LEK Consulting promotes 17 partners in US offices

LEK Consulting promotes 17 partners in US offices

Management consulting firm LEK Consulting has promoted 17 people to participate in its US operations. The US promotions are part of the Global Partners category of 24 people in 2022.

Clay Heskett, Global Managing Partner, LEK, said: “We are delighted to announce the latest partner appointments at LEK Consulting. Each of these clients has consistently helped clients and colleagues achieve exceptional results.” , who represent expertise in the full range of sectors we serve, for their work on behalf of clients around the world.”

LEK’s new US partners are:

Jordan Barron (Technology, media and communications [TMT](Los Angeles) led over 200 client engagements in growth strategy, marketing, and support for mergers and acquisitions. He has worked at LEK for over 11 years and previously worked as a financial analyst at MGM Studios.

Barron holds an MBA from Columbia University and a BA in Economics from New York University.

Laura Bruceser (Retail and FMCG, Boston) Helps household goods, footwear, and apparel customers address challenges in mergers and acquisitions, consumer segmentation, brand positioning, new product development, category expansion, portfolio optimization, and organizational transformation. I’ve worked at LEK for more than seven years, having previously worked as a director at The Bridgespan Group, a management consulting firm specializing in nonprofits and philanthropists.

Brookhiser holds an MBA and MA in Education from Stanford University and a BA in Psychology from Duke University.

LEK Consulting promotes 17 partners in US offices

Justin Craigwell Graham (Retail and FMCG, Chicago) Focuses on the food and beverage industry and has particular expertise in due diligence, market assessment, growth opportunities and strategy, and support for buy and sell transactions. He joined LEK in 2010.

Craigwell Graham holds an MA in Finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a BA in Comparative International Studies from Duke University.

Alex Guth (Life Sciences, Boston) Advises biopharmaceutical and other life sciences clients on strategic needs including therapeutic area strategy, portfolio prioritization, due diligence, and anticipation and evaluation of opportunities. He has worked at LEK for the past nine years.

He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and a Ph.D. in Virology from Harvard University.

Jeff Kalosky (Media & Entertainment, Boston) Works with content owners, studios, broadcast platforms and television networks on growth strategy, distribution assessment, and licensing strategy. Prior to joining LEK in 2015, he spent a decade at Wenzlau Engineering, a company providing defense solutions for advanced electronic systems, where he was most recently Vice President.

Kalosky holds an MBA from Duke University and a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Vanderbilt University.

David Mahin (Industries, Chicago) advises building and construction clients on revenue growth, profitability enhancement, go-to-market strategy, commercial due diligence, and mergers and acquisitions. He joined LEK in 2012.

Mahin holds a BA in Finance from the University of Notre Dame.

Matt Mancuso (Life Sciences, Boston) Has significant experience in assessing oncological and non-oncological opportunities and targeting, including leveraging advanced commercial, scientific, and chemical informatics analysis. Prior to joining LEK in 2014, he co-founded VitaScan, a Medtech startup.

He received a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Cornell University and a Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering from Stony Brook University.

Brendan Mitchell (Healthcare Services, San Francisco) Focuses on working with healthcare payers and private equity firms on strategies, mergers and acquisitions, and operational transformations. Prior to joining LEK in 2014, he was a Senior Analyst at Green Dot and Analyst at UBS Investment Bank.

He holds an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania and a BA in Economics from Harvard University.

Neil Metal (Travel & Leisure, Boston) He has over 11 years of strategic consulting experience specializing in aviation, hospitality and outdoor recreation. He has worked on numerous projects in mergers and acquisitions, demand forecasting, buy-and-sell due diligence, loyalty strategy, transformational growth strategy, and strategic planning. Prior to joining LEK in 2014, he spent five years as a consultant at Auctive, a management consulting firm focused on CPG clients for food and beverage.

He holds an MBA from Cornell University and a BA in Marketing and Finance from Northeastern University.

Alison Schilling (Consumer, Chicago) He has over 10 years of experience in strategic consulting covering North American, European and Asia Pacific markets. She joined LEK in 2011 after earning an MBA and BA in Biochemistry from the University of Notre Dame.

Sheila Shah | (medtech & Healthcare, Chicago) Leads engagements in healthcare technology, due diligence, business strategy, healthcare supply chain, assessment of growth opportunities and organizational design. Prior to joining LEK in 2015, Shah was a Senior Consultant in the healthcare consulting practice at EY and a Financial Analyst at Strategic Sourcing at New York Presbyterian Hospital.

She received an MBA from Northwestern University and a BA in Economics and Political Science from Columbia University.

Adam Seibert (Life Sciences, NY) supports pharmaceutical clients with growth strategy, life cycle management, portfolio optimization, and M&A projects. He joined LEK in 2013 as a consultant and was appointed as a Principal in 2020.

Seibert holds a Ph.D. in cellular and molecular biology from the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Boston College.

Delia Silva (Life Sciences, Boston) works with pharmaceutical companies on growth strategy, regulation, and performance, both in the United States and globally. She joined LEK in 2014 as a Life Sciences Specialist and was appointed Principal Director in 2020.

Silva holds a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Boston University.

Matt Wayne (Industrial, Boston) has over 10 years of strategic consulting experience supporting corporate and private equity clients across a range of industrial markets. He specializes in automotive, industrial equipment and technology, with expertise in market assessment, growth strategy and due diligence. Wayne worked at LEK for nine years and was previously a director in the Staples strategy unit and an analyst at Lehman Brothers.

He holds an MBA from Dartmouth College and a BA in Economics from Tufts University.

Matt Wheeler (Pharmaceutical Services, Boston) advises clients on business unit and corporate growth strategy, platform and portfolio development, new market prioritization and entry, and strategic mergers and acquisitions. He has worked at LEK for nearly 10 years.

Wheeler holds an MBA from Dartmouth College and a BA in Economics from Boston College.

Gigi Wong (TMT and Financial Services, San Francisco) has extensive experience with the strategies and due diligence processes for technology companies across accounting, insurance, payments, marketing, healthcare and other technology providers and vendors. Prior to joining LEK in 2014, she was a Director in the Transaction Consulting Practice at Grant Thornton and Senior Partner at Huron Consulting Group.

She holds an MBA from the University of Chicago and a BA in Business Administration and Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.

Jin Woo (Retail and FMCG, Chicago) Advises corporate and private clients on strategic projects ranging from investment screens and buy-and-sell due diligence to new market entry and corporate growth strategies. Wu spent eight years at LEK and was previously Associate Senior Marketing Director at General Mills.

She received an MBA from Harvard University and a BA from the University of Chicago.

LEK has more than 1,600 employees in 20 offices across the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific providing management consulting services to large organizations in a range of industries.

The company recently named Manny Picciola as the leader for the Americas region, which spans across its offices in Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Sao Paulo.

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