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Director - Management Consulting

Job Code: 1558
Location: New York, NY
Employment Duration: Full-Time

Company Description

Stout Risius Ross (SRR) is a financial advisory firm that specializes in Investment Banking, Valuation & Financial Opinions, and Dispute Advisory & Forensic Services. SRR's clients range from Fortune 500 corporations to privately held companies in numerous industries around the world. SRR has offices in Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Irvine, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Tysons Corner, and Washington, D.C.

SRR is a trade name for Stout Risius Ross, Inc. and Stout Risius Ross Advisors, LLC, a FINRA registered broker-dealer and SIPC member firm.


General Purpose: Stout seeks a full time Director to join our dynamic, growing Management Consulting team. Our team assists corporate counsel and law firms manage their businesses more effectively. We work with legal organizations, IT, business partners, and vendors to contain risk and cost through operational improvement, efficient data management, and technology usage. We help ensure the right people perform the right work, and position the legal organization for success in the eyes of executives and team members.

Our services focus on achieving tangible results and enduring change. We serve both as advisors and as experienced, scalable hands-on resources. We assist with:

  • Operations Assessment
  • Spend Analysis and Strategic Cost Reduction
  • Technology Planning, Selection, and Implementation
  • Discovery Strategy and Case Management
  • Discovery Program Management

The ideal candidate is a proven leader who is eager to manage a growing team and cultivate meaningful, long-term client relationships. Resources in this role provide engagement oversight, manage and develop client relationships, mentor junior resources, drive the strategic growth of the Management Team, and promote the Stout brand.

*This position is also available in Chicago and Houston.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Create and maintain successful revenue streams through current clients and referrals
  • Identify potential clients and develop robust relationships
  • Provide subject matter expertise to clients
  • Manage client engagements and oversee daily responsibilities of engagement teams, ensuring client satisfaction
  • Develop and propose creative solutions to client problems
  • Provide guidance, training, and mentoring to group members on engagement methodologies, processes, and deliverables
  • Foster the development of junior resources and promote a culture of continuous learning
  • Provide strategic direction for the development of the Management Team, including marketing activities and business development opportunities
  • Exhibit a high level of involvement in setting the Management Team’s vision and goals, including management of the budget to achieve financial objectives
  • Develop and maintain expert knowledge of industry trends, legal news, and innovative technology solutions
  • Seek opportunities to participate in industry knowledge sharing events and technology demos and trainings
  • Promote the Stout brand through involvement in company-wide marketing initiatives, authoring industry news articles, and speaking at industry events

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Positive and enthusiastic attitude
  • Advanced problem solving, analytical, and research skills
  • Excellent communication skills (written, verbal, presentation)
  • Proven ability to foster client relationships
  • Commitment to the vision and growth of the Legal Management Team
  • Confidence and professionalism during client interactions
  • Entrepreneurial spirit
  • Proven track record of leadership and development of junior talent
  • Excels in a cooperative team environment
  • Proven ability to develop and maintain relationships with peers, superiors, and client contacts
  • Eagerness to quickly learn and develop new subject matter expertise and business skills
  • Demonstrates accountability and commitment
  • Strong organizational skills and an ability to prioritize tasks
  • Experience independently managing multiple engagements and clients simultaneously
  • Maintains high standards for work product
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Advanced computer skills (primarily Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Visio)
  • Advanced knowledge of law department and litigation management and discovery processes
  • Advanced knowledge of various legal technologies

Education and/or Training:

  • 4-year degree necessary, with an emphasis or interest in finance, accounting, business administration, or technology and database skills
  • MBA degree a plus
  • 10+ years of relevant experience in the legal or consulting industries


The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive.  They represent typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform the job.

SRR is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of valid job requirements, qualifications and merit without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected genetic information, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal law.

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