A DIFFERENT KIND OF FIRM
Helping companies identify and prioritize top line growth strategies and align their organizational structure for accelerated growth.
Driving operational excellence and performance improvement in manufacturing, supply chain, sales and operations planning, logistics and sourcing.
Helping companies improve profitability, generate cash, and develop a solid operating foundation for future growth.
Working on the buy side with strategic and financial buyers to improve the success rate of deals—from operational diligence through integration planning and execution.
The Keystone Group is a results-oriented management consulting firm. Our small, experienced teams work with mid-market manufacturing and distribution clients to develop strategy, improve operations, restructure finances, and integrate acquisitions. Since our founding in 1991, Keystone has been fostering long-term client relationships based on the tangible results we produce using our expertise and unique work style. Through active client involvement, our Partner-led teams deliver both recommendations and implementation of these recommendations to our clients.
We've worked hard to foster a culture that attracts top-notch clients and employees. Four guiding principles have helped us maintain our focus on what’s important over the last twenty-five years.
Andy Rolfe founded The Keystone Group in 1991. His goal was to create a firm that placed service to its clients above its own interests. He believed that if we always strove to do what was best for our clients, it would in turn end up working out well for our firm. Since that time, the firm’s efforts have been shaped around that ideal; and, almost thirty years later, so far the experiment seems to be working! Andy stepped back from his day to day responsibilities at Keystone at the end of 2016 and has served as an advisor to the firm since then. Prior to founding Keystone, Andy worked at Andersen Consulting, ultimately helping to form the Strategic Services Division. He earned a B.S. in Finance from Indiana University and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago.
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
Keystone is proud to be recognized as a top consulting firm to work for in Vault's 2020 Consulting Firm Rankings. Among other honors, Keystone was recognized as #19 Best Consulting Firm, #5 Best Boutique Consulting Firm, and #1 Best Firm Culture. Vault rankings are based on consultant survey responses and are evaluated across eight different criteria including prestige, culture, work-life balance, and ability to challenge. READ MORE
2020 #1 CONSULTING FIRM FOR FIRM CULTURE
2020 #5 BOUTIQUE CONSULTING FIRM
2020 #19 CONSULTING FIRM
2019 BEST BOUTIQUE CONSULTING FIRMS TO WORK FOR
2016 BEST BOUTIQUE CONSULTING FIRMS TO WORK FOR
2016 TRINITY'S PREMIER SUPPLIER AWARD FOR OPERATIONAL CONSULTING
2015 NATIONAL LARGE TURNAROUND OF THE YEAR
2015 CROSS BORDER TURNAROUND OF THE YEAR
2007 CHICAGO/MIDWEST LARGE TURNAROUND OF THE YEAR