcomes from across the professional services sector.

Nous is best known for its ethos to create positive influence and use 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

Website: pacificstrategy.com.au

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

Website: pjpl.com.au

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

Website: crescendopartners.com.au

Crescendo Partners is based in Sydney and has extensive experience providing value to clients across the globe.

Crescendo Partners is an elite high value consulting, advisory and private equity firm. Services include strategy consulting, M&A support, capital raising, and private equity investment.

5. Momentum Partners

Website: momentumpartners.com.au

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. Oyster Consulting

Website: oysterconsulting.com

Oyster Consulting is based in Perth.

Oyster is a leading management consultancy focussed on helping businesses in the resources sector and associated industries. Oyster are experienced in delivering a wide array of services covering all aspects of both strategy and execution.

7. Second Road

Website: secondroad.com.au

Second Road is based in Sydney.

Second Road is a Strategy & Innovation firm unlocking and empowering imagination and intelligence.

Made You Smile?

WE wanted to share the above video because it made us smile.

Consulting firms are often associated with ivory tower elitism or faceless prestige.  It is always refreshing then to find a firm that doesn’t take itself too seriously and appears to clearly enjoy the work that they do.

We weren’t paid to share this video and, as it happens, Nous Group are not in need of good publicity.  They were voted ‘Best management consultancy’ by clients in the 2012 BRW Client Choice Awards.

Made you smile?