CFAR Spotlight: Carey H. Gallagher

CFAR Spotlight: Carey H. Gallagher

This week’s Spotlight features Principal Carey H. Gallagher. Her work focuses on practical solutions, helping clients engage and unite diverse stakeholders in small shifts that measurably improve performance and productivity.

CFAR Spotlight: Todd Smith

CFAR Spotlight: Todd Smith

This week’s Spotlight features our recently promoted Principal Todd Smith. He brings deep experience in strategy, process improvement and more to his client engagements. Learn more about Todd.

Get to Know Us

Meet the CFAR Team



1700 Market Street,
Suite 2140,
Philadelphia, PA 19103


Park Square,
31 Saint James Ave, Suite 720
Boston, MA 02116


Managers work in a dynamic and challenging environment. Managers collaborate closely with Analysts, Associates, Senior Managers, and Principals in small, high-performance teams focused on client problems. Managers analyze qualitative and quantitative data; manage complex tasks, lead and facilitate work sessions for our clients, and present analyses with recommendations to the client.

CFAR leverages the deep expertise of its consultants. For this reason, we fast-track the development of our Managers. One or two years into their tenure, Managers can expect to rapidly take on greater responsibilities, begin selling work, and collaborate with colleagues to develop the proprietary tools and methods we use to meet our clients’ needs. The Manager position is seen as a springboard for senior consulting.

Who Are We Looking For?

We are looking for individuals with an advanced degree(s) and five or more years of work experience who are both excited at the prospect of developing themselves as successful consulting professionals and interested in helping us grow our business.

  • Successful candidates have outstanding intellectual abilities and analytic rigor; a solid, practical sense of how to work with and provide project management for clients in complex organizational environments; and an attunement to human behavior. The last is particularly important, as our work demands a keen ability to interpret what is “explicitly” stated in any given situation versus the “tacit” dynamics at play that may suggest something else is going on.
  • We seek well-rounded individuals, with five or more years of work experience and an advanced degree(s) in relevant fields—such as business, international relations, anthropology, organizational psychology or other social sciences—as well as exposure to finance and economics.
  • Managers must be highly motivated and detail-oriented professionals with the ability to multi-task across a number of different projects. Comfort with ambiguity is a must.
  • We value our ability to contribute to the ongoing dialogue related to the issues our clients confront, and seek individuals who are skilled at writing and speaking for both client and broader audiences.
  • We aspire be a firm where each of us feels motivated by our purpose, collaborates to achieve our strategy and goals, grows professionally, and personally contributes at our highest potential. To best deliver on our aims, we seek to be rich in diversity of all kinds and focus on practicing inclusion.
  • Above all, we are looking for dynamic people who can exhibit presence, confidence, and humility in the face of complicated client problems.

How we work together internally is as important to us as how we work with our clients, so we strive to find individuals who fit our culture and share our values. These are people who display a natural curiosity, have a demonstrated record of leadership inside and outside of the workplace, enjoy working in an entrepreneurial environment, and are fun to be around. Our goal is to hire people who we can imagine will one day become principal owners of the firm.

How to Apply and Other Details

If you believe you have the skills, qualifications, and passion to contribute to our growing firm, please send a one- or two-page résumé and a cover letter that describes your interest in CFAR to

You can expect to spend anywhere from 10 to 30 percent of your time traveling to client sites. This percentage is not fixed and will vary over time. In any given month, it may be lower or higher depending on the location of your clients.

CFAR is not providing visa sponsorship for this position.

Our Analyst position is a two-year, full-time position and provides excellent training for a variety of career directions. Analysts play a critical role on our project teams with senior consultants and clients.

They coordinate projects and conduct background research, interviews, and quantitative and qualitative analysis—among other things. This two-year consulting position offers a glimpse of how things work in many different kinds of organizations, and at the major business issues facing leaders today.

For a full job description and information on how to apply, please email