2019 Vault Rankings
“The people are fantastic.”
“Small size makes it hard to do it all.”
"Good people locally."
"Familiar, but not seen as prestigious."
"Small but solid."
As a local consultancy with offices in Atlanta, Dallas, Charlotte, and recently-opened Chicago, 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 consultants at a "Big Five" consulting firm. All current managing 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, received the Best and Brightest award eight years in a row from the National Association of Business Resources, and has had seven consultants in the last five years named top consultants by Consulting Magazine. The company has also gained local recognition from Atlanta Journal Constitution as a Great Places to Work seven years running.
Work locally with entrepreneurial freedom
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 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. Jabian has been recognized for three consecutive years by Consulting Magazine for its Social and Community Impact for pro-bono projects for Habitat for Humanity, Charlotte Family Housing, and Girl Scouts Hornet's Nest. 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
Consulting Magazine Honors Jabian Consulting for 3rd Consecutive Year for Social & Community Impact
Consulting Magazine recognized Jabian for its pro bono strategy work for Habitat for Humanity Charlotte. This is the third consecutive year that Consulting Magazine has recognized Jabian's community impact.
Jabian Consulting is one of Inc. Magazine's Best Workplaces of 2017
Jabian Consulting has been named one of Inc. Magazine's Best Workplaces for 2017, the publication's second annual ranking in the fast-growing private company sector.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC) and its partner, Workplace Dynamics, named Jabian Consulting a "Top Workplace" for the sixth 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.
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.
Jabian Atlanta Executive Named a Consulting Magazine Rising Star
Consulting Magazine recently named Jabian Senior Manager Kevin Clickner 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 Clickner's expertise and professionalism.
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.
1117 Perimeter Center West
Atlanta, GA 30338
Employer Type: Private
Partners & Co-Founders: Brian Betkowski, Chris Reinking, Nigel Zelcer
2018 Employees (All Locations): 95
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