How Top Consulting Firms Engage High Performing Alumni

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Consulting firms have long recognized the value of maintaining strong relationships with former employees, particularly to encourage boomerang hires and support business development.

A recent Altrata study examines the boards and leadership teams of the Fortune 1000, FTSE 350, and Global 500 companies. Consulting firms were then ranked based on the number of alumni they have that currently have a board seat or are members of a leadership teamGiven the valuable skills one can acquire, the alumni of consultancies account for a significant proportion of senior corporate positions around the world, and their some of the most connected individuals.  

How are the top consulting firms building and nurturing alumni in these important positions? 

During this webinar BoardEx, an Altrata company, and PeoplePath discussed the ways leading consultancies manage their alumni programs to fuel new business development, highlighting the following key insights:

  • The ways in which consultancies are engaging their most valuable audiences  
  • How you can begin to think of your program as more than just a network of former employees 
  • The critical role alumni communities play in gaining a significant competitive advantage 

The panel, which included the author of the report, Maya Imberg, as well as Erin Wickens Sussman from Bain & Company, and Angie Sfeir from Accenture, was moderated by Jenn Pedde, Vice President of Customer Advocacy at PeoplePath.

If you’d like to read the report, you can download it here: Consulting Alumni Rankings 2023 

Watch the recording here:



Maya Imberg, Author 

Maya Imberg is Head of Thought Leadership and Analytics at Altrata. She is responsible for driving thought leadership, using data analytics to showcase the company’s products and services, and fostering knowledge sharing between the company and client organizations.

She joined Wealth-X in 2016 as Director of Custom Research responsible for secondary research, data analytics and branded content. Maya has seventeen years of experience in research, spanning market research, macroeconomics and financial services. Prior to joining Wealth-X, Maya held Senior Consultant and Economist roles at the Economist Intelligence Unit and spent several years within Datamonitor’s Financial Services practice.

Maya holds an undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and an MSc in Comparative Politics from the London School of Economics. She speaks Spanish and Portuguese and has worked in China, the US and Belgium.

Mariangeles Sfeir, Accenture

Angie is the Global Outplacement & Alumni Program Manager at Accenture. An alumni herself, she took over the program in 2024 and leads a global team. She is responsible for organizing programs and activities across the career transitions and exit journey of Accenture's leavers. Her focus is on the Accenture Alumni Program and Outplacement services globally. She is based in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Erin Wickens Sussman, Bain & Company

Erin Wickens Sussman is a Senior Manager in the Alumni Network team at Bain & Company, a global management consulting firm working with ambitious clients who are redefining their respective industries. In her current role, Erin oversees strategic initiatives and communications strategy for Bain’s global alumni network of 20,000+, including leading the content strategy for the firm’s alumni network portal, BeyondBain. Erin is based in Boston and has been with Bain for nearly two decades, holding various roles in the Marketing and Alumni Network teams throughout her tenure.