This is a picture of Ken Kanara in a suit, the President of ECA
Ken’s Practice Areas

Private Equity
Private Equity

Market Assessment

Sales / Sales Operations

Ken Kanara

CEO & President

Ken Kanara is President at ECA. He works with clients to fill permanent and project based roles. Ken has extensive experience in management consulting, having spent more than a decade working with clients on various strategic and operational initiatives at Booz & Company.

Ken graduated Phi Beta Kappa, with a B.A. in Economics,  from The Johns Hopkins University.

Example Strategy Projects:

  • Mobile Payments Strategy Development for Major US/ Canadian Retail Oil & Gas Co
  • Strategic Plan / Reorganization Assessment for Middle East Oil & Gas Shipping Client
  • Strategic Plan (including supply and reserve forecasts) Development for Middle East Upstream NOC
  • Strategic Business Transformation & Shared Services Optimization for Global Asset Servicer
  • Performance Management & Balanced Scorecard Implementation for Middle East Midstream NOC
  • Market Analysis & Retail Strategy Development for Middle East Aquaculture (Fish farming) Client
  • Pricing Strategy and Pilot Program for US Specialty Automotive Parts Distributor
  • Product Development and Market Strategy for Global Asset Servicing Company
  • Manpower Strategy and Implementation for Middle East NOC
  • Strategic Review of Client Operating Model for Institutional Investor Services Company
  • IT Infrastructure Planning for Major US Investment Clearing House Client
  • Market Analysis of Captive Auto Finance Industry for Japanese Bank
  • Corporate Social Responsibility Program Development for US Tobacco Client

Example M&A / Due Diligence Projects:

  • Confidential PE Firm Targeting a Major US Packaged Foods Company
  • Confidential PE firm Targeting a Major Canadian Telco (largest historical leveraged buyout at the time – 2007)
  • Major US Industrials Client Targeting Investment in Handheld Imaging space
  • Confidential PE firm Targeting a US Check Processing Company
  • Major US Industrial Goods Client Targeting Investment in Oil & Gas Equipment space
  • Major US Industrials Client Targeting Investment in Upstream Oil & Gas Equipment Market (twin-screw pumps)
  • Major US Industrials Client Targeting Investment in Downstream Oil & Gas Equipment Market (condition monitoring sensors)
  • Confidential PE Firm Targeting Acquisitions in Subsea Oil & Gas and Consumer Retail industries

Recent Press / Publications

How To Implement Standardized Employee Reviews: 15 Tips

“The most successful review processes start with a “MECE” framework. Popularized by McKinsey consultants, it stands for “mutually exclusive, collectively exhaustive”.”

How Recruiters Can Stay Relevant in the Age of LinkedIn

“CEOs who position their talent acquisition teams to follow these five steps will gain a significant advantage in attracting the right talent in the new era of talent acquisition.”

Choosing Between Multiple Job Offers? 13 Tips To Help You Make A Decision

“While it’s important to make sure the offer is fair for both parties, many job seekers let emotion prevail and focus on the fine print and minutiae.”