Jabian Consulting at a Glance


  • "The people, the local model, the commitment to community."
  • "Jabian stands behind what it says. It's a place to build a rewarding career and thrive both personally and professionally."
  • "Strong leadership, genuine interest in you achieving your personal goals."


  • "Paid lower than colleagues at other firms for same work."
  • "Not a household name yet."
  • "Balancing all opportunities."

The Buzz

  • "On the rise."
  • "Recruiting aggressively."
  • "Technical."
  • "Unstructured."

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, 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. 


January 2015

Brian Betkowski Shares Insights from Jabian's 2015 M&A Survey with Consulting Magazine 

Jabian Consulting recently completed a survey of 159 North American M&A professionals to gain insight into the stumbling blocks, as well as paths to success to completing the merger and acquisition process effectively. Brian Betkowski, co-founder and partner at Jabian, sat down with Consulting to discuss the survey's findings and the ironic disconnect that sometimes exists between what needs to get done and how to get there. 

March 2015

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

April 2015

Jabian Charlotte Executive Named a Consulting Magazine Rising Star

Consulting Magazine recently named Jabian's Charlotte office Executive Director Courtney Ramey 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 Ramey's expertise and professionalism. 

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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
  • 2015 Employees: 80

  • Employment Contact
    Email: recruiting@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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