BOSTON, MA (May 11, 2023) – L.E.K. Consulting Managing Director Lucas Pain has been named one of Consulting magazine’s 2023 Top Consultants. Pain, who is a co-head of L.E.K.’s Global Industrials sector, was recognized for Excellence in Leadership.

“Lucas Pain is a respected leader whose work has impacted the significant growth of not only the Global Industrials sector, but also the Building and Construction practice, which he nearly doubled in size. He has established himself as a key fixture in the Chicago office, and was responsible for building the team there and navigating the difficulties of operating through COVID-19 disruptions. We congratulate him on this well-deserved honor,” said Manny Picciola, L.E.K. Managing Director and Head of the Americas region.

Pain, based in Chicago, is a leading strategic advisor to product manufacturers, distributors and service providers across the residential and nonresidential construction landscape. He advises clients on growth strategies and opportunities, helping them navigate industry challenges such as rising competition, pricing and margin pressures, labor shortages, M&A and uncertainty around construction cycles.

Pain also leads pro-bono projects for non-profit organizations in Chicago that impact a number of social issues, ranging from helping victims of sexual assault and violence to supporting Chicago job growth. He is also a member of the firm’s Americas Regional Management Committee and Partner Development Committee.

“This award is a reflection of the team we have at L.E.K. I am incredibly honored to be named a Top Consultant by Consulting magazine,” Pain said. “Helping our clients drive growth and reach their own ambitions is truly rewarding and a source of great pride for me.”

Pain will be honored at a gala awards dinner on June 15, 2023, in New York City.

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