Saint Is Award Finalist With IBM, Deloitte, FTI

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AMCF Spotlights Top Business Strategy Projects of Year

The Saint Consulting Group is a finalist with IBM, FTI Consulting and Deloitte Consulting for the Association of Management Consulting Firms 2012 award for business strategy.

The judges selected Saint Consulting for its work with the Barnett Shale office of Chesapeake Energy, the nation’s second-largest producer of natural gas. The engagement involved preparing Chesapeake to be able to adapt to a new, more challenging environment for urban drilling and operations permitting by learning and deploying new strategies and tactics.

The Association of Management Consulting Firms   is the premier international association of firms engaged in the practice of consulting to management. The 2012 AMCF Awards spotlight the most innovative and effective projects over the past year. The outstanding client and consulting project teams will be honored at the organization’s awards event in New York City on March 1.

Finalists in the business strategy category were chosen by judges Walter Kiechel, author of “The Lords of Strategy” and former editorial director at Harvard Business Publishing, and Daniel Levinthal, professor of corporate strategy at Wharton School of Business. The criteria included: commitment to high quality and professionalism, quality of client relationship, application of management skills and knowledge, and achievement of measurable and qualitative results.

In addition to Saint’s work with Chesapeake Energy, Deloitte Consulting is a finalist for its work with USAID, FTI Consulting with E.W. Scripps, and IBM with McKesson.

Saint Consulting Group CEO P. Michael Saint said the firm is gratified to be a finalist for the award with such prominent international consulting firms. Saint Consulting’s engagement with Chesapeake was led by Senior Vice President for Business Development Jay Vincent, who is the firm’s energy practice leader, and Chief Knowledge Officer Seth Cargiuolo.

The Saint Consulting Group specializes in helping its clients succeed with their most important and difficult land use permitting challenges. Since 1983, the company has worked on more than 1,600 projects in 45 states, Canada and the United Kingdom.

The Saint Consulting Group was named to the inaugural Inc. 5000 in 2007 and also has been named one of the “Small Jewels” of management consulting firms by Consulting Magazine. The firm has offices in Hingham, MA, Nashville, Chicago and San Francisco, and affiliates in Toronto, London and Berlin.

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