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 serving mid-market manufacturing and distribution clients and their stakeholders. Our small, experienced teams create value for clients through growth strategy, operational improvement, financial restructuring, and acquisition integration. With active Partner engagement, our teams develop and implement recommendations to address our clients’ most complex business challenges. Since 1991, Keystone has been working side-by-side with clients, fostering long-term relationships and delivering tangible, sustainable results.
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.
BE THE BEST
Simply put, we want to be the best choice our clients can make. This means we have to have the best people and only work in situations where we can demonstrate our unique capabilities.
GROW YOUR SKILLS FASTER
If we want the best, we have to provide the best opportunity to grow. This means our talented people will be able to grow their skills faster than anywhere else.
ATTAIN FINANCIAL SUCCESS
Our people and our clients need to know we’ll be around for the long term.
We spend too much time at work to not love what we do. Further, clients want to work with people that they both respect and enjoy.
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 2023 Consulting Firm Rankings. Among other honors, Keystone was recognized as #17 Best Consulting Firm, #10 Best Boutique Consulting Firm, and #1 Best Firm Culture - for the fourth year in a row! 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
2023 TOP RANKED CONSULTING FIRM BY MANAGEMENT CONSULTED
2022 #1 CONSULTING FIRM FOR FIRM CULTURE
2022 #8 BOUTIQUE CONSULTING FIRM
2022 #16 CONSULTING FIRM
2021 #1 CONSULTING FIRM FOR FIRM CULTURE
2021 #4 BOUTIQUE CONSULTING FIRM
2021 #13 CONSULTING FIRM
2020 SMALL TRANSACTION OF THE YEAR
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