Jabian Consulting

Jabian Consulting Company Profile

THE SCOOP

Old school values, new school thinking

Atlanta-based consulting firm Jabian is a local operation. With its roots firmly planted in Georgia, 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 its ability to tackle its clients toughest issues, Jabian focuses on the big picture, make or break factors of doing business, 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, and from the National Association of Business Resources, receiving the Best and Brightest award three years in a row. 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 had to travel 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 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 area that feeds it 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.

IN THE NEWS

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.

February 2013

Jabian Cares Sponsors Habitat for Humanity Marist Women's Build

The Habitat for Humanity Marist Women's Build (MWB) demonstrates a core value for those at both Marist School and Jabian Consulting-active service supporting the local community.

November 2012

Jabian Consulting Leads Georgia Science & Technology Strategic Plan

Jabian Consulting - with Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) and Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) - developed the Georgia Science & Technology Strategic Plan, Innovate Georgia 2025. The Strategic Plan establishes a holistic and practical vision, mission, and set of goals. The components of the Strategy were developed using Jabian's Strategic Planning Framework.

October 2012

Jabian Cares Hosts 'Feel Beautiful Today' Event

Jabian Cares and Feel Beautiful Today teamed up to host an event at the Jabian Consulting Atlanta office. Feel Beautiful Today is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization designed to bring encouragement, hope, and love to women affected by cancer.

August 2012

Jabian Named to the 2012 INC. 500/5000

Inc. magazine has announced its 2012 rankings for the Inc. 500|5000, adding Jabian to the list of top U.S. companies for growth and performance for a second year in a row.

June 2012

Jabian Opens Doors in Dallas

The firm announced the expansion of its local-based consulting model into a new community: Dallas, Texas. The office in Las Colinas is now open and serving clients in and around the Dallas area.

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Jabian Consulting


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

STATS


  • Employer Type: Private
  • Partners & Co-Founders: Brian Betkowski, Chris Reinking, Nigel Zelcer
  • 2013 Employees: 73

  • Employment Contact

    www.jabian.com/careers/

    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
    Irving, TX

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