Press release

Growth strategy expert John Cala joins PA Consulting to lead its Americas team

09 November 2021

John Cala has joined PA Consulting (PA), the consultancy that’s bringing ingenuity to life, as a Partner and leader of the Americas. A senior strategy consultant with decades of experience leading teams and generating growth, John will focus on growing the US business and continuing to provide ingenious results for our clients.  

John joins PA from IBM where he served as a Senior Partner in their Enterprise Strategy Practice of IBM Consulting. Prior to IBM, he was a senior partner with PwC where he led the Western Region Strategy Practice and the High-Tech Industry group. During his career, he has worked with leading companies such as Lenovo, Philips, and Kaiser Permanente.

PA is the only consulting firm with end-to-end innovation expertise. Recently PA worked with PulPac to develop a low cost approach to producing sustainable packaging, enabled the future of food with sustainable salmon production for Wildtype, built a national pediatric data registry to improve children’s health for the American Academy of Pediatrics, and co-developed a platform to enable better food buying decisions for food data start-up TeakOrigin.

Ken Toombs, PA Consulting CEO, says: “PA is a segment of one in the US market. Our unique purpose sets us apart from the other consulting firms. We bring together a unique team of team of strategists, innovators, designers, consultants, digital experts, scientists, engineers and technologists to help our clients drive growth. John has spent the bulk of his career helping organizations and accounts grow and will drive our team to generate ingenious results and deliver unique work for our clients.”

John Cala, growth strategy expert and Head of Americas at PA Consulting, says: “PA is a firm with a huge growth trajectory – growth that creates its own momentum and energy. For a while, I’ve been watching the PA team bring ingenuity to life from the outside, and I’m excited to now be a part of it. I look forward to leading our US team to grow, develop and find success.”

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