The Top 50 Consulting Firm CEOs of 2023

The Consulting Report is pleased to announce The Top 50 Consulting Firm CEOs of 2023. In the quest for increased profit margins and overall company improvement, the significance of top-notch consultancy services has never been more pronounced for organizations. The industry's future growth is anticipated to be fueled by factors such as accelerated economic expansion, the rise of digital consulting, and the effects of globalization. Playing a pivotal role, management consulting firms contribute to organizational efficiency by scrutinizing operations and rectifying existing inefficiencies, ranging from raw material costs to HR policies.

The CEOs featured in this year's list distinguish themselves by their unwavering dedication to advancing their clients' objectives. They achieve this by harnessing the extensive collective experience of their organizations, offering distinctive insights and strategies to ensure sustained business success. Setting themselves apart, these leaders showcase industry-specific expertise and a range of capabilities, enabling clients to navigate through complex and dynamic business environments with confidence.

Among the notable honorees on this year's roster, David Kessler of CohnReznick stands out, having steered the company to unprecedented growth as its CEO. Under his leadership, CohnReznick has evolved into a $1 billion revenue organization with a presence in 30 U.S. offices and a workforce exceeding 4,700 employees. Another distinguished figure is C Vijayakumar, the CEO & Managing Director of HCLTech, who, after nearly three decades with the company, remains integral since his early days as a core team member involved in designing and implementing India's inaugural fully automated trading network at the National Stock Exchange. Lastly, Horacio Rozanski, who embarked on his journey with Booz Allen as a summer intern in 1991, ascended through the ranks, played a pivotal role in the company's 2010 IPO, and ultimately assumed the role of President and CEO.

Please join us in celebrating The Top 50 Consulting Firm CEOs of 2023.


1. Alex Liu
Company: Kearney
Title: Managing Partner and Chairman

A trusted advisor to CEOs and boards, Alex Liu was elected in 2018 as Kearney’s ninth managing partner and re-elected in 2021. He also serves as the firm's chief diversity officer. Liu has served as both speaker and co-chair at the World Economic Forum (WEF), where he is a member of the International Business Council (IBC) composed of more than 120 global CEOs, sharing his perspectives on global trends across a range of fourth industrial revolution and future-workforce topics, including at events such as the Annual Meeting in Davos and the WEF on Africa summit. Liu speaks regularly on matters of culture, justice, and joy, hosting the popular podcast Joy@Work; and has authored a new book focused on these topics, Joy Works. He is quoted regularly in HBR, FT, CNBC, and other leading business media.

Liu, who joined Kearney as a partner in 1996 and rejoined in 2001, having also led numerous client transformations in the tech and telecoms space and previously serving as a board advisor to Emirates Telecommunications Company (Etisalat), has been industry-recognized by Consulting magazine as a global Top 25 Consultant and by the Global Diversity List as one of its top 10 senior executives in global diversity. He has served as CEO of a technology start-up and earlier as a partner with Boston Consulting Group, where he helped establish their Asian operations outside of Japan. He began his career in brand management at a subsidiary of Procter & Gamble. Liu earned an MBA from Harvard University and a BA in economics magna cum laude from Yale University and remains an avid rugby player.


2. Horacio Rozanski
Company: Booz Allen Hamilton
Title: President and Chief Executive Officer

Horacio Rozanski is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Booz Allen Hamilton. Notably, Rozanski started with Booz Allen in 1991 as a summer intern, and a year later, joined full-time as a strategy consultant in the firm’s commercial business. He rose through the ranks and served as chief personnel officer, chief strategy and talent officer, chief operating officer, and president before becoming chief executive officer in 2015. He is also a member of the firm’s Board of Directors. During his more than 30-year Booz Allen career, Rozanski has played an integral role in the firm’s major strategic initiatives, including the successful 2010 initial public offering.

Rozanski has led the transformation of Booz Allen from a traditional consulting firm to the premier technology integrator and innovator for the U.S. federal government. Today, Rozanski sets the strategic direction for the firm’s next era, which is encapsulated in the VoLT growth strategy. In the face of rapid technological change and complex global challenges, Booz Allen is innovating with speed and agility to help our nation respond and thrive. Born and raised in Argentina, Rozanski moved to the United States to attend college. He holds a B.B.A. from the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire and an MBA from the University of Chicago.


3. Nigel Vaz
Company: Publicis Sapient
Title: Chief Executive Officer

Nigel Vaz is the CEO of Publicis Sapient, a business transformation company that is focused on helping companies thrive in a world that is increasingly digital. With expertise spanning strategy, product, experience, engineering, and data, Publicis Sapient helps businesses sustain relevance by adapting to change and capturing value through digital. In more than two decades with the company, Vaz has acted as a strategic advisor on complex transformation initiatives with clients across geographies and a range of industries including financial services, automotive, retail, consumer products, and telecommunications, media & technology.

In addition, Vaz is a member of the Directoire + of Publicis Groupe and is the Global Lead of Digital Business Transformation for the communication, media, data, and technology group. An inductee of the BIMA Digital Hall of Fame, Vaz has also served as President of the IPA (Institute of Practitioners in Advertising) and board director of The Marketing Society. He is a regular commentator in broadcast and print media including the BBC, Bloomberg, CNBC, CNN, the Financial Times, and Wall Street Journal; and author of numerous articles on business transformation, technology, brand experience, and culture.


4. Aiman Ezzat
Company: Capgemini
Title: Chief Executive Officer

Since May 20, 2020, Aiman Ezzat has been the Chief Executive Officer of Capgemini SE. Ezzat has also been a director of Capgemini SE and a member of the Strategy & CSR Committee since the same date. Previously, he was a director of Air Liquide since May 4, 2021. Among his honors, he was named the “Best European CEO” for the technology and software category in Institutional Investor’s “2021 All Europe Executive Team” annual ranking. Earlier, Ezzat served as COO of Capgemini SE; and CFO of the Group. He was also named the “Best European CFO” for the technology and software category in Institutional Investor’s “2017 All European Executive Team” annual ranking.

From 2008 to 2012, Ezzat led the Financial Services Global Business Unit (GBU) after serving as COO from November 2007. He also served as Capgemini’s Deputy Director of Strategy from 2005 to 2007. He played a key role in the development of the Booster turnaround plan for the Group’s activities in the U.S., as well as in the development of the Group’s offshore strategy. In 2006, he was part of the acquisition and integration team for Kanbay, a global IT services firm focused on the Financial Services industry. Before joining Capgemini, from 2000 to 2004, Ezzat served as Managing Director of International Operations at Headstrong. Ezzat graduated from UCLA Anderson School of Management with an MBA in management and from CPE Lyon with an MS in chemical engineering.


5. Salil Parekh
Company: Infosys
Title: Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director

Salil Parekh is the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Infosys, a global leader in next-generation digital services and consulting with over 300,000 people. Parekh has nearly three decades of global experience in the IT services industry with a strong track record of driving digital transformation for enterprises, executing business turnarounds, and managing successful acquisitions. He is a member of the National Council of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). Earlier, Parekh was a member of the Group Executive Board at Capgemini, where he held several leadership positions for 25 years.

Notably, Parekh was responsible for overseeing a business cluster comprising Application Services (North America, UK, Asia), Cloud Infrastructure Services, and Sogeti (Technology & Engineering Services Division). He was responsible for the strategy and execution of these businesses - setting direction and enabling rapid client adoption. He was also the Chairman of Capgemini’s North America Executive Council. He was the architect of the North America growth and turnaround strategy and was instrumental in setting up their offshoring capabilities. Parekh holds Master of Engineering degrees in Computer Science and Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University, and a Bachelor of Technology degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.


6. Amy Gilliland
Company: General Dynamics Information Technology
Title: President

Amy Gilliland is President of General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT), a $8.5 billion global technology enterprise with operations in 30 countries worldwide. Under Gilliland’s leadership, GDIT has embarked on a growth strategy focused on in-demand technology market areas such as artificial intelligence/machine learning, cloud, and cybersecurity. This strategy includes building a diverse network of partners that bring commercial technology to government missions, resulting in more innovative solutions. Gilliland has more than 25 years of public sector experience including service in the U.S. Navy and nearly two decades in leadership positions at General Dynamics. Prior to her current role as president, Gilliland served as deputy for operations at GDIT.

Before joining General Dynamics, Gilliland served in the U.S. Navy as a Surface Warfare Officer, Congressional Affairs Liaison Officer, and Public Affairs Officer. She earned a bachelor’s with distinction from the U.S. Naval Academy, a master’s from Cambridge University, and an MBA from Georgetown University. Gilliland was elected to the Board of Directors of BNY Mellon in April 2021 and is a member of the Board of Directors for the Economic Club of Washington, DC, as well as Vice Chair for the Northern Virginia Technology Council. She has been recognized as one of Virginia Business Magazine’s 50 Most Influential Virginians, a Washingtonian Tech Titan, and is a five-time Wash100 award winner.


7. Scott McIntyre
Company: Guidehouse
Title: Chief Executive Officer

Scott McIntyre is the Chief Executive Officer of Guidehouse, a leading global provider of consulting services to the public sector and commercial markets. With more than 25 years of executive experience, McIntyre is recognized across the highest levels of government for his unique ability to bring his cross-sector expertise and leadership experience to solving complex problems and delivering transformational, impactful change for clients across public sectors and regulated commercial markets. His deep understanding of the interconnected, interrelated complexities between regulated and non-regulated entities gave formation to Guidehouse, the largest and fastest growing global consultancy providing fully integrated commercial and public sector advisory, technology, and managed services.

Before joining Guidehouse, McIntyre was a partner at a large global management consultancy, where he spearheaded a number of strategic sectors, including U.S. and global public sector businesses and their U.S. National Security Practice. Earlier in his career, he worked as a partner at a professional services firm advising clients in the government, aerospace and defense, and industrial manufacturing sectors. McIntyre earned an MBA from Willamette University, an MS from Johns Hopkins University, and an undergraduate degree from Washington & Jefferson College.


8. Bill Thomas
Company: KPMG
Title: Chief Executive Officer and Global Chairman

Bill Thomas is the Chairman and CEO of KPMG International, where he leads and supports more than 265,000 remarkable people focused on delivering exceptional services to clients throughout the world in 143 countries. Ensuring everyone at KPMG lives up to and abides by the values that have made KPMG the trusted partner of the business community is Thomas’ first priority. Thomas has more than a decade of executive-level leadership experience and previously served as Chairman of KPMG’s Americas region from 2014 to 2017; and as CEO and Senior Partner of KPMG in Canada from 2009 to 2016.

During each stage of his career, Thomas has propelled the firm’s global strategy throughout local, regional, and international geographies, always pairing pragmatism and creativity to deliver concrete results. He strongly believes that businesses can empower positive change and play a role in strengthening the communities they serve. In addition to his KPMG duties, he is a member of the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC), Business Roundtable, International Business Council, and His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales Sustainable Markets Council. Thomas graduated from the University of British Columbia with an undergraduate degree.


9. Nazzic Keene
Company: SAIC
Title: Chief Executive Officer

Nazzic Keene is the Chief Executive Officer of SAIC, headquartered in Reston, Virginia. With annual pro forma revenues of $7.1 billion and 26,500 employees, SAIC provides system integration, engineering, and IT solutions to defense, intelligence, and civilian agencies. Keene became CEO and was elected to SAIC’s Board of Directors in August 2019. She joined SAIC in 2012 and has previously held several increasingly responsible executive positions with the company, including COO, president of the company’s Global Markets & Missions sector, and SVP for Corporate Strategy. As COO, a position she held starting in 2017, Keene was responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the corporation, including its long-term strategy for sustained profitable growth.

Keene has three decades of experience in the information systems and technology services industries, with more than 20 years in executive management. Prior to joining SAIC, Keene was the SVP and general manager for U.S. Enterprise Markets at CGI, where she led the company’s U.S. expansion. This included all aspects, from strategy development and execution to operational excellence and leadership development. Keene began her career in the communications and IT industry after completing her bachelor’s at the University of


10. Carmine Di Sibio
Company: EY
Title: Chief Executive Officer and Global Chairman

Carmine Di Sibio is the EY Global Chairman and CEO, one of the largest professional services organizations in the world, which last year achieved $50 billion in revenues. Prior to being elected to his current post, Di Sibio served as the EY Global Managing Partner – Client Service, leading the execution of the organization’s global strategy and its four geographical areas and four service lines. In 2019, Di Sibio led the development of the EY global strategy, NextWave, which expands on the purpose of Building a better working world and has a clear ambition to create long-term value for all stakeholders.

Previously, Di Sibio held several global operating and leadership positions at the EY organization, where he used his extensive experience in financial services. Early in his career at EY, he served as an Advisory and Assurance partner for many of the largest EY financial services accounts. He additionally served as the Chair of the Global Financial Services Markets Executive and Regional Managing Partner for the Americas Financial Services Organization (FSO), where he started EY Risk Management and Regulatory Services, which is now a multibillion-dollar global business. He has a foundation in audit and is a practicing Certified Public Accountant. Di Sibio graduated from NYU Stern School of Business with an MBA and from Colgate University with an undergraduate degree.


11. Sophie Ross
Company: FTI Consulting
Title: Global Chief Executive Officer, Technology

Sophie Ross, the Global Chief Executive Officer of the Technology segment at FTI Consulting, has more than 20 years of experience in company management, strategic leadership, and operations in the Americas, Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Ross joined FTI Consulting through its 2008 acquisition of Strategic Discovery, a leader in the litigation discovery industry, where she served as the COO and was responsible for data processing, IT and client support, human resources and administration, and accounting. Prior to Strategic Discovery, Ross was EVP of Global Delivery & Operations at Freeborders. Ross has also held strategic and operational leadership roles at Revlon Inc./MacAndrews & Forbes and The Boston Consulting Group.

Prior to her current role, Ross led the Western Region for the Technology segment at FTI. In addition to her leadership role in the Technology segment, Ross is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee and serves on the Global Steering Committee of FTI Consulting’s Women’s Initiative. She has won numerous industry awards, including a Lifetime Achievement award from Consulting Magazine Women Leaders, and Consulting Magazine Women Leaders Excellence in Innovation, among many others. Ross has served in the Israeli Navy Intelligence, possesses an international and European background, and is fluent in four languages. She holds a BS in Industrial Engineering from Tel Aviv University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.


12. Shub Bhowmick
Company: Tredence
Title: Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder

Shub Bhowmick is the CEO and Co-founder of Tredence. In 2013, Bhowmick and his partners launched Tredence, a data science and AI engineering company focused on solving the last-mile problem in analytics. The ‘last mile’ is defined as the gap between insight creation and value realization. Today Tredence is Great Place to Work-Certified and a 'Leader' in the Forrester Wave: Customer Analytics Services. Tredence is 2,500-plus employees strong with offices in the San Francisco Bay Area, Chicago, London, Toronto and Bangalore, with the largest companies in Retail, CPG, Hi-tech, Telecom, Healthcare, Travel, and Industrials as clients.

For more than 25 years, Bhowmick has been a problem solver, entrepreneur, and technology leader. Prior to the founding of Tredence, he held senior executive positions at Diamond Consultants (now PwC), Mu Sigma, Liberty Advisor Group, and Infosys. Bhowmick holds an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and a Bachelor of Technology with Honors in Chemical Engineering from IIT-BHU, India.


13. Robert Moritz
Company: PwC
Title: Global Chairman

Robert Moritz is the Global Chairman of PwC, which supports over 284,000 employees in 155 countries who proudly serve clients across the globe, ranging from multinational corporations to start-ups. They are a network of firms sharing the common goal of building trust in society and solving important problems. Previously, serving as PwC US chairman and senior partner, Moritz focused on increasing quality, building the PwC brand in the marketplace, and hiring and developing talent with an eye toward the future.

His career began at PwC in 1985, holding numerous roles, including leading the US practice of PwC, US Assurance practice, managing partner in the New York region, and a global role with PwC Japan advising European and US-based financial services organizations operating across Asia. Moritz also served as chairman of the Governing Board for the Center for Audit Quality, a non-partisan and non-profit group dedicated to enhancing investor confidence and public trust in the global capital markets. Moritz graduated from State University of New York at Oswego with an undergraduate degree in business administration.


14. Shashank Garg
Company: Infocepts
Title: Chief Executive Officer

Shashank Garg, CEO and Co-founder of Infocepts, is a visionary in leveraging Data and AI for business outcomes. He established Infocepts as a globally acclaimed data solutions firm, expertly bridging the gap between business and analytics for enhanced outcomes through data, AI, and user-friendly analytics. Under his two-decade leadership, Infocepts has garnered recognition from Gartner, Everest Group, CIOReview, Data Break Through, BI Group, and Great Place to Work. It consistently ranks highest in Gartner peer reviews and is featured in Everest Group’s Peak Matrix for Data and AI solution providers. Shashank's leadership has earned him accolades as one of the Top 20 CEOs in Data Science from AIM Research and a Top Global Data Founder by CDO Magazine.

Renowned for his expertise in data and AI, Shashank is a frequent and highly regarded speaker at international conferences. He is also a trusted advisor to top executives in Fortune 500 companies. His strengths include his commitment to the community and his ability to cultivate a dynamic work environment that prioritizes learning, humor, and innovation. With a 1500-strong team globally, Infocepts is renowned for its excellence and innovation in the Data & AI space. Shashank is actively involved in mentoring startups through TIE, the largest global network of entrepreneurs. He also promotes community health and fitness through his non-profit organization, Orange City Runners, inspiring thousands to take up running.


15. C Vijayakumar
Company: HCLTech
Title: Chief Executive Officer

C Vijayakumar is the Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director of HCLTech, a $ 11.79 billion global technology company that boasts 211,000+ professionals working across 52 countries around the globe. Vijayakumar has spearheaded HCLTech’s strategy to leverage the transformative nexus of forces like Digitalization, the Internet of Things, Cloud, Cybersecurity, and Artificial Intelligence through a strategic blueprint. His recent efforts to add products and platforms to the company’s portfolio have now created a new billion-dollar business for the company. Notably, Vijayakumar joined HCL nearly three decades back as a member of the core team that designed and implemented India’s first-ever fully automated trading network at the National Stock Exchange.

Previously, as President of HCLTech’s Infrastructure Services Business, Vijayakumar led its exponential growth and market dominance over the years. As part of the founding team of its wholly owned subsidiary HCL Comnet, he and the team are widely credited with having founded the Remote Infrastructure Management proposition which is today a multi-billion-dollar global industry. He is currently a member of the World Economic Forum’s IT Governor’s Community and a Board Member of the US-India Business Council. Vijayakumar is a graduate of Electrical & Electronics Engineering from P.S.G. College of Technology, Tamil Nadu, India, and lives in New Jersey in the USA.


16. David Kessler
Company: CohnReznick
Title: Chief Executive Officer

As Chief Executive Officer of CohnReznick, David Kessler oversees the strategic priorities, operations, people, and client service initiatives for the firm. In this capacity, he works with the Executive Board and other firm leaders to realize CohnReznick’s purpose: creating opportunities for its people, making a difference for its clients, and strengthening its communities. Kessler has led CohnReznick to unprecedented growth during his tenure as CEO to become a $1 billion revenue organization with 30 U.S. offices and more than 4,700 employees. Kessler has overseen multiple strategic business combinations, expanding CohnReznick’s geographic footprint and capabilities most recently in Dallas, Denver, Massachusetts, and South Florida.

In addition, Kessler has led the development of service line leadership roles that are driving global resource management at the firm, the growth of a 900-member India team, and the continuing expansion of CohnReznick’s offshore capabilities, including the recent launch of CohnReznick Philippines, Inc. Following a 30+ year career at CohnReznickm where he served as Managing Partner – Real Estate and as Bethesda, MD Co-Office Managing Partner, Kessler first assumed the role of CohnReznick’s CEO on February 1, 2020, and was re-elected to serve a second four-year term ending January 31, 2028.


17. Jessica Skon
Company: BTS Group
Title: Global Chief Executive Officer

Jessica Skon is the Global CEO of BTS Group. Over the last two decades at BTS, Skon has worked with numerous organizations, drawing on her deep business knowledge and expertise in transformational development to help companies, teams, and leaders evolve together. In partnership with clients, Skon is responsible for pioneering the application of enterprise simulations for strategy execution. Prior to her role as Global CEO, she led and transformed BTS North America as President and CEO, headed BTS’s West region, and founded the BTS leadership practice.

A champion for diversity, equity, and inclusion, Skon led efforts to achieve gender equity and representation at all levels of the organization. In 2022, she was named one of Consulting Magazine’s noteworthy Women Leaders in Consulting for her excellence in leadership. Skon is also the recipient of a bronze Stevie International Business Award for Woman of the Year. Outside of BTS, Skon is a published author and has numerous philanthropic passions. She also currently serves as Chair of the Audit Committee on the board of trustees for Harvey Mudd College. Skon holds a BS from the University of Minnesota.


18. Chad Hesters
Company: Boyden
Title: President and Chief Executive Officer

Chad Hesters is an experienced global leader with a comprehensive background in executive search, business advisory, and consulting. As CEO at Boyden, he focuses on maintaining the company’s high standard of client service and its industry leadership, while developing and implementing strategies to further expand the firm’s global presence and enhance its capabilities across all lines of business. Hesters has had substantial leadership experience as a geographic, practice, and business unit Managing Partner with top-10 global executive search and leadership advisory firms.

Hesters brings professional expertise in management consulting, talent acquisition, board advisory, executive management, business unit leadership, and international business issues. His previous career experience includes corporate finance and strategic planning roles in global companies – with his early career spent as an Intelligence Officer with the United States Navy supporting global operations. As a leader, Hesters’ demonstrated key strengths are adaptability, resilience, and strategic problem-solving in demanding circumstances. Throughout his career, he has been an effective team builder and is consistently delivering results for the stakeholders of Boyden.


19. Pari Natarajan
Company: Zinnov Management Consulting
Title: Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder

Pari Natarajan is the Chief Executive Officer & Co-founder of Zinnov, a global management and strategy consulting firm. Natarajan, notably, has driven the globalization vision for more than 250 Fortune 500 companies and has helped them transform their businesses across dimensions of revenue enablement, productivity, innovation, market access, growth, and cost efficiencies. With 20+ years of extensive industry experience, Natarajan brings a wealth of expertise in innovation strategies, market creation, and global engineering optimization, which global customers have successfully leveraged to create a sustainable competitive advantage.

During his lengthy career, Natarajan has helped technology companies conceptualize and execute their growth strategies including geographical expansion, vertical expansion, and Mergers & Acquisitions, earning him the moniker “Tech Whisper” by Forbes India. He has also orchestrated strategic global M&A deals for Engineering R&D; Technology, Media & Telecommunications; Telecom and Networking firms across global locations. Natarajan graduated from Iowa State University with an MS in industrial and manufacturing engineering and from the University of Madras with an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering.


20. John Walsworth
Company: CSG Government Solutions
Title: Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer

John Walsworth is the Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of CSG Government Solutions, a national leader in the management of complex projects that modernize the information technology and organizational processes of large government programs. Walsworth built CSG from the ground up with an unwavering focus on the quality of CSG’s management services and the productivity of their project teams. Since 1997, CSG has helped government agencies in 48 states and territories enhance their capabilities, particularly in programs that support vulnerable populations such as Medicaid, Unemployment Insurance, Child Support, Child Welfare, and other assistance programs.

Walsworth is known for attracting and motivating people committed to making a positive impact on the lives of people who depend on public services. He established CSG Tech, an organization renowned for industry research, training, and automated tools that promote the success of program modernization efforts. Prior to founding CSG, Walsworth worked as a consultant for Andersen Consulting and Computer Sciences Corporation. He holds a BA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


21. Clay Heskett
Company: L.E.K. Consulting
Title: Global Managing Partner

Clay Heskett was elected by the L.E.K. Consulting partnership to lead the firm and became a Global Managing Partner in 2021. He is responsible for L.E.K.’s global strategy and operations and is an executive champion of the firm’s Global Talent Committee. Heskett also serves as the Chairman of L.E.K. 's Board. Based in London, he previously served as Head of L.E.K.’s European region and the Head of its European Life Sciences practice. He has also been a member of the firm’s Board of Directors since 2016. L.E.K. Consulting is a global management consulting firm that uses deep industry expertise and rigorous analysis to help business leaders achieve practical results with real impact.

Heskett is known for his success in building and leading teams that help business leaders at critical moments when they must make complex, highly important decisions. In his leadership role at L.E.K., his current areas of focus include the strategic growth of the firm, building upon its prodigious talent resources, and advancing the L.E.K. culture. Heskett joined L.E.K. in 2005 from Boston Consulting Group and was elected to the partnership in 2007. He previously worked in technology development for Los Alamos National Laboratory. A native of New Mexico, he is an active high-peak mountain climber and fly fisherman. Heskett holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from the University of Virginia.


22. Nick Studer
Company: Oliver Wyman
Title: Chief Executive Officer

Nick Studer is the President and CEO of Oliver Wyman Group, a global leader in management consulting. With offices in more than 70 cities across 30 countries, Oliver Wyman combines deep industry knowledge with specialized expertise in strategy, operations, risk management, and organization transformation. Studer has over 20 years of experience consulting in the UK, Continental Europe, and North America. He has worked with chief executives and other senior leaders of the world's top companies on topics spanning governance, strategy, financial planning, risk management, public policy, and regulatory response. Studer graduated with a First Class Honors degree in Manufacturing Engineering from Cambridge University.

Studer has advised senior government leaders and policy makers on topics of industry competitiveness and stability, as well as supported the World Economic Forum on the role of financial services in society. He has co-authored many articles and studies, including support for Her Majesty's Treasury in proposing a 10-year vision for the Global Competitiveness of the UK's Financial Services Industry; and several projects leading the global debate on compensation. Studer was a founding Director of TheCityUK and a founding advisory board member of the FICC Markets Standards Board.


23. Thierry Delaporte
Company: Wipro
Title: Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director

Thierry Delaporte is the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Wipro Limited, a $11.2 billion global information technology, consulting and business process services company, with around 250,000 employees on six continents. With over 28 years of experience in the IT services industry, Delaporte brings strategic insight to Wipro’s leadership team, and deep operational knowledge of driving business growth, furthering partnerships, and leading cross-cultural teams. Prior to Wipro, Delaporte held various leadership positions in Capgemini, including COO and a member of the Group Executive Board.

At Capgemini, Delaporte drove the company’s strategic planning and operations for several key businesses and led the group’s transformation agenda. He is also the co-founder of Life Project 4 Youth, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the professional and social integration of young adults living in extreme poverty. Furthermore, he serves as an Independent Director for the global sustainable construction firm, Saint-Gobain. Delaporte holds a bachelor’s in economy and finance from SciencesPo Paris and a Master of Laws from the Sorbonne University. Widely traveled, he has lived in multiple countries across four continents and currently lives in Paris.


24. Shai Waisman
Company: Kroll
Title: President

Shai Waisman is President of Kroll, a company that provides risk and financial advisory solutions and has more than 6,500 professionals worldwide. In her role as President, Waisman has direct oversight of the company’s business units and operational functions. Previously, he served as the President of Kroll’s Business Services practice, which includes Restructuring Administration (formerly Prime Clerk), Settlement Administration, Issuer Services, Agency and Trustee Services, Notice Media Solutions, and Business Support Solutions. Waisman joined Kroll in 2019 through the company’s acquisition of Prime Clerk, which was a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group.

Waisman co-founded Prime Clerk in 2013 and served as Chairman of the board and CEO. Before establishing Prime Clerk, Waisman was a Partner in the Business Finance & Restructuring department of Weil, Gotshal & Manges, where he led some of the largest and most complex restructurings in history, including those of Lehman Brothers, American Airlines, Global Crossing, Loral Space & Communications, Atkins, Silicon Graphics and Steve & Barry’s. He formerly served on the executive committee of the Bankruptcy & Reorganization Group of UJA-Federation of New York. Waisman holds a BA in political science and government from American University and a JD from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.


25. Seth Siegel
Company: Grant Thornton
Title: Chief Executive Officer

Seth Siegel is the Chief Executive Officer of Grant Thornton LLP, one of America’s largest audit, tax, and advisory firms. Siegel previously served as Grant Thornton’s office managing partner for South Florida, which includes offices in Miami and Fort Lauderdale. He has also served on the Grant Thornton Partnership Board as one of 10 members elected by the firm’s partners and principals to govern the partnership and oversee the work of the firm’s CEO. Siegel joined Grant Thornton in 1996 and became a partner in 2006 — having briefly left the firm in the late 1990s to work as a controller and a registered representative in the financial-services sector.

He served as Grant Thornton’s Florida Audit practice leader from 2012 to 2019, with operational responsibility for the five offices in the state. Siegel previously led Grant Thornton’s Florida Real Estate, Construction, and Hospitality industry group. Siegel received a bachelor’s in accounting from Florida Atlantic University and has completed the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) “Director Professionalism” program. He is a licensed certified public accountant (CPA) in the State of Florida, and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA). He has also held Series 7, Series 63, Series 65, and Series 27 professional licenses in the securities industry.


26. Mariusz Bodek
Company: TÜV Rheinland Consulting
Title: Chief Executive Officer

Mariusz Bodek is the Chief Executive Officer of TÜV Rheinland Consulting. He first joined the company in 2021 as managing director. For more than 150 years, TÜV Rheinland has stood for ensuring quality, safety, and efficiency in conjunction with people, the environment, and technology. The company qualifies specialists and trains people for numerous companies and areas of business and life. As a neutral, independent third party, they test, accompany, develop, promote and certify products, plants, processes, and management systems as well as services based on legal requirements and other relevant performance benchmarks and standards.

Previously, Bodek was a startup mentor at Plug and Play Tech Center. Before that, he served as the head of the KPMG digital hub at KPMG. Earlier in his career, he worked with German Consulting Group as a project leader. Bodek earned an MA in interdisciplinary media studies from Bielefeld University and an undergraduate degree in media and economics from Fachhochschule des Mittelstandes Bielefeld.


27. Constantine Alexandrakis
Company: Russell Reynolds Associates
Title: Chief Executive Officer

Constantine Alexandrakis is the Chief Executive Officer of Russell Reynolds Associates and serves on the firm’s Board of Directors. Russell Reynolds Associates is a global leadership advisory firm with more than 520 consultants in 47 offices, all working with public, private, and nonprofit organizations across various industries and regions. Alexandrakis, who has held numerous leadership positions at the firm, advises corporate boards and CEOs for public and private companies across a wide range of industries. During his nearly two decades at RRA, he has completed board director, CEO, and other top management succession and search assignments for leading public companies and private equity-backed portfolio companies.

Alexandrakis also has expertise in corporate governance, board effectiveness, and succession planning. He joined the firm in 2004 after serving as vice president of operations for Hostway Corporation, a web solutions provider. He was also a strategy consultant for Towers Perrin. Earlier in his career, Alexandrakis worked as a financial analyst with United Airlines. He graduated from the University of Miami School of Law with a JD and from Princeton University with an undergraduate degree in economics.


28. Kiumars Hamidian
Company: BearingPoint
Title: Managing Partner

Kiumars Hamidian is the Managing Partner of BearingPoint, an independent management and technology consultancy with European roots and a global reach. During Hamidian's career, He has led numerous global consulting projects, with a focus on transformation programs, reorganizing marketing and customer services, and developing IT strategies. Hamidian joined BearingPoint (at that time KPMG Consulting) in 1996.

Notably, Hamidian was one of the founding Partners in the management buyout of BearingPoint EMEA from BearingPoint Inc. in 2009 and was appointed to the German Management Board of BearingPoint in 2012. In 2016, he also took over firm-wide responsibility for their Service Lines, innovation program, and Ventures unit and joined the firm-wide Management Committee of BearingPoint. He was elected Managing Partner in 2018. Hamidian graduated from Paderborn University.


29. Jason Providakes
Company: MITRE
Title: President and Chief Executive Officer

Jason Providakes is President and Chief Executive Officer of MITRE, a company that is working to solve some of the nation’s biggest challenges in defense, cybersecurity, healthcare, homeland security, the judiciary, and transportation. MITRE is a not-for-profit corporation committed to the public interest, operating federally funded R&D centers on behalf of U.S. government sponsors. Providakes has served the public good for more than three decades at the company, including in his current role since 2017.

Amid increasingly complex and interdependent global challenges, Providakes directs MITRE in its role as an objective, trusted adviser and convener across government, industry, academia, and with international partners. He guides the company’s stewardship of federally funded research and development centers (FFRDCs) on behalf of U.S. government sponsors, and its efforts to drive critical innovation, public-private partnerships, and advanced R&D to solve whole-of-nation problems. Providakes holds a doctorate from Cornell University and master’s and bachelor’s degrees in electrical engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.


30. Jim Kavanaugh
Company: World Wide Technology
Title: Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer

A visionary and inspiring leader, Jim Kavanaugh Co-Founded World Wide Technology in 1990 and serves as Chief Executive Officer, steering the company from its roots as a small startup into a major player. Founded in 1990, World Wide Technology (WWT), a global technology solutions provider with $17 billion in annual revenue, combines the power of strategy, execution, and partnership to accelerate digital transformational outcomes for large public and private organizations around the world. Kavanaugh leads WWT's 18-person executive team and focuses his time on technology innovation — for both WWT and its customers and partners — long-term planning, strategic acquisitions, financial performance, employee development, and workplace culture.

Under his leadership, WWT boasts approximately 9,000 employees globally and is a key business enabler to 80 of the Fortune 100 companies. In addition, Kavanaugh is an investor and board member of cybersecurity firm Privoro, a board member of Stifel Financial Corporation, and a member of Business Roundtable. He earned a BS in business administration from Saint Louis University and is a member of the university's Smurfit-Stone Entrepreneurial Alumni Hall of Fame. Kavanaugh has also been a trustee of the board for his alma mater, St. Louis University, since 2010.


32. Christian Norris
Company: PA Consulting
Title: Chief Executive Officer

Christian Norris is the Chief Executive Officer of PA Consulting. Their diverse teams of experts combine innovative thinking and breakthrough technologies to progress further, and faster. Their clients adapt and transform, and together they achieve enduring results. They are composed of over 4,000 strategists, innovators, designers, consultants, digital experts, scientists, engineers, and technologists. They have deep expertise in consumer and manufacturing, defense and security, energy and utilities, financial services, government and public services, health and life sciences, and transport.

An economist by training, Norris joined PA in 2018 as a Partner. At PA, he has led the firm’s health and life sciences sector, and its economics and strategy offering, partnering with clients to deeply understand their organizational strategy and achieve growth and high performance. Norris has been instrumental in shaping PA’s business strategy over the last five years, which has seen the firm secure exciting client work across its geographies, and growth through acquisitions. Norris earned a master’s in economics from UCL and an undergraduate degree in economics from the University of Bristol.


33. Alan Ryder
Company: RSK Group
Title: Chief Executive Officer

Alan Ryder is the Chief Executive Officer of RSK Group, a global leader in the delivery of sustainable solutions. Working in engineering and technical services, RSK works in sectors crucially linked to future global sustainability such as water, energy, food and drink, infrastructure, urban development, mining, and waste. Ryder specializes in the environmental engineering and economic and social impact assessment of major energy projects and has worked extensively in the oil, gas, and nuclear power industries.

Notably, Ryder’s specialist area is the construction and reinstatement of cross-country pipelines in environmentally sensitive areas – the subject of his doctoral thesis, approved in 1988, that initiated the founding of RSK in 1989. Through RSK, Ryder has fulfilled his passion for creating a sustainable business with people at its heart. From humble beginnings with two people working from a room in Helsby, UK, Alan has developed RSK into a global success story. Ryder graduated from the University of Aberdeen with a Ph.D. in Environment and from the University of Hull with an undergraduate degree in geography.


34. John Fennelly
Company: Lionbridge
Title: President and Chief Executive Officer

John Fennelly is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Lionbridge, the pioneer and leader in translation and localization services. As CEO, he is leading 6,000 employees in over 50 countries. Since joining Lionbridge, Fennelly has led a major transformation of the company and returned it to growth. Prior to joining Lionbridge, Fennelly was the CEO of HireRight, a leader in the HCM technology space.

At HireRight, Fennelly engineered a major turnaround effort that resulted in record revenue and earnings growth and led to a successful sale of the company. He has also held executive leadership positions at a number of information services companies, including Thomson Reuters and Sungard. Fennelly graduated from IE Business School with a master’s in executive education and from Hartwick College.


35. Pascal Imbert
Company: Wavestone
Title: Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Pascal Imbert is the Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Wavestone. Wavestone, an independent leading French consulting pure-player, and Q_PERIOR, a consulting leader in the Germany-Switzerland-Austria region, joined forces in 2023 to become the most trusted partner for critical transformations.

Imbert has 44 years of experience, having begun a career in 1980. Before joining Wavestone, he was a director at Axway. Before that, he served as a technical director at Cyrel Systèmes. Earlier in his career, Imbert worked with Télésystème as an engineer in research and development.


36. Frédéric Heems
Company: Veolia North America
Title: President and Chief Executive Officer

Frédéric Van Heems joined Veolia in 2014 as General Manager of its subsidiary Siram in Italy. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer for Veolia Water France in 2016, before becoming President and Chief Executive Officer of Veolia North America in 2021. Veolia Group aims to be the benchmark company for ecological transformation. In 2022, with nearly 213,000 employees worldwide, the Group designs and provides game-changing solutions that are both useful and practical for water, waste, and energy management. Veolia North America helps customers address environmental and sustainability challenges in energy, water, and waste.

Heems is a graduate of the École des Hautes Études Commerciales in Jouy-en-Josas, France. He began his career in 1986 at the French newspaper Le Figaro, before joining the Lagardère Group in 1994, where he was Chairman and CEO, first for Lapker in Hungary and then for Zendis in France. In 2002, he joined Areva, as Director of the uranium enrichment program. Three years later, he was appointed President and CEO of Canberra as a worldwide leader in radioactivity measurement systems and solutions, where he was based in New York. In 2009, he was named CEO of Cegelec Group. In 2011, Heems created his consulting company, and in 2013, he became CEO of Alstom Power Automation and Control.


37. Simon Freakley
Company: AlixPartners
Title: Chief Executive Officer

Simon Freakley is the Chief Executive Officer of AlixPartners. For more than forty years, AlixPartners has helped businesses around the world respond quickly and decisively to their most critical challenges – circumstances as diverse as urgent performance improvement, accelerated transformation, complex restructuring, and risk mitigation. Freakley is based in New York and, with his team, provides transformative leadership to businesses and stakeholders, responding quickly and decisively to their most complex and critical challenges.

Freakley became CEO of AlixPartners in 2015. In his more than 30 years of experience, he has combined his skills in business turnaround, strategic consulting, and stakeholder management in the development of performance improvement and accelerated transformation projects for many large and high-profile businesses. Before joining AlixPartners, Freakley was CEO of Zolfo Cooper Europe from 2008 to 2015. Prior to this, he was CEO of Kroll Inc., a corporate investigations and risk consulting firm based in New York. Freakley earned an undergraduate degree in industrial economics and business studies from the University of Birmingham.


38. Matthieu Courtecuisse
Company: Sia Partners
Title: Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Matthieu Courtecuisse is the Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Sia Partners, a next-generation management consulting firm and pioneer of Consulting 4.0. Born in 1973, Courtecuisse graduated from the National School of Statistics and Economic Administration (ENSAE). He then joined the World Bank and worked for three years within Infodev, the investment fund dedicated to digital. In 1999, at the age of 26, he founded the management consulting firm Sia Partners, of which he is chairman and majority shareholder. Sia Partners is now a leading independent French consulting firm and is part of the world’s top 30 consulting firms.

In less than 20 years since its inception, the company and its more than 850 employees generated over $178 million in sales with 35% of its turnover abroad, notably in Europe (England, Benelux, Italy), the United States (the group’s second-largest location), the Middle East and Asia (Japan, Hong Kong, and Singapore). Lastly, for over 10 years, Courtecuisse has been involved with various think tanks (Institut Montaigne, Institute of Enterprise, the French-American Foundation in which he was nominated a Young Leader in 2012) and at the MEDEF as Vice-President of Syntec Management. He regularly writes economic views in the press and he published “The Consulting Factory” in 2012.


39. Joseph Tarantino
Company: Protiviti
Title: President and Chief Executive Officer

Joseph Tarantino has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Protiviti, a global consulting firm, since December 2007. He is responsible for the company’s worldwide operations, with a global executive team reporting to him. Tarantino has been with Protiviti since its inception in 2002. One of five founding members of the Protiviti Operating Committee, he served previously as managing director of the firm’s U.S. Northeast practice and led its global industry program. He has more than 40 years of experience working with organizations to enhance their business performance through risk management, operational effectiveness, and improved governance.

Tarantino attended St. John’s University, where he earned a bachelor’s in accounting and is currently a member of the university’s board of trustees and chair of the finance committee. In 2016, Tarantino and his wife, Eileen Tarantino, were awarded a Spirit of Service award by the university. A community leader, Tarantino serves on the board and audit and finance committees for Calvary Hospital in the Bronx. In 2023, he received the Calvary Medal from Calvary Hospital, presented to individuals whose life and work exemplify the ideas of integrity, excellence, compassion, and concern for the dignity of human life. In the same year, he was honored by Smile Farms for Protiviti’s commitment to combating food insecurity in the community.


40. Andreas von der Gathen
Company: Simon-Kucher
Title: Chief Executive Officer

Andreas von der Gathen is the co-Chief Executive Officer at Simon-Kucher, a global consultancy with more than 2,000 employees in 30 countries. Their sole focus is on unlocking better growth that drives measurable revenue and profit for their clients. Before von der Gathen became co-CEO, along with Mark Billige, on January 1, 2020, he had already been working for Simon-Kucher for more than 20 years as a Partner. He founded and led the global Consumer Goods & Retail practice, specializing in sales organization, product pricing, and brand strategy for national and international clients in all stages of the consumer goods' value chain.

Von der Gathen has carried out many projects with a variety of customers ranging from international and national ingredient suppliers to fast-moving consumer goods companies and retailers. He has written two books on marketing and brand valuation and co-wrote the book Instruments for Strategic Analysis together with Hermann Simon, Simon-Kucher’s founder. He has also published numerous articles on pricing, sales, and branding – and is a frequent speaker on these issues at conferences and seminars. Andreas von der Gathen studied business administration and economics at the University of Bochum and received his Ph.D. for his work on brand management, valuation, and controlling.


41. Vess Pearson
Company: Aptive Environmental
Title: Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Vess Pearson is the Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Aptive Environmental, a provider of residential pest solutions. Pearson founded Aptive in late 2015, and since then, the company has rocketed to $414 million in annual revenue. Today, Aptive serves customers in more than 5,000 cities across 34 states, and it ranks as the 4th largest residential pest control company in North America out of more than 20,000 competitors. As a leader, Pearson places a heavy emphasis on Aptive’s core principles and elevated employee culture, which has led to him being named EY Entrepreneur of The Year® 2021 Award in the Utah Region.

Notably, Aptive was named Glassdoor’s Top 100 Best Places to Work for in 2019 - the youngest company to make the list - and has also been recognized with various accolades, such as Inc. 5000 List of Fastest Growing Companies and Entrepreneur Magazine’s Best Companies in America. Prior to Aptive, Pearson was instrumental in building Alterra Pest Control, the sale of which allowed him and his business partner, David Royce, to build the fastest-growing pest control company in the industry. Pearson earned an undergraduate degree in accounting from Brigham Young University.


42. Davide Vassallo
Company: Dss+
Title: Chief Executive Officer

Davide Vassallo is the Chief Executive Officer of Dss+, a leading provider of operations management consulting services with the purpose of saving lives and creating a sustainable future. Vassallo leads a global operations management consulting business that transforms workplaces and work cultures to deliver sustained improvements in safety, productivity, and capability. Since joining dss+ in 2010, he has focused on helping corporations manage operational risk, achieve operational excellence, and improve performance while reducing their environmental footprints.

Vassallo brings experience across industries from oil and gas to transportation, telecommunications, and manufacturing. He got his start in 1999 as a project manager at the Italian Environment Protection Agency (ANPA). From there, he went on to H3G, before eventually rising to VP and global managing director at DuPont, his most recent position prior to joining Dss+. Vassallo graduated from Politecnico di Torino with an undergraduate degree in laurea and environmental engineering.


43. Ola Gunnarsson
Company: Aspia
Title: Chief Executive Officer

Ola Gunnarsson is the Chief Executive Officer of Aspia, a position he’s held since he first joined the company in 2019. Aspia partners with accounting, payroll, HR, consulting, interim consultants, and a variety of other company-related services. The company boasts 1,200 employees in approximately 55 offices, helping small and medium-sized companies run and develop their businesses. Notably, Gunnarsson is an experienced leader within M&A & P/L. Previously he spent nearly three years as Group CEO of Stockholm, Sweden-based SBC.

During his lengthy career, Gunnarsson has served as a Board member at Fasticon, Motum, Swedish Lift Association, and several Intra Group Companies. Prior to that, he was a director of facility management at ISS Facility Services Sweden. Before that, he was a business area manager at Tieto. Earlier in his career, he worked with Nordic European Airlines AB as a director of finance and administration.


44. Scott Balestrier
Company: SolomonEdwards
Title: Chief Executive Officer

Scott Balestrier is the Chief Executive Officer of SolomonEdwards, a national professional services firm focused on strategy execution. Balestrier is a seasoned financial executive in both the public and private sectors, having served as a managing partner for several professional services firms over the course of his three-decade career in public accounting and consulting, during which over 20 years have been fulfilled at the Partner level. As the Managing Partner for an international accounting firm, Balestrier was responsible for overseeing the operations in the Philadelphia, PA tax practice, managing several departments, and dozens of employees.

Through this high-profile position, Balestrier also developed and executed top-level strategy with technical resources and industry acumen, to bring additional value to clients and colleagues. Beyond his most recent role, Balestrier has been the lead coordinating partner for companies in a wide variety of industries, and has significant experience working with manufacturing & distribution, retail, and financial services companies. He has also facilitated an impressive amount of high-level M&A proceedings, through both professional services firms, and his own clients. Balestrier graduated from Kutztown the University of Pennsylvania with an undergraduate degree in accounting.


45. Eric Schott
Company: Campana & Schott
Title: Chief Executive Officer

Eric Schott began his professional career 32 years ago. Today, he is the Chief Executive Officer of Campana & Schott, an international management and technology consultancy with more than 600 employees in Europe and the U.S. They are passionate about supporting their clients with the most significant changes of their time and ensure that transformation projects and major projects are successful in the long term.

Notably, Schott has more than 30 years of experience in (top) management consulting and is a member of various expert and advisory committees. He also share ideas and experiences as a member of various advisory boards – which often leads to matching startups with the corporate world. His passion is to hand over knowledge; e.g. as Honorary Professor at the Technical University of Berlin. Schott graduated from the University of Cologne with an MA in philosophies.


46. Jorge De La Vega Martinez-Atienza
Company: Aquanima Grupo Santander
Title: Chief Executive Officer

Jorge De La Vega Martinez-Atienza is the Chief Executive Officer of Aquanima Grupo Santander, a global leader in procurement services and third party risk management, with +20 years of experience providing valuable solutions to grupo santander and over 100 clients, from different sectors around the world. They apply all of this knowledge to the market in the 13 countries in which they provide services through global tactical and strategic solutions.

Meanwhile, while operating locally, the company is able to adapt the process to the necessity of – while keeping focus on each client’s distinctive characteristics across different sectors and countries. De La Vega Martinez-Atienza first joined the company in 2018. Previously, he was a chief risk officer at Santander Asset Management.


47. Christopher Collins
Company: ECG Management Consultants
Title: President and Chief Executive Officer

Christopher Collins serves as ECG’s President and Chief Executive Officer, having previously led the firm’s Academic Healthcare Division for many years. With knowledge and expertise built over the course of 50-plus years, ECG Management Consultants, a Siemens Healthineers Company, is a national consulting firm that offers a broad range of strategic, financial, operational, and technology-related consulting services. Notably, Collins is a nationally recognized industry leader with over 25 years of experience in the healthcare services sector.

Collins focuses primarily on ensuring that ECG continues to recruit, develop, and retain exceptional talent to continue to do extraordinary work in partnership with our clients, and in turn, make a positive impact in the communities they serve. Before joining ECG Management Consultants, Collins was a principal of center for health innovation at Noblis. Earlier in his career, he worked with PwC as a manager of healthcare. Collins graduated from The George Washington University School of Business with a MHSA in healthcare administration.


48. Trey Traviesa
Company: MGT
Title: Chief Executive Officer & Chairman of the Board

Trey Traviesa began his professional career 20 years ago. Today, he is the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of MGT, a public sector consulting firm with a 48-year track record and a forward-thinking attitude. It was established by a group of former public-sector employees to provide creative yet practical solutions to the challenges faced by local and state governments and educational institutions nationwide. The firm has successfully managed more than 9,400 client engagements nationally with a significant percentage of repeat business, reflecting a high level of customer satisfaction.

Traviesa first got his start in 2004 as a republican state representative at Florida House of Representatives. From there, he went on to Laser Spine Institute, before eventually rising to co-founder and managing partner at Strategos Group, his most recent position prior to joining MGT. Traviesa graduated from The McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin with an MBA in finance and entrepreneurship and from Florida State University with an undergraduate degree in finance.


49. Loren Trimble
Company: AArete
Title: Chief Executive Officer

Loren Trimble is the Chief Executive Officer of AArete LLC with a primary focus in creating and molding AArete’s business solutions, while also helping clients achieve short-term and long-term goals related to profit improvement. Before founding AArete, Trimble was a Managing Director and Strategic Sourcing Practice Lead at Huron Consulting. Prior to Huron, he started the Strategic Sourcing services for Arthur Andersen, developing the methodology and refining the approach through numerous client engagements. He has extensive business and operations strategy experience, serving clients in the pharmaceutical, distribution, consumer products and business services industries globally.

In addition to Trimble’s client focus, he also plays a significant role in thought leadership for the firm as the core of AArete’s Knowledge Management Center™ and driver of demonstrating the founding principles in his everyday work, exemplifying the passion for excellence with AArete’s personnel and clients and sustaining the firm’s unique culture. Trimble holds an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a BS from The University of Iowa. On top of CEO duties, he also serves as a member on the Boards for the Center for Healthcare Innovation and the Friendship Senior Options Foundation.


50. Kevin Parikh
Company: Avasant
Title: Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Kevin Parikh is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Avasant Group of companies and the Avasant Foundation, with operations in over 50 countries across the Americas, UK, EMEA and Asia. He is a modern visionary, best-selling author, and regularly speaks on topics of Globalization, Digitalization and Innovation. Parikh founded Avasant, a leading management consulting firm, with the underlying mission of empowering people, businesses, communities, and countries to reach beyond the status quo and realize their potential to acquire new levels of success. An avid philanthropist, Parikh is dedicated to initiatives that support disadvantaged youth, women empowerment and sustainable development.

Having published numerous white papers and articles, and two books, Parikh is widely acknowledged as a global thought leader, futurist, and expert on digital business strategies, technological solutions, and business transformation. His books New Horizons of Business Process Outsourcing in Africa, Latin America & Caribbean, and Digital Singularity: A Case for Humanity have been written to further empower business professionals to navigate global landscapes in ever-changing digital marketplaces. Parikh graduated from American University Washington College of Law with a JD and from the University of California, Davis with an undergraduate degree in economics and political science.