Consulting Essentials

Jeff Kavanaugh

How do you become a world-class consultant?

This is the question on the minds of thousands of young consultants as they graduate from the classrooms of the world’s business schools to the offices of top consulting firms. Yet, few of them have been formally trained on the concepts that elevate consultants to the top of their field.

Drawing on his experience as a senior partner at a multi-billion dollar consulting firm and adjunct professor at the University of Texas at Dallas MBA program, Jeff Kavanaugh is ready to share the tools of the trade for young professionals to quickly scale the consulting learning curve.

Pulling together the best content from his own experience, as well as other world-class consulting leaders and industry professionals he has worked with, Kavanaugh has distilled the lessons into the key skills that separate the best from the rest.

Jeff Kavanaugh

Jeff Kavanaugh is a senior partner at Infosys, one of the world’s largest consulting firms. Jeff leads its automotive and industrial manufacturing consulting practice. With more than 25 years of industry experience, he has advised many of the world’s leading manufacturers and high-tech companies. Beyond his client responsibilities, Jeff serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Texas at Dallas. He is also on the board of the Institute of Business Analytics at Indiana University and the Marketing Analytics Board at the University of Texas at Dallas.

Besides a consultant, Jeff is a teacher, history buff, and tennis player. He grew up as a farmer and proud Indiana Hoosier, and has lived for many years in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Jeff writes at, and you can follow his insights on Twitter at @jeffkav.

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