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Greenes Consulting specializes in helping organizations leverage the collective know-how and experience of their employees, partners, suppliers and customers to perform better. In plain english, we help companies get work done work smarter, faster and cheaper.
We do this by putting in place simple processes and practices that enable individuals and teams to quickly share and transfer knowledge bewteen those that have it to those that might need it.
Most importantly, we've learned how to do this in a way that meets people and organizations 'where they are at'. In other words, we know how important it is to deal with the culture and behavior of the organization. And, we have the practical experience in facilitating the change that's often necessary when introducing new methods and tools.
And, we are exploring, researching and learning from our daily experience how to unleash the power of social media to accelerate the creation, sharing and transfer of experience, best practices and lessons learned.
Our clients include PricewaterhouseCoopers, NASA, Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center, Petrobras, the U.S. Army, Towers Perrin (now Towers Watson), BAE Systems, Providence Health & Services, WBB Consulting, Alberta Government, Kuwait Petroleum Company, Save the Children, MBIA, Northrop Grumman, Acquisitions Solutions, The Conference Board, and the Defense Intelligence Agency.
Kent Greenes, Founder & President
Kent started the company in 2006 after working internationally in a variety of executive, operations, technology and business renewal roles in the energy and engineering industries. Recognized internationally as a pioneer in Knowledge Management (KM), Fortune Magazine identified him in 1999 as the world’s leading money-maker in the field due to his business impact in British Petroleum in the late 90's. Along with Jack Welch and Michael Dell, Kent was recognized as one of the top twenty knowledge leaders in the world by the Teleos 2000 Most Admired Knowledge Leaders survey.
Kent worked in BP for 17 years and led the first global virtual teamwork and KM programs, which resulted in a Computerworld Smithsonian Award. Under his leadership, BP received their first Most Admired Knowledge Enterprise (MAKE) Award. He then joined SAIC as their CKO and built a highly successful KM consulting practice in the public and private sectors. His clients included Saudi Aramco, Unocal, Nexen, Amerada Hess, British American Tobacco, Frito Lay, Entergy, Johnson & Johnson, the US Army, Navy, and Air Force and the U.S. Northern Command (NORTHCOM).
Kent also led SAICs first internal business transformation program, where he introduced and integrated Six Sigma practices with KM resulting in millions of dollars of improved cash flow. SAIC received their first MAKE Awards in 2005, winning in both the North America and Global categories. He is the only person in the world to have led more than one company to this coveted award.
Kent’s experience and insights in KM have been documented in magazines and over twenty books, including: Surviving the Boomer Exodus, Beyond the Deal, Company Command: Unleashing the Power of the Army Profession; The Wealth of Knowledge: Intellectual Capital and the Twenty-first Century Organization, Performance Through Learning, Lost Knowledge, Simplicity, Learning to Fly, The Knowledge Engine and Knowledge Capital. Kent has also appeared on the Bloomberg Financial Network and several other television programs.
Kent is on the faculty at California State University at Northridge where he teaches in the KM MS degree program, and is also Executive in Residence at George Washington University. He is the Program Director for the Conference Board’s Learning & Knowledge Management Council and is co-leading their new research working group on “Knowledge Transfer in a Digital World: Using New Media Across Multiple Generations”.
Kent is on the advisory boards of the U.S. Army Battle Command Knowledge System and KMPro, and on the editorial board of the Journal of Knowledge Management. He holds a B.S. Degree in Geosciences from Kent State University and a M.S Degree in Geophysics from University of Arizona. Kent also completed the Executive Program from J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University.