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Deloitte US Consulting leadership team

Take a closer look at our Consulting leaders and professional experiences. Get an inside look at the rich diversity of background, education, and experience that each leader brings, making Deloitte a place where our people can thrive.

Dan Helfrich, Chair & CEO, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Dan is chairman and chief executive officer of Deloitte Consulting LLP. As CEO, he leads a $10B business comprised of more than 50,000 professionals who help clients solve their most complex business issues and shape their futures with confidence. Prior to this role, Dan led the Government & Public Services and advised government leaders in transforming into more efficient and effective organizations across areas of technology modernization and innovation, human capital, strategy and analytics, customer experience, and enterprise operations.

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Amy Feirn, Deputy CEO - Partnerships & Offerings, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Amy is the deputy CEO—Partnerships & Offerings for Deloitte Consulting LLP. In her current role, she is responsible for scaling and delivering the world-class capabilities of Consulting’s six offering portfolios—including the integration of solutions, assets, and talent across technology, human capital, strategy, and operations services to help organizations address their most complex, heart-of-the-business challenges. Amy has more than 25 years of experience advising and teaming with clients to identify and implement strategic, long-term solutions to difficult, multifaceted issues. She also serves on Deloitte’s US Board of Directors and US Consulting’s Executive and Management Committees.

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Forrest Danson, Technology & Innovation leader, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Forrest, a principal with Deloitte Consulting LLP, brings more than 30 years of experience advising clients at the intersection of business and technology transformation. As Deloitte’s Consulting National Managing Principal of Technology & Innovation, he is responsible for incubating and scaling new offerings within Deloitte’s world-class portfolio of services to help our clients create impact.  Forrest also serves on many Deloitte management and governance committees including US Consulting Board as Deputy Chairman, US Consulting Executive and Management Committees, US Consulting Product Review Board, and US Cross Business Offering Executive Advisory Board.

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Ambar Chowdhury, Chief Strategy & Transformation Officer, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Ambar is a principal in Deloitte Consulting LLP and serves as its Chief Strategy and Transformation officer. In this role, Ambar is responsible for designing and articulating Deloitte’s strategy, defining and overseeing key transformation initiatives and managing the overall investment portfolio including both organic investments and M&A. He has served some of the organization’s largest clients on corporate and business unit strategy. In his client work, Ambar has focused on defining breakthrough growth strategies and then translating those into organization-wide transformation programs that deliver sustained impact.

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Rich Penkoski, Deputy CEO - Markets, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Rich is a principal and deputy CEO—Markets for Deloitte Consulting LLP, responsible for defining and delivering the industry-specific insights and solutions clients need to solve their most complex business challenges. He also serves on the Deloitte Consulting Executive and Management Committees, the Deloitte USA Board of Directors and as chairman of the Board, Deloitte Consulting Management GmbH & Co. KG. Rich has led many of Deloitte’s largest Finance and IT-enabled transformation programs and has served many of Deloitte Consulting’s most significant clients across Financial Services, Retail, and Consumer Products.

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Christina Bieniek, Chief Commercial Officer, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Christina is a principal in Deloitte Consulting LLP and Chief Commercial officer. In this role, she is responsible for driving profitable growth across all of Deloitte Consulting LLP’s offerings and industries. She oversees Client Excellence, Sales & Pursuit Excellence, and Marketing—three essential areas that fuel the organization’s business strategy and empower Deloitte account leaders and engagement teams to win and differentiate in the marketplace with greater ease and consistency.

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David Rizzo, Chief Talent & Responsibility Officer, Deloitte Consulting LLP

David is the chief talent & responsibility officer for Deloitte Consulting LLP. In this role, he is accountable for talent strategy and execution, diversity and inclusion, and social impact consistent with Deloitte’s purpose and values. David has been with Deloitte for more than 15 years as a Human Capital leader and as the lead client service principal for one of the firm’s largest clients. He is currently a member of the Firm’s Policy & Government Relations Advisory Council and the STEM Council, as well as, prominent industry groups like the G100 Talent Forum and the HR policy association.

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Doug Shoupp, Chief Operations Officer, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Doug, a principal with Deloitte Consulting LLP, has more than 25 years of experience helping clients apply technology and innovation to solve their most complex and critical business challenges. Today, Doug serves as Consulting’s Chief Operations Officer.  In this capacity he works across all areas of the practice as well as with firm leadership to oversee and drive Consulting’s operational and financial performance.

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Suzanne Kounkel, Chief Marketing Officer, Deloitte US

Suzanne is a principal in Deloitte Consulting LLP and the chief marketing officer of Deloitte US, where she leads Marketing & Sales integration across businesses to create powerful results for clients and drive growth. She also serves as the chief marketing officer for Deloitte Consulting LLP, where her work encompasses the full suite of marketing and communications services to support the US consulting business, including sub-branding and positioning, content marketing, public relations, and internal communications.

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Nishita Henry, Chief Innovation Officer & Platforms, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Nishita is Deloitte Consulting LLP’s Chief Innovation officer and leads the Deloitte Platform business. In this role she drives the firm’s innovation agenda by working with cutting-edge technologies, engaging the startup community and driving the transformation of next generation technologies into practical solutions for Deloitte’s clients.

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Nidal Haddad, Ecosystems & Alliances leader, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Nidal is a principal with Deloitte Consulting LLP and he leads the joint go-to-market and strategic management of our more than 100 alliance relationships, including related sales, technology resale, alliance marketing, and comprehensive ecosystem development. He is a cross-industry veteran with extensive marketing, sales, and service experience, and he oversees the integration of clients, alliances, and collaborators to solve complex, forward-looking challenges. Nidal is also a member of Deloitte Consulting's Management Committee.

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Ranjit Bawa, US Cloud leader, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Ranjit is the US Cloud leader for Deloitte Consulting LLP, and brings the perspective that some of the most powerful opportunities for disruption come when new technology solutions enable the transformation of core operational processes and financial models. It's a perspective sharpened over the course of nearly two decades spent designing solutions for some of the world's most technology-centered enterprises, including leading global financial institutions where technology is the foundation of the service delivery model. Today he applies that perspective to help organizations reimagine themselves at every step along the cloud journey.

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Kawsi Mitchell, Diversity & Inclusion leader, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Kwasi is principal in Deloitte Consulting LLP’s Government and Public Services Practice (GPS) with more than 15 years of consulting experience. Throughout his tenure, he has demonstrated experience guiding security and law enforcement executives through strategic and operational transformations to address emerging security threats. Currently, Kwasi serves as the Diversity & Inclusion lead for Deloitte Consulting LLP and has championed recruiting diverse talent through Deloitte’s first ever Inclusion Hiring Blitz. Kwasi also leads national initiatives focused on the advancement and development of female, minority, veteran, and transgender practitioners at Deloitte.

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