Ken Kanara

CEO & President

Ken Kanara is President and CEO 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 Company
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