Appendix 2. Leaders - Exemplary Foresight Practitioners and Organizations

Management Consultancies Doing Leading Implicit Foresight Work

These large management consultancies occasionally or frequently do leading foresight work, though they don’t explicitly position themselves as foresight professionals. When they do, we move them into larger primary foresight consultancies listed in the next section.

Organizational foresight leaders and previous leaders (“prev.”) are listed below in bold, where known. Check LinkedIn Advanced Search, using org name and relevant foresight terms (strategy, foresight, forecasting, design, innovation, scenarios, etc.), org site search, (site:domainname searchstring) and general Google search to find current and past foresight leaders at each org. Use multiple negatives to eliminate urls or terms you don’t want, and use quotes to get exact phrases, like “strategic foresight” and “future of”.

Consultancy Foresight Leaders; Company Description Region (HQ)
A.T. Kearney Global mgmt consultancy. 3,200 consultants, 58 locations. 1 (Chicago, IL)
Accenture Top Ten Strategy (Vault.com). IT, management consulting and outsourcing services. 280,000 consultants, 200 locations. 3 (Dublin, Ireland)
Advisory Board Company Global research, tech, and consulting firm helping hospital and university executives to better serve patients and students. 1 (Washington, DC)
Alvarez & Marsal Turnaround management and performance improvement. 2,000 consultants, 40 locations worldwide. 1 (New York, NY)
Analysis Group, Inc Economic, financial and strategy consulting. US & Canada. 1 (Boston, MA)
Aon Consulting Worldwide Risk management, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, HR consulting and outsourcing. 65,000 consultants, 500 locations. 3 (London, UK)
Bain & Company Top Ten Strategy (Vault.com). Strategy, marketing, organization, operations, IT and M&A services. 6,000 consultants, 50 locations. 1 (Boston, MA)
BearingPoint Inc. Mgmt and technology consultancy. 3,350 consultants. 3 (Amsterdam, NL)
Booz Allen Hamilton Richard N Fletcher; Top Ten Strategy. Booz & PWC merger (2014). 1 (New York, NY)
Boston Consulting Group Top Ten Strategy (Vault.com). Mgmt consultancy. 6,200 consultants, 81 locations worldwide. 1 (Boston, MA)
Cambridge Associates Investment advisory services. 1 (Boston, MA)
Capgemini IT, consulting, outsourcing, prof svcs. 130K consultants, 44 countries. 3 (Paris, France)
CEB World’s leading member-based consultancy for senior leaders. 1 (Arlington, VA)
Charles River Associates Leading global litigation and mgmt consulting. Acq. Marakon 1 (Boston, MA)
Cornerstone Research Financial, economic, and litigation consulting. US only. 1 (Menlo Park, CA)
Corp Executive Board Global professional advisory services firm. 1 (Arlington, VA)
CRA International Economic, financial, and strategy expertise to major law firms, corporations, accounting firms, and governments. US and Europe. 1 (Boston, MA)
Deloitte Consulting John Hagel, Co-chairman, Center for the Edge (Santa Clara, CA); Top Ten Strategy Firm. Audit, tax, consulting, corporate finance services. 1 (New York, NY)
Deutche Bank Research Macroeconomic analysis within the Deutsche Bank Group and consulting for the bank, its clients and stakeholders. 3 (Frankfurt, Germany)
EY (Ernst & Young) Consulting Top Ten Strategy (Vault.com). Assurance, Advisory, Tax, Transactions services. 3 (London, UK)
First Manhattan Consulting Consulting on issues related to financial services. 1 (New York, NY)
FTI Consulting Corporate finance and restructuring, economic, forensic, litigation and technology consulting, strategic communications. 1 (West Palm Beach, FL)
Hewitt Associates Consulting, outsourcing, and insurance brokerage services. 1 (Chicago, IL)
Huron Consulting Group Mgmt consulting for the Healthcare, Education, Law, and Finance industries. 1 (Chicago, IL)
IBM Global Services Business and tech consulting. Top Ten Strategy (Vault.com) 1 (Armonk, NY)
KPMG Audit, tax, and advisory professional services co. 152,000 people. 3 (Netherlands)
Kurt Salmon Global mgmt, retail, and consumer strategy consulting. 1 (New York, NY)
L.E.K. Consulting Global generalist consulting firm. Top Ten Strategy (Vault.com) 1 (London, UK)
Lippincott Global brand strategy, identity, and design consultancy. 1 (New York, NY)
Mars & Co Internt’l strategy consulting. Client focused. 250 consultants. 1 (Greenwich, CT)
McKinsey & Company Global mgmt. consulting leader. Top Ten Strategy (Vault.com) 1 (New York, NY)
Mercer HR Consulting Global human resources and financial services consulting. 1 (New York, NY)
Monitor Deloitte Senior mgmt. strategy and business transformation. 1 (Cambridge, MA)
Navigant Consulting Dispute, investigation, regulation, and demand consulting. 1 (Chicago, IL)
NERA Economic Consulting Economic analysis, advice, and policy for corps and govts. 1 (SF, CA)
Oliver Wyman Leading global mgmt. consulting. Top Ten Strategy (Vault.com) 1 (SF, CA)
PA Consulting Group Rob Gear; Management consulting, technology, and innovation. 3 (London, UK)
Parthenon Group Strategic advisors to CEOs and leaders of Global 1000 Co’s. 1 (SF, CA)
Price Waterhouse Coopers Global professional services firm. Top Ten Strategy (Vault.com) 3 (London, UK)
Putnam Associates Pharma, biotech, and medical device consulting. 1 (Burlington, MA)
Roland Berger Strat. Consults Global strategy consulting. 250 partners. Top tier firm per Vault. 3 (Munich,Germany)
Strategic Business Insights SRI spinoff. Scenario planning, strategic roadmapping, foresight. 1 (Menlo Park, CA)
TeleTech Global Business Process Outsourcing 1 (Englewood, CO)
Towers Watson Jonathan Wells. Risk mgmt, HR consulting. Global. 14,000 associates. 1 (New York, NY)
ZS Associates Sales and marketing consulting. 1 (San Mateo, CA)
See also:
Vault Consulting 50 (Top Co’s)

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