AboutIn 2004, nine years after beginning his career with Accenture, Brian King founded Kenway Consulting, a management and technology consulting firm focused on helping clients in the areas of Project Lifecycle, Enterprise Transformation and Information Insight.
His goal was to start the company for which he always wanted to work, and he has since built a successful business that operates under the general philosophy of always doing, under all circumstances, what is right. It’s a philosophy that seems simple enough, but when current and potential clients ask for something that is not in their own best interests, saying “no” is what’s right, and adhering to this philosophy has been a major differentiator for Kenway ever since its inception.
During Kenway’s early years, Brian successfully managed and led critical enterprise initiatives from the implementations of Enterprise HR solutions, Client Relationship Management (CRM) solutions, Portal Technologies and Case Management Systems to the deployment of enterprise wide Data Governance, Business Intelligence and Master Data Management initiatives. These implementations spanned technologies and industries from the package to the custom, Telecommunications to Financial Services.
Once Kenway grew to a size warranting full-time executive leadership, Brian turned his efforts to running the business, but continues to spend a great deal of energy exercising his expertise in the field of Data Management. In doing so, Brian has had the opportunity to work with some of Chicago’s most successful companies to implement data strategies, governance structures and tools that position them to leverage their information as an asset, adding revenues to bottom lines and reducing long-term operating costs. His ongoing work in this field, combined with the expertise of the company’s many other consultants, ensures that Kenway will continue to be a leader in Information Insight for years to come.
As Kenway has evolved, the basic principles that were integral to the company’s early success remain the same: focus on the overall betterment of employees and clients alike through mutual respect, candor and diplomacy. Brian embodies these attributes as both CEO and client spokesperson, and is proud to still run the company for which he always wanted to work.
As a result of these strong company values, Kenway was recently named #28 out of 100 “Best Places to Work in Chicago” by Crain’s Chicago Business; to Consulting magazine's “Best Small Firms to Work For” list; featured as one of the “Best and Brightest Companies to Work for in the Nation®” and, for two years in a row, as one of “Chicago’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®” by the National Association for Business Resources; and profiled in Business News Daily as part of the site’s Small Business Snapshot series.
Brian is a contributing writer for Chicago Business Journal and frequently posts to Kenway’s corporate blog. He is a member of Vistage, a peer-to-peer membership organization for CEOs, business owners and executives of small- to mid-size companies, and a former board member of Inspiration Corporation, a non- profit poverty alleviation organization. In his spare time, Brian volunteers with Alive Rescue, a Chicago-based non-profit that serves as a rescue and safe haven for animals.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in theater from Boston College, where he was the recipient of the Player Award for Outstanding Stage Performance. Prior to his work with Accenture, Brian founded a theater company in Chicago that produced local shows for the stage.
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