Maria Steingoltz is a Managing Director and Head of L.E.K. Consulting’s Chicago office. Maria works in the retail and consumer products sector with a special focus on food and beverage as well as beauty and personal care. She advises clients on a range of critical strategic issues, including growth strategy, consumer segmentation, international expansion, pricing, and mergers and acquisitions. Maria has received Women Leaders in Consulting and Rising Star of the Consulting Profession awards from Consulting Magazine. Her expert commentary has appeared in Fortune, The Wall Street Journal and Supermarket News.

Maria holds a B.A. degree in Economics and Mathematical Methods in the Social Sciences from Northwestern University. She also earned an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management.

Education

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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