Jabian Consulting at a Glance


  • "Work-life balance, owning your career, flexibility and freedom."
  • "Career ownership, flexible career model, excellent peer group."
  • "Opportunities to grow as an individual."
  • "Entrepreneurial environment and proximity to clients."


  • "Inclusive culture is sometimes slow to make decisions."
  • "Lack of variety in staffing opportunities."
  • "Lots of expectations can stretch you thin."
  • "Training is weak."

The Buzz

  • "Great local firm for Atlanta."
  • "Limited brand recognition outside core markets."
  • "IT."

About Jabian Consulting


Old school values, new school thinking 

As a local consultancy with offices in Atlanta, Dallas and Charlotte, Jabian employees enjoy local brand recognition, zero travel time, and the satisfaction of investing in their community's businesses-all while working at a cutting edge firm. The firm was founded in 2006 by Brian Betkowski, Nigel Zelcer, and Chris Reinking, three coworkers at a "Big Five" consulting shop. All current partners in Jabian, the trio built the firm around three major principles: client service, local focus, and an innovative, entrepreneurial spirit. 

Priding itself on the ability to tackle its clients' toughest issues, Jabian focuses on the big picture business challenges, including business strategy, customer interaction, human capital management, operational excellence and technology optimization and execution. 

Though the firm considers itself "old school," Jabian often comes by its clients' solutions in a unique way: via off-hours Innovation Councils, where employees brainstorm for fun, not fees, and challenge themselves to think way outside the box-and often the bounds of their engagements. Results have ranged from innovative social media apps to brand new revenue models. 

Jabian has earned national acclaim from Consulting magazine as one of the Seven Small Jewels to Watch, been named to the Inc. 5000 list multiple consecutive years, and received the Best and Brightest award three years in a row from the National Association of Business Resources. The company has also gained local recognition from Atlanta Journal Constitution as a Great Places to Work three years running.


Work locally with entrepreneurial freedom 

With employee turnover rates running at less than five percent, Jabian must be doing something right in terms of job satisfaction. Local focus has a lot to do with that: fewer than five percent of Jabian's consultants have traveled for work, with the travel itself representing less than one percent of their working time. As for the work itself, the company prides itself on giving employees a true work-life balance, the ability to spend time on "career focused activities," and providing consultants with strategic projects that do not require travel. When on the job, Jabian reports that most of its employees' time is spent at client sites, and that a "career, not job" focus allows consultants to hone expand and diversify skills. Social events like corporate and mentor lunches help keep the group close knit between projects.


Home grown business 

Community is very important to Jabian, and it's a mutually beneficial relationship. The company cites many bankable upsides to staying local, including a deeper cultural understanding of clients, strong reputation in the community, and closer relationships, both with clients and between team members. Jabian re-invests in the communities that enable its success through both professional and charitable involvement-which includes the firm's own non-profit, (501(c)(3) charitable foundation, Jabian Cares. But perhaps its strongest advantage is visibility: since all employees are local, their presence around town encourages clients old and new to feel a sense of solidarity, security, and support-and to keep coming back for more.



April 2014

Consulting magazine honors Jabian employee as one of 35 national rising stars of the profession

Consulting magazine recently named Jabian's Michael Lan as a "Rising Star of the Profession" and honored him at an awards dinner in Chicago. As one of only 35 consultants nationwide selected for this honor, it is a testament to Lan's expertise and professionalism. According to Chris Reinking, managing partner and co-founder of Jabian, "Michael has provided excellent leadership to his clients and has built and fostered a team of dedicated professionals within Jabian. He is the embodiment of the Rising Star award."


March 2014

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC) and its partner, Workplace Dynamics, named Jabian Consulting a "Top Workplace" for the third consecutive year

The AJC recognizes the top companies and organizations in the Atlanta metro area each year based solely on employee surveys regarding the workplace. This year, more than 80,000 employees from over 1,200 companies were surveyed. The goal of the award is to recognize the top companies in Atlanta with the highest employee satisfaction and to highlight those qualities that employees value most in the workplace.


January 2014

Jabian Partners with Sandy Springs/Perimeter Chamber of Commerce to Set Strategic Plan

The Sandy Springs/Perimeter Chamber of Commerce (SSPC) asked Jabian for help shaping a strategic plan to take them through 2020. After months of conducting research, surveys, interviews, focus groups, and executive workshops, Jabian delivered a comprehensive strategic plan to the Chamber. 

"The plan Jabian delivered provides the guardrails and structure that will allow the Chamber to immediately get to work in 2014 to progress to its priorities and goals," said Tom Mahaffey, SSPC Executive Director.


October 2013

Inc. magazine's Hire Power Awards recognizes Jabian as one of America's leading job creators

Jabian Consulting was featured in the 2nd annual Inc. Hire Power Awards, recognizing the private businesses that generated the most jobs in the past 18 months. Jabian generated 22 jobs from January 1st, 2012 to June 30th, 2013, placing it among the top 16 private business job creators within the state of Georgia.


September 2013

Jabian Consulting Continues Expansion with Opening of Charlotte Office

Jabian Consulting opened its third office in Charlotte, NC on Monday, September 9, 2013. Jabian, ranked on the Inc. 500|5000 fastest growing companies list for three consecutive years, opened its second office last year in Dallas. The move into Charlotte is a strategic one for Jabian, which offers a local consulting model that is appealing to both consultants and clients, eliminating travel and related costs.


June 2013

Association for Corporate Growth Honors Jabian as a 2013 Fast 40 Firm

Jabian Consulting was recognized by the Atlanta chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG Atlanta) as a 2013 Fast 40 Small Middle-Market Honoree. Each year, ACG Atlanta honors 40 Georgia-based middle market companies that demonstrate the greatest growth in revenue and employment over the prior three-year period.

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Jabian Consulting

1117 Perimeter Center West
Suite N400
Atlanta, GA 30338
Phone: 1-866-553-7069


  • Employer Type: Private
  • Partners & Co-Founders: Brian Betkowski, Chris Reinking, Nigel Zelcer
  • 2014 Employees: 76

  • Employment Contact
    Visit Jabian's careers page Email: career@jabian.com

  • Major Departments & Practices
    Business Strategy Customer Interaction Human Capital Management Operational Excellence Technology Optimization Technology Execution

Major Office Locations

  • Atlanta, GA
    Charlotte, NC
    Dallas, TX

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