One thing that stands out about our work is how we help clients improve their internal capabilities - for making strategic recommendations to the CEO, improving their competitive analysis capabilities, and the like. Our clients often tell us that we helped make them look good in front of the CEO, or helped a group of senior exexcutives get on the same page about a particular strategic issue. This in turn helps our clients make better decisions and act with more confidence. This makes our work very fulfilling.
Kenneth Sawka is President of Fuld + Company, and a nationally recognized expert in competitive intelligence, scenario planning, and strategy development. He has had a long and acclaimed career as a strategic planning practitioner and consultant, having designed and led scenario planning, war-gaming, and other strategy development engagements for leading companies all around the world. An expert commentator, Ken is a published author and has been quoted extensively on competitive strategy and intelligence matters in Time, Investor's Business Daily, American Banker, and other prominent journals. He has appeared on CNBC's acclaimed Squawk Box.
Before joining Fuld, Ken was the managing partner at Outward Insights, a boutique scenario planning and competitive intelligence consulting firm. Prior to Outward Insights, Ken directed pricing and competitive analysis at Deloitte Consulting and also served as a Practice Leader in Deloitte's Strategy and Operations Group, managing the delivery of services in strategy development, competitive analysis, and scenario planning. Earlier, Ken led the competitive intelligence consulting practice at The Futures Group, and was an intelligence analyst with the US Central Intelligence Agency.
Ken is a member of the Strategic and Competitive Intelligence Professionals (SCIP), where he served on its Board of Directors from 1999-2002. Ken was named a SCIP Fellow in 2003 and received the Meritorious Award, SCIP's highest honor, in 2010. He is also a member of the Association for Intelligence Officers. Ken holds a Bachelors Degree in Political Science (cum laude) and Masters Degree in International Relations from American University.