WHO WE ARE
Knowledge Capital Group [KCG] is a boutique business strategy and organizational transformation consulting firm. We help clients convert issues into opportunities, inefficient processes into best practices, and marginal outcomes into sustainable results.
Our style is collaborative, direct and results-oriented; we are accustomed to complex situations and believe in fast track actions. We deliver results, not studies.
Founded at our Managing Director’s dining room table, KCG has been delivering results for over a decade.
In 2017, KCG was named to Inc. Magazine’s Inc. 5000 list of ‘Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies’
KCG was honored by Consulting Magazine in 2017, being recognized as one of it’s ‘7 Firms to Watch’
Over the past 3 years, KCG has seen a consolidated annual growth rate of over 220%
WHAT WE DO
As the shift from volume-to-value progresses and pressures to contain costs mount, healthcare organizations are being challenged to do more with less. KCG works side-by-side with executives of leading healthcare institutions to define solutions to their toughest challenges.Read more
Every organization, regardless of size or industry, faces an external environment with finite resources at its disposal. Knowledge Capital Group uses proven methodologies to provide data-driven insight and actionable strategies that help drive business performance.Read more
MEET THE TEAM
Having a thorough understanding of the changing needs and unprecedented challenges facing her clients in the healthcare industry, Emily works with hospital and health system leaders to define and operationalize innovative models for care delivery. Emily focuses on managing the change process to drive transformational capabilities for her clients, leveraging a unique ability to translate complex, high-level concepts into user-friendly tools.
Emily’s professional foundation in healthcare spans both the administrative and patient-facing roles. Prior to joining KCG, Emily received her Master in Health Administration with honors from the Medical University of South Carolina. She is a member of both the Upsilon Phi Delta and Alpha Eta National Honor Societies for Allied Health Professionals.
When she’s not at work, you can find Emily indulging her passions for modern art, interiors and design. And when she is at work, you can find her spontaneously re-styling the Charleston office.
Joseph Wechsler is an accomplished advisory leader with core strengths in global strategic planning and execution, project and program management, finance and organizational transformation, and enterprise performance management. He has more than twelve years of professional experience in both large consulting organizations and in other entrepreneurial settings with a proven ability to excel in diverse environments with different stakeholders.
With extensive international work and travel experience, Wechsler has a unique ability to drive large scale, global initiatives and to manage and motivate worldwide teams.
He comes to KCG most recently from PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he focused on helping companies link business strategies with more integrated sales and operations activities.
Wechsler earned an MBA from Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University and a BA in Economics Management and Spanish from Ohio Wesleyan University.
Anthony Powell is the founder and managing director of Knowledge Capital Group. With over 20 years’ experience as a senior strategy executive, Powell works with leading organizations across industry verticals to achieve operational imperatives and sustainable economic outcomes. Powell’s work focuses primarily on strategy development, organizational transformation, and robust tactical execution. Putting strategy into action, he has produced award-winning growth not only for his clients, but also for KCG – most recently receiving national recognition from Consulting Magazine’s 2017 ‘Seven [firms] to Watch’ and Inc. Magazine’s Inc 5000.
Before founding KCG, Powell served as the Vice President of Professional Services and Enterprise Sales for Blackbaud (BLKB), a publicly traded technology-solutions company serving the global nonprofit market. As an officer of the company, he served as a senior strategic leader and provided overall financial oversight of this $150M division. During Powell’s eight-year tenure at Blackbaud, his teams delivered revenue growth at an annual rate of over 40%, with gross margins consistently exceeding 60%.
Powell’s leadership experience also includes 8 years in the nonprofit sector, managing development operations and large-scale fundraising campaigns for the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. and other local and national organizations. In 2018, he was appointed to Associate in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Powell earned a BA in Economics and English from Allegheny College.
Prior to joining KCG, Chrissie spent six years at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in the Washington, DC area, most recently as a Portfolio Management Officer. In this role, she was responsible for underwriting credit requests for a portfolio of more than 20 public and private clients spanning across various industries. Collaborating with her team, Chrissie worked with clients to understand their credit needs and deliver solutions to help meet their business goals. Chrissie is excited to bring her problem-solving skills to KCG, where she looks forward to working together with clients to tackle challenges and improve their businesses.
Chrissie earned an MBA from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia and a BS in Business Administration from Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. New to the area, Chrissie enjoys spending time at the beach and trying out the restaurant scene in Charleston. She also has an itch for travel, whether it’s near or far away, and usually has a trip brewing in the back of her mind.
Kingsley began her career as an Account Manager at the The Advisory Board Company – driving large, multifaceted health systems’ utilization of Advisory Board research partnerships and technology platforms. Through this exposure, Kingsley identified the need for improving healthcare operations and driving performance-based results and decided to pursue her Masters in Health Administration at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She is now completing her Fellowship at KCG and is excited to help clients tackle complex organizational and operational performance issues.
Kingsley completed her undergraduate studies at Washington and Lee University, where she majored in Economics and minored in Art History. Outside of work, Kingsley enjoys running half marathons, spending time with friends and family, and cheering on Ravens football in the fall.
Raina’s passion for healthcare stems from her time supporting her grandfather, a former cardiothoracic surgeon, in his practice.
Raina graduated magna cum laude from the Honors College at the College of Charleston with a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology and a minor in Health, while also engaging in internships at the Medical University of South Carolina and the National Science Foundation. After graduation, Raina traveled and taught English in Peru and Colombia. Prior to joining KCG, Raina served as an Assistant Office Manager at a medical immigration clinic in Columbia, S.C., where she worked with a diverse set of clients in a healthcare environment.
Outside of work, Raina enjoys spending time with family and friends, yoga, and exploring new places in Charleston and beyond.
Misty is a senior at the College of Charleston studying math with a focus in actuarial studies. Misty is also earning a minor in women’s and gender studies while completing research on women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. In her role at KCG, she looks forward to being a part of a team that is passionate about helping clients improve their business.
Originally from New Jersey, Misty fell in love with Charleston on her many childhood trips to the city. Outside of her studies, Misty is highly involved on campus. She serves on the executive board of two different student organizations and is a member of the Honors College. In her free time, she enjoys running in 5ks and going to concerts for some of her favorite bands.
Jennifer has a passion for process improvement and strategic organization design. She particularly values each challenge brought to her by her clients, firmly believing that varied industry experience allows a consultant to continuously deliver the highest value product to their client. Jennifer focuses on improving workflows and thoughtful change management to drive efficiencies, enable optimal patient outcomes and increase financial performance for her clients.
Jennifer identified her passion for healthcare early in her career and has experience in both the healthcare delivery and industry payer sector. Jennifer attended University of New Hampshire, receiving a Bachelor’s of Science in Health Management and Policy. She then completed her MBA, with a concentration in Healthcare Management at Union College. Following this, she served as an administrative fellow at the Medical University of South Carolina, focusing on hospital operations. She is a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma National Honor Society and the American College of Healthcare Executives. Currently she is preparing to sit for HFMA’s Healthcare Financial Professional certification.
Outside of work Jennifer enjoys spending time outdoors, hiking, camping and downhill skiing. She has a passion for travelling and exploring new places, but around town you may find her on the Charleston harbor, where she has been learning to sail with her KCG colleagues.
Hoey is an accomplished executive with unusual breadth of skills in finance, operations, and marketing. His 30-year career encompasses successful roles in both entrepreneurial and multinational corporate environments, and board leadership for a wide range of nonprofit boards.
For 15 years, Hoey led Coastal Glass Distributors, based in Charleston, South Carolina. During his tenure, he built the company into the largest independent fabricator of custom architectural glass products in the Southeastern U.S. Previously, Hoey spent 12 years with Rockwell International in finance and operations management roles marked by increasing responsibility.
Stefanie Owczarski PA-C, MPAS graduated from the University of Florida in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology and a Masters Degree in Physician Assistant Studies. She spent a year working in Cardiology in Jacksonville, FL, before accepting a position at the Medical University of South Carolina in 2003 as a Physician Assistant with the Department of Surgery. In addition to caring for the surgical needs of her patients, she is the GI & Laparoscopic Surgery Clinical Research Manager, and an EPIC Superuser. Her clinical, research, and electronic medical record skills are an absolute asset to Knowledge Capital Group’s core resources.
Zoë Stephens brings over 18 years of skilled and professional experience in Human Resources Management and Organizational Development to KCG. Her experience spans from key in-house HR leadership positions to consulting – working with numerous and diverse clients. She specializes in comprehensive human resources best practices, legal compliance and policies, company culture alignment, leadership development, employee retention, performance management, and employee relations. Her overarching approach to Human Resources is to align all HR systems, policies and practices with organizations’ vision, values and culture.
Before working with KCG, Stephens successfully owned and operated an HR consulting group for eight years, during which she assisted a client-base of up to 15 different companies of varying size, complexity and life cycles. Prior to creating her own company, Stephens spent ten years in key in-house leadership roles building HR competencies and Organizational Development for exceptional brands such as: Keen Footwear LLC, Restoration Hardware, Smith and Hawken and Patagonia.
Stephens attended Sewanee, The University of the South with a major in Economics, and later added a second major in Organizational Development at Antioch University in California. Stephens is an active member of the Charleston community, serving on the Boards of: Historic Charleston Foundation, Middleton Place Foundation and the Charlestowne Neighborhood Association, and serving as Chair to multiple committees.