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RGP was founded in 1996 as a division of Deloitte & Touche. The company’s leaders are proud of its Big Four heritage, but they envisioned a different kind of consulting firm. So in 1999, Executive Chairman Don Murray followed his vision and led a management buyout. The company went public in December of 2000 and since then have grown into a global consulting firm providing strategy and execution for some of the world’s largest, best-known businesses.
Why go for RGP?
RGP provides instant agility, expanding bandwidth and expertise. It enhances long-term agility by increasing clients’ ability to change course and exploit market conditions.
Intellectual Capital on Demand: The company’s involvement is based on its clients’ needs. It can lead an initiative or work as part of their team. It is agile and flexible, moving talent in and out over the life of engagement to make sure they have the right people with the right skills at the right time.
Proven Problem Solvers: RGP is a proven problem solver with 10 to 20 years of hands-on, real-world experience. It provides everything from strategic advice to project management; subject-matter expertise to project support.
Practical Consulting: RGP believes in Practical Consulting. Traditional consultants give customers a binder full of suggestions. However, it gives them sound, no-nonsense advice and quality execution, big picture insights and meticulous implementation.
A full range of business services: Clients engage us for all kinds of reasons—for insights and advice, for strategy and execution. It offers integrated services across the full range of business disciplines, bringing deep expertise and proven methodologies developed over years of functional and managerial experience. It helps the business to operate more efficiently and achieve sustainable success.
Areas of Expertise
Change Management: Today’s rapidly evolving business environment requires a disciplined approach to managing large-scale change. Digitalization, data transformations, M&A, reorganizations and compliance mandates are impacting enterprise culture and target operating model. Leaders turn to RGP for help navigating these complex organizational transformations because its Return On Change™ methodology delivers change investment benefits while building a culture of change-agility.
Finance & Accounting (F&A): Finance & Accounting is about more than finding capital and meeting deadlines: it has become a strategic partner in everything from containing costs to mitigating risk. It is a means for transforming operations, adding sustainable competitive advantages and gathering insights into customer behavior including credit, payment, and other interactions. RGP can help implement clients’ F&A initiatives while transferring knowledge to expand in-house capabilities.
Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC): GRC leaders face an environment characterized by myriad emerging risks: expanding compliance obligations, disruptive technology, and ever-increasing governance expectations. As a leader in this dynamic field, RGP works with top companies all over the world to establish processes and systems that mitigate risk and ensure compliance, while improving agility and productivity.
Human Capital (HC): Human Capital management is less about enforcing rules and more about managing change, delivering talent, optimizing the workforce and turning complex data into agility-enhancing insights. RGP helps support and drive the change needed to implement these essential initiatives.
Information Management (IM): With business functions becoming increasingly dependent on data, it’s more important than ever that Information Management bridges the gap between technology and business. RGP partners with technology and functional leaders to plan and execute enterprise-wide initiatives that drive improvements and build lasting competitive advantages.
Meet the Leader
Kate Duchene, Chief Executive Officer: Since joining RGP in 1999 as the Company’s first corporate counsel, Kate Duchene has operated in numerous executive roles – Legal, Corporate Secretary, Human Resources, Marketing, and RGP Legal. Now, as Chief Executive Officer, she is "humbled, honored and most of all excited to lead the organization through transformation, growth, and renewal."
Kate is focused on business strategy, capital structure and resource allocation, executive management, shareholder management, enterprise risk management, and employee productivity and engagement.
Prior to joining RGP, Kate practiced law with O’Melveny & Myers LLP, in Los Angeles, California. She focused on litigation, specializing in defense-side labor and employment matters. In 2010, Kate was honored by the Orange County Business Journal as Outstanding General Counsel of a Public Company with Revenue over $200 Million. That same year, she was named to OC METRO’s “Hot 25” list of top professionals in Orange County, California.
Kate received her J.D., cum laude, from New York University School of Law and her B.A. in Political Science from Stanford University. She serves as president emeritus on the board of directors of Human Options, an organization dedicated to breaking the cycle of domestic violence. Kate also serves on the boards of the California Minority Counsel Program and Chapman University’s Fowler School of Law, Business Emphasis Program Advisory Group.