London – February 3, 2011 – L.E.K. Consulting, an international strategy consultancy, has appointed four new partners across Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. The new appointments, which are all the result of internal promotions, support L.E.K.’s drive for global expansion and enable the firm to build on its position as a leading strategy consultancy across a wide range of industry sectors.

Iain Evans, Chairman of L.E.K. Consulting, commented, “L.E.K. has expanded its senior leadership team in each of the past four years and we are committed in continuing the firm’s global expansion in 2011, consolidating our strong market position as economies recover. L.E.K. has remained true to its belief in the benefit of developing and promoting leaders from within and I would like to congratulate our newest group of Partners on their achievement.”

The new partners are:


Stephen Sunderland – London

North America

Aaron Smith – San Francisco

Manny Picciola – Chicago

Asia Pacific

Stephanie Newey – Sydney

Partner biographies are available at


Notes to editors

For further information contact:

Europe:            James Lloyd, + 44 (0) 207 389 7456,


Asia Pacific:


About L.E.K. Consulting

L.E.K. Consulting is an international firm that specialises in strategy, transaction services and performance improvement consulting. It advises the largest private and public sector organisations, private equity companies and smaller, more entrepreneurial businesses.

With a reputation for resolving the most complex commercial issues, L.E.K. helps business leaders consistently make better decisions, deliver improved business performance and create greater shareholder returns.

The firm was founded in 1983 and employs over 900 staff in 20 offices across Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. In 2007, L.E.K was awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise and was named Healthcare Sector Adviser of the Year in the 2011 Acquisitions Monthly Awards.

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Four new Partners promoted across international network