2021 Vault Rankings
At a Glance
“Total compensation package (base + SEP + performance bonus).”
“Career path clarity.”
“It’s tough to stand out.”
About Kenway Consulting
Kenway exists to help companies that need help. More importantly, Kenway wants to provide help to people at those companies who want it. The firm operates in the nexus between clients’ technology and business organizations—bringing together diverse teams that can remain agile and adaptable as a project evolves. Kenway’s stated goal is to provide “the highest possible quality for the lowest possible cost” by bringing “big consulting acumen” to the table without “big consulting rates.”
Kenway Consulting strives to bring value to clients through three core capabilities that encompass a range of services. The firm’s Technology Solution Delivery capability is how Kenway enables people and processes through technology. This begins with establishing and aligning IT Strategy with the business strategy, and dives into forming the solution architecture, design and development for custom-built or enterprise package solutions. This is how Kenway helps clients to run their businesses better.
Kenway’s Information Insight capability covers “all things data,” ranging from partnering with leadership to define data governance frameworks, to designing and managing the flow of data, to building business intelligence and advanced analytics applications. This is how Kenway helps clients to understand their business better.
The firm’s Enterprise Program Leadership capability is how Kenway helps organizations deliver strategic and transformational initiatives, and realize the return on these substantial investments. Kenway does this through effective skills, processes and governance, from planning, into execution, and through deployment. This is the glue to ensure people, process and technology are aligned for successful execution.
Being Good and Truthful
Kenway Consulting was established on the foundational principles of “being good and being truthful.” Enshrined in the firm’s core values are a set of Guiding Principles that steer every action for each employee—from leadership down. Kenway employees approach every decision ethically, with a focus on means instead of outcomes as a measurement of success.
Kenway’s Guiding Principles include integrity, communication, the unique treatment of each individual, entrepreneurial spirit & tenacity, value and quality, and means over outcomes. Together, these Principles set forth a path for Kenway consultants to follow in every client engagement.
Kenway’s number one priority during the COVID-19 pandemic is to ensure the health of its employees and clients. Although all employees are working remotely, they continue to operate by the company’s set of Guiding Principles, always acting with integrity and communicating effectively to provide clients with the highest quality of consulting services. They also continue to innovate, and have created new services to help clients deal with the new business problems that have arisen as a result of the pandemic.
Kenway Consulting is a management and technology consultancy founded in 2004. It has been named a “best place to work” multiple times by publications like Crain’s Chicago Business, Consulting Magazine, and the National Association for Business Resources, as well as to the Inc. 5000 list of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. Through deep industry and technology expertise, Kenway helps clients meet their needs for strengthened leadership and execution in project settings.
In the News
For the fourth consecutive year, the National Association for Business Resources (NABR) named Kenway Consulting one of the Best and Brightest Companies to Work for in the Nation®. Kenway was one of 481 winning organizations from across the country, out of 3,400 nominations. The company has also been honored by the NABR at the local Chicago level for the past four years.
Kenway Consulting announced the launch of its Revenue & Resource Insights and Optimization service, a new client offering that helps organizations gain real-time business insights by leveraging their existing NetSuite OpenAir data. This enhanced reporting and analytics provides clients with an at-a-glance understanding of the health of their business pipeline and the optimization of their workforce. It also delivers a historical view to provide an understanding of trends, with the ability to perform “What-If” analysis for a more nuanced view of the organization’s future state.
Kenway Consulting announced its partnership with private equity firm Svoboda Capital Partners (SCP) on a recapitalization of the company. As a result of the partnership, Kenway’s organizational structure changed as well. Company veteran Matt Kueker, who most recently served as Kenway’s managing director, assumed the role of chief executive officer (CEO). Brian King, Kenway’s founder and former CEO, now serves as the company’s Scottsdale office lead and member of its newly-created Board of Managers.
Kenway Consulting announced it was expanding its footprint and opening a second office in Scottsdale, AZ.
Inc. magazine named Kenway Consulting No. 4495 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies, and No. 20 in IT Services. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment — its independent small businesses. Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.
As a result of fundraising efforts conducted during Kenway Consulting’s 10th Annual Charity Golf Outing, the firm raised $33,000 for ALIVE Rescue, an animal rescue that saves, rehabilitates and places abandoned, abused and stray animals. ALIVE Rescue has been the beneficiary of Kenway’s annual fundraising event for the past four years, during which time the company raised more than $130,000 for the Chicago-based non-profit.
20 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: 1-888-9-KENWAY (1-888-953-6929)
Employer Type: Private
CEO: Matt Kueker
2020 Employees (All Locations): 48