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PA Consulting names Ken Toombs chief executive officer

PA Consulting, an innovation and transformation consulting firm, has named Ken Toombs as the firm’s global CEO.

Ken has more than 30 years of experience in consulting, and joined PA in December 2018 to lead the firm’s Americas business.

He succeeds Alan Middleton, who will continue on as a partner and will work with Ken during the leadership transition process.

As CEO, Ken will lead the management consultancy’s more than 3,200 professionals in Europe and the US. Founded in 1945 and headquartered in London, the firm helps clients in a range of industries leverage innovative thinking and breakthrough technologies to achieve their organizational goals.

The firm has 19 offices and design studios overall, with seven locations in the US and seven locations in the UK, and with additional locations in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, The Netherlands, and Ireland.

As head of the Americas region, Ken grew the regional team’s talent and substantially increased PA’s client base. He also oversaw the firm’s global healthcare, life sciences, and energy and utilities sectors, while also serving on the company board. During his tenure, PA acquired 4iNNO, a Cincinnati-based firm focusing on innovation and new product development. 

Alan said: “In Ken we have a leader with great intellect and a well-balanced moral compass. He is a true strategist at heart and will be an excellent guardian of PA’s purpose, values, history, and of our bright future."

Ken said: “As CEO I plan to continue growing PA as the market leader and further expanding our end-to-end innovation capabilities.”

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