Top-notch talent for global strategy, concepting, design and execution.
Kuntal has established herself as a leader in global communications with over 15 years of experience in global marketing, business and education. Her clients range from small businesses in countries such as Kenya, India and China to larger institutions such as the Philadelphia Museum of Art and The Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation in the US. She also currently serves as Executive Director of Global Chamber San Diego, a business-to-business global platform with a presence in over 100 metro regions.
Prior to starting KSW Consulting, Kuntal worked at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA, as an international programs advisor and special projects coordinator. In close relationship with the Office of International Programs and the Office of the Provost, she supported the university’s internationalization efforts to increase faculty, student and community engagement on global issues. Kuntal also draws upon her experience in diplomatic communications, and integrated and social marketing through her work at the Embassy of India and Porter Novelli public relations in Washington, DC.
Kuntal has an M.A. in International Communication from the American University School of International Service and a B.A. in Advertising from Pennsylvania State University. She has often visited family in India and traveled extensively around the world. She enjoys getting to know people with diverse backgrounds and interests, and spends her free time enjoying the outdoors, playing tennis, salsa dancing, and appreciating design and the arts.
With an MBA, years of experience in the public and private sectors, in addition to experiences living and traveling around the world, Kevin has a diverse background and know-how. He has maintained numerous leadership positions in several fields, including marketing strategy and development, market research, higher education, organizational development and event management. For 15 years he worked at the University of California, San Diego, with international students, faculty, and scientists, developing and implementing intercultural training and language programs for UCSD, as well as the national professional organization, NAFSA: Association of International Educators. Kevin is a proven innovator and champion of cross-cultural development, paired with a spotless track record of getting things done on time and far beyond client expectations.
Outside of the office, Kevin loves sports, gardening, hiking, history, concocting new recipes in the kitchen, playing jazz and pop music on his saxophone, and immersing himself in other cultures. He is proficient in Spanish and Italian, and currently he is working on his Thai language skills to better communicate with his in-laws.
Jackson is an undergraduate at University of California, San Diego pursuing a B.A. in Economics and a minor in Business. Jackson has joined the KSW Consulting team as a marketing design, social media and business development intern. Jackson spent much of his early life in the Sultanate of Oman, and he is passionate about bridging the cultural gaps in today's increasingly globalized world. Jackson is a former member of UCSD's men's rowing team, and in his free time he enjoys analog photography and playing jazz guitar.
Thainha is on board the KSW Consulting team as a Project and Business Development Intern. As a transfer student from the Bay Area, Thainha is now an undergraduate at the University of California, San Diego, pursuing a B.A. in Economics and a minor in Business. Outside of the classroom, she is involved in Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, a pre-professional business organization for passionate students, in which she works closely on external affairs and marketing projects. Thainha also enjoys cooking, practicing yoga, and creating digital content. At her core, she is a student of life and is enthusiastic about learning about other cultures. She hopes to become an avid traveler and a citizen of the world.