40 Rising Stars 40 & Under

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Tamara L. Nall, 36

President & CEO

The Leading Niche


Nall has more than 16 years of consulting and business experience. Her firm, The Leading Niche®, is a global management consulting firm that offers strategic and operational consulting.  With major clients both domestically and internationally, the firm’s worldwide consultants specialize across a number of industries and functions.  Recently, the firm entered the government space, and within four months secured three federal contracts. Prior to founding The Leading Niche®, Nall was a senior associate with Booz & Company (formerly Booz Allen Hamilton) where she led engagements in industries such as healthcare, retail, telecommunications, and government in the U.S. and Canada.  


Nall has received several professional recognitions, including the 2012 Best Buddies “Women With a Mission” Award, the 2012 Stiletto Woman Business Award, and she was the 2011 Nominee for New York Enterprise Contract Award. Most recently, she was appointed a member to The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee, which will drive the nation’s export policies for the nation’s green energy industry. Aside from running her global consulting business, Nall is an equity owner of Sustainable Star™, a construction, green energy, and solar photovoltaic installation company headquartered in Maryland.


Nall earned a BBA from Emory University and a BS in chemical engineering from The Georgia Institute of Technology. She holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Tamara L. Nall, 36

President & CEO

The Leading Niche

Nall has more than 16 years of consulting…