Chief Executive Officer + President
“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 executives get on the same page about a 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 a nationally recognized expert in competitive intelligence, scenario planning, and competitive strategy development. He has more than 30 years of experience as a strategic planning practitioner and consultant, intelligence analyst, entrepreneur, and thought leader, and has designed and led scenario planning, competitive war-gaming, and other strategy development engagements for leading companies around the world.
An expert commentator and writer, Ken has been quoted extensively on competitive strategy and intelligence matters in Fast Company, Investor’s Business Daily, American Banker, and other prominent journals. He has also been featured on CNBC’s morning business talk show Squawk Box.
Before joining Fuld + Company, Ken was the managing partner at Outward Insights, a boutique scenario planning and competitive strategy consulting firm. Prior to Outward Insights, Ken directed pricing and competitive analysis at Deloitte Consulting, and served as a practice leader for Deloitte’s Global Strategy and Operations. Earlier, Ken was an intelligence analyst with the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
Ken serves as a part-time lecturer at Northeastern University, teaching graduate-level courses in Intelligence and Homeland Security and the Psychology of Intelligence Analysis. Ken was named a Fellow of the Strategic and Competitive Intelligence Professionals (SCIP) in 2003, and received the Meritorious Award, SCIP’s highest honor, in 2010. Ken is also a member of the Association for Intelligence Officers.
Ken holds a B.S. Degree in Political Science, cum laude, and a M.A. in International Relations from The American University.