About Us: Leadership
Outward Insights is staffed by an all-star team of intelligence and strategy professionals. Our consultants come from leading organizations in the corporate, consulting, and government communities and have the skills, tools, and counsel you need to achieve or maintain competitive advantage. No other firm can match the breadth and depth of our people's expertise.
Led by Managing Partner Ken Sawka -- one of the most widely respected names in competitive intelligence and strategy -- the Outward Insights team has over 75 years of combined expertise as hands-on consultants, corporate practitioners, and government experts. As a unique and leading-edge boutique we provide sound, road-tested strategic counsel that ensures your success.
Kenneth Sawka Managing Partner
Ken Sawka is a nationally recognized competitive intelligence, early warning system, and strategy development expert. He has had a long and acclaimed career as both an intelligence practitioner and consultant, having developed competitive intelligence programs with numerous Fortune 500 companies. 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 is a regular contributor to the Kiplinger.com Business Resource Center, and has appeared on CNBC's acclaimed Squawk Box.
Prior to joining 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. Key clients were in the telecommunications, healthcare, and financial services industries.
Earlier, Ken led the competitive intelligence consulting practices at Fuld & Company, Inc. and The Futures Group. He was also an Intelligence Analyst with the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency.
Ken is a member of the Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals (SCIP) and served on its Board of Directors from 1999—2002. He is also a member of the Association for Strategic Planning.
Ken holds a Bachelors Degree in Political Science (cum laude) and Masters Degree in International Relations from American University. Ken is based in the Outward Insights headquarters office in Andover, MA.