L.E.K. Consulting, the global management consulting firm, has announced that it has elected Stuart Jackson as President of its North America region, effective January 1, 2012. Mr. Jackson will oversee the firm's strategy and operations in North America, and will also continue to advise L.E.K. clients. Mr. Jackson succeeds Marc Kozin, who is now a Senior Advisor to the firm.
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 in the firm during the past three decades. 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 Review, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Businessweek and Journal of Business Strategy.
"Stuart has been instrumental in guiding clients to new heights and having a material impact on their business growth," said Iain Evans, Chairman of L.E.K. Consulting. "His blend of leadership and strategic business acumen will be critical as we help clients to capitalize on new opportunities and continue to drive L.E.K.'s growth."
Mr. Jackson received an undergraduate degree in Engineering from Cambridge University, and a Master of Business Administration with distinction from INSEAD, where he was also awarded a NATO Fellowship.
L.E.K. has also announced the appointment of six new partners, all of whom were promoted from within the firm.
Mr. Evans noted, "Our appointment of six new partners from within the firm illustrates our commitment to recognizing individuals who are delivering strategic value to our clients while also playing an active role in positioning L.E.K. for continued success."
The new partners are:
Europe Martin Bundschu - Munich Peter Ward - London
North America Jonas Funk - Chicago Robert Haslehurst - Boston
Jonathan Kfoury - Boston Darren Perry - Boston
Partner biographies are available at http://www.lek.com/experts
About L.E.K. Consulting
L.E.K. Consulting is a global management consulting firm that uses deep industry expertise and analytical rigor to help clients solve their most critical business problems. Founded nearly 30 years ago, L.E.K. employs more than 900 professionals in 20 offices across Europe, the Americas and Asia-Pacific. L.E.K. 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. L.E.K. helps business leaders consistently make better decisions, deliver improved business performance and create greater shareholder returns. For more information, go to www.lek.com.