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About Us


STEER Partners is a boutique strategy consulting firm located in Boston, MA. Our team has vast experience working on projects for mid-market companies and private equity firms. We work closely with our clients to understand their goals and challenges, framing an effective approach to reach key objectives. We advise our clients on their most critical issues and opportunities, developing data-driven recommendations and utilizing our deep industry knowledge to provide actionable insights.


Our expertise includes consumer products, healthcare, industrial markets, education and business services. We have proven to help clients strategically approach challenging business opportunities.


STEER Partners project teams are typically overseen by a partner with extensive experience in the industry of topic. Project teams are generally comprised of a consultant (project manager) and multiple associates. Each project team is then supported by a team of dedicated research analysts.


Amit Rao (Managing Partner)

Amit is the founder and Managing Partner of STEER Partners. Amit heads up the private equity related advisory efforts at the firm and has worked on numerous due diligence and growth strategy engagements. Amit has also worked with several mid-market companies across healthcare, industrials and consumer industries helping them identify and pursue attractive growth avenues. Amit’s background is in strategy consulting for mid-market companies. Prior to founding STEER Partners, Amit was a Vice President and Partner at Ernst and Young’s former market diligence group (IGS) advising PE firms on acquisition due diligence.  Previously, Amit was with PriceWaterhouseCoopers in the Corporate and Operations Strategy Consulting Practice and A.T. Kearney where he focused on business improvement and post-merger integration strategies for Fortune 500 clients.


Amit holds an M.B.A from Case Western Reserve University and a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance from University of Bombay.

Shibani Sain (Partner)

Shibani is a partner at STEER Partners. Shibani leads growth strategy engagements for mid-market companies. Shibani is a seasoned strategy consultant who has led engagements in areas of corporate strategy and finance. She was most recently an Associate Partner at Monitor Group where she spent 10 years focused on helping large and mid-size clients identify new growth platforms using acquisitions and partnerships. Shibani has extensive expertise in the consumer products and life science industries.


Shibani holds a M.Sc. in Finance from the London School of Economics and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from University of Bombay.