40 Years in Business

Our legacy thrives

It’s no surprise that over the past 40 years, Business Consulting Resources grew from a small 2- person consultancy to a thriving consulting practice with a recognized reputation for success in

  • Family Business 
  • Strategy 
  • Leadership Development
  • Organizational Development
  • Succession Planning
  • Human Resources 
  • Revenue and Profit Growth
  • Franchising

We began our practice in Honolulu, HI where the beautiful beaches and sunshine remind us of our ohana and aloha roots.  Now, BCR has expanded to locations across the United States servicing clients in Wailuku, Maui, Los Angeles, CA, Tampa Bay, FL, and Dallas, TX. 

Meet our team

Locations in hawaii dallas, texas los angeles, california tampa bay, florida

Jean Santos of Business Consulting Resources Hawaii

jean
santos

CHIEF DISRUPTOR & REBUILDER/ FOUNDING PARTNER

Honolulu, Hawaii

kenneth m gilbert consultant and owner of Business Consulting Resources Hawaii
SENIOR ENTREPRENEURIAL MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT/ FOUNDING PARTNER

Honolulu, Hawaii

Laurie Foster of Business Consulting Resources, Oahu Hawaii
SENIOR CONSULTANT &
PARTNER

Honolulu, Hawaii

celine cassimina of business consulting resources, Oahu Hawaii
CONSULTANT

Honolulu, Hawaii

Stacey Wong of Business Consulting Resources Oahu, Hawaii
SENIOR CONSULTANT

Honolulu, Hawaii

LIsa Miller of Business Consulting Resources Oahu, Hawaii

LISA A. MENOR MILLER

ENTREPRENEURIAL STRATEGIST/ SENIOR CONSULTANT

Honolulu, Hawaii

Paul Felix of Business Consulting Resources Wailuku, Maui
CONSULTANT

Wailuku, Maui

Kaleo Taft of Business Consulting Resources Dallas, Texas
STRATEGIC BUSINESS ADVISOR/ CONSULTANT

Dallas, Texas

Bridget Kilroy Business Consulting Resources Los Angeles, CA
CONSULTANT

Los Angeles, California

Sarianna Ansio-Mylonas of Business Consulting Resources Tampa Bay, Florida
CONSULTANT

Tampa Bay, Florida

Now that you've met the BCR team, if you'd like to speak to an experienced consultant we'd love to connect with you.

Click the button below and let us know what you're thinking about. We're all great listeners and take your business needs seriously.

No cost for your initial consultations but we will provide sound best practices and next step recommendations based on 40 years of experience and successful consulting services.

Our story

How our story began

Our story starts in 1980, the beginning of a new decade.  It is also the year that Ken Gilbert and Jean Santos receive a federal grant for small business consulting projects.  Masters at providing value to clients, at the end of the grant, several of the companies asked that they continue providing their expertise to guide their companies to success.

One year later, in 1981, Ken and Jean founded Business Consulting Resources (BCR) and the rest is history.

Ken Gilbert, Jean Santos and family pic at beach
1980
1980

The beginning

Ken Gilbert and Jean Santos receive a federal grant for small business consulting projects. 

It was the start of a beautiful partnership.

1981
1981

Founded

Ken and Jean found Business Consulting Resources.  

Forty years later BCR is still your top choice for consulting services.

 

1981
1981

married

Ken and Jean get married and set the foundation for a strong family business

1983
1983

our clients are our priority

Retained a client who is still with us 38 years later!

When you have clients that see continued results and growth for 38 years you get to say it’s because WE KNOW BUSINESS.

1984
1984

family business specialization

BCR grows and begins focusing on  family business practices.

They understand the many complicated layers to building a successful future because they are a family business!

1985
1985

Amazing Employees

First full-time BCR consultant was hired.  

One of many smart dedicated team members that have helped our clients find success.

1990
1990

going international

BCR partners with Sara Lee Corporation to pioneer gourmet coffee sales in Korea.

1990-2005
1990-2005

Supporting Hawaii

BCR works with UH School of Business to develop the strategic plan for the Family Business Center of Hawaii and participates in building and growing the organization.

We are proud of BCR’s Hawaiian roots!

1998
1998

The Twins

Ken & Jean welcome the birth of their twins. 

2005
2005

A Stronger Team

BCR grows its consulting team adding Adjunct Consultants. 

Located across the U.S. and experts in a variety of industries,  our new team members provide invaluable service to our growing portolio of business consulting clients.

2016
2016

BCR Expands to the mainland

Business Consulting Resources opens it’s business expertise to the mainland USA.  

BCR now has consultants in Hawaii, California, Florida, and Texas!

2016
2016

Building Strategic Partnerships

BCR develops strategic partnerships with U.S. based organizations to provide seminars, programs, and resources to a broader geographic market.

2017
2017

BCR Continues to Diversify

BCR continues to diversify services to accommodate the needs of changing industries and better serve our clients.

2018
2018

Hawaii Family Business Forum

BCR participates in research and forum discussions building strategic partners with Hawaii Business, Bank of Hawaii, and U.B.S.

Our participation and partnerships continue to this day!

2019
2019

women who mean business

Jean Santos is selected by Pacific Business News and recognized as a 2019 Women Who Mean Business recipient for being a woman who has made a difference in her industry.

2020
2020

Pandemic Means Pivot

BCR pivots to help businesses through the COVID-19 pandemic

It changed our way of life, but BCR made sure every client survived and thrived throughout the pandemic.

2021
2021

40 Years in Business

BCR celebrates 40 years of business consulting successes!

Thank you for sharing our journey!

Now that you've seen what 40-years of experience can produce we'd love to use our expertise to answer any questions you might have about your own business.

Click the button below and let us know what you're thinking about. We're all great listeners and take your business needs seriously.

No cost for your initial consultations but we will provide sound best practices and next step recommendations because we truly care about your business success.