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At a Glance


“Challenging nature, breadth of opportunities.”

“Meaningful impact at clients, flat hierarchy, access to leadership, strong culture.”

“The firm is very intentional about its culture and it seriously shows in my



"Administrative responsibilities.”

“Lack of household brand name recognition.”

“Projects can be random so you get staffed on what is available. Usually of interest,

but not always.”

About The Keystone Group

With offices in Atlanta, Chicago and L.A., The Keystone Group provides services related to growth strategy, operational improvement, turnaround, and M&A, across a wide range of industries. Small wonder, then, that its tagline is “making a difference”—something that the firm strives to do not just for clients, but in the wider world.

Founded in 1991, the company operates under four key guiding principles—and notes that three of the four relate to culture: “Be the Best at What We Do,” “Grow Your Skills Faster than Anywhere Else,” “Attain Financial Success,” and “Have Fun.” And that commitment to making a difference and fostering a positive culture doesn’t stop at good PR: every two years, the firm takes a mission trip to build homes for families in need, and also hosts annual fundraisers to send underprivileged children to camp.

In the News

TMA 2020 Small Transaction of the Year

Keystone is the proud recipient of the Turnaround Management Association's 2020 Small Transaction of the Year Award for Confluence Outdoor! The Keystone project team successfully negotiated a forbearance agreement and an over-advance to secure runway to lead a successful sale process – all in a 2-month timeframe!

The Keystone Group

311 S. Wacker Dr.
Suite 5000
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: (312) 960-3630

Firm Stats

Employer Type: Private
President & CEO: Amar Shah
2020 Employees (All Locations): 35

Major Office Locations

Chicago, IL (Headquarters)
Atlanta, GA
Los Angeles, CA

Major Departments & Practices

Profit and Cash Flow Improvement

Merger and Acquisition Integration

Profitable Growth Strategy

Operational Improvement