Vault Creates #1 Boutique Consulting Firm Category; Names Insight Sourcing Group to Top Spot

ATLANTA, Georgia – August 19, 2014 – Insight Sourcing Group, the premier management-consulting firm focused exclusively on strategic sourcing and procurement-related services, announced today that it has been ranked as the #1 Boutique Consulting Firm in the 2015 Vault Consulting 50, an annual management and strategy consulting survey by All firms on the Best Boutique list have fewer than 750 consultants and most have fewer than 500.

Insight Sourcing Group maintained its position from 2014 as the #14 best consulting firm to work for in the U.S. among firms of all sizes, according to Vault and the #2 most innovative firm. The firm also increased its ranking in the following categories compared to firms of any size: overall satisfaction (#2), client interaction (#3), firm culture (#3), and work/life balance (#3).

“The top 5 boutique firms all have average scores above 9 out of 10, which is an incredibly high level, given that the score represents a weighted average of a number of different factors,” added Phil Stott, Vault’s Consulting editor. “Having said that, Insight Sourcing Group thoroughly deserves its position at the top of the boutique ranking–the consultants we surveyed literally did not have a bad thing to say about the firm, and went out of their way to praise it for the quality of life they enjoy there.”

“When I started the firm in 2002, our stated goal was the be the premiere firm in our niche in North America,” said Insight Sourcing Group founder and CEO, Tom Beaty. “This ranking from Vault as the #1 boutique firm is great validation that our team’s efforts to drive measurable client for results and to build an amazing culture have paid off.”

The rankings are based on the results of Vault’s annual Management and Strategy Consulting Survey. More than 7,500 consulting professionals of all levels assessed their peer consulting firms on a scale of 1 to 10 based on prestige (respondents were unable to rate their own employers and rated only firms with which they were familiar).

Consultants also rated their own firm’s quality of life in a series of “Best to Work For” categories such as firm culture, compensation and work-life balance, among others. For the Vault Consulting 50 Ranking, a weighted formula was used to combine findings from both prestige and selected best to work for categories to identify the top 50 consulting firms operating in the U.S. today.

For the complete list of rankings, click here.

About Insight Sourcing Group Insight Sourcing Group is the leading procurement and sourcing strategy firm in North America, helping its clients improve earnings by reducing procurement-related costs. Working with senior executives, purchasing teams, and other stakeholders, ISG drives savings by providing strategic sourcing expertise, implementing procurement best practices, and increasing spend visibility. With hundreds of satisfied customers and thousands of sourcing projects completed, ISG has developed a reputation for delivering significant impact on companies’ profitability.  The company’s spend visibility solution, SpendHQ, helps clients maintain these savings by making it easier to track internal compliance, while also bringing greater clarity to future sourcing decisions.