Engagement Manager

Chicago, IL

About Red Chalk Group

Red Chalk Group is a boutique professional services firm focusing on advising senior management on issues related to top-line growth, disruptive technology, key mega-trends, and related intellectual property. Our firm delivers strategies related to new revenue platforms, emerging and disruptive technologies, industry & competitive analysis, merger & acquisition/investment support, and IP analysis and transaction services. Red Chalk Group has helped business leaders address their greatest challenges, issues, and opportunities at the most senior levels.

The company’s clients include many of the Fortune 500 as well as leading private equity firms. We are building our capabilities in Chicago to support our ongoing growth. Red Chalk Group is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

What You’ll Do

Red Chalk Group is seeking exceptionally talented Engagement Managers in the Chicago area to advise clients on key strategic issues related to growth initiatives, mega-trends, disruptive technology, commercial due diligence, and intellectual property.  Red Chalk Group is looking for an innovative and highly enthusiastic individual focused on leading clients and client teams, maximizing impact, and contributing to overall growth of the company and its capabilities through thought leadership. 

More specifically, Engagement Managers lead the Company’s project teams in the development of proposals, workplans, and team resource requirements as well as synthesizing team findings in written communications and presenting findings and conclusions to senior management.  The Company is looking for innovative and experienced leaders focused on delivering distinctive results for Fortune 500 companies as well as leading private equity firms.  

The Engagement Manager will lead Red Chalk Group and client teams to develop unique and insightful findings related to the client’s strategy and will synthesize findings in written communications and present findings and conclusions to senior management.

Compensation will be commensurate with experience.  Total compensation for the position will align closely with that of similar positions within professional service firms.  Base plus bonus.  No travel.  Location:  Chicago, Illinois, United States


  • 3-5 years in the consulting field with a preference towards candidates with strategy consultancy experience.  (Would also consider candidates with experience in M&A advisory or equity research backgrounds.)


  • 3-5 years in the consulting field, post graduate degree, with a consulting firm or M&A advisory firm.
  • A bachelor’s degree from a top-tier educational institution with strong GPA and SAT scores.
  • A self-starter that is assertive; possesses a high degree of self-confidence and intellectual curiosity; and demonstrates good executive presence.
  • Experience developing client proposals, cultivating clients, and leading engagements
  • Structured and logical thinking – the ability to dissect a problem, propose a hypothesis driven approach, and develop the associated strategic and analytical frameworks to conduct analysis
  • Proven ability to identify/define business questions and issues
  • Experience conducting analytically rigorous and challenging quantitative analysis
  • A passion for developing unique and insightful findings and recommendations
  • Strong project management and team-building skills
  • A “whatever it takes,” team-oriented attitude
  • Excellent organization, verbal, and written communication skills