THE ANCHOR GROUP.
The Anchor Group is a premier B2B advisory and business-development firm focused on enhancing infrastructure and unlocking business growth in the Caribbean region in the targeted sectors that we serve. We focus on expanding Caribbean-based businesses into North America and the global emerging markets.
The Anchor team has over 100+ years of combined professional experience in our targeted sectors. We will work closely with you to solidify your growth strategy, and implement processes and solutions to enable operational excellence and high, globally ready financial practices.
MEET OUR PRINCIPLE DIRECTORS
Kevin A. Howell, MBA
Chief Executive Officer
Kevin possesses strong international expertise in business, financial management, business strategy development, project management, and analysis. Kevin has worked with a number of Fortune 500 companies and small and mid-sized businesses, assisting with strategy, process management, and development.
Nakeisha J. Forbes
SVP Marketing + Digital Media
Understanding the unique marketing, communications, and branding challenges organizations face, Nakeisha Forbes has fused a decade of marketing experience into her career as a public relations and brand strategist.
Damian Howell, FCCA, FCA, MAAT
Chief Financial Officer
Damian is a Chartered Accountant with over 20 years in the financial services industry and has held positions such as Chief Internal Auditor, Chief Financial Controller, General Insurance Claims Manager, and Pension Fund Administrator.
THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
KEVIN HOWELL, MBA
CHAIRMAN AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Kevin Howell has spent almost 25 years perfecting his craft as a global financial management professional. From his academic beginnings in 1993 under the tutelage of incredible accounting teachers and professors, he went on to work with two of the most renowned public accounting firms—as Senior Audit Associate in Jamaica at PricewaterhouseCoopers and Manager at Ernst & Young New York in the Transaction Advisory Practice—and has since built a formidable consulting practice providing capacity-building and marketing services to the Caribbean Region. He has created and facilitated training for more than 2,500 business owners and entrepreneurs over the past eight years through his startup, Anchor Strategy.
These interactions have provided Kevin with a rich knowledge of business management and strategy, the latter honed while serving as a Senior Director of Business Development at Broadridge Financial Solutions.
Kevin has taught Accounting and Business at Monroe College, Berkeley College, and Bergen County Community College. He is a serial entrepreneur, currently CEO of Anchor Group, GO Caribbean Network and AYCE Network. He holds an MBA in Finance and Accounting from the Simon School (2005), a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Economics (2000) from the University of the West Indies, and a certificate of successful completion of the UK Chartered Certified Accounting Examinations (2002).
Kevin believes that ongoing learning is the secret sauce for growth.