Press Release

Forbes Recognizes ICF as one of “America’s Best Management Consulting Firms”

Fairfax, VA


May 8, 2017

Company Receives Praise from Peers and Clients for Being One of the Best Firms to Work With

Lauren Dyke
Vice President, Communications

Forbes has named ICF (NASDAQ:ICFI), a global consulting and technology services provider to commercial and government clients, to its 2017 list of “America’s Best Management Consulting Firms.” The list recognizes the top companies selected from an initial list of 50,000, reflecting feedback from industry peers and business executives.

“Being included on the Forbes list is particularly meaningful as it is a reflection of how our peers and the many companies, organizations and agencies we partner with regard us,” said Sudhakar Kesavan, ICF chairman and CEO. “We are committed to providing uniquely creative and data-driven solutions to help solve our client’s hardest problems, and implementing those projects until goals are fully realized.”

Forbes compiled the list with analytics company Statista by distributing two surveys among consulting-firm partners and business executives across various industries who have been clients of consulting firms. Each group named the firms they held in high regard and would recommend to others. ICF received a disproportionately high number of recommendations, earning the company a spot on the prestigious list of 200-plus companies for the second year in a row.

ICF was also recently named the second largest independent communications firm in the country and 15th largest globally in PRWeek’s Global Agency Business Report 2017, one of the industry’s most comprehensive lists of PR agencies. With expertise across the PR and communications portfolio through ICF Olson and its growing combination of agency and digital services, ICF has experienced a high rate of recent growth in both the commercial and government sectors. This listing, coupled with the recognition from Forbes, help showcase the wide range of expertise ICF has to offer across core markets.

One of the world’s leading consultancies, ICF works with companies in critical markets and governments all over the world to plan, design, and implement transformative projects. ICF has over 5,000 business analysts, policy specialists, technologists, researchers, digital strategists, social scientists and creatives across 70 countries supporting hundreds of organizations. For nearly 50 years, ICF has created lasting impact by taking nontraditional approaches to the some of the most pressing challenges facing their clients.

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ICF (NASDAQ:ICFI) is a global consulting services company with approximately 7,500 full- and part-time employees, but we are not your typical consultants. At ICF, business analysts and policy specialists work together with digital strategists, data scientists and creatives. We combine unmatched industry expertise with cutting-edge engagement capabilities to help organizations solve their most complex challenges. Since 1969, public and private sector clients have worked with ICF to navigate change and shape the future. Learn more at