Ken Hyatt

Founder and Partner @ CMPartners

  • Ken Hyatt, Founder and Partner, CMPartners; Senior Advisor, Albright Stonebridge Group; Deputy Under Secretary for International Trade, U.S. Department of Commerce (2013-2016)

Ken Hyatt serves as an advisor to clients engaged in critical negotiations and assists clients in
the management of critical relationships. His work includes helping clients improve their communication capacity
and results, advising one side on negotiating a specific transaction, assisting companies to gain market access or deal
with disputes or problems with governments, facilitating conversations among a set of parties on a non- partisan basis, advising organizations on improving internal conflict management and decision-making processes, advising organizations on creating, maintaining and/or repairing relationships with critical internal and external parties and designing and conducting training workshops throughout the world. He also provides trade and investment advice to organizations engaged in international commerce and leads and contributes to policy initiatives aimed at strengthening international relationships.

Hyatt rejoined CMPartners in 2018 after serving in the U.S. Department of Commerce. He served as the Acting Under Secretary and Deputy Under Secretary for International Trade. He oversaw the strategy and operations of the International Trade Administration (ITA) with an annual budget of just under $500 million and more than 2,200
employees worldwide. He led ITA which promotes U.S. competitiveness and the strength of U.S. companies in the global economy; contributes to the development of U.S. trade policy; identifies and resolves market access and
compliance issues; administers U.S. trade laws; and undertakes a range of trade and investment promotion and tradeadvocacy efforts. He worked with a wide range of U.S. companies helping them achieve their international
objectives and with foreign governments on the development and implementation of trade and investment policies.

He also co-led the creation of SelectUSA, the U.S. government’s investment attraction agency, led the U.S.
government’s support for BrandUSA, the U.S. national tourism promotion organization, and co-led the
development of the U.S. National Travel and Tourism Strategy.

Prior to forming CMPartners, Hyatt was a Principal at Conflict Management Inc. and a management consultant with Bain & Company in its Boston, London, and Munich offices. At Bain, he led teams of consultants analyzing and implementing a variety of strategic and organizational projects at leading American and European multinational
corporations. His work focused on strategy development, mergers and acquisitions, sales and marketing strategy,
and training. Hyatt has also been an Associate at the Harvard Negotiation Project where he taught seminars for
business executives, law, and other graduate students. He received his B.A. from Yale College, his J.D. from Harvard Law School and was a Fulbright/West German Exchange Service Scholar.