Agribusiness expert Rob Dongoski joins Kearney as partner

13 November 2023 1 min. read
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Rob Dongoski has joined consulting firm Kearney as a Nashville-based partner in the consumer industries and retail practice focusing on agribusiness and food clients.

Dongoski brings more than 25 years of experience as a consulting partner focused on the food system, including agriculture, meat processing, food and beverage manufacturing, grocery, and restaurants. He has consulting expertise in strategy, growth, M&A, innovation, and operating model improvement.

Dongoski joins Kearney from EY US, where he spent 26 years and most recently served as leader of the food and agribusiness sector. He also built and led the Big Four firm’s global agribusiness center.

Dongoski previously served as Midwest leader for performance improvement and Midwest leader for CFO advisory services. Before EY, Dongoski was a consultant at Clifton Gunderson (now CliftonLarsonAllen) and an accountant at First Midwest Bank.Agribusiness expert Rob Dongoski joins Kearney as partner He has a master’s degree in agriculture economics from Purdue University, an MBA from Indiana University Bloomington, and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Millikin University.

“We're very excited to welcome Rob to Kearney," said Leslie Parker, Americas lead for the consumer industries and retail practice. "He brings extensive experience in agribusiness across seeds, crop protection, livestock, dairy, and grain processing to Kearney's growing agribusiness capabilities. This experience combined with Rob's deep knowledge of consumer food trends will play a vital role in deepening our firm's abilities to help consumer goods companies regenerate their businesses to focus on consumers' changing needs while also being planet-friendly using regenerative agriculture practices."

Kearney provides end-to-end management consulting to clients in a range of industries. The Chicago-based firm has more than 4,200 people in 40+ countries.