Jabian Consulting at a Glance


  • "The people, the culture, and the dedication to community."
  • "Local consulting model."
  • "People and passion focused."


  • "Learning to balance all of the expectations of working in a small firm."
  • "Single career path that doesn't suit all consultants."
  • "No international exposure."

The Buzz

  • "Good people locally."
  • "Familiar, but not seen as prestigious."
  • "Small but solid."

About Jabian Consulting

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, 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, received the Best and Brightest award three years in a row from the National Association of Business Resources, and has had four consultants in the last three years named top consultants by Consulting Magazine. 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.


March 2016

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

June 2016

Jabian Executive Named one of the Top 25 Consultants in the Country

Consulting Magazine named Jabian Executive Director, Srinivas Somayajula, as one of the "Top 25 Consultants in the Nation" for 2016. He was honored at a reception in NYC.

April 2016

Jabian Charlotte Executive Named a Consulting Magazine Rising Star

Consulting Magazine recently named Jabian Manager Lydia Lichtenberger as a "Rising Star of the Profession" and honored her at an awards dinner in Chicago. As one of only 35 consultants nationwide selected for this honor, it is a testament to Lichtenberger's expertise and professionalism.

July 2016

Jabian CIO Interviewed by The Enterprisers Project on Large vs. Boutique Firms

CIO, Steve Cashwell, was interviewed by The Enterprisers Project in an article titled "What it's really like for a CIO to move from a huge company to a small one." In the article Steve, who spent 25 years as an executive at AT&T before retiring, talks about why he came out of retirement to take the position as Jabian's CIO.

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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
  • 2016 Employees: 84

  • 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