Boston, MA – June 14, 2012 – Stuart Jackson, President of L.E.K. Consulting’s North American practice, was recently named one of 2012’s Top 25 Consultants by Consulting magazine, for Excellence in Leadership. During his nearly three decades with L.E.K., Mr. Jackson has continually delivered results for his consumer productsfood and beveragehealthcare, and private equity clients, and is an innovator in the areas of business strategy and management excellence.


Mr. Jackson was selected from a pool of nearly 500 nominees to be one of the 25 award recipients who will be honored at tonight’s gala awards dinner at the Essex House in New York City. Consulting magazine recognized Mr. Jackson for his leadership skills, including a demonstrated ability to help his clients achieve positive outcomes; out of the box thinking on time management principles; and for playing a pivotal role in L.E.K.’s continued growth.


“I’m excited and honored to be included in the esteemed company of my peers,” said Mr. Jackson. “I’m motivated every day by my L.E.K. colleagues and the opportunity to help business leaders solve their toughest challenges. To be recognized so generously for doing something that I love is a bonus. And at L.E.K., I have been able to combine a rewarding consulting career with a successful work-life balance.”


Elected to the position of president on Jan. 1, 2012, Mr. Jackson oversees the firm’s strategy and operations in North America while also continuing to advise global clients. Mr. Jackson is also a member of L.E.K.’s North America Regional Management Committee and its Global Leadership Team. Immediately prior to his appointment as president, Mr. Jackson was head of L.E.K.’s Chicago office, and has also held multiple U.S. and global leadership roles during his tenure with the firm.

He is the author of the acclaimed 2007 book "Where Value Hides: A New Way to Uncover Profitable Growth for Your Business," and has written dozens of articles for business publications including Harvard Business ReviewWall Street JournalBloomberg Businessweek and Journal of Business Strategy.

This is the second consecutive year that Consulting magazine has selected a senior L.E.K. executive for its Top 25 award. In 2011, the publication recognized Andrew Rees for his track record as a trusted advisor and thought leader in the retail and consumer products industries. Mr. Rees is a Vice President and Head of L.E.K.’s Retail and Consumer Products practice.


About L.E.K. Consulting 
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Jackson to Receive Leadership Award at Consulting Magazine Gala on June 14