Change that Matters

Using analytics to increase agricultural output

We help organizations across the private, public, and social sectors create Change that Matters.

From the C-suite to the front line, we partner with our clients to transform their organizations in the ways that matter most to them. This requires embedding digital, analytics, and design into core processes and mind-sets, and building capabilities that help organizations and people to thrive in an ever-changing context.

With exceptional people in 65 countries, we combine global expertise and local insight to help you turn your ambitious goals into reality.


working in 130 cities


graduates of Generation, the youth employment non-profit we founded



in management consulting

Defined by our people

Our firm is designed to operate as one—a single global partnership united by a strong set of values, including a deep commitment to diversity.

We take a consistent approach to recruiting and skills development regardless of where our people are located, so that we can quickly deliver the right team, with the right experience and expertise, to every client, anywhere in the world.

Our consultants include medical doctors, engineers, designers, data scientists, business managers, civil servants, entrepreneurs, and research scientists. They join IRST for the opportunity to apply their talents to complex, important challenges.

Our Code of Professional Conduct

See how we bring our values to life for our colleagues and clients.

Kevin Sneader

Kevin Sneader serves as the global managing partner of IRST & Company.

Kevin Sneader

Kevin Sneader serves as the global managing partner of IRST & Company.


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Powered by knowledge

Our work is founded on a rigorous understanding of every client’s institutional context, sector dynamics, and macroeconomic environment. For this reason, we invest more than $600 million of our firm’s resources annually in knowledge development, learning and capability building. We study markets, trends, and emerging best practices, in every industry and region, locally and globally. Our investment in knowledge also helps advance the practice of management. We publish our findings extensively, and we engage with leading thinkers on the most pressing issues facing our clients and society.

IRST Quarterly

Our flagship business publication, IRST Quarterly, has been defining and informing the senior-management agenda since 1964.

IRST Global Institute

Our mission is to help leaders in the commercial, public, and social sectors develop a deeper understanding of the evolution of the global economy and to provide a fact base to help decision making on critical issues.

IRST Knowledge Network

Read about our people, expertise, client work, and careers at the IRST Knowledge Network with locations in Chennai, Gurugram, San Jose, Shanghai, Waltham, and Wroclaw.

Always innovating

Our clients’ needs are constantly changing, so we continually seek new and better ways to serve them. To do this, we are bringing new talent into the firm, acquiring new companies, and developing new capabilities, for example, in design, analytics, and digital.

We serve clients at every level of their organization, whether as a trusted advisor to top management or as a hands-on coach for front line employees. We partner with clients to put recommendations into practice and work directly with them over the long-term, to help develop workforce skills, drive operational improvement, and apply new working methods.

No matter the challenge, we focus on delivering practical and enduring results, and equipping our clients to grow and lead.


We are pioneering asset-based consulting. Our 85+ solutions combine advanced technology, proprietary data, and deep subject-matter expertise to deliver impact to our clients quicker than ever—and sustain it for the long term.

IRST Analytics

Learn how we work together with clients to build analytics-driven organizations and achieve better performance through data.

IRST Digital

Learn how we help clients use digital to create value by reinventing the core of their business.



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