Why We Are Different
Range of expertise and integrated, senior-led counsel.
Our range of expertise is unlike any other advisory firm in the world. The breadth of our offering and our ability to provide bespoke and seamless advisory services, on either a standalone or integrated basis, makes us truly unique. We deploy highly-specialized, senior-led advisory on behalf of our clients.
The Teneo Way
The Teneo Way is a unique advisory methodology that guides how we provide strategic counsel to our clients; one with a fully-integrated and versatile cross-disciplinary approach.
Our senior-led and highly-specialized team provides around-the-clock counsel that clients trust to inform their most important decisions. Teneo views all risks and opportunities through the eyes of the CEO, while also advising and executing across all levels of an organization.
- Teneo views all risks and opportunities through the eyes of the CEO, while being able to advise and execute across all levels of an organization.
The Teneo Way in Action
Global RelationshipsWe build long-term, trusted relationships with our clients.
Integrated ExecutionWe can bring together diverse experience and expertise to solve any client challenge.
Unparalleled ExperienceWe strive to learn and become experts in all we do for clients every day.
Intellectual CuriosityWe maintain a thirst for knowledge, broad thinking and search for new ideas.
Relentless Focus on Client NeedsAll this is underpinned by a relentless focus on anticipating our client needs and delivering exceptional results.
Declan KellyChairman & CEODeclan Kelly is the Chairman, CEO and a co-founder of Teneo. He is responsible for running all of the company’s operations globally. Declan is an advisor to several of the world’s leading CEOs and corporations and is recognized in particular for his crisis management experience.
Paul KearyCOOPaul Keary is a co-founder of Teneo and COO of the company’s four business segments globally. Prior to Teneo, Paul ran a business and communications strategy consultancy where he advised some of the largest companies in the world on reputational, operational and strategic challenges and opportunities.
Teneo is deeply committed to enriching both our local and global communities.
Within our organization, we are dedicated to fostering a culture that is committed to building a work environment that supports inclusivity, empowerment, intellectual curiosity and integration. We are also focused on being actively involved in both our local and global communities through a mix of partnerships, volunteer work and philanthropic giving, all with the aim of bettering our world for all.
Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative
Teneo partners with Billie Jean King across her business and philanthropic endeavors. The BJKLI encourages corporations and individuals to embrace diverse personalities and lifestyles for the positive and unique contributions they bring to the workforce.
Board Diversity Action Alliance (BDAA)
Led by Ursula Burns, Gabrielle Sulzberger, The Ford Foundation, Teneo and The Executive Leadership Council, the BDAA is taking action to increase the number of racially and ethnically diverse directors on corporate boards.
Pharrell Williams, Ellen DeGeneres, Kenya Barris, Van Jones, Global Citizen and Teneo launched THE JUNETEENTH PLEDGE, a global effort to rally the private sector to ensure that Juneteenth becomes a paid holiday in the United States.
One World: Together At Home
Teneo partnered with Global Citizen around their ‘One World: Together At Home’ campaign in support of the World Health Organization’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund. The global broadcast, curated in collaboration with Lady Gaga, paid tribute to frontline healthcare workers around the globe. Teneo played an instrumental role in rallying the private sector to participate in a meaningful way in support of this critical effort. The event raised a total of $127.9 million, providing $55.1 million to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund and $72.8 million to local and regional responders.
T2: Today & Tomorrow, The CEO Summit
Co-hosted by Teneo and Global Citizen, the T2: Today and Tomorrow CEO Summit brought together the world’s top CEOs, political leaders, artists and influencers to address the biggest challenges facing business leaders today and tomorrow.
Teneo Gives: Pro-Bono Efforts & Charitable Giving
Teneo Gives Day New York
Teneo is proud to support our greater community & give back to those in need each year on Teneo Gives Day. On Teneo Gives Day 2019, Teneo NYC volunteered for the Northeast Brooklyn Housing Development Corporation at the Golden Harvest Client Choice Food Pantry.
America Needs You
In 2020, Teneo kicked off its partnership with America Needs You (ANY), a non-profit organization that provides intensive career development and transformative mentorship to ambitious low-income students who are the first in their families to go to college. The ANY program is designed to bridge the gap between college access and career readiness and help address the fact that only 11% of low-income, first generation college students are expected to graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree. By becoming a mentor, Teneo volunteers provide 1:1 support by offering consistent coaching and career guidance through their mentee’s Sophomore and Junior year of college, helping them cultivate their strengths, secure internships and overcome obstacles.
Ireland Time to Read Mentor Program
For the third year in a row, as part of our CSR programme, Teneo is committing time, expertise and money to The Good Shephard NS through “Time to Read.” The Time to Read program provides children in second class with reading support from a business volunteer over a 20-week period. The program aims to increase the enjoyment of and confidence in reading whilst encouraging self-discovery and comprehension for the participating children.
London Adopt a Charity
Teneo London supports charitable causes through a three-year partnership with a democratically selected charity. This charity, selected through a consultation process with employees, is supported by the business exclusively for a three-year period through a combination of fundraising and pro bono support. The London team just began its 2020 partnership with the organization Tommy’s, which funds research into miscarriage, stillbirth and premature birth, and provides pregnancy health information to parents. Tommy’s believes it is unacceptable that one in four women lose a baby during pregnancy or birth and want every parent to have the best possible pregnancy outcomes and to take home happy, healthy babies.
Read Ahead (NYC)
Since 2016, Teneo has partnered with reading-based mentoring organization, Read Ahead. Read Ahead provides students with the opportunity to unlock their full potential through mentoring relationships based on a love of reading. Read Ahead partners with schools where the majority of children come from low-income households, and identify as Black, Latinx, or Asian. Read Ahead believes that a mentor’s individualized attention and encouragement are an important resource to help children succeed. Each year Teneo employees have volunteered to act as mentors and spend time each week reading with a child.
The Teneo Foundation has contributed significant time and financial resources, including donations in excess of $1 million a year, to more than two dozen nonprofit and charitable efforts. In addition, Teneo has provided, and continues to provide, pro bono advisory services to a number of nonprofit organizations.