Ken Hyatt is Senior Advisor at ASG where he advises clients of the firm on complex negotiations, trade, and investment matters.
Prior to joining ASG, Mr. Hyatt served in the U.S. Department of Commerce 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 approximately $500 million and more than 2,200 employees worldwide. He led ITA which contributes to the development of U.S. trade policy; identifies and resolves market access and compliance issues; promotes U.S. competitiveness and the strength of U.S. companies in the global economy; administers U.S. trade laws; and undertakes a range of trade and investment promotion and trade advocacy efforts. In this role, 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.
Previously, Mr. Hyatt formed CMPartners, a negotiation consulting firm, where he was founder and partner. Earlier in his career, Mr. 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, focusing on strategy development, mergers and acquisitions, sales and marketing strategy, and training.
Mr. Hyatt also has been an Associate at the Harvard Negotiation Project where he taught seminars for business executives, law and other graduate students.
Mr. Hyatt received a B.A. from Yale College, a J.D. from Harvard Law School, and he was a Fulbright/West German Exchange Service Scholar. He speaks German.
He is based in Washington, DC.