Cane Bay Partners, run by David Johnson and Kirk Chewning, is a company based on the island of St. Croix that offers management consulting services to financial service industry clients. Their advising services have helped them save their clients millions every year, garnering the company a top position among industry leaders. Read on to find out a little bit more about Chewning and how he came to be a partner and Co-CEO of this impressive company below.
Education and Early Life
Chewning graduated with a B.A. In finance from the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University. His early work experience includes leadership positions in companies serving a variety of financial and other industries. These include commercial and consumer lending, capital management, financial modeling, software development and deployment, technology architecture, business development, and regulatory compliance among others.
It’s true that Chewning is best known for his work with Cane Bay Partners, but he has also held the position of executive vice president of TranDotCom Solutions, where he was responsible for helping the company grow from just three partners to over 100 employees, and is a current owner and partner at Strategic Link Consulting. His diverse leadership experience has contributed to his ability to offer Cane Bay Partners strong direction and its clients the dedicated financial consulting required to ensure their ongoing success.
Volunteering and Personal Life
Chewning has received recognition for sitting on the board of Junior Achievement, but that’s not all he’s done. He has also sat on the board of Junior Achievement, sponsors the Relay For Life of Waterford, and has exhibited an ongoing dedication to helping the people of St. Croix, especially since the 2017 hurricanes that devastated the island.
After the hurricanes, he helped to found a fundraising charity known as Cane Bay Cares. This organization works in partnership with other local organizations to raise money, distribute generators, water bottles, food, lights, and other critical materials, and provide much-needed aid to the residents of the Virgin Islands.
When he isn’t engaged in work or volunteering to help those in need, Chewning enjoys an active family life. As a result, he is as well-respected within his community as he is among international business circles.