Consulting Magazine has announced The Top 25 Most Influential Consultants 2004, its annual listing of influential consultants as judged by the leaders of 14 leading consulting firms. After receiving more than 500 nominations, the 2004 Top 25 Most Influential Consultants were selected using an election ballot listing the accomplishments of 70 top consultant candidates.

"This year's Top 25 Consultant list reveals the breadth and depth of experience careers in consulting today offer," says Jack Sweeney editor-in- chief of Consulting Magazine. "The consulting leaders continue to put their profession first when it comes to selecting candidates, and this year's list further reveals the immense positive impact of their chosen profession on industry and government."

Among those consultants included on this year's list are a currency exchange expert based in Iraq, a merger integration guru whose clients include Hewlett-Packard/Compaq, and a Mandarin-speaking financial maverick based in Shanghai. The 25 consultants will be profiled in this summer's July/August Issue of Consulting Magazine.