May 9, 2016 – Strategic Decisions Group is one of America’s Best Management Consulting Firms, according to Forbes. The list is based on ratings of more than 250 firms in 15 industries and 16 functional areas, such as strategy, HR consulting, and supply chain management.

America' Best Management Consulting Firms 2016“We are particularly pleased to become part of the Forbes list as it is based on recommendations by both clients we have worked with in the past four years and consulting peers,” said Dr. Carl Spetzler, SDG’s CEO and chairman. “We are gratified to learn SDG received a disproportionately high number of client recommendations in a broad range of disciplines and industries.”

SDG was recognized in eight industry categories and three functional areas. Industry categories were: chemicals & pharmaceuticals, oil & gas, financial institutions, insurance, energy & environment, consumer goods & retail, travel transport & logistics, and other industrial goods. Functional areas were strategy, organization, and finance & risk management. In each category where it was included, SDG was mentioned in a “disproportionately high number of client recommendations.”

To compile its list, Forbes collaborated with the research team Statista. Firms considered included not only “classic” management consultancies but also IT consultancies, advisory branches of auditing firms, and consulting branches of agencies. The results are based on two online surveys. The first, of 7,286 partners and project managers from management consultancies, was conducted late last year and asked these professionals to make recommendations of consultancies (excluding their own) across the industry and functional areas. The second survey, of 1,316 management consultancy clients, was conducted in late January and early February of this year. Executives participating in this survey were asked to recommend consultancies on a list falling within industries and functional areas in which they have worked with a consultancy in the last four years.

Earlier this year, SDG was recognized as a Top 50 management consulting firm by Vault, and as a Top 10 boutique consulting firm by Ivy Exec. Both Vault and Ivy Exec focus on surveys of consulting professionals in their annual rankings.