The Beginning of a New Era
ORIGINALLY WRITTEN 3/9/2020
As the saying goes, “Time flies when you’re having fun.” For the almost 16 years of Kenway Consulting’s existence, time has certainly flown.
As many of you have seen in our recent announcements, some major milestones have taken place for Kenway in the recent past. In November of 2019, we announced the opening of our new office in the Phoenix/Scottsdale market, headed up by yours truly. On January 31 of 2020, we completed a recapitalization of Kenway Consulting, partnering with Svoboda Capital Partners on what I believe will be one of the most exciting chapters of our story. And with that announcement, came the time for me to pass the torch and title of CEO to long-time Kenway veteran and great friend of mine, Matt Kueker. I cannot think of a better person to help Kenway write this next chapter.
Speaking of writing, I’ve been blessed to be able to share my thoughts once per quarter in our Kenway Newsletter, the Kenway Compass, in a section called King’s Corner. As many of you know, I have had no shortage of opinions. I am grateful to our many readers who took the time to read my opinions, comment on them, share them with others, etc.
But it’s time for a new voice of Kenway. I have all the confidence in the world that Matt will serve as an outstanding spokesperson for Kenway, our culture, and our views on consulting, regulations, technology and a host of other topical subjects that will result from our ever-changing world. Overarchingly, Matt is the right person to be leading Kenway, and specifically, he is the right person to take over the upper right corner of the Kenway Compass.
It’s been three weeks since I wrote my final King’s Corner above. To say that a lot has changed is an understatement. I feel as though the myriad of emotions and sentiments felt by small businesses as a result of COVID-19 have all been written. So, let me just say this.
We are all truly in this together. This situation is physically dividing us. But spiritually, it’s uniting us. Despite being away from others, I feel closer to others, as we all share a common cause.
Perhaps it’s a reminder that we always did.