Our Mission is to guide our clients to make better informed, and therefore far more effective strategic and tactical decisions which either make or save the company money.
Kanhai discovered his forte for strategic action early in his career and over the last decade has helped over 100 companies exploit their data and IT to increase efficiencies and revenue. He created KGK & Company as the answer to what he calls the “consulting conundrum” – the need for an objective 3rd party with highly specialized skills, but also a partner who speaks truth to power on strategic matters while underscoring financial accountability. Under Kanhai’s leadership, KGK has innovated into a rare consultancy that offers a hybrid of strategic diagnosis and strategic execution for business ($5-250M).
Prior to launching KGK & Company, Kanhai was recruited to join the leadership team of the Growth Strategies practice at Baker Tilly, a highly regarded accounting and advisory firm. Prior to that, he was aggressively promoted through consulting and leadership roles at Model Metrics, a CRM consulting firm acquired by Salesforce.com, that grew over 4x between 2007 and 2011.
Working in uniquely lean global companies such as Dell, AMD, and Spansion (now Cypress Semiconductors), Kanhai was fortunate to have significant early opportunities to understand strategy, operational optimization, automation, and financially accountable action.
Kanhai earned his BS in Electrical Engineering in 2003 from the University of Texas at Austin where he co-founded the Technology Entrepreneurship Society. There, he coordinated, competed in, and was invited to judge within the globally acclaimed technology commercialization competition, Idea-2-Product.
Kanhai enjoys the urban life in Andersonville (7 miles due north of Chicago’s loop) with his wife and 3-year old son. His core belief: “Do not limit yourself by what other people believe is possible.”
Jed is an acknowledged privately held businesses expert. Since 2001 he has worked with over 100 businesses ($5–150M) that needed turnaround or start-up expertise. With total command of the financial, strategic, and cultural landscape of privately held businesses, Jed’s hands-on approach and personal accountability has saved money or assisted in the significant growth of virtually every one of his clients. One of his earliest clients dubbed him “The CEO’s-CEO” and it has stuck ever since.
Prior to his consulting experience, Jed was CEO of a $100M privately held fragrance and flavor company. Jed also ran one of Panasonic’s US companies.
Jed has held numerous EVP and VP of Sales and Marketing positions with impressive awards, including 21 “best vendor” honors at the companies he led.
Jed acquired his MBA (1989) from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and earned his undergraduate degree from Northern Illinois University (’72) in political science, history and education, where he founded the Learning Exchange, which grew into a free university. He also started his own fraternity.
Jed is the proud father of three grown sons, and loves to talk about (and play) golf, current events, and history.
Jed’s core belief: “In all the fabulous years of record breaking P&L / balance sheet statements, my proudest achievement is mentoring those who have gone on to wonderful achievements themselves.”
Kristin is an accomplished consultant and project manager with the rare ability to simultaneously assert control and guide up to a dozen projects across varying business and technology areas. Her philosophy emphasizes quality work product and delivering financial and strategic objectives as key priorities. Across her project management and contributor roles for various projects, she particularly enjoys identifying nuanced opportunities which deliver greater than expected efficiencies and additional client savings.
Kristin is completing her MBA, with specialization in Project Management, at the Keller Graduate School of Management (expected 2018). She holds a B.A. in Communications from the University of Wisconsin.
Kristin lives with her husband and newborn son in Arlington Heights, a suburb of Chicago, IL.
|SALES & MARKETING||STRATEGY DEVELOPMENT & BUSINESS RESEARCH||TECHNOLOGY|
|Reporting on Which Customers Are Making / Losing Money||Activity Based Costing||Enterprise Data Audit|
|KPI Reporting||Pricing Optimization Analysis & Policy Modeling||IT Harmonization (IT Strategy & Architecture)|
|Competency Assessment||Competitive Assessment and Strategy||Platform / Application Decisions|
|Policy Alignment to Corporate Strategy||Market Assessment / Segmentation||Systems Integration|
|Consultative Sales Training||Product / Service Strategy||CRM / Salesforce.com Optimization|
|Incentive Plans||Product, Service, Corporate Positioning / Messaging||Marketing Cloud / Pardot|
|Communication and Knowledge Sharing Practices||Marketing Performance Measurement||Data Visualization and Analytics Applications|
|Prospect and Customer Experience||Customer Experience Audit / Optimization|
|CRM Optimization||End-to-end Company Health Diagnostic|
|Transforming to Digital|