Established in 1998, Gerson Lehrman Group provides a platform for consultation and collaboration. Its services and Web-based software help the various corporations, nonprofit organizations, and financial and professional service firms. The company has operations throughout the United States. Gerson Lehrman Group provides customized access to a network of more than 8,000 finance, accounting and tax professionals in the world. Its consumer goods and services research practice provides access to a network of over 27,000 industry professionals across the automotive, retail, leisure and lodging, and food and beverage industries. The company has financial and business services, health care, real estate, and technology, media and telecommunications practices. Gerson Lehrman group serves consultancies, corporations, investment banks, and law and private equity and venture capital firms. It also serves the nonprofit and public sectors.