What it Means to Be a Kalypsonian

I am very excited to be working with a firm with so many different intellectual backgrounds. Kalypso really cares about our clients and what is important to them. We definitely will do whatever it takes to make all projects a success. - Pamela Soin, Senior Manager

Paths at Kalypso

At Kalypso, we think
that a stimulating environment, with diverse opportunities to explore and a constant exposure to clients' challenges, is the best foundation to create tomorrow's leaders.

Kalypso's innovation-centric business model offers consultants the opportunity to work on a broad range of client challenges across the project lifecycle.

In Their Own Words

We founded the firm on a core principle – to serve clients the way they want to be served.

  Serving clients is a privilege and it is our responsibility  to do it w   ell.

We saw a market with niche competitors focused on narrow aspects of innovation, strategy and operations, and large technology competitors implementing product lifecycle management (PLM) systems. We did not see anyone who could combine management consulting with PLM technology implementation expertise.


Three factors allow us to truly make something innovative happen in the marketplace: (1) an exclusive focus and a comprehensive set of capabilities to deliver sustained improvements in innovation, (2) a unique blend of people – true characters with character, and (3) a strong set of core values and a cultural affinity for hard work on cutting-edge concepts.

What is it that makes Kalypso so special? We work really hard and balance that with the fact that we get to do interesting work for amazing clients every day. But behind it all, the key to it, is our people.

I believe my growth over the last year is largely due to the ownership I’ve taken over my relationship with our values and my choice to remain true to myself. - Hajar Abu-Zayed, Consultant

Our Values

Kalypso Kares

Delivering on the
Promise of Community

At Kalypso, we believe that innovation combined with action can change the world for the better. We believe in devoting the same level of service excellence that we give to our clients to our own communities in which we live, work, and play. A sampling of the organizations that Kalypsonians are active within include:

  • Stelos Alliance
  • Susan G. Komen
  • Dress for Success
  • Children’s Tumor Foundation
  • The Humane Society
  • Stand Up To Cancer
  • The American Cancer Society
  • The Summit House
  • Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer
  • Kendall County Women’s Shelter
  • A Path in the Woods Foundation
  • American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)
The expertise of Kalypso people and the principles that they work and live with their clients and each other promise a very exciting future! - Mike Friedman, Partner

Focus on Connecting

As a virtual firm busy delivering client work, sometimes weeks or months go by before we see team members outside of our project teams.

We make up for lost time with regional events and get-togethers throughout the year and with KARMA, our annual firm retreat, held every September. Time spent together is extremely valuable and we take any opportunity we can to do so. That’s what planes are for, after all.