Illinois Consulting Academy works closely with its corporate affiliates to make sure that our members are prepared to succeed after college through skill trainings, case trainings, and networking events. Members will have multiple opportunities throughout the course of their time in ICA to interact with these companies, and many of our members will go on to have jobs with these companies.
Bain & Company is a Big 3 consulting firm that emerged out of the motto “results, not reports”. Started in 1973 by Bill Bain and six other Boston Consulting Group partners, the firm quickly rose to eminence by investing directly in it’s clients’ success through policies such as performance based fees, and by working with only a single client in each industry. Today, Bain has over 50 offices, in over 30 countries, with over 3500 consultants and does consulting work in almost all industries and functions. The firm is especially known as a leader in the Private Equity consulting space.
Crowe Horwath is a public accounting, consulting, and technology firm with offices around the world. Connecting deep industry and specialized knowledge with innovative technology, their dedicated professionals create value for our clients with integrity and objectivity. By listening to their clients, they learn about their businesses and the unique challenges they face. They forge each relationship with the intention of delivering exceptional client service while upholding their core values and strong professional standards. They invest in tomorrow because theyknow smart decisions build lasting value for theirclients, people, and profession.
With core capabilities in advisory, managed services and software solutions, HBR is a trusted advisor to leading law firms, law departments and corporations. Through collaboration with clients they increase productivity and profitability, while mitigating risk across the organization. HBR experts combine technical knowledge and industry expertise to provide clients data-driven solutions. Their industry-leading benchmarking surveys and analytical tools help clients gauge performance relative to their peers and provide industry-specific perspectives, leading to insightful intel to drive business strategy.
HealthScape Advisors is a private healthcare management consulting firm. They serve clients ranging from insurance providers, to private equity groups in many fields such as operations improvement, growth strategies, valuation advising, and more. Located in Chicago, IL with less than 100 employees, HeathScape is a boutique firm serving clients across the country since their founding as the heathcare landscape continues to see dynamic changes and rapid growth.
KPMG is a Big Four accounting firm that offers financial services in three key areas: Audit, Advisory, and Tax. Advisory is financial sector focused on improving business performance, similar to consulting. KPMG offers positions in management consulting, risk consulting, deal advisory, and strategy. The firm works to balance opportunity and risk for all clients with a better understanding of various market dynamics. The Advisory program is known for its rotational opportunities.
As a Big Four firm, PwC does over $30 billion in revenue each year (of which roughly 30% is from consulting engagements). PwC’s clients represent both the public and private sector, and are both large and small. PwC also operates in almost every industry out there. A key part of PwC’s growth has been its commitment to “strategy through execution” as it allows PwC to not only come up with a strategy, but implement it for a client as well. PwC’s consulting roles are broken up into management, technology, and strategy, and then segmented by industry. PwC’s presence in the consulting industry has been helped by its acquisition of Booz & Company in 2014.
A mid-size management consulting firm, Stax has locations globally, and a large portfolio of clients. Their solutions stress integration with the existing ecosystems of their clients, and Stax has more than 20 years of experience in the industry. Stax provides a great deal of resources to private equity clients with an emphasis on M&A work.
West Monroe Partners’ team is made up of an uncommon blend of business savvy consultants and technical experts that work together to achieve sustainable success.Theirbusiness consultants are driven by opportunities to contribute to commercial success. They partner with companies to help generate revenue, reduce costs and transform thinking, operations, and capabilities.