One on One with Ankura's Kevin Cowherd

The pandemic has created a host of new business challenges, some of them never faced by the modern working world. In the early days, companies scrambled to move their workforces out of harm’s way, putting many non-essential, but still important, strategic priorities on hold in deference to worker and client safety. At this late stage of things, companies are slowly but surely coming back to execute on those strategies, but in a very different environment than seven months ago. Ankura recently appointed Kevin Cowherd to lead the firm’s Strategy & Performance practice. We recently caught up with Cowherd to talk about his new role, and how clients are making opportunities out of challenges.

Consulting: What will be your key priorities stemming from your recent appointment as the head of the strategy and performance practice?