19 NYC Consulting Firms Discovering New Solutions

Written by Anthony Corbo
Published on Feb. 20, 2024
19 NYC Consulting Firms Discovering New Solutions

No business reaches the top of its industry completely on its own. Whether a company is struggling to keep up in IT, public relations, HR, financial services or other areas, professional service providers relieve pressure and provide the solutions necessary for businesses to thrive.

Consulting Firms in NYC to Know

  • Stride Consulting
  • First & First Consulting
  • Deloitte
  • Postlight
  • Work & Co
  • MDC Partners
  • Mediaociean
  • Business Talent Group

These consulting firms in NYC go above and beyond what's standard, reinventing industry practices and analyzing exactly what modern businesses need to grow well into the future.


ZS provides consulting services and technology solutions to help clients overcome challenges in healthcare and other critical industries, such as financial services and telecommunications. Its expertise covers areas ranging from artificial intelligence and analytics to supply chain and manufacturing optimization. ZS employs thousands of global professionals spread across more than two dozen offices, including a location in New York.


Offering digital products and services to help brands grow, Work & Co collaborates intensively with clients to streamline the creative process, producing prototype work in as little as 20 days. Boasting a 90% repeat business rate, Work & Co. places continuous testing and improvement, rapid development and specific measures of success at the core of its business model.


This small-but-mighty studio features a team of creative technologists working together to provide its clients with new advances in platform architecture, product design, product strategy and software engineering. With a principle to “ship code on time, not compromise on quality and bring passion to work,” Postlight keeps businesses modern as technology grows.


EPAM Systems works across industries to design custom software solutions that address its clients most prominent challenges. Specializing in global product development and digital platform engineering, EPAM Systems collaborates with clients at every step along the way, including design, engineering and operations, ensuring solutions help push entire businesses forward.


Metric Theory has just one measurement you need to know — 68% average first-year growth for its clients. The agency offers a full suite of display advertising and digital marketing services, including search engine marketing, CRM data integration, social advertising, display services, mobile app advertising and more.


ThoughtWorks is a software consultancy built on the purpose of helping its clients efficiently utilize technology and grow their business well into the future. Thinking disruptively to help clients address even their toughest challenges, ThoughtWorks empowers companies through intelligence-driven decision making and open-source products for continuously improving processes.


Stride Consulting embeds seasoned full-stack developers with tech teams in a variety of industries. Coding alongside teams, Stride's consultants provide the mentorship needed for teams to bring out the highest functioning versions of themselves. Using agile team augmentation, agile consulting and software development consulting, Stride brings fresh digital strategy, data engineering and software delivery practices to tech teams.


As experts in proactive management of cloud infrastructure, Adaptive’s job is to prevent issues before they have an impact. Adaptive offers its clients real-time trading platforms that are high performance, resilient, scalable and flexible, designing and operating business-led solutions that utilize cutting-edge technology. The company’s Hydra platform is the simple solution for growing businesses, offering fully-functioning trading infrastructure right out of the box.


When Precision Global Consulting realized that HR tech was failing to understand the business, it invested in developing a platform that would work — “technology for NOW, not 10 years ago.” The result is a complete workforce management platform in the HR and tech space, making payroll, insurance, benefits, contracts and day-to-day HR issues a thing of the past.


Neither exclusively strategy nor analytics, First & First Consulting is home to a staff well-trained in the art of crafting consumer-centric strategy. Using best-in-class tools and leveraging innovative research methods to make more informed business decisions, First & First delivers actionable insights customized to address unique questions. 


Deloitte is the world’s largest consulting firm, helping businesses put the ability to take decisive action and achieve sustainable results at the core of how they operate. Through a network of dedicated professionals in independent firms around the world, Deloitte’s workforce collaborates to provide audits, consulting, financial advisory, risk management, tax and related services to a select group of players in the automotive, retail, transportation, energy, financial and tech industries. 


As one of the world’s leading business process management and IT service providers, Genpact uses end-to-end process expertise to transform businesses. With a huge workforce skilled in financing, accounting, procurement, risk and compliance, Genpact aims to connect every dot, reimagine every process and reinvent companies’ entire ways of working.


Knowing your employees’ needs is the first step in crafting the optimal workforce. The second is giving those needs the attention they deserve. Mercer is a full-service human resources consulting service, providing compensation, employee benefits, communications and investment assistance to help businesses stay competitive. Going beyond even standard HR offerings, Mercer has succeeded at transforming entire HR departments, finding equilibrium in post-merger transitions and setting new practices that impact entire industries.


MDC Partners is one of the fastest growing and most influential marketing and communication networks in the world. MDC Partners’ agencies represent over 1,700 clients, leveraging technology, data analytics, insights and strategic consulting solutions with a specialized and highly collaborative approach on both a regional and global scale.


When it comes to providing cutting-edge IT, consulting and outsourcing services that modernize businesses in a diverse range of industries, Cognizent Technology Solutions stands at the top of the pack. Cognizent reimagines processes, reinventing infrastructure and ways of working by moving applications to the cloud, rapidly building new apps and deepening security measures — creating a human-centric digital experience.


Mediaocean created the media operating system that powers the ad world, giving brands, agencies and sellers the foundational software and strategy they need to manage their businesses. Putting the most crucial components of advertising operations at the forefront, users of Mediaocean’s software can access ad spend and activity tools, planning tools, reports, standardized workflows and flowcharts, budgeting tools and end-to-end campaign management solutions.


Your one-stop-shop for problem solvers on demand — Business Talent Group is a marketplace of high-end management consultants, subject matter experts, boutiques and executives. From reducing consulting spend to placing interim C-suite executives, Business Talent Group’s consultants have been trained by Big 3 and top boutique firms, offering corporate and business development, marketing and sales operations, strategy, financial advising and much more.


The Blackstone Group is the premier global investment and advisory firm, using a three-step ideation, design and develop process to provide asset management solutions that create lasting value for its clients. Where the company goes even further is with the Blackstone Charitable Foundation and its dedication to inspiring entrepreneurship globally, generating job growth and supporting the community. To date, the Blackstone Charitable Foundation has created several solar programs and is fully-financing a 288 megawatt wind farm in Germany — powering 360,000 households and eliminating one million tons of carbon emissions per year.


McKinsey & Company is passionate about one thing — taking on immense challenges. As an advisor to the world’s leading businesses, governments and institutions, McKinsey & Company uses creative data mining to unlock new sources of growth and provide its clients with digital and regulatory strategy, analytics, digital design, merger and acquisition practices and executive transition solutions. The company is a leader in scaling Internet of Things technology and even offers its clients eight weeks of strategy training to boost the abilities of their workforce.


Devising complex enterprise strategies takes knowledge that can only be discovered from within the industry. That’s where Synechron’s deep knowledge of insider information comes into the picture, bringing a thorough perspective on the issues their clients face to the center of the solution. Working exclusively with financial service providers, Synechron offers digital, consulting and technology services, honing in on enterprise strategy, architecture, client experience, lifecycle management, data science and innovation management.

This article was originally published in 2019. Rose Velazquez contributed reporting to this story.

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