Management team acquires The Cambridge Group

Mar 7, 2019

Celebrating a new era of The Cambridge Group

The Cambridge Group (TCG) announced today that the TCG management team, led by Managing Partners Jim Eckels and Chris Fosdick, has acquired the firm from the Nielsen Company.  The firm will do business as The Cambridge Group, LLC, an independent company.

Cambridge will continue to maintain a close working relationship with Nielsen as a Nielsen Connected Partner.

“We’re excited to start this new chapter of The Cambridge Group. We believe our razor sharp focus on growth has never been more relevant than it is today. As companies begin to see the limitations of cost cutting alone, growth is at the top of everyone’s agenda,” said Jim Eckels, Managing Partner.

Managing Partner Chris Fosdick added, “we look forward to accelerating our investment in intellectual capital and capabilities. Our growth strategy frameworks, coupled with Nielsen data and analytics, provide a powerful combination for our clients.”

Since 1975, The Cambridge Group has specialized in helping clients transform into demand-led organizations and execute strategies that maximize growth and profitability.  The firm takes pride in helping clients think differently by looking at their business through the eyes of the customer rather than looking at the customer through the eyes of the business.

Using proprietary intellectual capital to uncover emerging and latent demand, The Cambridge Group works collaboratively with client leaders to solve their most pressing marketing, product, innovation, sales, M&A and organizational challenges.

About The Cambridge Group

The Cambridge Group is a market leading growth strategy consulting firm headquartered in Chicago.  Founded in 1975, the firm has helped many of the world’s leading companies develop and execute profitable growth strategies.  More information about the firm can be found at


Jim Eckels & Chris Fosdick, [email protected], 312-425-3600