PA Consulting CEO Alan Middleton discusses the appointment of new Americas lead Ken Toombs.
Ken Toombs will join PA Consulting as its Americas leader. In his new role, Ken will guide PA Consulting’s Americas business – which includes experts in Boston, New York, Princeton, Denver, Los Angeles, and Mexico City. Additionally, he will oversee the firm’s global healthcare, life sciences, and energy and utilities sectors, while also serving on the company Board.
Ken says: "I'm delighted to be joining PA Consulting. I have worked for over 30 years in mainstream management consulting, so I know the industry inside-out. PA is unique in the market for its focus on innovation and its reputation for converting brilliant ideas into enduring business results.”
The firm is currently supporting innovations like Virgin Hyperloop One and the development of the world’s biggest battery, among other ground-breaking initiatives. PA has over 2,600 specialists working across Europe, the Americas, and the Middle East.
Before joining the firm, Ken was Global Head of Infosys Consulting, while there, he led a team of over 3,000 global consultants, refreshing the firm’s operating model while launching new service offerings. Prior to that, Toombs was CEO of Capgemini’s North America consulting business, where he launched a transformation growth initiative and served as the editor of the tech consultancy’s Digital Transformation Review. Before that, he held senior roles at IBM/PwC and Monitor Group.
Commenting on the appointment, Alan said: “Ken's outstanding track record and his world-class leadership skills made him the stand-out candidate following an extensive and rigorous search process. He will lead PA's strong Americas management team to accelerate our growth, identify great talent at all levels, build our brand, and bring our clients new and ingenious opportunities to grow.”
Ken adds: “PA is uniquely placed to offer clients ingenious solutions to the challenges of global technology disruption and I am excited to be part of this team. My decision to join PA was based on PA's market leading reputation, the strong cultural fit, and a shared purpose in the power of ingenuity to build a positive human future.”
Ken’s appointment follows a period of growth activity at PA Consulting, including the acquisition of Essential Design, We are Friday, and Sparkler.