Novak Consulting Bringing solutions into focus


We strengthen organizations for those they
serve and the people who work in them.



For nearly a decade, a highly respected management consulting firm named Public Management Partners helped a variety of organizations function more effectively. Through the years the firm’s founding partners, David Vaclavik and Barb Grant, built a sizeable client base of predominantly local governments in the Midwest and nonprofit organizations. Projects ranged from those as small as conducting community workshops to those as sweeping as analyzing the operational efficiency of entire departments within a municipality.

In 2009, Julia D. Novak acquired Public Management Partners and founded The Novak Consulting Group, staffed by consultants with decades of collective experience. With The Novak Consulting Group, Julia is building on Public Management Partners’ reputation for innovation and results while expanding the company’s services nationwide. Her new company meets a wider range of need, consulting with governments in the areas of public works, public safety, human resources, finance, planning, IT and more.

Even as we expand our geographic footprint and range of services, our culture will continue to be based on highly personal service. With our in-house associates and network of subject matter experts, our clients will receive an unparalleled level of advice combined with one-on-one attention from senior-level consultants.