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About SEI

We fuse innovation and collaboration to uphold our standard of excellence and enrich our people-first culture

GET TO KNOW US

OUR STORY

SEI is a business and technology consulting firm committed to consistent delivery and collaborative partnerships. Founded in Cincinnati in 1992, SEI now employs hundreds of consultants across the United States.

Built on the values of excellence, participation, integrity, and collaboration, our company culture is what sets us apart. At SEI, our mission is to uphold our culture and values while being the consulting firm of choice for clients and talent in top U.S. markets.

Our founder, Dan Pierce, recognized the inherent shortcomings of fly-in-fly-out consulting: clients receive impersonal, inconsistent service and consultants are forced to regularly leave their families and live out of suitcases. In an effort to address clients’ need for collaborative, end-to-end support and consultants’ need for security, trust, and independence, Dan reimagined the traditional consulting model, establishing a one-of-a-kind, local, employee-owned firm. In doing so, he created a model that empowers our consultants to view individual and organizational success as one and the same, infusing the firm with a people-first culture that values teamwork and mutual respect.

With support from our national organization, our seasoned local teams take a holistic approach to each engagement, working with client stakeholders to solve problems efficiently, sustainably, and at scale. No matter the project, our consultants ensure that solutions meet clients’ short-term needs and long-term goals.

Whether you’re interested in working with us or for us, you have a place in the SEI family.

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Why We're Different

OUR DIFFERENTIATORS

We hire only seasoned professionals

On average, our consultants have more than ten years of relevant experience. As a result, they bring both industry- and domain-specific expertise to every project.

Our consultants live and work locally

Eliminating the expectation of frequent travel allows consultants to create long-term, sustainable relationships with clients and deliver at a higher level.

We are 100% employee-owned

Our employee ownership model asks consultants to fully invest in the success of the business. Consultants manage the business with a shared focus on client delivery.

We adhere to a flat management structure

By rejecting unnecessary hierarchies, SEI removes competitive roadblocks that prevent collaboration, empowering all consultants to achieve more, together.

At SEI, our approach is simple: hire only the best consultants, support them through a collaborative culture free of hierarchy and bureaucracy, and empower them to participate as owners of our business.

Bill Gallagher

CEO

At the end of the day, we all feel like we do something worthwhile, have each other’s back, and don't have to sacrifice our integrity to provide a good living for our families.

Dan Pierce

Founder

Culture is at the heart of everything we do — and our culture is defined by personal accountability and collaborative problem-solving. We bring this attitude to the office and to every client engagement.

Katie Tucker

Managing Principal

SEI is a network of highly-capable, cross-functional consultants with an unmatched breadth and depth of experience. When we come together, there’s no problem we can’t solve.

Maria Korengel

Business Operations Manager

Our E.P.I.C Values

Excellence

We hire ambitious, driven, and seasoned consultants who bring decades of relevant experience to new projects.

Participation

We put our full muscle behind every challenge, whether it’s solving a mission-critical problem for a client or cultivating supportive local office cultures.

Integrity

We bring our best selves to work for our clients and for each other.

Collaboration

We measure success in terms of the ability to foster strong partnerships, communication, and trust.

Awards

Our Accolades

Both our work and our company culture have received acclaim from dozens of industry organizations and national publications.

What excites us most, however, is the recognition that our years of hard work, unique culture, and employee ownership model pay off. We strive to create a positive, rewarding environment for our team, and these honors let us know that we’re on the right track.

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how we've helped

Causes

At SEI, our purpose is to make a meaningful impact — for both the clients we serve and the communities in which we live.

We take pride in acting as a force for good through charitable participation and involvement in our local communities. All of our consultants bring their own unique causes, passions, and charitable contributions to the table — we’re proud to use our leadership and resources to help them succeed.

Connections We've Made

Partners

Although SEI remains an agnostic company focused on providing the best solution for each challenge we are faced with, we are also proud to partner with a number of industry-leading organizations — including Microsoft, Cornerstone, and AWS.

We have cultivated these partnerships, and many more, over our years spent providing business and technology consultancy services, and we believe they strengthen our range of capabilities.