Associate - Strategy Consulting

  • Full-time

Company Description

Red Chalk Group is a boutique professional services firm focusing on advising senior management on issues related to top-line growth, disruptive technology, key mega-trends, and related intellectual property.  Our firm delivers strategies related to new revenue platforms, emerging and disruptive technologies, industry & competitive analysis, merger & acquisition/investment support, and IP analysis and transaction services.  Red Chalk Group has helped business leaders address their greatest challenges, issues, and opportunities at the most senior levels.

The company’s clients include many of the Fortune 500 as well as leading private equity firms.  We are building our capabilities in Chicago to support our ongoing growth.  Red Chalk Group is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Job Description

Red Chalk Group is seeking exceptionally talented Associates/Senior Associates in the Chicago area to advise clients on key strategic issues related to growth initiatives, mega-trends, disruptive technology, and intellectual property.  Red Chalk Group is looking for an innovative and highly enthusiastic individual focused on maximizing client impact as well as contributing to overall company capabilities through thought leadership.

The Associate/Senior Associate is responsible for delivering key analytical and quantitative components of client engagements with Fortune 500 companies as well as leading private equity firms.

The Associate/Senior Associate will work with Red Chalk Group and client teams to develop unique and insightful findings related to the client’s strategy.  The Associate/Senior Associate will synthesize findings in written communications and present findings and conclusions to senior management.

Compensation will be commensurate with experience.  Total compensation for the position will align closely with that of similar positions within professional service firms.  Base plus bonus.  No travel.  Location:  Chicago, Illinois, United States


2+ years in the consulting field with a preference towards candidates with consultancy experience.  (Would also consider candidates with experience in M&A advisory or equity research backgrounds.)


  • 2+ years in the consulting field, preferably with a top-tier consulting firm.
  • A self-starter that is assertive; possesses a high degree of self-confidence and intellectual curiosity; and demonstrates good executive presence.
  • Proven ability to own and deliver a discreet component of a broader client engagement.
  • Experience conducting analytically rigorous and challenging quantitative analysis.
  • Structured and logical thinking - the ability to dissect a problem, propose a hypothesis, and develop the associated strategic and analytical frameworks to conduct analysis.
  • A passion for developing unique and insightful findings and recommendations.
  • Strong team-building and interpersonal skills.
  • A "whatever it takes," team-oriented attitude.
  • Excellent organization, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Interest in new and emerging technologies.
  • A bachelor's degree from a top-tier educational institution with strong GPA -  (An MBA or MS from a top-tier educational institution a plus).
  • Advanced quantitative capabilities utilizing analytical tools and software including: Excel, PowerPoint, Word, etc.

Additional Information

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