Navigant (NYSE: NCI) is a specialized expert services firm. Based in Chicago, Illinois, Navigant has nearly fifty offices across the United States, Canada, Europe, Middle East and Asia. 2014 revenues were $860 million. The company has been listed among Forbes' Best Run Small Companies and Fortunes Fastest Growing Companies. The companys stock is a member of the S&P 400 index. Navigant was formed in 1999 under the name The Metzler Group Inc., a global management consulting company serving energy-based and other regulated industries. Founded in 1983 by Richard Metzler, the Metzler Group became a public company in October 1996, offering stock trades on the Nasdaq National Market under the ticker symbol “METZ.” In July 1999, the company received full shareholder approval to change the company’s name to Navigant Consulting, Inc. Shortly afterwards, Navigant Consulting’s stock listing was moved to the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol “NCI.” The company’s new name was meant to reflect its ability to help clients navigate changing business conditions.