Global management consulting firm L.E.K. Consulting has grown its management team with seven new partners. All seven new partners, based in the US, UK, France, Australia and Singapore, have been promoted from internal ranks.
L.E.K. Consulting was founded in 1983 by three former partners of Bain & Company in the UK*, and has since grown into one of the leading management consulting firms of the globe. The firm currently employs more than 1,000 professionals in 21 offices across the Americas, Asia-Pacific and Europe, serving clients in a wide range of industries. Recently L.E.K. Consulting was named the #14 most prestigious management consulting firm in Europe, while across the Atlantic the firm was recognised as a top 15 employer in the consulting industry.
In line with its growth ambition – L.E.K. Consulting aims at expanding its footprint in the strategy consulting market – the consultancy has bolstered its partner team with seven new members. An overview of the new partners:
Brian Baranick, based in Los Angeles, joined L.E.K. in 2007 and focuses on biopharmaceuticals, diagnostics, research tools and personalised medicine. He advises clients in the areas of corporate strategy, product strategy and planning and transaction support. Baranick received a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from UCLA.
Monish Rajpal is based in New York and joined L.E.K. in 2008 from McKinsey & Company. He advises clients in life sciences, MedTech and healthcare services, including the emerging overlap and convergence among these sectors. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Pune, India, a Master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University and an MBA from the Booth School of Business, University of Chicago.
Chris Randall, based in Boston, joined L.E.K. in 2005, and then rejoined the firm in 2007 after working with grocery chain Stop & Shop’s internal strategy group. Randall has developed an expertise advising clients in the consumer products and retail sectors, where he advises clients on a range of critical strategic issues. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree with Honors from Carroll School of Management, Boston College.
Gianluigi Indino, based in Paris, joined L.E.K. in 2011 and focuses primarily in the industrial sectors including energy, automotive, water, rail and logistics. Prior to joining L.E.K., Indino held positions at PwC, Corporate Value Associates and A.T. Kearney, and was marketing director of Hilti France, a European specialist in tools for the construction industry. Indino graduated in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Bologna, completed his MBA at HEC in France, and also earned a Master’s degree in Project Finance at the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées.
Tim McGrath, based in Melbourne, began his tenure at L.E.K. in 2010 following 13 years in technology and banking. He has developed a specialisation in strategy activation, with experience in areas such as operational improvement, cost reduction, operating models and organisational design. He earned a degree in Electrical Engineering and an MBA from the Melbourne Business School.
Diogo Silva, based in London, began his L.E.K. career in 2006 after earning an MBA at INSEAD. Prior to his MBA he worked for Roland Berger. He rejoined L.E.K. in 2013 after working at Barclays Capital where he held roles in the COO office of the Investment Bank and also in Group Treasury. Silva works almost exclusively in the financial services sector, combining relationship management and communication skills with a commercial perspective and analytical capabilities. He has a degree in Business Administration from the Universidade Catolica Portuguesa.
Manas Tamotia, based in Singapore, joined L.E.K. in 2002 and then rejoined the firm in 2011 after receiving his MBA and working in the commodities trading and corporate development groups of Constellation Energy. Tamotia has spent his L.E.K. tenure in the firm’s Southeast Asia region and has expertise in the industrials and building products and private equity sectors. He received his Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of New South Wales and his MBA at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Stuart Jackson, who has been with the firm for more than 29 years and currently serves as Global Managing Partner, says he is “proud” of the newest additions to the firm’s growing partner team. Looking ahead, Jackson is confident that L.E.K. will on the back of a strong senior team be able to continue its growth path, both in the UK and internationally, stating: “The partnership group at L.E.K. excels at providing strategic insights with powerful impact to a broad cross-section of businesses and industries worldwide.”
Consulting firms typically announce their partner promotions at the beginning of the year. In recent weeks for example Simon-Kucher & Partners announced four new partners in North America, and four in Europe, while Oliver Wyman named 29 new partners in 10 countries. Globally, restructuring expert Alvarez & Marsal appointed 24 new Managing Directors – the equivalent of a partner rank within the firm – and recently Big Four Deloitte added six partners to its Swiss team, of which four were poached from rivals Accenture, EY and Roland Berger.
* In the first ten years L.E.K. Consulting operated under the ‘L.E.K. Partnership’ brand. After it merged with the US-based Alcar Group in 1993, the consultancy rebranded to its current name.