Enterprise Risk Consulting is a consulting firm focused on helping organizations succeed by helping them identify, assess, and manage the risks they face. These include the entire universe of risks, from internal policies, processes, and strategies, as well as external risks such as economic, political, supplier, market, legal, and financial risks, among others.
Our mission is to help organizations protect and add value. We do this by optimizing their risk awareness with effective, easy-to-use processes to identify, assess, and manage risks.
We are committed to helping your organization succeed. ERM is short for ‘Enterprise Risk Management,’ but we believe it also means ‘Everyone’s a Risk Manager.'
Our service includes a comprehensive consultation to help identify gaps and opportunities, a proposal that includes a project plan with timelines and milestones, a cost analysis, and a schedule. We also offer a suite of quality products that will help you get there quickly and smoothly. That’s how we ensure your success.
Ken Baker has 30 years’ experience in the financial services industry, including 13 years in Enterprise Risk Management (ERM). He began his career as an international accounting trainee, returning to Canada to pursue a career in operations accounting. He has worked in the manufacturing, forestry, entertainment, banking, and municipal government industries, ultimately reaching the level of Controller at the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association (AUMA).
As AUMA Controller, Ken started to gain experience in ERM and moved full-time into that field with the City of Edmonton, designing the City’s ERM program and leading it for seven years. During his time with the City of Edmonton Ken honed his ERM skills and became known as a leader in the field.
Ken has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Alberta School of Business and is a Chartered Professional Accountant. Over and above his work experience and education, Ken has contributed to a textbook and a periodical on ERM, has presented to numerous organizations on the subject, and has provided advice on ERM for municipalities across Canada and the United States. He has served on the Finance Committee of the Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS) in New York. Ken currently serves as Treasurer of RIMS’ Northern Alberta chapter (NARIMS) and is Finance Chair of the 2019 RIMS Canada Conference.
Ken built from scratch an ERM program for the City of Edmonton that has made it a leader among Canadian cities. Ken has advised large and small communities across North America on setting up an ERM program. He contributed to a textbook on the subject, has presented extensively on ERM at numerous industry functions, and is an active social media contributor on the subject. He is also on the faculty of RIMS.
Ken lives in Edmonton with his wife of 20 years, Cathy, and their three children.
Contact us to see how Ken can bring his experience to work for you.