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Strive Consulting Overview

Chicago, IL
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Strive Consulting is a national business and technology firm helping industry-leading companies transform their organization by solving complex challenges through our deep expertise in Management Consulting, Technology Enablement and Data & Analytics. Our unique ... Read more

Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2018 (#48)

Top CEOs: 2018 (#5)

Company Updates

  • On our blog, Corey Collins, a Manager of Talent and Recruiting in our Chicago office, identifies the best interview questions to ask a candidate during the recruiting process.

    The Best Interview Questions to Ask A Candidate - Strive Consulting

    Recruiters in the staffing and consulting industries are often viewed as transactional, process driven and impersonal. Many prospective candidates would prefer speaking with hiring managers directly rather than with recruiters because of the limited associations they feel we have towards them and the end client.

  • We are very excited to be named one of Dallas/Fort Worth's Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in 2018!

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Strive Consulting – Why Work For Us?

Founded in 2006, Strive is a privately-owned, national business and technology consulting firm that helps clients solve complex business challenges and deliver on strategic initiatives by using expertise across our Management Consulting, Technology Enablement, and Data & Analytics Practices.

With over 400 employees nationwide working with over 100 enterprise-level clients, we ensure that we can attain goals and solve problems. Our flexible engagement model, consisting of Strategic Advisory, Project Delivery and Staffing Services, allows us to customize solutions and execute the needs of the client.

We pride ourselves on our ability to blend our top consulting talent with niche expertise from our network. We guarantee to provide the teams and solutions you need to transform your organization.


strategic advisory

Knowledge & Expertise.

Our teams consist of business and technology experts from a variety of well-known companies and consulting firms. We apply this knowledge and experience to evolve strategies with roadmaps, assessments, and insights to optimize the business.

Holistic, Practical Approach.
We understand what it takes to implement complex programs and projects. As a result, our teams are focused on creating actionable plans to quickly deliver results by helping connect technology strategically to the business.

Low Risk, High Value Engagements.
We engage small, nimble teams of experts to create strategies focused on quickly delivering valuable results.

project delivery

Customized Approach.

We recognize that every project and client situation is unique and adjust our approach accordingly. While we bring perspective and best practices to each engagement, we maintain flexibility to be able to deliver in ways that best suits our clients’ environment.

Optimized Resource Mix.
Each engagement requires a wide variety of experience and expertise. Rather than building teams that are limited to resources that happen to be on the “bench” or providing on-the-job training for those resources, Strive’s model provides the unique ability to assemble highly talented teams from our Consulting Practices and consulting network to ensure we have the specialized expertise required to successfully deliver.

National Expertise. Local Delivery.
While we are a national firm with a broad base of experience across our 400+ consultants and vast network of independent experts, we deliver the majority of our engagements locally. We believe this results in more value for our clients as travel costs are eliminated and quality increases with the close alignment of our resources and the client team.

staffing services

Top Talent On Demand.

Over the last ten years, we have built relationships with the top consultants in the marketplace. This strong network of experts allows us to engage the best possible resource for each engagement.

Expert-Based Screening Process.
Unlike staffing firms, Strive is able to involve experts from our Consulting Practices to thoroughly interview, screen, and vet candidates to ensure their capabilities match our clients’ need.

Oversight from Consulting Practice.
Our resources receive management, guidance, and support from our Consulting Practices to assist with challenges and to achieve success.



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Strive Consulting CEO Brian Ganser
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  • "Striving for greatness"

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    Former Employee - Consulting Leader in Columbus, OH
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    I worked at Strive Consulting full-time (More than 5 years)


    A small but effective team who are genuinely passionate about creating the best experience for their clients and consultants. Firms that do this are a dime a dozen, but Strive excels and not making the same common mistakes that every other firm does.


    With any growing organization, there are some growing pains. But the leadership but at this location and at headquarters in Chicago are very self-aware and are taking the right steps to avoid the pitfalls that can stifle growth.

    Advice to Management

    What got you here won't get you where you want to go tomorrow. Embrace change. I believe in the company and the direction, but more importantly, in the people. Take care of them and they will take care of the business.

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Strive Consulting Photos

Strive Consulting photo of: 2 years in a row - Best & Brightest 2016 in Chicago
Strive Consulting photo of: 2018 President's Club!
Strive Consulting photo of: Columbus Office Celebration!
Strive Consulting photo of: Holiday Party in the Atlanta Office!
Strive Consulting photo of: Our Columbus Team celebrating the holidays
Strive Consulting photo of: Cubs outing
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Strive Consulting Interviews



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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview


    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Strive Consulting.


    The interview process at Strive was timely and enjoyable. I was contacted to schedule a pre-screen phone interview shortly after sending in my resume and cover letter. The interviewer told me that I would be contacted two days later, which I was. We scheduled an in-office interview on a day that worked for the both of us. When I arrived at the office, I was introduced to various employees; everyone seemed super friendly and open to answering any questions I had. The interview itself was professional but comfortably laid back, and his responses to my questions were clear and helpful. He mostly asked me questions on my knowledge of the company, industry, and goals I had during my time with Strive. I was contacted on the day that I was told, only a few days after being in the office. Overall, a very good experience.

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Strive Consulting Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places To Work, Glassdoor, 2018
  • Best and Brightest Companies to Work For, Best and Brightest, 2018
  • 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in Chicago, National Association for Business Resources (NABR), 2017
  • 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in Dallas, National Association for Business Resources (NABR), 2017
  • 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in the Nation, National Association for Business Resources (NABR), 2016
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Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Tech Hiring Commitment

Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

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