Bernard L. Palowitch, Jr.

Bernard L. Palowitch, Jr.
Engagement Director

Dr. Bernard L. Palowitch, Jr. (Bernie) is an exceptional management consultant with a deep passion for knowledge management. Dr. Palowitch is an Engagement Director, Senior Consultant, and Knowledge Management Subject Matter Expert at Iknow LLC. He is also the Founder and President of Iknow. He has over 30 years of consulting and project management experience and has been involved with or led over 150 consulting assignments during his career.

Prior to founding Iknow LLC, Dr. Palowitch was a Senior Partner in Ernst & Young’s management consulting practice. At E&Y, Dr. Palowitch sold and directed client assignments at many of the world’s leading pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device companies. He was the firm’s global service line leader for both Strategy Services and Knowledge Management in these industries.

Dr. Palowitch was Corporate Director—Business Reengineering at Bristol-Myers Squibb Company. In this role, he initiated, planned, and directed strategic and process reengineering projects across the company. While at BMS, Dr. Palowitch led several enterprise-wide business process reengineering and performance improvement projects in new product development, supply chain, finance, human resources, and legal areas.

Dr. Palowitch began his career at McKinsey & Company, where he was a Senior Engagement Manager. At McKinsey, he led numerous consulting engagements at clients across many process, assembly, and technology-based industries.

  • President, Engagement Director, and Senior Consultant, Iknow LLC, 2001-present.
  • Senior Partner, Ernst & Young LLP, 1996-2000.
  • Corporate Director—Business Reengineering at Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, 1992-1996.
  • Senior Engagement Manager, McKinsey & Company, 1987-1992.
  • Independent Consultant, 1982-1987. Specialized in advanced process control.
  • Doctor of Science degree, Chemical Engineering, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Palowitch’s thesis research investigated qualitative modeling and simulation at MIT’s Artificial Intelligence Research Laboratory.
  • Master of Science degree in Management from the Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh.
  • Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Pittsburgh.

Dr. Palowitch’s commercial clients include Amgen, Booz Allen Hamilton, British Petroleum, Daimler AG, Detroit Edison, Dow Jones, Genentech, GlaxoSmithKline, IBM, Johnson & Johnson, Kraft Jacobs Suchard AG, LafargeHolcim, Merck, Pfizer, PPG Industries, Raytheon, Roche, and Shell Oil Company.

His government and NGO clients include the U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Department of the Interior/National Park Service, State of Delaware, State of Florida, the United Nations, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Dr. Palowitch is a member of:

  • AIIM, the enterprise content management industry association
  • Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
  • Association of Independent Information Professionals (AIIP)
  • Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals (ASAP)
  • Institute of Management Consultants (IMC)
  • Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM)

Dr. Palowitch is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) by the Human Resources Certification Institute.

Bernie enjoys playing a variety of racquet sports, sailing, and traveling. His favorite places include Blue Ridge Parkway (Virginia); Columbia River Gorge (Oregon); Rome, Florence, and Venice (Italy); and Ooty (Tamil Nadu, India).

He has three children—Garrett, Gavin, and Galen.

Princeton, New Jersey