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Allen Austin Welcomes Ken Wilcox as Partner, Consumer Products & Retail

November 10, 2021


Karina Brisack

(Houston, TX) – Wednesday, November 10, 2021 – Allen Austin, a leading management consulting firm based in Houston, is thrilled to announce that Ken Wilcox has joined the firm as its newest Partner and the head of the Consumer Products & Retail sectors in the executive search practice.

“Allen Austin’s purpose, mission and values strongly resonated with me from the very first time I spoke with the leadership,” says Ken Wilcox. “I couldn’t be happier about joining the team. I’ve been in the Consumer and Retail space for most of my career, and I’m eager to partner with this already-strong team, and quickly bring unique capabilities to bear at Allen Austin.”

Prior to joining Allen Austin, Ken spent more than 30 years in increasingly senior roles in Corporate America. His resume includes lengthy stints with some of the world’s most iconic brands, such as IBM, Campbell Soup, Pepsi-Cola, Frito-Lay, Quaker Oats, Tropicana, Gatorade, and Borden Dairy. He most recently led the national sales organization at Interstate Batteries. He has developed, coached, and led small, medium and large-sized organizations, providing a balanced approach on people, consultative and business leadership.

In his new role as a Partner at Allen Austin, Ken’s responsibilities will include overseeing the development of client engagements by leveraging Allen Austin’s extensive portfolio of services, including executive search, leadership advisory, interim and project consulting solutions and coaching assignments. As a search consultant, Ken will oversee executive search projects for clients, managing client relationships, candidate research, and execution.

“Ken is a truly exceptional addition to the Allen Austin team,” says Darcie Murray, Senior Managing Partner. “Ken will help us make deeper inroads into the Consumer space to complement our existing expertise in other industries. I look forward to collaborating closely with him as the firm continues its growth in the coming years.”

Ken can be reached at, and his bio can be found on our website here.

About Allen Austin

Allen Austin is a global management consulting firm specializing in executive search, leadership advisory and interim & project consulting solutions. In an industry that has not innovated in over 100 years, Allen Austin delivers solutions based on Total Performance Leadership™, the nine principles that enable organizations to reach their highest potential, engaging their workforces and delivering unprecedented shareholder returns.

We are trusted advisors to boards, CEOs, and senior leaders of companies small and large, public, and private, family-owned, private equity, venture-backed, domestic, and international. You can count on us for competence, understanding, empathy, consistency, transparency, and honesty, even when it is not convenient. Allen Austin’s core purpose is to improve the lives and effectiveness of our associates, clients, and the leaders of the world. Our mission is to help leaders build high performance, purpose-driven organizations that produce unprecedented results. For more information, please explore our website.


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