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30 Ethical Companies of the Year 2019

High Value Consulting Starts with High Values: Resources Global Professional


Resources Global Professional was founded in 1996 as a division of Deloitte & Touche. The firm’s leaders are proud of their 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. RGP went public in December of 2000, and since then, it has grown into a global consulting firm providing strategy and execution for some of the world’s largest and best-known businesses.

Beginning their careers at Big Four accounting firms, the founders instilled RGP with a tradition of service and professionalism. But there are significant differences between RGP and old-model consulting firms. They did away with the conventional pyramid structure, opting instead to deliver services through accomplished professionals. RGP leaders encourage teamwork and a total commitment to their clients’ goals.The values established by the founders arefollowed even today. RGP is client-centric and problem focused. The firm approaches every task with passion and has a deep sense of value for talent, integrity, enthusiasm, and loyalty.

A Wide Range of Business Services

RGP understands the challenges that its clients face, andit possesses the experience and expertise to help in meeting them. “From rapid change to increasing complexity, from growing revenue to containing costs and ensuring compliance—the things that keep you up at night are what get us up in the morning”, the company says. RGP’s clients engage for reasons like insights and advice, 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 businesses to operate more efficiently and achieve sustainable success.

RGP follows a simple yet effective approach. It devises a plan based on the clients’ goals and determines the right resources to help them succeed. It looks for innovative ways to improve business performance while transferring knowledge and building business capability. RGP prides on the fact that 100% of its top 50 clients remain year after year.

Utilizing Capabilities and Insights to Help a Broad Spectrum of Industries

RGP has a team of proven professionals with 10-20 years of experience across a broad range of business disciplines and initiatives. They are former business leaders from both industry and consulting who have the expertise and experience to get the job done—from advice through execution. The firm also helps leading organizations all over the world to implement a wide range of initiatives. From driving growth to containing costs, from managing risk to enhancing workplace performance, from enriching talent to improving shareholder value, it has all the proven approaches and subject matter expertise to lead and execute critical initiatives.

The firm works with companies across all industries, helping to implement initiatives that transform business. With each engagement, it gains new insights into how to increase efficiency, productivity, and creativity. Applying what it learned helps clients build operational excellence and sustainable competitive advantages. Furthermore, it has created RGP Academy to share its knowledge with both the employees and the clients, where it hosts discussions, presentations and webcasts and post white papers and case studies that offer insights with immediate and profound application. The sessions are complimentary and typically offer one CPE credit. Past session recordings are also available.

Testimonials of Success

RGP finds itself fortunate to partner with top companies across the full range of industries all over the world, including 87 of the Fortune 100, from financial services to pharma, from entertainment to high tech. It has hands-on experience and deep category knowledge across a broad range of industries and has worked with 80% of the largest banks, four of the five largest energy companies and the four largest automobile manufacturers. It crafts custom solutions to help companies across a broad spectrum of industries compete, comply and thrive in their sectors.

RGP was a tremendous asset to our operation and helped us transition our local IT organization into a value add entity. They provided first rate talent that yielded immediate results.”— Daniel Hutto, Vice President of Business Operations, Cox Communications, Inc.

RGP offers a unique business model in the legal community that sets them apart from their competitors. They are especially focused on client service, business solutions and offer a compelling value proposition. We appreciate their dedication to diversity and their commitment to providing highly accomplished attorneys and paralegals that can hit the ground running and quickly integrate with our legal team. When our legal team needs support we know we can count on RGP to deliver.”— Ted Gizewski, Assistant General Counsel, Microsoft Corporation

The Leadership

Kate Duchene, CEO

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. She is committed to setting up the structure, processes and practices that will enable the company to execute strategies effectively and drive desired outcomes. Having worked deeply in the RGP Legal business, positioning, scoping and working closely with clients, Kate understands what needs to be done to move the business forward and evolve as a company.

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.

“We are multinational, multicultural and help clients succeed where they do business.”