101 Top Illinois Consulting Companies and Startups of 2021

June 7, 2021
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This article showcases our top picks for the best Illinois based Consulting companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Consulting industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

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Top Illinois Consulting Startups

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

Thoughtworks

Thoughtworks

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Thoughtworks is a community of passionate individuals whose purpose is to revolutionize software design, creation, and delivery.

Onward Technologies

Onward Technologies

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Onward Technologies provides engineering and IT services for a variety of different industries.

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Alight Solutions

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Alight Solutions is a provider of benefits administration and cloud-based HR and financial solutions.

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Enfusion

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Enfusion is a provider of a cloud-based portfolio management and risk system, as well as middle and back office services.

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Civis Analytics

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Civis Analytics helps organizations use data to gain a competitive advantage in how they identify, attract, and engage their audiences.

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AVIA

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AVIA runs the nation’s leading network for health systems seeking to innovate and transform through digital strategy.

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Rightpoint

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Rightpoint is an independent customer experience agency with technology at our core.

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Fieldglass

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Fieldglass provides SaaS-based solutions that help firms procure and manage contingent workers, services, independent contractors and more.

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Gallagher

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Gallagher is an international insurance brokerage and risk management services firm, is headquartered in Itasca.

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Goby

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Goby is a comprehensive and intuitive platform for ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) management.

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Vodori

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Vodori provides solutions that simplify how life science companies create, approve, and distribute promotional content.

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Parker Dewey

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Helps companies work with college students / recent grads on short-term projects both to address immediate needs and improve hiring.

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IFF

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IFF strengthens nonprofits and the communities they serve by providing leadership, capital, and real estate solutions.

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Fruition Partners

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Fruition Partners, a cloud-service management firm, offers technology-enabled tools and services to help organizations in the ITSM process.

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Palantir.net

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Palantir® is a digital consultancy that works to strengthen humanity by helping others discover, create, and share knowledge.

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GreenPoint Partners

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GreenPoint Partners delivers energy management and sustainability consulting services for commercial real estate owners.

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Citizens Rx

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Citizen’s Rx provides pharmacy benefit management services to public and private companies and offers health plans in the United States.

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Prairie Capital Advisors

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Prairie Capital Advisors is an investment banking company that offers investment banking, esop advisory services.

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Ensono

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Ensono delivers managed IT services to optimize and modernize mainframes, infrastructure, and cloud for clients.

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Delract

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Manufacturing, Commodity Trading and Investments

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Aasonn

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Aasonn is a global consultancy that provides Human Resources consulting,

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Bitwise Inc

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Bitwise Inc is an Information Technology and Services company.

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DRW

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DRW is a diversified trading firm that combines technology, research, and risk management to capture trading and investment opportunities.

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Acer Innovation

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Acer Innovation is a global analytics firm leveraging data science to help Fortune 500 firms.

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Kanbay

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Kanbay Inc is a $50 million global information technology consulting company.

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Upp Technology Inc.

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Upp Technoloy provides technology solutions for supply chains and healthcare industries across the US.

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PCTEL

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PCTEL delivers performance critical technology solutions to the wireless industry.

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Forsythe

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Forsythe offers business consulting, technology leasing, and value-added reseller services for technology product manufacturers.

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Bounteous

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Bounteous creates big-picture digital solutions that help leading companies deliver transformational brand experiences.

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HData

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HData helps deliver and scale RegTech solutions that serve government regulators, regulated enterprises, markets, and investors.

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Code SixFour

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The Code SixFour Benefits Consulting Cloud empowers insurance agents and benefits brokers to deliver better benefits outcomes to employers.

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Digi-Me

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Digi-Me is a video technology company that uses a global patented technology to reach job seekers with VideoJobs, helping staffing, recruiting and talent acquisition professionals improve their return on investment in the human resources technology market.

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HappiLabs

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HappiLabs provides a variety of services to help scientists and biotech labs be better with finance and lab operations.

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ZS Associates

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ZS Associates is a global leader in sales and marketing consulting, outsourcing, technology and software.

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Huron Consulting Group

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Huron is a provider of business consulting services.

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DevMynd

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Digital Strategy, Design, and Development

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MU/DAI

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MU/DAI is a digital design company which offers mobile application development, product design, content strategy, and ecommerce services.

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WinningWise

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WinningWise specializes in executive, leadership, team and career development, culture transformation, and talent engagement.

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NextUpRecruitment

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NextUpRecruitment helps student-athletes connect with coaches offering scholarship opportunities at the collegiate level.

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PowerOne Corporation

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PowerOne is a electic power retailer and energy consulting firm providing cost-effective power solutions to residential and business needs.

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Power-to-Gas Hungary Ltd.

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Aiming to develop commercially viable and disruptive solutions for utility-scale energy storage, grid balancing, and carbon reuse.

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Sidley Austin

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Sidley is a law firm providing legal advising services for businesses.

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Hilco Global

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Hilco Global is an international financial services company.

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AST

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AST Corporation is a specialized, recognized, and preferred systems integrator of Oracle Applications and Technologies.

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The Planet Group

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The Planet Group is a diversified professional services organization focused on providing high-value outsourced human capital solutions.

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Mavens

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Mavens designs, builds, and implements software to transform engagement with healthcare professionals, patients, and consumers

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Echo Global Logistics

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Echo Global Logistics is a technology-enabled BPO service provider, serving the transportation and logistics needs of its clients.

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Maclear – GRC Software Solutions

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Easy to use, fast & powerful GRC software suite for enterprise, governance, risk and compliance.

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Inspire11

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Inspire11 is a full service, digital and management consulting firm dedicated to making an impact for clients, employees and communities.

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Guidehouse

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Guidehouse is a global provider of consulting services with a focus on driving cross-market advancements.

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A.T. Kearney

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A.T. Kearney is a management consulting firm offering solutions to strategic and operational CEO agenda issues.

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Pier & Associates Limited

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Pier & Associates provides timely and efficient accounting, tax, and business advisory services at a minimum cost to their clients.

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Data Products LLC

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Data Science Consulting

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Navigate Power

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Navigate Power provides energy and natural gas brokerage and consulting services.

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Devbridge

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Devbridge is a Chicago-based software design and development company and strategic partner to B2B enterprises.

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West Monroe Partners

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West Monroe Partners is a company that partners with businesses to help them develop technology.

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Switchfast Technologies

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Switchfast is a Chicago IT firm that brings the power of big business IT to the small business community.

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Baker & McKenzie

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Baker & McKenzie is a business law firm that offers legal advisory services in diverse categories.

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Crowe

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Crowe is a public accounting, consulting, and technology firm.

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Profitics

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Profitics is a software and services company specializing in pricing, profit, and Marketing Optimization Solutions and more.

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Archi’s Academy

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Empowering talents in software development. A lot more is needed than Javascript, Python and SQL.

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Dentons

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Dentons is a global law firm driven to provide you with the competitive edge in an increasingly complex

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SocialKaty

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SocialKaty is a social media marketing agency developing strategy and daily execution of social media marketing for brands.

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TMC

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TMC is a logistics company that provides TMS software and logistics process management services.

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LawRevu, Inc.

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Collaboration tools for lawyers and their clients (Basecamp for lawyers)

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Winston & Strawn

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Winston & Strawn serves as a trusted adviser and advocate for clients across virtually every industry.

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Advanced Solutions, Inc.

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Advanced Solutions is a Digital Supply Chain Management innovator and solution provider.

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Levianix LLC

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Levianix, an alternative asset management fund, serves as a private-sector bailout of the mental and behavioral healthcare industry.

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Heidrick & Struggles International

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Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. provides executive search and leadership consulting services in the Americas, Europe, and the Asia.

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BDO USA

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BDO USA renders taxation, audit, assurance, advisory and business outsourcing services to companies across all sectors of the economy.

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ServerCentral Turing Group

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SCTG is a trusted provider of colocation, cloud, and disaster recovery services for startups, enterprises, and Fortune 500 companies.

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Closerlook

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Closerlook, inc. is a digital marketing agency which provides solutions for the pharmaceutical industry. 

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dCommerce – Hotel E-Commerce Consulting

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dCommerce is a consulting firm that assists hotels in managing their digital marketing and e-commerce systems.

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Spencer Stuart

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Spencer Stuart is a consulting firm that specializes in CEO succession planning, leadership consulting, and executive search.

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IMEG Corp.

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IMEG Corp (IMEG) is a design and engineering company, specialing in high-performing building systems, program management, infrastructure.

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Datassential

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Datassential is a market research company providing research reports, brand measurement, and price optimization solutions.

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Squadhelp

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A leading naming platform offering a unique combination of crowdsourcing, smart technology and agency level services for brand naming

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Spaulding Ridge

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Spaulding Ridge, a provider of advisory and cloud technology services.

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InvestorTech

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InvestorTech creates opportunities for those in the investment community.

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Fulcrum Global Technologies

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Fulcrum Global Technologies is a management consulting services firm, a Software Company and a Business Process Services Organization.

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EN Engineering

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EN Engineering provides engineering, consulting, and automation services to pipeline companies, utilities, and industrial customers

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Ascend Technologies

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Ascend Technologies helps customers to make IT investments, meet the needs of business and optimize productivity

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Plante & Moran PLLC.

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Plante Moran is an accounting and business advisory firm that offers audit, accounting, tax, and business advisory consulting services.

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Revenera

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Revenera focuses on software development, consulting, training and revenue recovery servcies.

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Filtration Group

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Filtration Group is a manufacturer and supplier of filtration products for the HVAC, industrial and process, liquid and safety markets.

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Itegria

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Itegria is a managed service provider located in Park Ridge, Illinois.

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DHR International

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DHR International provides executive search services, succession planning, and middle management/emerging leaders search solutions.

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Goldstone Financial Group

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Goldstone Financial Group offers financial products, services and reviews that help people protect their financial goals by investment.

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Egen Solutions

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Engineering, Sales, Marketing, Design and Software Consulting

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Cognitus Consulting

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Cognitus Consulting helps in implementing, deploying, enhancing and supporting SAP solutions.

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optionMONSTER

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optionMONSTER is a publishing platform that provides stock market insight, trade ideas, and options education for self-directed investors.

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The Pampered Chef

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Pampered Chef is a global multi-level marketing company that offers a line of kitchen tools, food products.

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Cresset Asset Management

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Cresset offers individuals and families access to a comprehensive suite of family office services.

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Advanced Clinical

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Advanced Clinical is a pharmaceuticals company offering CRO, FSP, quality, and validation services.

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LynxIT Solutions

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LynxIT Solutions is a communications consulting company providing web-based communication applications for the healthcare sector.

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AiRo Digital Labs

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Digital 2.0, RPA, AI, ML, NLP, IoT, Consulting, Services, Healthcare, Pharma, Online Reputation Management, Social Media Command Center

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Softweb Solutions

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Softweb Solutions Inc. is an Avnet company with offi­ces in Chicago, Dallas and Ahmedabad.

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Opus Capital Markets Consultants

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Opus Capital Markets Consultants, LLC provides mortgage consulting services. It specializes in advisory services and loan level due

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Accretive Solutions

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Accretive Solutions is a national professional services firm providing Consulting, Staffing and Outsourcing services.

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Pragma Edge Inc

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SaaS, software and consulting provider for MFT – B2Bi , Data and ML platform

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Strong Analytics

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Data Science & Machine Learning Consultancy

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