Analysts & Consultants

Acorn has been the trusted advisor by many of the world's largest and most demanding enterprises. Accurate answers to difficult questions; innovative research solutions to complex business problems. That trust is based on relationships. Those relationships are not with a faceless company but with the remarkable people you'll find on these pages. No one sees the implications of research so clearly, so consistently.

Critical mass is the great advantage that our people bring to our clients. Acorn analysts and consultants draw constantly from the real-life problems and solutions of Acorn clients worldwide. The value of this resource, combined with our deep analysis and delivered insights, is unrivaled. This is why business and market leaders turn to us more than anyone else. You simply can't get the same quality of observation and advice anywhere else.


We are often asked what makes Acorn analysts and consultants different. In a word: experience. It begins with who we hire. Acorn, like all companies at the very top of their field, attracts a pool of talented applicants that is almost breathtaking. We get the best of the best. In the research world, it is a distinct professional honor to be an Acorn analyst. As a community, our analysts are the most formidable brain trust of independent research experts on the planet. Hand-picked. Rigorously trained. Carefully mentored. Our clients get the tremendous value of that process and that thinking on a day-to-day basis.

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Acorn consultants are experienced practitioners that apply rigorous methodologies and frameworks, critical thinking, deep analytics, and knowledge management to solve your greatest challenges. Composed of many former business leaders and veteran consultants, they have dealt with your problems numerous times. Their expertise is helping clients optimize your business operations and manage major change using proven solutions and proprietary methodologies. Their great advantage, which no other competitor can provide, is the full power of Acorn Research and the richness of insight that flows continually from thousands of Acorn client engagements. At the intersection of research and business, Acorn Consulting is a trusted, independent advisor. These are the people who continue to build on our reputation by solving your problems, brilliantly.

Improve Business Performance with Fact-based Consulting

Acorn Consulting provides fact-based consulting services to help our clients use and manage research to enable a higher level of business performance.
We do this by driving three major outcomes for our clients:

  • Applying research to drive improvements
  • Introducing systemized research solutions at customer experience points, creating sustainable efficiency
  • Strengthening the organization through a propel solving research design

The Core Advantage

Acorn Consulting impacts your ability to achieve return on research and drive enterprise leverage. We form and deliver business solutions driven research and benchmark research answer against market norms by capitalizing on differentiating market assets invaluable to you:

Market Independence

Acorn's market independence ensures that our advice is about making our clients successful; it is not about driving implementation or outsourcing.

Industry Focused Research

Acorn research ensures our analyses and advice is based on a deep understanding our clients’ business environment through our industry focused account management micro organizational structure.


Acorn's market-leading benchmarking capabilities provide clear and contextually relevant comparisons and best practices to assess and improve performance and your business competitive advantage.

World-class Performance Through Benchmarking

When your executives review budget proposals and financial reports the same questions typically come up.
How can we bring these costs down?
Are we under investing in areas where our results aren't meeting expectations?
How does our spend compare to best-in-class organizations?

Get the answers in An Acorn benchmark. Benefit from:

Global reach supported by thousands of engagement results from North America, Latin America, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Japan.

Syndicated Executive Benchmarks

Are designed for members of the business Leadership team and business Leadership in government side . Custom Executive Benchmarks help to support periodic events such as a performance review, strategy planning and the annual budgeting cycle for a certain industry. The Acorn team helps to collect the necessary data and the results are available as a formal on-site presentation. Custom Executive Benchmarks provide a detailed analysis of the situation and are focused on delivering tangible results.

Custom Benchmarks

Are individually configured, project-specific benchmarks that support mergers and acquisitions, the implementation of business case designed research, or the support of major outsourcing contract evaluation.
Custom Benchmarks include on-site data collection and presentation of findings. Custom benchmarks leverage proven tools, and pre-packaged measurement components to leverage and streamline the process and ensure quality.

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