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StaxStax is a strategy consultancy that mainly serves PE investors, PE-backed companies, hedge funds, and investment banks through commercial due diligence, value creation and growth strategy, and exit planning. The firm is industry-agnostic, but does a lot of work in the following industries: tech, healthcare, business services, industrials, consumer & retail, and education.It’s a small but quickly-growing firm with many opportunities to own and accelerate your career in strategy consulting with an emphasis on Private Equity.Annual Revenue:$75,000,000Prestige:BoutiqueEmployee Considerations:Plenty of learning & development opportunitiesMeritocratic, startup-type culture

Alvarez & Marsal

Alvarez & MarsalAlvarez & Marsal, also known as A&M, is a bankruptcy, turnaround, and restructuring firm made famous during the 2008 financial crisis when it took over Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The firm is a premier player in the consulting world, with a reputation and compensation to boot. If rescuing distressed companies sounds fun, A&M may be the firm you’ve been looking for – providing great strategy, operations, and finance exposure.Annual Revenue:$1,200,000,000Prestige:Average to HighEmployee Considerations:Turnaround Management and Performance Improvement – you’re on the front linesWork hard, play hard


AlixPartnersWe’ve got two competitors coming up back-to-back. AlixPartners, founded in 1981, is one of the world’s premier turnaround consulting firms. It has advised on some of the most famous Chapter 11 reorganizations in history, including Enron, GM, and Kmart.The firm is known for its long work hours and meritorious culture, but compensation reflects this. If a fast-paced work culture and tight deadlines get your heart racing, as does bringing companies back from extinction, AlixPartners should be on your list of target firms.Annual Revenue:~$2,000,000,000Prestige:Average to HighEmployee Considerations:Front-line work with great client and partner exposureWork hard, play hard


WavestoneWith almost half a billion dollars in annual revenues, Wavestone is a serious contender in the strategy & implementation consulting space. Headquartered in Paris and with a distinctly European feel, the firm has been rapidly expanding its U.S. presence in recent years through numerous acquisitions and a targeted hiring spree. If the thought of working for a growing “do-it-all” consultancy lights you up, Wavestone may be the firm for you.Annual Revenue:$900,000,000Prestige:Top BoutiqueEmployee Considerations:Rapidly growing up-and-comer with competitive compEuropean firm culture (generally better work/life balance than U.S.-based firms)


Strategy&Strategy& is a strategy consulting firm previously known as Booz & Company, which was acquired by PwC in 2014. Strategy& focuses on executive-level strategy, similar to the projects you would find at McKinsey, Bain, and BCG. To help its clients compete, Strategy& heavily emphasises foresight and innovative thinking – a trait that goes all the way back to founder Edwin Booz.Annual Revenue:$17,000,000,000Prestige:HighEmployee Considerations:Highly recommendedGreat place to work


EY-ParthenonErnst & Young acquired The Parthenon Group in 2014, increasing EY’s presence as a Big 4 consulting firm. EY-Parthenon focuses on strategy consulting and currently employs over 9,000 professionals worldwide. The firm advises C-suite, business, and organizational leaders across multiple sectors, including consumer, diversified industrial products, education, financial services, health care, life sciences, oil and gas, private equity and technology, media and telecom.While EY-Parthenon may be able to access the power, global reach, and capabilities of one of the world’s corporate giants, the firm still retains its trademark boutique culture. The organization’s leadership has remained intact, along with functions critical to retaining culture. As a result, consultants at EY-Parthenon highlight the firm’s strong collegial atmosphere, entrepreneurial environment, and transparent management as key benefits of working at the firms.Annual Revenue:~$19,000,000,000Prestige:HighEmployee Considerations:Great professional developmentGreat peopleSome have experienced a consistent need to reprioritize their workSome bureaucracyAverage consulting work-life demands


AdvancyAdvancy is a pure-play strategy consulting firm whose small and nimble consulting project teams deliver in-depth industry insights to large global clients, aided by the firm’s focus on just three sectors of the economy – Consumer Goods, Life Sciences, and Chemicals. The 300-person firm has a uniquely European feel to it owing to its origins in France. One of the hallmarks of the firm’s culture is an annual trip where the company takes the entire global team on a international trip to a secret location. Who wouldn’t want to work here?Annual Revenue:$90,000,000Prestige:BoutiqueEmployee Considerations:Low travel requirementsLaid back cultureAbove-average work-life balance

McKinsey & Company

McKinsey is a company that needs no introduction. The company is consistently ranked as the #1 most valued brand in the consulting industry, making it the most prestigious company on the list. Since its founding in 1926, the company has grown to over 38,000 employees across more than 120 offices around the world. The company generates a whopping $13.5B in revenue annually.McKinsey’s recruiting process is one of the most competitive in the world. The firm typically hires candidates with Ivy League backgrounds and/or prestigious work histories. McKinsey is also known for pioneering the recruitment of advanced professionals with non-business degrees to its consulting teams. McKinsey consultants are known to be amongst the hardest workers in the industry, which in turn result in outstanding exit opportunities.Annual Revenue:$13,500,000,000Prestige:HighestEmployee Considerations:High turnover for young adultsGreat future career opportunitiesLong HoursConstant Travel

Bain & Company

Bain & CompanyHeadquarters: Boston, MABain & Company is a global management consulting firm headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, with 63 offices in 38 countries worldwide. Founded in 1973, Bain is one of the “Big Three” management consultancies (along with McKinsey & Co. and Boston Consulting Group). The firm boasts a workforce of more than 14,000 professionals who guide public, private, and non-profit organizations of all sizes.Bain has received many awards and accolades, including being named to the top three of Glassdoor’s 2022 “Best Places to Work” list. The firm has also committed a 10-year commitment to invest more than $1 billion in pro bono services to bring expertise and insight to organizations tackling today’s urgent challenges in education, racial equity, social justice, economic development, and the environment.


DeloitteHeadquarters: New York, NYProfessional services network Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (commonly referred to as simply “Deloitte”) continues to set the bar high for services, including analytics and cloud computing. It’s hard to find something at which this star of professional advising is less than excellent, from business strategy and data analytics to risk assessment and enterprise technology, with the firm’s AI Institute being a standout in artificial intelligence research and development.Deloitte is a storied institution that traces its roots back to its founding in 1845. It is one of the largest professional services networks in the world, with annual aggregated revenue nearing $50 billion, and the firm is highly respected for its forecasts regarding the world of technology and work. In 2019 and 2020, Gartner stated that Deloitte was the No. 1 consulting service provider worldwide by revenue.

Boston Consulting Group (BCG)

Boston Consulting GroupHeadquarters: Boston, MABoston Consulting Group (BCG) is a global management consulting firm and one of the “Big Three” management consultancies. Founded in 1963 by Bruce Henderson, BCG partners with leaders in business and society to tackle their most important challenges and capture their greatest opportunities. The firm delivers integrated solutions through leading-edge management consulting, technology and design, and corporate and digital ventures. BCG is driven by over 25,000 employees across 90-plus offices in over 50 countries and regions.BCG boasts expertise in various industries, including aerospace and defense, automotive, oil and gas, consumer products, and more. The firm has received many awards for its workplace equality, global culture, and environmental records, including the Human Rights Campaign Award for Workplace Equality Innovation.


KearneyHeadquarters: Chicago, ILKearney is a leading global management consulting firm with more than 4,200 people working in more than 40 countries. They work with more than three-quarters of the Fortune Global 500 and the most influential governmental and non-profit organizations.Kearney is a partner-owned firm with a distinctive, collegial culture that transcends organizational and geographic boundaries—and it shows. Regardless of location or rank, Kearney consultants are down to earth, approachable, and have a shared passion for doing innovative client work that provides clear benefits to the organizations we work with in the short and long term.Kearney consistently ranks high on a variety of lists for both the consulting industry and the wider business world. It has been ranked in the top 10 in Vault's Consulting 50 multiple times and in Consulting magazine's Best Firms to Work For. It has also been named to Working Mother’s Top 100 Firms for Working Families and Women and to the Best Companies for Dads list. In addition, Human Rights Watch has consistently named it one of the Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality.

Zen Residential Ltd.
Zen Residential Ltd.

Zen Residential Property Management is a distinguished and forward-thinking property management company dedicated to providing exceptional residential experiences to our tenants and property owners. With a commitment to excellence, innovation, and customer satisfaction, we have established ourselves as a trusted leader in the industry. Our mission is to create harmonious living environments that inspire comfort, convenience, and community.

NEXTalent Marketplace

The NEXTalent Marketplace is a cutting-edge platform to transform the conventional approach to career development, job acquisition, and talent recruitment. Our mission is to empower ambitious professionals by connecting them with like-minded individuals, mentors, and industry experts. Through this exclusive network, you can unlock boundless opportunities and gain invaluable insights and guidance to unleash your full potential.When you become a part of the NEXTalent Marketplace, you gain exclusive access to a range of invaluable resources offered by Rutherford International. These include executive assessment tools, our NEXTpath Career Diagnostics, the opportunity to join or create affinity communities, and personalised reports on market and compensation trends. These resources provide valuable insights to fuel your growth and empower you to achieve your career aspirations.At NEXTpath Career Diagnostics, we aim to empower individuals by providing clarity and confidence when making major life decisions. Our comprehensive personality and performance assessment determines your potential to excel in the top 25% of your field, assuming the proper education and work experience. For instance, perhaps you're a young financial analyst mapping your future. Our NEXTpath Career Diagnostics can forecast, with 85% predictive accuracy, your potential to one day become a high-performing Chief Financial Officer of a $2B corporation. This valuable insight can be genuinely transformative in charting your career journey. Let us steer you towards a future brimming with triumph and personal satisfaction.Equipped with valuable insights into your performance potential, our Talent Agency and TalentNet platform can seamlessly connect you with our exclusive network of employers. We'll match you with roles that perfectly align with your unique abilities. Through TalentNET, registered employers can access an anonymous abstract of your profile, initiate a direct chat with you requesting your resume, or invite you to apply for specific positions listed on the NEXTalent job board. Don't miss this golden opportunity to showcase your exceptional talent and secure your dream job.Discover this amazing value package! Explore a wide range of sample positions listed on our job board. Select one to uncover how your unique personality and potential for success align with others in the same position. Don't miss out!Join us now to gain profound insight into your personal growth.

Rutherford International

Corporate OverviewRutherford International is the management consulting and executive search firm you need to help you achieve your business goals. We know how to match the right companies with the right individuals who possess the unique expertise to foster enterprise growth through executive and project leadership. With us, you'll create exceptional value and achieve outstanding results..Our business strategy is centred around utilizing predictive analytics to gain a deep understanding of human behaviour. Through this approach, we can identify patterns and trends that help us make informed decisions about how to best serve our customers. Additionally, we place a strong emphasis on building trusted referral relationships with a select group of international contacts. We believe that these relationships are crucial to our success, as they allow us to expand our reach and tap into new markets. Finally, we are committed to staying ahead of the curve when it comes to the ever-changing global marketplace. By staying informed and keeping a close eye on emerging trends and technologies, we are able to adjust our strategy as needed and remain competitive in today's fast-paced business environment.Industries served are real estate, finance, investment, construction, infrastructure, logistics, hotel/resorts, specialized manufacturing and investment funds.Executive Search & AssessmentOur process for search and information gathering is highly reliant on referrals from subject matter experts and industry insiders who possess deep knowledge and experience in their respective fields. By leveraging their networks and insights, we are able to identify and recruit top talent for executive search assignments, as well as provide specialized project expertise, interim C-Suite executives, and project team development. Our research and referral network is highly distributed across North America, Europe, and East Asia, which enables us to access critical local talent across multiple jurisdictions. This allows us to tailor our services to the specific needs of our clients, regardless of their location or the scope of their project. We take pride in our ability to work closely with our clients to understand their unique needs and objectives, and then develop tailored solutions that meet those needs. Whether it's identifying potential partners and alliances or conducting a search for a highly specialized role, we are committed to delivering the highest level of service and expertise to our clients.Management ConsultingOur organisation serves as a platform for highly skilled and experienced management consultants who specialise in providing guidance and support on various topics related to business management and financial strategy. Our consultants are carefully selected based on their extensive industry knowledge and proven track record of success.The primary focus of our management consulting platform is assisting businesses facing turnaround challenges, corporate renewal, and capital markets. Whether helping struggling companies get back on track or providing guidance on complex financial transactions, our consultants have the skills and expertise necessary to deliver effective solutions.As a clearinghouse, utilize our NEXTalent TalentNET platform as a centralised hub for clients to access a wide range of independent consultants, each with unique expertise. By working with us, businesses can tap into a vast network of consultants, gain access to cutting-edge industry insights, and receive guidance that is tailored to their specific needs and goals.Consultants are primarily available for project-based or indeterminate contracts. However, they may convert their contracts to full-time engagements if required. Our management consultants are highly qualified individuals who have graduated from top international schools, held corporate roles in Global 1000 firms, or consulted for top-tier management organisations and benchmark for high performance through our NEXpath Career Diagnostics platform. Our consultants possess a wide range of skills, including industry research, financial modelling, business plan development, acquisition due diligence, presentation and road show materials coordination, marketing plans, and accounting.Find out if you qualify to be represented by Rutherford International's Management Consultant Clearinghouse by discovering if you benchmark for high potential in the upper quartile of your management consulting peer group. Business FocusConsulting ServicesExecutive Search AdvisoryManagement ConsultantsSectors ServedCorporate RenewalReal EstateCapital FundsCorporate ServicesInfrastructureAt Rutherford International, we provide practical solutions to help small and medium-sized enterprises, hedge/portfolio managers and their workforce reach their full potential. Our mission is to offer our corporate and individual clients expert guidance in crafting high-performance career strategies that foster growth and deliver long-term value to themselves and their stakeholders. We believe that our approach to unlocking workforce potential will help our client organizations achieve operational success and thrive in today's competitive business landscape.