The Top 50 Consulting Firm CEOs of 2021

The Consulting Report is pleased to announce The Top 50 Consulting Firm CEOs of 2021. These CEOs and the firms they lead provide businesses across industries with unique insights and strategies for long-term business success. While certain executives bring a wealth of experience and expertise across sectors including technology, consumer products, retail, financial services, industrial, healthcare, and real estate, others have more tactical proficiency in strategy, marketing, talent management, and operational improvements. Regardless of their background, each awardee has one thing in common: they have earned their position by demonstrating a deep commitment to advancing the objectives of their clients.

These executives are breaking ground on some of the boldest expansion and transformation initiatives across the globe. For example, EY’s Chief Executive Officer and Global Chairman, Carmine Di Sibio, has expanded the firm’s operations to over 150 countries while growing revenue to a record-breaking $40 billion. Meanwhile, Iain Evans moved L.E.K. into the global spotlight with the launch of its first-of-its-kind Sustainability Centre of Excellence in London, a division that will produce insights into increasing sustainability and combating the effects of climate change. Many CEOs of the largest consulting firms have transitioned to offering a wide range of modernization services, including cloud migration, document and process management, cybersecurity, and application development, as well as other tech-based services. Building sizable and diversified offerings has helped these CEOs drive their firms towards new and exciting revenue opportunities.

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This year’s awardees were nominated and selected based on their firm’s performance and organizational growth, their career track record and momentum, and their reputation among their peers and the broader consulting industry. Please join us in recognizing The Top 50 Consulting Firm CEOs of 2021.


1. Arvind Krishna, IBM
Title: Chief Executive Officer

As Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors of IBM, Arvind Krishna leverages his extensive history of engineering and organizational leadership to continually steer the tech giant to new heights. Krishna has spearheaded IBM’s recent breakthroughs in markets including AI, blockchain, and quantum computing, guiding the company to the development of innovative products based on these and other technologies. Under Krishna’s leadership, IBM recently completed a $34 billion acquisition of Red Hat, further establishing its industry leadership in hybrid cloud application support.

Krishna began his tenure at IBM in 1990, working for nearly two decades in the Watson Research, Tivoli products, and database/warehouse products divisions. Through his work with IBM, Krishna earned numerous awards within the company for his achievements in LAN and RFID product development, and holds over a dozen patents on cutting-edge developments in this field. Krishna holds a Bachelor of Technology in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, and a PhD in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


2. Sam Balaji, Deloitte Consulting
Title: Global Consulting Leader

Sam Balaji is Global Consulting Leader at Deloitte Consulting, and is the current Vice Chair of the company’s U.S. Board of Directors. With over 30 years of experience in client management and global leadership roles, Balaji has steered Deloitte through its continued study of the current trends and challenges faced by some of the world’s largest multinational corporations. Before taking on his current leadership role, Balaji managed Deloitte’s highest-profile clients in the technology and media sectors, driving innovation and coordinating complex business transformations.

Before he joined Deloitte as a principal in 1996, Balaji served as practice leader at management firm CBSI (now CSC), distinguishing himself over his seven-year tenure with the company. Balaji has numerous publications to his name, penning industry and general-interest articles on risk management and building digital trust. Balaji earned a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering from Annamalai University as well as a Master of Science in computer science and automation from the Indian Institute of Science.


3. Christoph Schweizer, Boston Consulting Group
Title: Chief Executive Officer

In 2021, Christoph Schweizer was named Chief Executive Officer of Boston Consulting Group, chosen by nearly 1,500 of the company’s managing directors and partners. This top role is the culmination of Schweizer’s 24 years of excellence as managing director and senior partner at the firm, serving as chairman of its Central and Eastern Europe and Middle East regions. Under Schweizer’s leadership, BCG has stepped up its involvement in supporting critical social impact activities worldwide, with a particular focus on advancing vaccine rollout and enhancing organizational resilience in recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Among the accolades earned over his three decades of excellence in the industry, Schweizer was named a HERoes Advocate Executive Role Model by INvolve People for 2020 and 2021 in recognition of his work to advance gender equity. Schweizer earned a Master of Business Administration from The University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Business Administration and Management from the WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management.


4. Alex Liu, Kearney
Title: Managing Partner and Board Chairman

Liu has worn many hats over his quarter-century with management consulting institution Kearney, rising from region lead of its Communications, Media, and Technology practice
to his current position as Managing Partner and Chairman of the Board. Among Liu’s achievements with Kearney as of his second term as Chairman are his continued track record in delivering transformational business strategies and organizational improvement programs. Liu also serves as Kearney’s chief diversity officer, and his work in this field has been hailed by the Global Diversity List, the World Economic Forum, and CNBC.

Previous to his work with Kearney, Liu worked as partner at BCG for over a decade, and he began his career as a brand manager at Richardson-Vicks. A nationally recognized expert in management and logistics, Liu has published articles on topics including outsourcing and building joy in the workplace. Liu holds a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Yale and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School.


5. Manny Maceda, Bain & Company
Title: Worldwide Managing Partner

Leading Bain & Company’s more than 50 offices around the world is Manny Maceda, Worldwide Managing Partner and member of the Board of Directors. In this capacity, Maceda has distinguished himself in leading Bain’s strategy and operations to deliver next-level management consulting. A seasoned executive, Maceda previously headed the company’s Asia-Pacific region and led its performance improvement practice. With a specialization in large corporate transformations, Maceda has directed Bain’s industry-standout consulting services for clients in sectors ranging from e-commerce to telecommunications to financial services.

Maceda began his career as a marketing development engineer at DuPont. In addition to his duties with Bain, Maceda has served for more than a decade as a board member of the North American advisory board of MIT’s Sloan School. Maceda earned a Bachelor of Science in engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology as well as a master’s degree in management from MIT’s Sloan School of Management.


6. Bob Sternfels, McKinsey & Company
Title: Global Managing Partner

Bob Sternfels was named Global Managing Partner of McKinsey & Company in 2021. Building on his more than 25 years of excellence in leading industry and functional practices with the company, Sternfels has accelerated McKinsey’s expansion into key areas such as analytics, transformation, and sustainability, helping launch the firm’s dedicated sustainability practice earlier this year. Sternfels has also been a champion of McKinsey’s efforts to boost diversity and equity in the workplace, diversifying its talent profiles while relentlessly pushing innovation.

A leader who has long been passionate about contributing his talents to improve business and society, Sternfels is a founding member and chair of the African Leadership Group, and holds a seat at organizations including the Business Roundtable, Fortune CEO Initiative, and Trilateral Commission. Sternfels has been invited to share his insights with the World Economic Forum and Bloomberg, among other leading organizations. Sternfels earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and history from Stanford University and a master’s degree in economics, politics, and philosophy from the University of Oxford.


7. Carmine Di Sibio, EY
Title: Chief Executive Officer and Global Chairman

As Global Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of professional services company EY, Carmine Di Sibio is responsible for steering his organization to new heights, leading its team of more than 310,000 employees to bring in $40 billion in revenue last year. He has made a name for himself as a driver of innovation, managing a $1 billion investment in new technology solutions, and expanding EY operations into new fields across 150 countries.

Di Sibio has worked with EY for more than two decades, leading its financial services and assurance and advisory divisions to deliver top-tier results for its clients. In addition to his work with EY, Di Sibio sits on the boards of the Foundation for Empowering Citizens with Autism and Family Promise, and is a member of Colgate University’s board of trustees. Di Sibio holds a Bachelor of Arts in chemistry from Colgate University and a Master of Business Administration from New York University’s Stern School of Business.


8. Robert Moritz, PricewaterhouseCoopers
Title: Global Chairman

Since 2016, Robert Moritz has sat at the helm of PricewaterhouseCoopers as the company’s Global Chairman. Leading a team of 295,000 employees in over 150 countries, Moritz has driven PwC to continue its boundary-breaking work in problem-solving for multinationals and startups alike. Under Mortiz’ leadership, PwC has further developed its worldwide professional services network, commencing an ambitious plan to expand its team by another 100,000 experts.

His time as the top executive of PwC has been marked by remarkable success, but Moritz’ track record of excellence with the company stretches back to the beginning of his career in 1985, having previously served as U.S. chairman and senior partner, assurance leader, and managing partner of the New York office and metro region. He is currently a member of the World Economic Forum’s International Business Council, and he sits on the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy. Moritz earned a Bachelor of Science in business administration from the State University of New York College at Oswego.


9. Aiman Ezzat, Capgemini
Title: Chief Executive Officer

Capgemini is led by Chief Executive Officer Aiman Ezzat, a remarkable leader who has been consistently honored by international organizations for his achievements in corporate leadership. Ezzat developed his reputation as a skilled executive over 17 years in a wide variety of roles with Capgemini, serving as both COO and CFO of the group before taking on his current position. Under his guidance, Capgemini has consistently broken one record after another in 2021, crossing the 300,000-employee threshold and posting best-ever profits despite a difficult climate.

Although Ezzat is best known for his storied history with Capgemini, he began his career in sales at IBM, then worked for Genpact Headstrong capital markets as managing director of international operations for four years. Ezzat holds a Master of Science in chemical engineering from CPE Lyon and a Master of Business Administration from the University of California, Los Angeles’ Anderson School of Management.


10. Paul Keary, Teneo
Title: Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Teneo’s five global business segments, Paul Keary earned an excellent reputation as a masterful consultant on all matters operational and strategic. As the leader of a team of more than 1,200 in over 30 international offices, Keary has led Teneo to deliver next-level consulting to clients ranging from the Fortune 100 to major global financial institutions. He has pushed the consulting organization to new heights in disciplines including modern talent advisory, cyber risk, and restructuring.

Throughout his career, Keary has been honored as an insightful and innovative leader. A previous honoree of The Irish Echo’s Top 40 Under 40 award for the North American region, Keary has also been granted the PRCA Award for Consulting Excellence, and currently serves as the director of the U.S. Foundation Board for the National University of Ireland, Galway. He previously held leadership positions at FTI Consulting, Financial Dynamics, and Xerox.


11. Horacio Rozanski, Booz Allen Hamilton
Title: President and Chief Executive Officer

Booz Allen Hamilton is headed by President and Chief Executive Officer Horacio Rozanski, a three-decade veteran of the institution and a respected authority in the world of consulting. Building on his years as COO and chief personnel officer, Rozanski guides the firm’s efforts to bring improved strategy and operations to commercial clients the world over. Since taking command of the company in 2012, Rozanski has helped Booz Allen Hamilton expand aggressively into the defense and intelligence markets, netting major revenue growth for the company.

Rozanski balances his duties with Booz Allen Hamilton with a wide array of volunteer and philanthropic interests: in addition to serving as chairman of the board of directors for Children’s National Medical Center, he sits on the Business Roundtable, the Kennedy Center Corporate Fund Board, and the Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Committee on Conscience. Rozanski holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in statistics from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and a Master of Business Administration in finance and business strategy from the University of Chicago.


12. Julie Sweet, Accenture
Title: Chief Executive Officer

Chair and Chief Executive Officer of Accenture, Julie Sweet is responsible for leading the company’s 625,000-strong employee base to provide unparalleled expertise on all matters professional. Under Sweet’s leadership, Accenture has become recognized as an industry leader in applied technology matters ranging from cloud computing to digital security, working with clients in over 40 industries around the world. Accenture boasts the world’s largest network of advanced technology and intelligent operations centers, an advantage that Sweet has leveraged to great acclaim during her time chairing the company.

Sweet’s advances in her field have not gone unnoticed: an honoree of both Fortune’s Most Powerful Women in Business list and Forbes’ 100 Most Powerful Women in the World, she is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Board of Trustees and chair of Business Roundtable’s technology committee. Sweet is also a board member at the Marriott Foundation for People with Disabilities – Bridges from School to Work. Sweet earned a Bachelor of Arts from Claremont McKenna College and a Doctorate of Law from Columbia


13. Tony Alvarez II, Alvarez & Marsal (tie)
Title: Co-Founder and Co-Chief Executive Officer

Alvarez & Marsal’s Co-Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder Tony Alvarez II has helped the company grow over the last four decades into the world’s leading independent global professional services provider. With considerable personal expertise in corporate restructuring, Alvarez has led his firm’s recent expansion in European and Asian markets, and he also serves on the boards of the Cancer Research Institute and New York University’s Stern School of Business. Alvarez holds a bachelor’s degree in business from De La Salle University and a Master of Business Administration from New York University


13. Bryan Marsal, Alvarez & Marsal (tie)
Title: Co-Founder and Co-Chief Executive Officer

Sharing the helm of Alvarez & Marsal is Co-Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder Bryan Marsal, a specialist in delivering transformational advisory services to clients in 25 countries around the world. Marsal has personally advised numerous large-creditor clients in industries including financial services, retail, and communications, having previously worked as chief restructuring officer of HealthSouth and Arthur Andersen. He continues to work on the advisory board of his alma mater as well as serve on the board of Timex Corp. Marsal holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Michigan.


14. Sophie Ross, FTI Consulting
Title: Global Chief Executive Officer

As Global Chief Executive Officer of FTI Technology, the tech division of management consulting greats FTI Consulting, Sophie Ross is in charge of all matters technological for the company’s 29 global offices. Specializing in issues related to discovery and review, Ross leads her team to consistently deliver top-tier strategy and development consulting to clients around the world. Ross has distinguished herself many times over during her tenure at FTI, previously leading the company’s western region and founding the FTI Consulting Acuity Document Review business.

Ross made a name for herself as a savvy leader as COO of Strategic Discovery, a litigation discovery company later acquired by FTI. Her time at Strategic Discovery and FTI Technology combined is more than 14 years. She cut her teeth in an executive VP position at the software firm Freeborders. Among her many professional accolades are an FTI Founder Award and FTI’s Technology Sales and Marketing Innovator’s Award. Ross holds an engineering degree from Tel Aviv University and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School.


15. Bill Thomas, KPMG
Title: Chief Executive Officer and Global Chairman

Bill Thomas is Global Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of KPMG International, having risen from leading the company’s Canadian division and chair of the Americas region. As the top executive of the British–Dutch multinational professional services network and Big Four accounting organization, Thomas is responsible for leading a team of more than 200,000 professionals around the world to consistently deliver top-of-field results.

A fervent advocate of diversity and equity issues, Thomas has frequently published writings on such topics as well as other management matters, and for his efforts in this field he was honored with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and named a Catalyst Canada Honours Champion. A licensed chartered accountant, Thomas is a standing fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia, and he serves on the International Integrated Reporting Council and Business Roundtable. Thomas earned a Bachelor of Science in chemistry from the University of British Columbia.


16. Shai Waisman, Kroll
Title: President

In September of this year, Shai Waisman was chosen to lead advisory firm Kroll as its new President, having previously headed the company’s Business Services division. In this role, Waisman guides Kroll’s business units with a particular focus on ensuring commercial and operational success in all matters of valuation, governance, and risk. Since his appointment as President, Waisman has helped steer Kroll through a strategic transformation in the direction of growth and inclusion.

Before joining Kroll, Waisman was CEO of the company’s subsidiary Prime Clerk, and spent 14 years at Weil, Gotshal, & Manges. An avid volunteer, Waisman has extensive experience contributing his time and expertise to organizations including the advisory board of Facing History and Ourselves, the Foundation for Education in Honduras, and the Cardozo School of Law, and he is co-chair of the New York lawyers team of UJA-Federation of New York. Waisman holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science and government from American University as well as a Juris Doctorate in law from Yeshiva University’s Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.


17. Nick Studer, Oliver Wyman
Title: Chief Executive Officer

Nick Studer’s 24-year tenure at managing consulting great Oliver Wyman began a new chapter in 2021 with his appointment as Chief Executive Officer. Having previously served as a consultant and a partner at the firm, rising to head the company’s divisions in industrial and services practices and financial services, Studer dedicates his considerable experience to leading Oliver Wyman to inform the world’s top companies on matters related to governance, strategy, and policy.

Studer’s expertise in his field is widely recognized: he has served as an advisor to several senior policymakers, and he has authored pivotal studies to enhance the global competitiveness and sustainability of U.K. financial and industrial practices. A fierce advocate of diversity, Studer heads his company’s inclusion council and diversity group, and his work in this field earned him a spot on INvolve/EMpower’s Top 20 Advocates list. Studer earned a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Engineering in manufacturing engineering from the University of Cambridge.


18. Iain Evans, L.E.K.
Title: Co-Founder and Chairman Emeritus

Co-Founder and Chairman Emeritus of L.E.K. Consulting Iain Evans has driven his company to remarkable heights over his 38 years of stewardship. Providing informed decision-making for industry-leading organizations around the world, L.E.K. has grown under Evans’ leadership to employ over 1,600 professionals across multiple continents. In 2021, Evans oversaw the company’s continued expansion in Europe, which saw it open its fifth European office in Madrid. This year has also seen L.E.K. grab headlines with the launch of its first-of-its-kind Sustainability Centre of Excellence in London, a division dedicated to providing insights into increasing sustainability and combating the effects of climate change.

With personal specializations in mergers and acquisitions, and strategy for industries including media, financial services, and business services, Evans has built a global reputation as a corporate strategist and master of turnarounds. He holds a Bachelor of Science from Bristol University and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School.


19. John Q. Doyle, Marsh
Title: President and Chief Executive Officer

Currently serving as President and Chief Executive Officer at Marsh, John Q. Doyle is responsible for the storied consulting firm’s brokerage and specialties, underwriting, and digital technology. Under Doyle’s leadership, Marsh has posted record revenue growth throughout 2021 compared to previous years, with international operations showing increases in excess of 10% on three continents. Marsh has also been seen leading the charge against the COVID-19 pandemic, working with Gavi to accelerate vaccine distribution around the world.

Before he joined Marsh, Doyle served in a variety of senior executive positions at AIG, heading the company’s property and casualty division. He also headed the National Union Fire Insurance Company and the American Home Insurance Company. A passionate supporter of education, Doyle is a trustee of the Inner-City Scholarship Fund, and serves on the board of the New York Police and Fire Widows’ and Children’s Benefit Fund. Doyle holds a degree from the University of Buffalo.


20. Nazzic Keene, SAIC
Title: Chief Executive Officer

With areas of specialization including executive development and IT services, SAIC’s Chief Executive Officer Nazzic Keene has continued to deliver next-level leadership to the system integration and IT engineering firm. The winner of multiple chief officer awards from WashingtonExec and The Washington Business Journal, Keene is hailed as a standout leader in her field. Through Keene’s unparalleled expertise as an executive, SAIC has grown to bring in annual pro forma revenues in excess of $7 billion.

Prior to joining up with SAIC, Keene distinguished herself over the better part of a decade as senior VP and general manager at Canadian IT services provider CGI, before which she held executive positions at American Management Systems and Electronic Data Systems. A lifelong volunteer and advocate, Keene has served on the boards of Capital Partners for Education, the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Keene holds Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees in management information systems from the University of Arizona.


21. James Goodnight, SAS Software
Title: Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Top business analytics software firm SAS Software is headed by its Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer James Goodnight. By all metrics, Goodnight has steered SAS to remarkable achievements in development and corporate culture, recently being named the #1 Best Place to Work by Fortune. Goodnight has maintained his longtime practice of investing a quarter of SAS’ total revenue into research and development, pushing the company to continue to lead the field in innovation.

Goodnight’s 45 years of excellence at SAS have netted him a wealth of awards and honors, ranging from Stem Connector’s 100 CEO Leaders in STEM to Elon College’s Elon Medal for Entrepreneurial Leadership. A member of the Business Roundtable and the Business Council, Goodnight has authored numerous books and articles on effective leadership and entrepreneurship. Goodnight holds a bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics, a master’s degree in experimental statistics, and a PhD in statistics from North Carolina State University.


22. Brad Jackson, Slalom
Title: Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Brad Jackson is Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of consultancy firm Slalom. A multiple-time honoree of Glassdoor’s list of highest-rated CEOs, Jackson has been a fixture in his company when it comes to inspirational and people-first leadership, and he has steered Slalom to be recognized by Fortune and other publications as one of the world’s best places to work. Jackson made waves in the industry with the rapid expansion of Slalom, pushing the company past the $1 billion revenue mark in 2017 and more recently opening a Nashville office and a cutting-edge innovation hub called Slalom element lab212.

Although Jackson is best known in his current position at the head of Slalom, he first developed his reputation as a remarkable leader over four years at PricewaterhouseCoopers and several years as information technology manager for Robert Half International. Jackson holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting from Washington State University.


23. Rajesh Gopinathan, Tata Consultancy Services
Title: Chief Executive Officer

Managing Director of Tata Consultancy Services and its Chief Executive Officer since 2017, Rajesh Gopinathan has raised the global IT services firm to the top of its industry. Making the most of his decades as the company’s chief financial officer, among other roles, Gopinathan has helped TCS break one record after another, recently bringing its brand value into the USD 12.8 billion club and cementing its status as one of the most valuable companies in India.

In addition to delivering groundbreaking results year after year for TCS, Gopinathan has also attracted numerous accolades for his leadership, being named best CEO by Institutional Investor in 2018 and outstanding business leader of the year by CNBC. Gopinathan earned a Bachelor of Engineering degree in electrical and electronics engineering from the National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli, as well as a post-graduate diploma in management from the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad.


24. Jim Costanzo, Nordic Consulting Partners
Title: Chief Executive Officer

As Chief Executive Officer of Nordic Consulting Partners, Jim Constanzo has demonstrated unmatched insight and guidance in driving the company’s top-quality health and technology consulting services. Constanzo’s extensive experience in healthcare and health insurance topics has greatly informed his work with Nordic in delivering premier health outcomes, including industry-leading Managed Health Care packages. Under Costanzo’s leadership, this year Nordic acquired S&P Consultants and won numerous awards for its inclusion and company culture.

A seasoned veteran of the industry, Costanzo has distinguished himself in executive roles in multiple high-powered consultancy firms, including a nine-year stint as a partner at EY, director of Deloitte, and VP at CapGemini. Costanzo started his career working in software with CBS Computers, Western Reserve Health Plan, and CSC Healthcare Systems, developing a deep understanding of healthcare management over the course of this work. Constanzo holds a Bachelor of Science in computer science from Mount Union College in Ohio.


25. John Haley, Willis Towers Watson
Title: Chief Executive Officer and Director

John Haley serves as Chief Executive Officer and Director of Willis Towers Watson, and his history of excellence with the company extends back to 1977. Haley led Willis Towers Watson through its public offering as well as three historic mergers, guiding the firm to increasingly dramatic success with his vision and deep knowledge of the actuarial and financial services fields.

Haley’s expertise in his field is extremely well established. The author of the most recent edition of the authoritative book on the subject, “Fundamentals of Private Pensions,” Haley is a current fellow of the Society of Actuaries and the Conference of Consulting Actuaries, and is a trustee emeritus of the Actuarial Foundation. He is also a member of the boards of directors for the New World Symphony and the Miami Cancer Institute. Haley holds a Bachelor of Arts in mathematics from Rutgers University.


26. Thierry Delaporte, Wipro
Title: Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director

Thierry Delaporte is the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Wipro Limited, an international information technology, consulting, and business process services company that employs over 220,000 people all over the world. The company generated $8 billion in revenue in 2020 and was recognized as a ‘Gold’ employer by the India Workplace Equality Index 2021, based on its demonstrated instances of embedding LGBTQ+ inclusion in its policies, hiring practices, and external communication.

Delaporte brings nearly three decades of experience in the IT services industry to the company, having previously held a wide variety of leadership positions in Capgemini, where he served for over 25 years. As President and Co-Founder of the Life Project 4 Youth, Delaporte leads a global alliance of local organizations working to develop solutions for the social and professional integration of excluded youth living in extreme poverty. Delaporte holds a bachelor’s degree in economy and finance from Sciences Po Paris as well as a Master of Laws from the Sorbonne University.


27. Bradley Preber, Grant Thornton LLP
Title: Chief Executive Officer

Bradley Preber is the Chief Executive Officer of Grant Thornton LLP. The company is a leading international provider of audit, tax, and advisory services to businesses, non-profit organizations, and government bodies. Grant Thornton recently made headlines by announcing a substantial increase in its employee benefits package, offering flexible work arrangements along with a flexible time-off policy, expanded family benefits including enhanced parental leave, subsidized meal-delivery services, paid volunteer time, more flexible career development and learning opportunities, and meeting-free hours. The company is also well known for its Purple Paladins program, which recognizes and supports up-and-coming nonprofit organizations.

Before being appointed CEO, Preber previously served as interim CEO and chairman of the partnership board, as well as the national managing partner of Business Risk Services and the office managing partner of Grant Thornton’s Phoenix Practice, having served with the company for nearly 20 years. Preber has filled a variety of board seats in his community, including for the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, The Wellness Community of Central Arizona, and Navajo Ministries. Preber received his Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in accounting from the University of New Mexico, and is a certified public accountant in four states as well as a repeatedly published author.


28. Salil Parekh, Infosys
Title: Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director

As Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Infosys, Salil Parekh is responsible for setting and evolving the direction of the $13 billion company. Infosys is widely known as a global leader in digital transformation and consulting services, with over 279,000 employees serving more than 1,700 clients in over 50 countries. The company was positioned as a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for IT Services for Communications Service Providers in 2021, Worldwide.

Before joining Infosys, Parekh was a member of the Group Executive Board at Capgemini, holding several leadership positions over 25 years and leading the North America growth and turnaround strategy. He also served as a partner at Ernst & Young. Parekh received his Master of Engineering in computer science and mechanical engineering from Cornell University, and his Bachelor of Technology in aeronautical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.


29. George Schindler, CGI
Title: President and Chief Executive Officer

George Schindler is the President and Chief Executive Officer of CGI, as well as a member of its Board of Directors. Among the largest information technology and business consulting services companies in the world, CGI provides insights and results to a wide variety of public and private sector organizations. Appointed to the position in 2016, Schindler has been instrumental in the company’s “Build and Buy” growth strategy, leading worldwide partnerships to deliver digital transformation services to its clients.

During his long tenure with the company, Schindler previously served as president and chief operating officer of global operations as well as president of the U.S. business and of CGI Federal. As an executive sponsor for CGI’s Dream Connections program, he leads the connection of the firm’s professionals with the needs of over 400 communities where they live and work. Schindler received his Bachelor of Science in computer science from Purdue University.


30. Brian Humphries, Cognizant
Title: Chief Executive Officer

Brian Humphries is the Chief Executive Officer of Cognizant, a firm that provides information technology consulting and business process outsourcing services for a variety of industries, including financial, health care, entertainment, manufacturing, and media. As CEO, Humphries leads the company’s client-first culture and is responsible for ensuring sustainable growth and long-term shareholder value. Cognizant was recently named as a leading provider of healthcare automation solutions by Everest Group in its Intelligent Automation in Healthcare - Solutions PEAK Matrix Assessment 2022.

Before joining Cognizant, Humphries served as CEO of Vodafone Business. Prior to that, he was president and chief operating officer of Dell Technologies’ Infrastructure Solutions Group as well as president of Global Enterprise Solutions and VP and general manager of EMEA Enterprise Solutions. Humphries had before this held a variety of senior roles at Hewlett-Packard for over a decade, and spent the early part of his career with Compaq and Digital Equipment Corporation. Humphries received his Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Ulster, Northern Ireland.


31. Mark Baer, Crowe
Title: Chief Executive Officer

Mark Baer is the Chief Executive Officer of Crowe LLP, a position he assumed in April of this year. Crowe LLP provides public accounting, consulting, and technology services to public and private entities in more than 130 countries around the world, helping clients make data-driven decisions with its tax, advisory, and consulting services. The firm has been repeatedly recognized as one of the best places to work in the U.S. and was most recently named to the Great Place to Work - Best Workplaces for Parents list for the sixth consecutive year.

Baer has spent over two decades working with Crowe LLP, having previously served as CEO-elect as well as a partner serving public and private middle market companies. Before joining the firm, Baer served as a senior manager for PricewaterhouseCoopers. He has been on the boards of several local charitable groups, including the Salvation Army Central Ohio Area, Prevent Child Abuse Indiana, and Leadership South Bend/Mishawaka. Baer received his Bachelor of Science in accounting from Manchester University in North Manchester, Indiana.


32. Gregory J. Hayes, Raytheon Technologies
Title: Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

As Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Raytheon Technologies Corporation, Gregory J. Hayes stands at the helm of an aerospace and defense company that employs over 180,000 people and generates $64 billion in annual sales. The company is one of the largest aerospace, intelligence services providers, and defense manufacturers in the world by revenue and researches, develops, and manufactures a variety of advanced products in that space. The company was recently named to Forbes’ America’s Best Employers for Diversity 2021 List for its efforts to incorporate diversity, equity, and inclusion into its business practices.

Before joining Raytheon Technologies, Hayes held several senior leadership roles in corporate strategy, finance, and business development in his over 20 years with United Technologies Corporation, leading a number of successful acquisitions and ultimately leading the merger of UTC with Raytheon Company to form Raytheon Technologies. Hayes received his Bachelor of Science in economics from Purdue University.


33. Christopher Vincze, TRC Companies
Title: Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Christopher Vincze is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of TRC Companies, a global consulting, engineering, and construction management firm. The company provides services to the power, infrastructure, and oil and gas markets in addition to tech-enabled, environmentally focused consulting services. Under Vincze’s leadership, the company has delivered consistent growth, profitability, and performance to its stakeholders.

Vincze has spent over 15 years leading the company’s turn-around, integration, and rebuilding efforts, having previously served as managing director/senior vice president for Marsh & Mclennan Companies, as well as president and chief operating officer for ATC Group Services. Active in the community, he serves on the board of trustees for Wellforce, Hallmark Health, the New England Council, and the American Enterprise Institute. Vincze received his Master of Public Health in epidemiology/biostatistics and environmental health from the Boston University School of Medicine, and a Bachelor of Arts in zoology/animal biology from Connecticut College.


34. Ignacio García Alves, Arthur D. Little
Title: Global Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

In his nearly 30 years with management consulting firm Arthur D. Little, Ignacio García Alves has worked his way from business analyst to Global Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Founded in 1886, Arthur D. Little is the world’s first management consulting firm, specializing in helping clients solve complex business issues and deliver sustainable results by leveraging deep expertise and innovation to improve the way they do business. Under Alves’ guidance, the firm has experienced strong growth by linking strategy, innovation, and transformation for technology-intensive and converging industries across the world, continuing its 135-year history of providing ground-breaking thought leadership.

Prior to joining the firm in 1992, Alves worked with consulting firm Accenture. In the 2020 edition of CEO Today’s Top CEOs In Management Consulting list, Alves was named as one of the industry’s top performers based in Europe. Alves received his Master of Science in electrical engineering from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, as well as a Master of Management from ESCP Europe in Oxford, Madrid, and Paris.


35. Joseph A. Tarantino, Protiviti
Title: President and Chief Executive Officer

Having served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Protiviti since 2007, Joseph A. Tarantino has been with the firm since its inception in 2002. Serving more than 60% of Fortune 1000 and 35% of Fortune Global 500 companies, the firm also works with growing businesses and public sector agencies to help them confidently address challenges and opportunities in technology, finance, business process, risk, compliance, and many other domains. The firm was recently named in Fortune Magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For 2021 list.

Tarantino brings over 40 years of consulting experience to his role, having previously served as managing director of the company’s U.S. Northeast practice, as well as leading its global industry program. He has also spent over 15 years as a board member with Boys Hope Girls Hope NY, an organization dedicated to helping underrepresented youth become well-educated and career-ready. Tarantino received a Bachelor of Science in accounting from The Peter J. Tobin College of Business at St. John’s University.


36. Michael Robinson, Sungard Availability Services
Title: Chief Executive Officer

Michael Robinson is the Chief Executive Officer of Sungard Availability Services (Sungard AS), a company focused on helping businesses optimize their investments in people and technology by driving digital transformation, securing information technology infrastructure, and developing resilience. Under Robinson’s leadership, the company has grown significantly and was recently listed in the 2021 Gartner Market Guide for Disaster Recovery as a Service.

Prior to joining Sungard AS, Robinson served as CEO and Board Member of Broadview Networks Holdings, Inc, where he led the company’s successful acquisition and integration into Sungard AS. He also served as chief financial officer and executive vice president for US LEC Corp., raising substantial capital to fund the company’s strategic growth objectives, and has held senior roles at Alcatel, Windward International, and Siecor Corporation. Robinson was awarded his Master of Business Administration from Wake Forest University, and his Bachelor of Arts in business and economics from Emory & Henry College.


37. Bill Randag, DATAMARK, Inc.
Title: President

Business process outsourcing company DATAMARK is led by Bill Randag, the company’s President. The firm specializes in outsourcing back-office work, providing call center and business process outsourcing services to mail center management, data entry, document processing, and document management. As company president, Randag has guided the company’s expansion into a wide range of outsourced services, including digital mailroom management, document processing, and bilingual contact center services in Mexico, India, the Philippines, and the U.K. The firm employs nearly 2,800 staff worldwide.

Before being appointed President, Randag worked as vice president of Mexico operations and as a marketing manager. He was previously a pilot in the United States Air Force, where he served with distinction. Active in the communities served by DATAMARK, Randag acts as a mentor and leadership trainer to local members of the workforce. Randag received his Bachelor of Science in mathematics from Louisiana State University.


38. Dustin Hillis, Southwestern Consulting
Title: Chief Executive Officer

As Chief Executive Officer of Southwestern Family of Companies and Co-Founder and President of Southwest Consulting, Dustin Hillis has been instrumental in the firm’s growth and expansion. Southwestern Consulting, a division of Southwestern Family of Companies, is focused on providing sales and leadership consulting, keynote speaking, and personal empowerment that helps clients worldwide drive improved sales performance. Hillis has traveled the world to deliver keynote speeches and is a regular guest teacher at Vanderbilt University.

Hillis has worked for the Southwestern Family of Companies for nearly 20 years, previously serving as head of Southwestern Coaching as well as a student manager and co-organizational leader at Southwestern Advantage. Named to Nashville Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 list, he is a frequent guest on podcasts and has been featured in Entrepreneur and Fortune magazines in addition to the Dave Ramsey Show. Hillis received his degree in psychology from University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and his business degree from Southwest Baptist University.


39. Nikolay Kurayev, ScienceSoft
Title: Chief Executive Officer

Nikolay Kurayev is the Chief Executive Officer of ScienceSoft, a provider of information technology consulting and software development services. The company operates internationally, serving customers in North America, Europe and the U.K., and the Middle East. Kurayev has guided the company through two major transformations: the evolution from a software product company to a provider of software development services and the addition of IT consulting to its technical software development services. ScienceSoft was recently featured in three categories of the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) Global Outsourcing 100 rating for Top Customer References, Top Awards & Certifications, and Top Programs for Corporate Social Responsibility.

Kurayev joined ScienceSoft as a Department Manager prior to his 20-year tenure as CEO. Since then, the company has seen an elevenfold increase in growth and expansion into new domains such as artificial intelligence, internet of things, data science, and augmented reality. He freely shares his knowledge and experience via ScienceSoft’s blog. Kurayev received his Master of Science in microelectronics from the Belarusian State University of Informatics and Radioelectronics.


40. Bruce Douglas, EducationDynamics
Title: Chief Executive Officer

Bruce Douglas is the Chief Executive Officer of EducationDynamics, a consultancy firm that helps colleges and universities find and attract career-focused adult students. The company provides innovative marketing solutions and powerful data analytics services, and has partnered with over 500 educational institutions to increase enrollment. The company was acquired by Renovus Capital Partners in October, and is working to build on its already market-leading position with additional support and resources provided by Renovus.

Douglas brings over 20 years of management and marketing experience to his role, having previously served as the company’s President and co-head, as well as its Chief Marketing Officer. Before joining EducationDynamics, he was general manager of Vertrue and served in the Consumer Marketing Division of Time Inc. Douglas received his Master of Business Administration from Columbia Business School and a Bachelor of Arts in history from Brown University.


41. Christian O’Meara, Logic20/20
Title: Chief Executive Officer

Christian O’Meara co-founded Logic20/20 in 2005 with a goal to create simplicity in complex environments while building a great place to work. As Chief Executive Officer, he leads strategic business development efforts as well as recruitment of like-minded key personnel. The firm provides a variety of services, such as data analytics, Salesforce CRM consulting, data privacy compliance, digital marketing, and managed information technology. The firm has been named in Seattle Business magazine’s Washington’s Best Companies To Work For in 2021, marking the sixth consecutive year the company has been listed.

Before being appointed to CEO in 2012, O’Meara served as a company principal at Logic20/20, worked with Microsoft as a consultant, was technology recruitment manager for Robert Half International, and was a top-performing enterprise software sales manager for Quest Software and Cabletron Systems. As a board member of Leaders for Africa, he helps develop world-class local leaders to serve their communities. O’Meara received his Bachelor of Arts in business management from Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College and his associate’s degree in hospitality administration/management from Farnborough College of Technology.


42. Kevin Parikh, Avasant
Title: Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Kevin Parikh is the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and Senior Partner at Avasant, a management consulting services firm dedicated to translating the power of technology into realizable business strategies. The firm serves a wide array of public sector bodies and private sector industries, helping them embrace innovation and transform the way they do business. The firm was recently recognized by the Industry Association of Outsourcing Professionals in the category of Excellence In Strategic Partnerships for the second year in a row.

Prior to founding Avasant, Parikh worked as a VP and global sourcing leader for Gartner, with KPMG as a senior management, and was an attorney advisor to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. A published author and active philanthropist, Parikh dedicates his time to initiatives that support disadvantaged youth, women, and sustainable development. Parikh received his Juris Doctor in commercial agreements from American University Washington College of Law, and a Bachelor of Science in economics and political science from University of California, Davis.


43. Laura O’Toole, Santa Rosa Consulting
Title: President

Bringing more than 25 years of healthcare industry experience to her role as President of Santa Rosa Consulting, Laura O’Toole oversees all aspects of operations/human resources, talent management, and acquisition. The company assists clients in developing outcome-based solutions that address problems unique to healthcare providers. Offering services ranging from strategic consulting to EHR solutions to on-demand resourcing, the company leverages its deep expertise in healthcare solutions to ultimately improve patient experience and care.

Prior to joining Santa Rosa Consulting, O’Toole served as a consulting leader and partner of operations for Computer Sciences Corporation, as well as vice president of operations/global sourcing for First Consulting Group. Before her tenure at FSC, O’Toole served as an applications administrator and admissions manager for St. Mary’s Medical Center. A member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association and Health Information Management Systems Society, O’Tool received her Bachelor of Science in business from the University of Florida and is a Lean Sigma Expert.


44. Lauren G. Weiner, WWC Global
Title: Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Lauren G. Weiner is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of WWC Global, a consulting firm focused on the overseas employment of veterans and military spouses, helping them overcome the bureaucratic challenges of working overseas. A former senior government civilian in the Office of Management and Budget in the Executive Office of the President, Weiner’s company has now surpassed $53 million in revenue and ranked in the top 65 of women-owned contracting agencies worldwide. The firm recently received the 2021 Department of Labor HIRE Vets Gold Award for its commitment to attracting, hiring, and retaining military veterans.

Before co-founding WWC Global, Weiner was a policy analyst for the Office of Management and Budget. She previously served as chairman of the board of Hiring Our Heroes, and is currently a member of the board of trustees for St. Joseph’s Hospitals and South Florida Baptist. Weiner earned her Doctorate of Philosophy from Dartmouth College and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan.


45. Michele Meyer, CSCI Consulting
Title: Founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer

Michele Meyer serves as Founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer of CSCI Consulting, a woman-owned management, financial, and enterprise information technology consulting firm. The company specializes in bringing together experts in finance and IT to evaluate, propose, and implement transformative technological solutions. CSCI Consulting is built on a foundation of “people first” and has been recognized for its support of veteran and reservist employees. The firm was named Indiana WBE of the Year 2021 by the Great Lakes Women’s Business Conference. The award recognizes successful woman-owned businesses that offer exemplary customer service, conduct business with other women entrepreneurs, and show strong growth, stability, and innovation.

Before founding CSCI, Meyer worked as a senior consultant for Bearing Point and as an Order Entry Manager for the Trane Company. She is an active supporter of the All About Animals Rescue, a Georgia-based non-profit that operates a no-kill cat and dog rescue and placement shelter. Meyer earned a bachelor’s degree from Georgia Southern University.


46. Mike Rizzo, ClearView Healthcare Partners
Title: Managing Director

Mike Rizzo is a Managing Director and member of the executive leadership team at ClearView Healthcare Partners, a firm focused on helping life sciences leaders innovate, evaluate, and act on market opportunities. Rizzo is responsible for assisting client development of product and therapeutic area strategies and offers deep expertise in global pricing, reimbursement, and market access. The company announced in August that it was the recipient of investment from GHO Capital, a London-based leading specialist healthcare advisor.

Before being elevated to the role of Managing Director, Rizzo served as a company principal for over seven years. Prior to joining ClearView, he worked as a director of pricing, reimbursement, and market access for Leerink Swann Consulting and was the vice president of Double Helix Consulting US. Preceding those positions, he served as a practice executive with Campbell Alliance and a senior associate with Charles River Associates. Rizzo earned his Master of Business Administration from the College of William & Mary, a Master of Public Policy in pharmaceutical price regulation from Georgetown University, and a Bachelor of Science in biology from James Madison University.


47. Trent Beekman, ettain group
Title: Chief Executive Officer

As Chief Executive Officer of ettain group, Trent Beekman leads the company in delivering professional resourcing, project solutions, and management services in information technology, healthcare IT, and digital creative. The company was recently acquired by Experis and is now a part of ManpowerGroup, a world leader in IT professional resourcing and project-based staffing solutions. Beekman made headlines in early 2021 by being named to Staffing Industry Analysts’ (SIA) Staffing 100 list, in recognition of his influence and accomplishments. In 2021, ettain group itself was awarded ClearlyRated’s Best of Staffing Client and Talent Diamond Awards for the 10th consecutive year.

Prior to joining Experis, Beekman served as president of MODIS, spent 16 years serving in various leadership roles with The Adecco Group, was a senior vice president with Accounting Principals, and worked as a national executive director with Parker + Lynch. He received his Bachelor of Arts in finance from the University of Oklahoma Price College of Business.


48. Tom Finegan, Clarkston Consulting
Title: Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Tom Finegan is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Clarkston Consulting, a consulting firm that assists its global customers in the life sciences, consumer products, and retail industries in solving problems and advancing their most complex global priorities. Under Finegan’s leadership, the firm has achieved industry-leading client satisfaction rates. Finegan himself is a published author and speaker, and was a finalist in EY’s Entrepreneur of the Year as well as a 40 Under 40 leader. He also serves on the board of directors for Momentum Learning, a talent transformation group focused on making tech jobs more easily accessible.

Finegan has served Clarkston Consulting for over 30 years, and during that time he has also been Chairman of the Board of Momentum Learning, the Chairman of FoodLogiQ, and the Chairman and CEO of Clarkston-Potomac Group. Additionally, he previously served as chairman for Rural Sourcing, Inc. Finnegan received his Bachelor of Arts in economics from The Johns Hopkins University.


49. Trent Kaufman, Cicero Group
Title: Chief Executive Officer

During the 15 years Trent Kaufman has led Cicero Group, the organization has expanded to serve clients in over 47 countries and in 14 languages, providing data-driven consulting strategies for the public, private, and social sectors. As its Chief Executive Officer, Kaufman is responsible for developing sophisticated systems that leverage performance data to maximize individual and team performance in a variety of organizations.

Before rising to the role of CEO, Kaufman served as Cicero Group’s president and chief operating officer, was a teaching and research fellow at Harvard University, a senior consultant with Buck Institute for Education and Education Resource Strategies, and a teacher, department chair, technology coordinator, coach, dean, and assistant principal at the Dublin Unified School District. Active in his community, he volunteers as a leader with the Boy Scouts of America and serves in advisory board roles for the Nike Innovation Fund, Strayer University, and High School Futures. Kaufman received his Doctorate in performance management and Master of Science in policy management from Harvard University; his Master of Science in organizational leadership from University of California, Berkeley; and a Bachelor of Science from Brigham Young University.


50. Andy Singh, Teqfocus Consulting
Title: Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Andy Singh is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Teqfocus Consulting, a global leader in building and integrating technologies to digitize customer experiences. The firm has grown from a small team to a company with a wide international reach, focused on optimizing customer experiences and empowering clients to develop the kind of continuous change needed to remain at the forefront of customer attention. The company was recently recognized as an AWS Advanced Consulting Partner with Amazon.

Before being tapped as CEO, Singh worked as the company’s director of sales and delivery head, previously working as a technology partner and investor for Core Learning Exchange as well as a business development manager for Tally Solutions Pvt Ltd. He actively serves as a mentor to tech startups and up-and-coming business leaders. Singh received his Master of Business Administration from Christ University, Bangalore, and a Bachelor of Engineering from Priyadarshini Engineering College.