Cadent Consulting Group, LLC welcomes Ken Harris as Managing Partner
Cadent Consulting Group, LLC is pleased to welcome Kenneth A. Harris, Jr. as a Managing Partner based in the Firm’s Chicago Office. Prior to joining Cadent, Ken served as the CEO of Kantar Retail Americas Consulting and was a Founding Partner, Owner and Board Member of Cannondale Associates. While at Kantar Retail, Ken was part of the three person senior management team responsible for overseeing all aspects of company operations. His primary responsibilities were the integration and expansion of the company’s consulting practice, interface with WPP, the international holding company of Kantar Retail and client business development. Ken was one of the five members of the Global Management Board of Kantar Retail, which was responsible for creating and implementing the objectives, growth and business strategies for the global organization.
Ken’s leadership at these firms focused on growth strategy for manufacturers, retailers and food service operators where he led engagements in the U.S., Canada, U.K. and Mexico. Ken’s work with corporate and private equity clients includes trade and revenue management, pricing, category leadership, organization design and strategy development and implementation.
Ken is also currently the Chairman of Enjoy Life Foods, the leading producer of Free From foods in the U.S. and Canada. The snacks Enjoy Life produces and the consumers for which these products are targeted are free from the eight most common allergens. Since Ken joined Enjoy Life in 2012, the company has doubled in size.
He is an author and frequent speaker at industry conferences. Ken has line management experience in marketing, trade marketing and sales at Jacobs Suchard and Coca-Cola Foods. He received his BA from The University of Michigan.