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Students provide professional consulting services at Rotman School of Management’s Impact Consulting Group.

May 14, 2013

TORONTO – A new student team with business experience in North America, India and China has started work to provide clients with premium consulting services with the Impact Consulting Group at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. The team is already working on projects for clients in industries ranging from wealth management services to international steel production.

Impact, operating continuously since 1972, offers clients innovative and customized solutions for a full-range of business problems. Each spring, five new partners are selected from the Rotman MBA program and trained by the previous team. The partners are supported by a Board of Directors comprised of Rotman faculty and industry professionals, including several with prior experience with Impact.

“Impact has a great history of delivering quality consulting services at exceptional value. Our team is proud to carry on and enhance this reputation during this exciting period of growth within the Rotman community,” says Rob MacKenzie, Rotman MBA’14.

“With access to a wealth of knowledge from a world class faculty and state of the art resources, it is truly an exciting time to be working with Impact. We offer extremely competitive rates for quality consulting advice focused around innovative solutions for our clients,” adds Andrew Best, Rotman MBA’14.

The Impact team are able to draw upon the resources of the Rotman School at the University of and leverage the expertise of the faculty to capitalize on state-of-the-art business information that provides clients with a range of services including market research, strategic planning and implementation, financial modeling, customer strategy and marketing and performance improvement.

“When you hire Impact, you’re hiring the brightest and the best,” says Brendan Calder, an entrepreneur in residence at the Rotman School and Impact board member.

“It’s a privilege to be involved with Impact. Being a part of something that has delivered great value to a wide variety of clients and provided an exceptional development opportunity for entrepreneurial young professionals is extremely rewarding,” says Scott Rutherford, an instructor with the Rotman School’s Desautels Centre for Integrative Thinking and Impact board member.

The Impact Consulting Group can be reached at: 416.978.4343,, or

Watch a video on Impact here.

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