Arthur D. Little, Inc. Adds Senior Executives to Expand US Leadership
March 2007 - USA

Arthur D. Little (ADL), a leading global management consulting firm, has appointed several new executives to its US operations: Markus Lahrkamp as its new managing director for the US, Priscilla G. McLeroy as its new director located in Houston, and Natan Shklyar as director and head of its New York City office. These appointments are effective immediately.

Michael Traem, Global CEO of Arthur D. Little states, "I am delighted to welcome the new members of the Arthur D. Little team in the US. These appointments strengthen our leadership position and our client offerings in this strategically important market. The combination of our deep industry knowledge linked to our expertise in strategy, technology and innovation will enable the firm to solve our clients' most complex business issues and deliver sustainable results."

  • Markus Lahrkamp has been appointed Managing Director of Arthur D. Little's US operations overseeing its current offices in Boston, Houston and a growing office in New York City.

Markus has built a successful track record in building and leading a thriving consulting business in North America. He has served leading clients and possesses extensive industry knowledge in several sectors, including: financial services, health care, pharmaceuticals, high-tech and semiconductor peripherals, automotive, construction, machinery, and consumer product companies. His diverse experience provides him entry to the Board Rooms of leading corporations. Early on in his career, Markus earned an M.B.A. from the University of Muenster in Germany.

According to Markus Lahrkamp, "Arthur D. Little has a tremendous opportunity in the US capitalizing on its global success as a leading advisor to Fortune 100 companies. Our thriving businesses in Boston and Houston together with our growing office in New York will provide an excellent platform for future growth. I am very excited to be leading a highly motivated team of outstanding professionals, and I look forward to bringing US clients access to the Arthur D. Little's global network of over 1,000 consultants in 30 offices."

Markus has been elected to serve on the Board of Directors of Arthur D. Little, Inc. along with Michael Traem, Global CEO and John W. Brennan who leads Arthur D. Little's Health Care and Technology & Innovation Management Practices in North America. "I personally welcome Markus to our senior management team. Markus' leadership, breadth of experience, and private equity expertise will enable us to further accelerate ADL's growth in the United States," as stated by John Brennan.

  • Natan Shklyar will be leading our New York City office.

Natan Shklyar will concentrate on building Arthur D. Little's North American Private Equity client base, with a focus on mid-market funds and their portfolio companies. He is a trusted advisor to some of the leading global and mid-market private equity firms and hedge funds. Over the past three years he was responsible for building one of the most successful consulting practices focused on mid-market private equity funds, advising clients on their due diligence, operational improvement, and the strategic repositioning of their portfolio companies.

According to Natan Shklyar, "ADL has been serving leading global buyout and venture capital funds for many years. Now the mid-market private equity community will gain access to this leading global management consulting firm, with deep multi-industry expertise, sophisticated knowledge infrastructure, and a network of outstanding professionals. We are committed to bringing world-class consulting services to mid-market companies and their financial sponsors, and I am personally very excited to help lead ADL's growth in the US and in the private equity community."

Natan holds an MBA in Finance and Management, with the highest distinction and Beta Gamma Sigma, from Columbia Business School; and, a BA in Diplomacy and Foreign Affairs, summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from Miami University of Ohio where he was a Benjamin Harrison Scholar.

  • Priscilla G. McLeroy has joined our Energy Practice based in Houston as a Director.

She will conduct business development and executive oversight of energy and chemicals projects for major industrials, integrated and national oil company clients. Priscilla specializes in managing petroleum equities and assets in complex environments, portfolio strategy realignment, M&A execution, process optimizations, and market entry. In addition, she has expertise in intellectual property management, technology strategy consulting & transfer across a broad range of industries and operations management. Prior to joining Arthur D. Little, she was Managing Director with a leading financial firm navigating energy and chemical clients through portfolio value changes. She has over 20 years of consulting experience in this industry and has held various engineering and management positions at leading energy companies. Priscilla is a Registered Professional Engineer in the state of Texas, a member of the Licensing Executive Society and the Society of Petroleum Engineers. She received her MS from Stanford University and BS from the University of Houston.

"The Energy and Chemical business is driven by innovation. Arthur D. Little exemplifies innovation by the work it has done for the past 120 years. My goal is to bring that same philosophy to our clients and help them capture value in the initiatives they undertake. I am thrilled to be a member of the Arthur D. Little team and look forward to applying my hands-on approach and years of management consulting experience in helping our clients succeed," according to Priscilla McLeroy.

Notes for Editors

About Arthur D. Little Arthur D. Little, founded in 1886, is a global leader in management consultancy combining expertise in strategy and operations with deep industry knowledge offering our clients innovative and sustainable solutions to their most complex business problems. Arthur D. Little is known for its collaborative client engagement style, exceptional people and a firm wide commitment to quality and integrity. Arthur D. Little has over 30 offices worldwide, employing over 1000 people. If you would like further information on the firm please visit www.adl.com

Further Information

Diana M. Bolick
Director of North America Marketing
Arthur D. Little, Inc.
+1 617-532-9513
Email: bolick.diana@adlittle.com