SAN MATEO, Calif. (August 1, 2017) – Strategic Decisions Group is one of America’s Best Management Consulting Firms, according to Forbes. The list is based on ratings of 235 firms in 15 industries and 16 functional areas, such as strategy, HR consulting, and supply chain management. It is the second year SDG has made the Forbes list.

“We are pleased to be included in the Forbes list again this year,” said Dr. Carl Spetzler, SDG’s CEO and chairman. “It is a particular honor because this rating methodology is based on client recommendations, not simply peer recognition. We are gratified to learn that SDG received a disproportionately high number of client recommendations in a broad range of disciplines and industries.”

SDG was recognized in three functional areas ­­­­– strategy, organization, and finance & risk management ­­­­– and six industry categories ­­­­– oil & gas, financial institutions, insurance, consumer goods and retail, transport & logistics, and other industrial goods.

To compile its list, Forbes worked with analytics company Statista. Firms considered for inclusion included not only traditional management consultancies but also IT consulting firms, advisory branches of auditing companies, and consulting arms of tech companies. Statista developed an initial list of consultancies, then developed its ranking from surveys of consulting-firm partners and business executives who had worked with the consultancies on its initial list  The survey of clients asked the executives to recommend the best consulting companies in the sectors in which they had worked. For its ranking, Statista identified those firms that received a disproportionately high number of recommendations in each category.

For the complete set of America’s Best Management Consulting Firms, click here.