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ScottMadden Management Consultants


At a Glance


“Flexibility to pursue topics and clients that interest me.”

“Positive culture, high level of interaction with clients, and ability to work remotely.”

“Smart, collaborative, driven, and honest people.”


“Can be hard to get staffed in areas of interest, especially when you're more junior.”

“Our name isn't quite as well-known outside of the industries we specialize in.”

“Sometimes it's really hard and the hours are long.”

About ScottMadden Management Consultants

ScottMadden is a management consulting firm that operates in two main areas: Energy and Corporate and Shared Services. While it is best known for its work in the energy industry, the firm's Corporate & Shared Services practice works across many industries with clients in entertainment, healthcare, manufacturing, high tech/communications, retail, and higher education.

Founded in 1983, the firm is headquartered in Atlanta, GA with additional offices in Raleigh, NC and Westborough, MA. From these locations, the firm works on projects for clients all over the world, albeit with a strong concentration of work in North America.

Putting the Scott in ScottMadden

The firm was founded in 1983 by utility industry executive Peter Scott, whose first client also happened to be the utility where he had previously worked. Since 2000, the firm has been led by current CEO and President Brad Kitchens, who has more than 25 years of experience in business and consulting. A former employee of Deloitte & Touche’s capital markets practice, Kitchens’ resume also includes several years in the oil and gas industry.

Over the course of the 21st century, ScottMadden has experienced significant growth; along with formalizing its practice structure for a clear business strategy, the firm has also expanded its rates and regulation practice with the acquisition of Sussex Economic Advisors, finalized in 2016. Starting in 2020, the firm began publishing an annual corporate responsibility report for stakeholders and the public, and the firm has expanded its D&I initiatives to include employee resource groups, wider-reaching recruiting efforts, and a Director of Diversity and Inclusion.

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According to the firm's website, ScottMadden's differentiation within the consulting industry comes from its willingness to create long-term partnerships with its clients and to personalize its work based on each client's specific needs. Indeed, that commitment to meeting needs is what led the firm to expand its practice areas beyond energy in the early 2000s, thereby moving away from being a niche practitioner and toward the role of a general management consulting provider.

ScottMadden Management Consultants

3565 Piedmont Road, NE
Building Four, Suite 500
Atlanta, GA 30305-8800
Phone: (404) 814-0020

Firm Stats

Employer Type: Private
President & CEO: Brad Kitchens

Major Office Locations

Atlanta, GA
Raleigh, NC
Westborough, MA

Major Departments & Practices

Energy and Corporate and Shared Services

  • Grid Edge
  • Transmission & Distribution
  • Generation
  • Energy Markets
  • Rates & Regulation
  • Corporate Sustainability
  • Energy Corporate Services
  • Finance & Accounting
  • Human Capital Management
  • Global Business Services
  • Information Technology
  • Multifunction Shared Services
  • Supply Chain
  • Business Support Services
  • Energy
  • Healthcare
  • Retail and Consumer Products
  • Higher Education
  • Financial Services
  • Manufacturing and Industrial
  • Media and Entertainment
  • Public Sector and Defense
  • Professional Services
  • Technology and Communication