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About Us

Arthur D. Little, founded in 1886, was the world's first management consultancy. It was founded by Arthur Dehon Little and Roger Griffin, who together were pioneers in the area of management consulting. Imagine in the early 1900s that companies were seeking knowledge from an external party to support their R&D strategies, or to provide assistance with their technological endeavors, not knowing that this knowledge would one day contribute to societal breakthroughs such as synthetic penicillin and the Nasdaq stock exchange. These breakthroughs did occur and it was a reality that two scientists never expected.

For well over 120 years, the Arthur D. Little name has been synonymous with technological ingenuity and innovative thinking. Arthur D. Little's management consulting services were sought after not only by corporations but also by state and federal agencies and foreign governments. Its project work focused on corporate finance, environmental risk, information management, operations, strategy and organization, technology and innovation, and a host of other services to maintain the competitiveness of its clients. Today, Arthur D. Little periodically showcases its thought leadership through Prism, its semi-annual journal that touches on emerging industry trends, strategic thinking and operational excellence.

Arthur D. Little's success can be attributed to its professionals and business methodologies. Our professionals approach projects by getting to the heart of the question.  From there, information is extrapolated, reviewed and assessed to determine more effective ways to operate, go to market, and increase revenues. Success is not based on a single action, but on the collective actions of the team. By working side-by-side™ with our clients, we prove to them that we are just as strongly committed as they are in understanding and addressing their challenges. Arthur D. Little is not a bureaucratic culture but one that is collaborative and forward thinking. Our people consistently epitomize those values in the way projects are defined and managed throughout their lifecycle.

In today's world, our professionals are looking at topics as diverse as the sustainability of transportation biofuels, solutions for the private equity sector or licensing strategies for biopharmaceutical companies. Ignacio Garcia Alves, Arthur D. Little's Global CEO, states, "Our firm's deep industry knowledge, linked to our strong expertise in strategy, technology and innovation, helps us solve our clients' most complex business issues while delivering sustainable results to their businesses. Our clients recognize this value and seek us out when faced with these challenges. As we continue to expand our market presence and take on projects that enrich the career goals of our professionals, the next 100 years of Arthur D. Little will be just as exciting as its first century."

Our offices are located in Boston and Houston where our consulting professionals offer Arthur D. Little's full range of services.