Alan is a managing director and partner in L.E.K. Consulting's Boston office. He co-leads Edge Strategy® services at L.E.K. and is the co-author of Edge Strategy: A New Mindset for Profitable Growth. Alan was selected as a Top 25 Consultant by Consulting magazine in 2016 for Excellence in Retail. He has more than 12 years of experience working on a wide variety of projects, including corporate strategy development, new product development and commercialization, mergers and acquisitions support, program management, and organizational improvement. Prior to joining L.E.K.'s London office in 2003, Alan spent five years with chemicals multinationals Imperial Chemical Industries PLC and INEOS. He received a Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering from the University College Dublin. He is qualified as a professional engineer with the Institute of Chemical Engineers in the U.K. and holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Cambridge.