BOSTON (Oct. 21, 2021)Neil Menzies and Ilya Trakhtenberg, Managing Directors at global management consulting firm L.E.K. Consulting, have been named by The M&A Advisor as winners of its 12th Annual Emerging Leaders Awards.

Menzies, a member of L.E.K.’s Technology and Travel & Transport practices, and Trakhtenberg, who leads the firm’s Healthcare Supply Chain practice, have been chosen for their accomplishments and expertise by a judging panel comprised of prominent members and experts in the M&A, finance and turnaround community.

The awards honor the achievements of outstanding young professionals who have reached a significant level of success in mergers and acquisitions, turnarounds and financing while still under the age of 40. 

“Given an historic year of dealmaking, during a global pandemic period of financial uncertainty, L.E.K. warmly congratulates Neil and Ilya on receiving this meaningful honor,” said Rob Rourke, President of L.E.K.’s Americas region. “Neil has played a critical role in expanding L.E.K.’s footprint in technology, media and telecommunications, and has led more than 80 engagements for more than 50 clients across strategy and transaction support. Ilya helped build our MedTech practice and transformed it into a market leader, advising many of the largest deals in the industry during the past three years.”

The M&A Advisor will host an Awards Gala on Sunday, November 17, 2021, in New York City to celebrate the achievements of the 12th Annual Emerging Leaders Award recipients. The M&A Advisor created the awards program to honor the significant contributions of accomplished, future leaders in a robust industry of dealmakers, promote mentorship and professional development of these individuals, and celebrate their accomplishments and contributions to progress in the industry.

About L.E.K. Consulting 
L.E.K. Consulting is a global management consulting firm that uses deep industry expertise and rigorous analysis to help business leaders achieve practical results with real impact. We are uncompromising in our approach to helping clients consistently make better decisions, deliver improved business performance and create greater shareholder returns. The firm advises and supports global companies that are leaders in their industries — including the largest private- and public-sector organizations, private equity firms, and emerging entrepreneurial businesses. Founded in 1983, L.E.K. employs more than 1,600 professionals across the Americas, Asia-Pacific and Europe. For more information, go to