Akene Advisors is a team of doers. We have spent our careers in the C-suite and consulting in various industries, but the common thread is that we all thrive at getting things done. We are great at building financial, IT, HR and marketing strategies, but we are even better at bringing those strategies to life.
During her career as a Chief Financial Officer and Manager at a public accounting firm, Dawn worked with many “consultants” helping to improve organizations through technology, training and development pertaining to all areas of those businesses. After the consultants left the buildings and the businesses, she was keenly aware of how the organizations went back to their comfort zones and what they had done before. Dawn saw that most CEO’s and founders of businesses already had the right idea, but just had trouble implementing their vision on a long-term basis.
Today, most businesses demand different skill sets be applied at increasingly random intervals, not the full-time vocational business traditionally required in the past. Dawn founded Akene Advisors to save companies the large one-time unsustainable expense associated with those traditional vocational positions. She approaches staffing the “back office” in a flexible and sustainable manner to solve the business challenges now and into the future.
Dawn received her Bachelor of Science in Commerce from DePaul University in Chicago and is a Certified Public Accountant. She lives in Chicago with her husband Troy, 3 children and a few pets. Her passion for problem solving extends to her personal life where she volunteers in various capacities at her children’s schools and local community organizations.
Woven into our mission is the desire to help our Military, First Responder Veterans and Parents transition into their next corporate careers at Akene Advisors or our clients.
We understand the challenges our veterans have aligning their military background with the corporate world, so we use the resources already available and our strategic partners to prepare and ensure employment is successfully long-term for both parties.
How is your company honoring and recognizing military connected service (veterans, spouses and children) who have all sacrificed for you and our country?
We have looked to the oldest sustainable business in the U.S., our military, for some basic tools such as crawl, walk, run with our clients; deploying the right team for the right mission, and after action reports to ensure we are always improving and meeting the needs of our clients.