Point B opens new office in Austin, Texas, its 10th in US

07 October 2016 Consultancy.uk

Point B, a US-based management consultancy, has opened a new office in Austin, Texas. The new office will be led by Kelly O’Rourke, and boosts the firm’s US footprint to a total of 10 offices.

Management consulting, venture investment and property development firm Point B has opened a new office in Austin Texas. The new office, its 10th across the United States, will boost its capability to deliver healthcare, technology, retail and financial services advisory services to local clients in Texas. The new office will leverage the firm’s wider network of 600 people across the country.

Point B’s new office, which is located at One Eleven, the high-rise at 111 Congress Ave (owned by Parkway Properties), will be led by Kelly O’Rourke, who is charged with developing the strategic direction of the new hub as well as leading client engagements. O’Rourk is a local to Austin and has worked in the region for more than 15 years.

Point B opens new office in Austin, Texas, its 10th in US

O’Rourk joined Point B in 2014 as Principal in the firm’s Project Leadership Services practice. Previously, O’Rourk worked at test equipment company National Instruments as a Director within the company’s Global Business Analysis and Solutions division from 2006 until 2014, and was an IT Section Manager at the company from 2004 until 2006. Earlier in his career O’Rourk worked at Accenture, in his last role as Senior Manager in the firm’s Financial Services practice. O’Rourk holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Illinois.

On the new Austin office O’Rourke remarks, “Point B is known for getting the right things done right. Our local model – local consultants helping local companies – coupled with the ability to tap into industry experts across our firm’s more than 600 people, puts us in a great position to immediately drive value for organisations in Austin.”

The Austin team today consists of six consultants – O’Rourke expects to double the headcount by the end of 2016 and reach nearly 20 employees by the end of 2017.

Last month another consulting firm, AlixPartners, also opened an office in Texas (Houston; its 9th in the US), while PwC and Slalom Consulting opened their fourth and first hub in the wider Texas region in 2015 and 2014, respectively. Mercer, an international HR advisory, in May this year closed down one of its two offices in Houston.

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