Graphite Consultants by the Numbers

Graphite Consultants by the Numbers

At Graphite, we’ve built one of the world’s largest networks for hiring independent consultants and top-tier business professionals. Through our online platform, corporations, startups, venture capital and private equity firms can hire talented consultants with proven experience in management consulting, strategy, investment banking, marketing, sales, research, analytics, IT and more.

But the best introduction to our network of high-caliber professionals is a quick overview of Graphite consulants by the numbers. Here’s a breakdown of the key stats behind our growing network of leading independent consultants:

5,000+ Pre-Vetted and Highly Qualified Consultants

The Graphite network is distinguished by its unique combination of quality and quantity. We pre-screen and thoroughly vet every consultant admitted to our network, and only 1 in 20 applicants makes it through our rigorous interview, testing and verification process.

However, despite our high standards, so many experienced and talented consultants are making the move into freelancing that we've been able to build a network of more than 5,000 highly qualified independent consultants.

10 Years of Experience on Average

Graphite independent consultants have an average of 10 years of experience, often from a combination of consulting work at elite firms and corporate or investment banking experience as direct employees or firm partners.

100% with a Minimum of 2 Years at a Major Firm or Company

One of our crucial requirements for all of our consultants is that they have at least two years of verified experience at a major consulting or accounting firm, or the same amount of experience at a Fortune 500 or other major firm or corporation.

500+ with Experience at Bain, BCG or McKinsey

Many of our consultants have experience at one of the Big Three consulting firms of Bain & Company, Boston Consulting Group, or McKinsey & Company. But this number doesn’t include many other Graphite consultants who have experience at the Big Four accounting firms of Deloitte, PwC, KPMG or Ernst & Young. Whether it’s the Big Three, the Big Four, or other top firms, when clients tap our network, they get access to professionals with proven experience at some of the world’s best organizations.

70% with Advanced Degrees (MBA or PhD)

A career as a top-tier consultant and business professional often begins with an advanced degree, and the vast majority of our Graphite consultants have earned one. Seventy percent of Graphite professionals have an MBA or PhD in business or a related field.

1,000+ with an MBA from a Top 10 U.S. Business School or Elite Global Program.

Among our Graphite consultants, you’ll find that 20% of them have graduated with an MBA from a top 10 U.S. business school or elite international program. The largest portions of our elite MBAs earned their degrees at Wharton, Harvard Business School, Columbia, Stanford, Kellogg, Yale, Booth, Sloan and Tuck. Some of our international consultants earned their MBAs at top global programs such as INSEAD or the London Business School.

4.8 Out of 5 stars Average Rating on Completed Projects

Our qualification requirements and intensive vetting process mean that Graphite clients can be confident they’re hiring top performers who will complete projects successfully and often while exceeding expectations. The average rating on completed projects at Graphite is a sterling 4.8 out of 5 stars.

Consultants in 48 of 50 U.S. States

One of the unique advantages of the Graphite network is its geographical reach. With consultants in 48 of 50 U.S. states, some of our clients hire local talent for on-premise assignments or simply find it easier working with a consultant in the same region or time zone. Others can find consultants with regional or state-level experience in a particular market or industry, where localized knowledge and experience can be highly advantageous.

A Network Spanning 6 Continents

The Graphite network has a truly global reach. We have independent consultants in North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia. Our consultants can be found in places ranging from Switzerland, Singapore, China, Canada, India, France, and Germany to the UAE, Bahrain, Kenya, South Africa, and even Azerbaijan. Wherever you are, there’s a Graphite consultant not far away, including opportunities to leverage the talent and experience of someone who knows your region or market.

Specialized Skills

Of course, a network isn’t complete without the right talent and skills to tackle a wide range of business and investing needs. At Graphite, we’ve focused on a number of key areas in recruiting top-tier consultants. Here’s a summary of some of the specialized skills we’ve cultivated:

  • Corporate strategy
  • Management consulting
  • C-suite executives
  • Finance & accounting
  • Investment banking
  • Product development
  • Sales & marketing
  • Data analytics
  • Project management
  • Operations & IT
  • And many more

Proven Industry Experience

When Graphite clients hire our talented consultants, they’re often looking for subject matter expertise combined with experience in a specific industry. Fortunately, our consultants deliver, with documented knowledge and experience across an array of industries:

  • Manufacturing
  • Financial services
  • Healthcare
  • Energy
  • Consumer goods
  • IT services
  • Venture capital
  • Private equity
  • And many more

You can also learn more about our consultants by visiting to post a job and start a search, or by reading some of our many success stories.

Additionally, you can contact our team to get answers to your questions and request personalized assistance with a hire. Call us at +1 (415) 805-7047, or email us at

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