Maria Steingoltz is a Managing Director and Partner in L.E.K. Consulting’s Chicago office. She joined L.E.K. in 2003 as an Associate and works in the retail consumer sector with a special focus in food and beverage as well as beauty and personal care. Maria advises clients on a range of critical strategic issues, including growth strategy, consumer segmentation, international expansion, pricing, and mergers and acquisitions. In 2014, she was selected as a Rising Star of the Consulting Profession by Consulting Magazine.

Maria holds a BA degree in economics and mathematical methods in the social sciences from Northwestern University. She also received an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management and returned to L.E.K. as a Consultant in the Chicago office.


Undergraduate: Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Mathematical Methods in the Social Sciences, Northwestern University

Graduate: Master of Business Administration, Media Management, Management and Strategy and Finance, Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University

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