America's top consulting firms for thought leadership

Thought leadership is an important part of any consulting firm’s client strategy, as creating insightful research helps firms and their consultants cement their reputation and legitimacy. Meet the consulting firms in the US with the best thought leadership.

Every year, US based consulting firms create thought leadership of all types, ranging from in-depth research reports and white papers to methodologies, insights, blogs, videos, webinars and podcasts. The aim of thought leadership is to inform business leaders and stakeholders by delivering insights of value to them, in the process helping consulting firms with establishing themselves as an authority on a topic and with building a relationship with their readers.

Consultancies create thought leadership across all areas of expertise, including strategy, leadership, management, organisation, finance, digital, human capital and operations, and across all sectors, spanning automotive, aviation, construction, energy, financial services, government and the public sector, healthcare, professional services, retail, technology and telecom.

Consultancy.org assesses 500+ pieces of thought leadership produced by consulting firms globally per year, and our team in the US follows the developments in the regional market. Based on our unique database, we present a list of the consulting firms that excel in thought leadership quality, impact, reach and volume.

The ranking includes all consulting firms in this list for which we have sufficient data. The dataset is refreshed by the hour, meaning that lists are near real-time.

An overview of the top firms for thought leadership in the American consulting industry:

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Boston Consulting Group
The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) is a global management consulting firm and the world’s leading advisor on business strategy. Now in our sixth decade, we continue not only to grow but also to embody...
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McKinsey & Company
McKinsey & Company is a global management consulting firm. We are the trusted advisor to the world's leading businesses, governments, and institutions. We strive for world-shaping client impact We wo...
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Deloitte
“Deloitte” is the brand under which tens of thousands of dedicated professionals in independent firms throughout the world collaborate to provide audit, consulting, financial advisory, risk managemen...
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Bain & Company
Bain & Company is one of the world's leading management consulting firms. We work with top executives to help them make better decisions, convert those decisions to actions, and deliver the sustainab...
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PwC
PwC does not have an active company profile on Consulting.us....
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Oliver Wyman
Oliver Wyman is a global leader in management consulting. With offices in over 70 cities across 30 countries, we combine deep industry knowledge with specialized expertise in strategy, operations, ri...
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KPMG
KPMG international operates as a network of member firms offering audit, tax and advisory services. We work closely with our clients, helping them to mitigate risks and grasp opportunities. Member fi...
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L.E.K. Consulting
We’re L.E.K. Consulting, a global strategy consultancy working with business leaders to seize competitive advantage and amplify growth. Our insights are catalysts that reshape the trajectory of our c...
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Accenture
Accenture does not have an active company profile on Consulting.us....
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GEP
GEP® delivers transformative supply chain solutions that help global enterprises become more agile and resilient, operate more efficiently and effectively, gain competitive advantage, boost profitabi...
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FTI Consulting
The company profile of FTI Consulting on Consulting.us is currently not activate....
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EY
EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the wo...
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Kearney
Kearney does not have an active company profile on Consulting.us....
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EY-Parthenon
The company profile of EY-Parthenon on Consulting.us is currently not activate....
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Grant Thornton
Grant Thornton does not have an active company profile on Consulting.us....
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Korn Ferry
The company profile of Korn Ferry on Consulting.us is currently not activate....
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Protiviti
The company profile of Protiviti on Consulting.us is currently not activate....
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Simon-Kucher
Simon-Kucher is a global consultancy with more than 2,000 employees in 30 countries. Our sole focus is on unlocking better growth that drives measurable revenue and profit for our clients. We achieve...
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BDO
BDO is the world's 5th largest accountancy and business advisory firm providing services to businesses within India and worldwide....
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Capco
The company profile of Capco on Consulting.us is currently not activate....
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Capgemini
The company profile of Capgemini on Consulting.us is currently not activate....
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dss+
With over 900 professionals in 40 countries, we are a world-class operations management consulting firm with a purpose of saving lives and creating a sustainable future. From our solid legacy as DuPo...
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Emerton
Emerton is one of the few global, high-standard strategy consulting firms. Our team is mobilized to bring speed to a few clients in each of the sectors we cover, both in their strategic decision-maki...
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Infosys
The company profile of Infosys on Consulting.us is currently not activate....
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Marsh
The company profile of Marsh on Consulting.us is currently not activate....
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Roland Berger
Roland Berger does not have an active company profile on Consulting.us....
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Strategy&
Strategy& is a global team of practical strategists, committed to helping you seize essential advantage by working alongside you to solve your toughest problems, and capture your greatest opportuniti...
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AlixPartners
The company profile of AlixPartners on Consulting.us is currently not activate....
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Arthur D. Little
Arthur D. Little is not a partner and does not have an active company profile....
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CCG Catalyst
CCG Catalyst Consulting is a global management consulting firm specialized across financial services focused on banking and fintech. The financial services industry is in a disruptive stage. The velo...
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CIL Management Consultants
CIL is an international management consultancy with offices in the US and Europe. We help businesses grow, build value and invest wisely. We are rigorous in our approach, confident in our conclusions...
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Cognizant
The company profile of Cognizant on Consulting.us is currently not activate....
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Cordence Worldwide
Cordence Worldwide is a major global management consulting partnership made up of independent Member Firms, each of which is a leader in the regions it serves. By maintaining their independence, each...
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Drake Star Partners
The company profile of Drake Star Partners on Consulting.us is currently not activate....
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Egon Zehnder
The company profile of Egon Zehnder on Consulting.us is currently not activate....
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Gartner
The company profile of Gartner on Consulting.us is currently not activate....
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HKA
HKA helps clients manage risk, disputes and uncertainty on complex contracts and challenging projects. We are the leading global consultancy in risk mitigation and dispute resolution, using our multi...
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Knight Frank
The company profile of Knight Frank on Consulting.us is currently not activate....
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Maine Pointe
Maine Pointe is a global supply chain and operations consulting firm trusted by many chief executives and private equity firms to drive compelling economic returns for their companies. This is achiev...
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Mercer
Mercer is a global consulting leader in talent, health, retirement, and investments. Mercer helps clients around the world advance the health, wealth, and performance of their most vital asset – thei...
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NMS Consulting
NMS Consulting is a global management consulting firm providing strategic counsel to private and public organizations and the individuals who lead them. The combination of our diverse skills, global ...
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North Highland
North Highland is a global management consulting firm known for helping clients solve their most complex challenges related to customer experience, performance improvement, technology and digital, an...
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OC&C Strategy Consultants
OC&C Strategy Consultants is a global strategy boutique. We have more than 30 years of experience at unpicking the most complex business challenges with simple, uncommon sense. We are strategy specia...
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PA Consulting
We believe in the power of ingenuity to build a positive human future. As strategies, technologies, and innovation collide, we create opportunity from complexity. Our diverse teams of experts combine...
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RSM
The company profile of RSM on Consulting.us is currently not activate....
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Synechron
The company profile of Synechron on Consulting.us is currently not activate....
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West Monroe
West Monroe Partners does not have an active company profile on Consulting.us....
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Willis Towers Watson
The company profile of Willis Towers Watson on Consulting.us is currently not activate....
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BearingPoint
The company profile of BearingPoint on Consulting.us is currently not activate....
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Alvarez & Marsal
Companies, investors and government entities around the world turn to Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) for leadership, action and results. Privately held since its founding in 1983, A&M is a leading global pro...
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Analysys Mason
Our consulting and research expertise in telecoms, media and technology underpins everything we do to help change our clients’ businesses for the better. Analysys Mason is a global consultancy and re...
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Capgemini Invent
The company profile of Capgemini Invent on Consulting.us is currently not activate....
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Nextcontinent
Our “citizens” are independent key players in their respective markets, sharing a unique entrepreneurial vision. Trust is the key word they share with their clients through this worldwide citizenship...
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YCP Solidiance
YCP Solidiance is a corporate strategy consulting firm with a focus on Asia, "from Dubai to Shanghai". We advise CEOs on make-or-break deals, define new business models and accelerate Asia growth. Th...
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Wavestone
The company profile of Wavestone on Consulting.us is currently not activate....
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Horváth
The company profile of Horváth on Consulting.us is currently not activate....
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Nous Group
The company profile of Nous Group on Consulting.us is currently not activate....
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Baker Tilly
We are Baker Tilly. A leading advisory, tax and assurance firm dedicated to building long-lasting relationships and helping you win now and anticipate tomorrow. We have only one agenda: Yours. Making...
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Efficio
The company profile of Efficio on Consulting.us is currently not activate....
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Frost & Sullivan
The company profile of Frost & Sullivan on Consulting.us is currently not activate....
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Kroll
The company profile of Kroll on Consulting.us is currently not activate....
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Baringa
The company profile of Baringa on Consulting.us is not active....
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Crowe
The company profile of Crowe on Consulting.us is currently not activate....
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Tata Consultancy Services
The company profile of Tata Consultancy Services on Consulting.us is currently not activate....
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Whiteshield
The company profile of Whiteshield on Consulting.us is currently not activate....
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Elixirr
The Challenger Consultancy Elixirr is a global award-winning challenger consultancy. With roots in strategy consulting, their capabilities are constantly evolving as they grow, ranging from business ...
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Mazars
The company profile of Mazars on Consulting.us is currently not activate....
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4C Associates
The company profile of 4C Associates on Consulting.us is currently not activated....
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Avanade
The company profile of Avanade on Consulting.us is currently not activate....
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IBM Consulting
The company profile of IBM Consulting on Consulting.us is currently not activate....
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Inverto
The company profile of Inverto on Consulting.us is currently not activate....
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JLL
The company profile of JLL on Consulting.us is currently not activate....
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PMP Strategy
The company profile of PMP Strategy on Consulting.us is currently not activate....
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Porsche Consulting
The company profile of Porsche Consulting on Consulting.us is currently not activate....
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Synpulse
The company profile of Synpulse on Consulting.us is currently not activate....
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UMS Group
UMS is a boutique consultancy firm specialized in technical and commercial asset management. Since 1989, we are helping our customers in power generation, industry, gas & electricity transmission and...
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Altman Solon
The company profile of Altman Solon on Consulting.us is currently not activate....
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CGI
The company profile of CGI on Consulting.us is currently not activate....
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Corporate Value Associates
The company profile of XXX on Consulting.us is currently not activate....
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GE Healthcare Partners
At GE Healthcare Partners, we create value for our clients by leveraging the power of GE Healthcare to solve the most challenging problems in healthcare through the delivery of client problem-back so...
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NERA Economic Consulting
The company profile of NERA on Consulting.us is currently not activated....
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Publicis Sapient
The company profile of Publicis Sapient on Consulting.us is currently not activate....
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Q5
Q5 is a global award-winning management consulting firm that specialises in organisational health. At our heart, 'Q5ers' help business leaders develop organisational strategy then implement it throug...
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Sionic
In 2001 Sionic was purchased by the Davies Group. At the beginning of November 2023 Sionic rebranded as Davies....
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Sopra Steria
The company profile of Sopra Steria on Consulting.us is currently not activate....
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AccountAbility
The company profile of AccountAbility on Consulting.us is currently not activate....
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Accuracy
The company profile of Accuracy on Consulting.us is currently not activate....
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AFRY Management Consulting
Leading advisor for the transitions of the energy and bioindustry sectors. Providing solutions for generations to come. We at AFRY Management Consulting are committed to accelerating change towards a...
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Alantra
The company profile of Alantra on Consulting.us is currently not activate....
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Alpha
The company profile of Alpha FMC on Consulting.us is currently not activate....
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BAE Systems Digital Intelligence
The company profile of BAE Systems Digital Intelligence on Consulting.us is currently not activate....
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Cambridge Consultants
The company profile of Cambridge Consultants on Consulting.us is currently not activate....
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Curzon Consulting
The company profile of Curzon Consulting on Consulting.us is currently not activate....
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Dalberg
The company profile of Dalberg on Consulting.us is currently not activate....
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Economist Intelligence Unit
The company profile of Economist Intelligence Unit on Consulting.us is currently not activate....
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Ecorys
The company profile of Ecorys on Consulting.us is currently not activate....
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EFESO Management Consultants
EFESO Management Consultants is a global consulting group specialized in operations strategy and performance improvement. We work side-by-side with our clients to accelerate their transformation towa...
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ERM
The company profile of ERM on Consulting.us is currently not activate....
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Gate One
The company profile of Gate One on Consulting.us is currently not activate....
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HCLTech
The company profile of HCLTech on Consulting.us is currently not activate....
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Merkle
The company profile of Merkle on Consulting.us is currently not activate....
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Oxera
The company profile of Oxera on Consulting.us is currently not activate....
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Oxford Economics
The company profile of Oxford Economics on Consulting.us is currently not activate....
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Proudfoot
The company profile of Proudfoot on Consulting.us is currently not activate....
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RGP
The company profile of RGP on Consulting.us is currently not activate....
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SBR Consulting
The company profile of SBR Consulting on Consulting.us is currently not activate....
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The Hackett Group
The company profile of The Hackett Group on Consulting.us is currently not activate....
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umlaut
umlaut is a global, full-service, cross-industry, end-to-end company that offers advisory and fulfillment services to clients all over the world. We utilise our interdisciplinary capabilities to add ...
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Visagio
The company profile of Visagio on Consulting.us is currently not activate....
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Wipro
The company profile of Wipro on Consulting.us is currently not activate....
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Wood Mackenzie
The company profile of Wood Mackenzie on Consulting.us is currently not activate....
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Zinnov
The company profile of Zinnov on Consulting.us is currently not activate....
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