J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc. is the nation’s lead- ing provider of regulatory, safety and compliance
solutions. Consulting caught
up with Steve Murray, VP of
Content & Consulting Services,
to discuss the firm and its financial performance.
Consulting: What were the main
factors that contributed to your firm’s
Murray: In 2019, we built upon
our focus on clients by bringing
clients in to be part of our service
innovation earlier and to a greater extent than ever before. We
introduced new and in-demand
consulting offerings that have a
significant, lasting impact on our
clients’ operations. An example
of these new services is the addition of solutions for smaller operations and entrepreneurial startups. Like their larger counterparts,
these companies are looking for
expertise to supplement their internal staff and provide specialized knowledge. This year, we also
continued to expand the consulting
subscriptions we offer in transportation, environmental health and
safety, and hazardous materials.
Consulting: How is this year shaping
up for your firm?
Murray: This has been a great
year for our clients and for J. J.
Keller. Companies want to give
their employees best-in-class
safety management programs and
effective compliance processes,
and they recognize the expansive
expertise at J. J. Keller. To ensure
we are positioned to support the
continued growth of our Consulting organization, we added a Director of Consulting to our team,
and have grown our nationwide
team of staff consultants.
Consulting: How would you describe
your firm’s outlook for 2020?
Murray: Our outlook for 2020 is
extremely positive. We expect our
continued innovation in consulting
services to continue, especially in
the areas of environmental health
and safety. These opportunities
stand out because of the specific nature of the regulatory requirements,
and because of emerging safety
topics such as active shooter/active
threat and workplace violence.
Consulting: What are your firm’s
biggest challenges in 2020?
Murray: Our biggest challenge at
J. J. Keller is a challenge we’ve put
before ourselves: In a world where
change is occurring at unprece-
dented speed, we will be at the
forefront of what our clients need
to run safe and respectful work-
places. We commit to anticipating
our clients’ needs, thinking about
solutions in new ways and bring-
ing those solutions to market more
quickly than ever before
Consulting: What does being named
a Fastest Growing Firm mean to your
firm, employees and clients?
Murray: Being one of Consulting’s Fastest Growing Firms is a
great honor to J. J. Keller. Associates across the company—in our
Consulting area and beyond – are
proud of this achievement because
if we are growing to this degree,
it is clear recognition that the
knowledge and support they provide is making a difference for our
clients. For our current and future
clients, choosing J. J. Keller as a
Fastest Growing Consulting Firm
provides confidence that they’re
making a solid decision to bring
their company to the next level in
safety and compliance management with best practices.
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