Summit Leadership Partners Named America’s Best Management Consulting Firms by Forbes for Third Consecutive Year

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Charlotte, NC – March 12, 2024 – Forbes announced today that Summit Leadership Partners, a premier leadership advisory firm for scaling leaders, teams and organizations was awarded as America’s best management consulting firms in 2024.  This is Summit’s third consecutive year on the list, standing out as one of the best firms from over 2000 surveyed this year.

 “We are incredibly proud to be recognized as a top consulting firm for the third consecutive year,” said Dan Hawkins, Founder and CEO. “This is a testament to the firm’s continued success despite market headwinds through our differentiated team of experts and their behavioral science expertise, keen business acumen, and the ability to be trusted partners to clients by ensuring business outcomes.”

Celebrating the firm’s tenth anniversary, Summit Leadership Partners has quickly established itself as a premier consultation partner of choice across private equity and the middle market, providing CEO, management team and organization performance solutions that create value and drive growth through human capital. This recognition builds on the firm’s unique work, successful track record, continued growth and demonstrated expertise in private equity.

“This recognition is a direct reflection of the tireless efforts of our talented people.  We are passionate about unlocking the full potential in leaders and their organizations to achieve their peak performance.”   Dan added. “We are honored to receive this prestigious award again, and we remain firmly committed to delivering insightful and courageous partnering with all of our clients. I would like to deeply thank the Summit team, our trusted clients, and the dedicated network of partners who support us every day.”


METHODOLOGY: Forbes’ list of America’s Best Management Consulting Firms 2024, is based on two surveys conducted by market research company Statista from mid-November 2023 and mid-January 2024: a peer-to-peer survey of more than 1,100 partners and executives at management consulting firms; and a survey of more than 1,200 clients who had worked with management consulting firms in the past four years. Both groups evaluated consulting firms within their areas of knowledge across 16 different industries (such as healthcare, consumer goods and insurance) and 16 different functional areas (including human resources, operations, and innovation and growth).

All responses were combined into a scoring model that also included last year’s results to assess the consulting firms’ performance over time. Recommendations from the management consultants were weighted more heavily than those from clients; this year’s recommendations were given more weight than last year’s. The consulting firms with the most recommendations in each category were given star ratings: five stars for “very frequently recommended,” four stars for “frequently recommended” and three stars for “recommended.” The final list highlights 190 companies.  To see the full 2023 list of America’s Best Management Consulting Firms by Forbes, click here.