Katzenbach Partners

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Katzenbach Partners
Industry Management consulting
Fate Acquired 2009
Successor Booz & Company
Founded 1998
Founder Marc Feigen, Jon Katzenbach
Headquarters New York City

Katzenbach Partners was a small American management consulting firm. In 2009 it became a part of the global management consulting firm Booz & Company.[1]

Katzenbach Partners was founded in 1998 by former McKinsey & Company consultants Marc A. Feigen and Jon Katzenbach.[2][3] At its largest, the firm employed over 150 consultants[4] in four offices (New York City, Houston, Chicago, and San Francisco).

The firm's most notable contributions were at the intersection of strategy and organizational performance theory, with significant research dedicated to social networks within companies and the importance of the informal organization.

Press Coverage[edit]

  • In 2007, Fortune Magazine published a feature titled "The Hidden Workplace" that showcased Katzenbach Partners' methodology for mapping and understanding the informal networks within corporations and organizations.[5]
  • In 2007, a survey of more than 3,600 consultants performed by career information site Vault.com ranked Katzenbach Partners as one of the "Top 50 Most Prestigious Firms" (#18),[6] one of the "20 Best Firms to Work For" (#15)[7] and one of the "Best 20 For Diversity" (#3)[8]
  • In 2006, a Financial Times article titled "China's Unique Generation" detailed a 20-year study initiated by Katzenbach Partners entitled "China 2024: A New Generation of Leaders," which seeks to track the personal and professional lives of 110 Chinese MBA students who received their degrees in 2004.[9]
  • In 2005, A Fast Company article titled "Consultant, Heal Thyself" described the creation of Katzenbach Partners as "a quiet experiment unfolding in the realm of organization building."[10]
  • In 2004, Consulting Magazine selected Katzenbach Partners as one of its "Seven Small Jewels,"[11] an annual listing of firms with 200 or less employees "that have distinguished themselves inside the consulting marketplace through any number of innovative approaches, whether they be related to recruiting, client service or thought leadership."[12]



  1. ^ Booz & Company Completes Combination with Katzenbach Partners
  2. ^ A Katzenbach Reader | Fast Company
  3. ^ http://www.fastcompany.com/55455/consultant-heal-thyself
  4. ^ Katzenbach Partners LLC Jobs & Careers: Vault Katzenbach Employer Profile
  5. ^ The Hidden Workplace
  6. ^ Consulting Firm Rankings: Vault Top 50 Management & Strategy Consulting Firms
  7. ^ Consulting Firm Rankings: Vault Top 50 Management & Strategy Consulting Firms
  8. ^ Consulting Firm Rankings: Vault Top 50 Management & Strategy Consulting Firms
  9. ^ Murray, Sarah (11 June 2006). "China's Unique Generation". Financial Times. Nikkei. Retrieved 6 March 2017. 
  10. ^ Consultant, Heal Thyself
  11. ^ 2004 Rankings
  12. ^ FAQ
  13. ^ Casserly, Meghan (14 October 2011). "Journelle CEO Claire Chambers To Aspiring Entrepreneurs Never Stop Networking". Forbes. Retrieved 23 August 2012. 
  14. ^ http://www.feigenadvisors.com/marc-a-feigen/
  15. ^ http://www.strategyand.pwc.com/global/home/who_we_are/leadership/50635169/jon_katzenbach

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