Principal Consultant

The Company

Summit Leadership Partners is a fast-growing leadership and organization performance consulting firm founded by former business executives from several very successful companies. We advise boards, CEO’s, investors, and business leaders on strategy execution and value creation through leadership and organization performance. Our team works directly with Boards and Investors to assess and develop leaders and their organizations to scale the business, delivering on growth, earnings, and valuation goals. We partner with Chief Executive Officers and their teams to build high performing capabilities in leaders, executive teams, and the organization.

Our consulting team includes seasoned experts in strategy, assessment, leadership development, coaching, strategic talent management, and organization development. The founding leadership team includes top human capital executives with extensive best in class experiences and networks.

We are located in Charlotte, Nashville, Austin, Dallas, New York, Denver, and San Francisco. Our tagline is simply stated: We provide actionable insight to deliver peak organization performance.

Why join Summit Leadership Partners?

At Summit, we are 100% employee-owned. Therefore, we control our future and how we operate. Summit is a high-growth company that has high aspirations to continue its trajectory.  We pride ourselves in accomplishing fulfilling work with freedom, fun, and flexibility. Our consultants do work that matters both for growing businesses and the lives of people.

In 2020, we won recognized awards such as Inc. Magazine, Charlotte Business Journal, and Consulting Magazine for growth success. We are published regularly in Forbes, Bloomberg, Chief Executive Magazine, Fast Company, and numerous other media outlets.

Our company values are client centricity, agility, collaboration, humility, work-life integration, and continuous development… and we live by these daily.

We are looking for consultants to join our high-performing team. Consultants play a critical role in delivering quality work and making a real impact for client growth. Our consultants are self-starters who enjoy a fast-paced, flexible environment, and innovating solutions for client needs. They get the benefit of working directly with our leaders as they learn and develop.

Here are a few benefits our consultants receive when they join our team:

– Training and certifications in world-class talent assessment and organization improvement tools.
– Annual external development provided and encouraged.
– Mentorship from seasoned Summit team members.
– Flexible working environment – at a client’s location, home and/or in office. Your call!
– Life/ Work Balance.
– Entrepreneurial environment that encourages everyone to contribute, innovate and have a voice towards our future.
– Competitive base salary, bonus, benefits, and equity.
– Opportunity for career growth, and if desired, the ability to become a Partner.
– As you might expect from an entrepreneurial company, you will wear several hats in not only helping clients but also building our company together.

Role Description

The Principal Consultant will play a key role across a variety of projects that include C-suite interactions on areas such as leadership performance, coaching, organization effectiveness, team development, assessment of top talent, and talent strategy.

While on-boarding, the consultant will primarily learn our business and clients, engage in team projects, and become an expert in our practices to develop the appropriate skills, credibility, and confidence to work alone with our clients. Career track will include increasingly greater ownership of client projects, managing key accounts, working directly with high-ranking executives, and business development. The Principal Consultant will develop and build their own client accounts.

Given Summit’s entrepreneurial and dynamic work environment, no two projects will be the same; however, general accountabilities include the following:

– Leadership assessment for selection placement, transition planning, and development and coaching.
– Executive coaching and leadership advisory consulting.
– Top team facilitation, coaching, and development.
– Executive interview and focus group facilitation to advise C-suite executives on their most critical leadership challenges.
– Organizational data analysis, synthesis & reporting to identify key themes and insights for direct recommendations on business and leader performance.
– Client presentation and delivery to Boards, CEOs, and executive teams.
– Client engagement and a client-first approach to ensure deep strategic relationships with the businesses we serve.
– Business development including nurturing existing clients and developing new client opportunities.


– Advanced degree in Organization Behavior, Organization Development, MBA in Strategy/Leadership or related disciplines.
– 10+ years of applicable work experience in either external management consulting or in-house strategy, executive assessment, leadership development or organization development in a world-class talent management company.
– Must have proven experience advising business leaders in a consulting or internal leadership development capacity.
– Prefer a blend of corporate and consulting experiences.
– Global experience is a plus.
– Willingness to travel and work from home in a self-directed manner.

Success Attributes

– Business acumen.
– Ability to apply leadership and organization development to real-world business needs.
– Curiosity and question-asking.
– Data analysis & synthesis.
– Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
– Executive presence.
– Entrepreneurial.
– Collaborative.
– Client eccentricity.
– Fun and supportive in a team-oriented culture.


Location: Flexible (Prefer East Coast)

To apply, please send your resume to

Learn more about our approach at Summit Leadership Partners in some of our 2021 and 2020 publications in CEOWorld Magazine, Bloomberg, Consulting Magazine, Forbes, and Fast Company.