noun. One who facilitates leadership experiences for Ariel. synonyms; thought leader, guide, guru.

Kenny Raskin

Kenny Raskin

Needham, MA


  • US Northeast


Kenny Raskin has been a facilitator with Ariel since 1998. In that time, he has facilitated over 700 executive training workshops across the globe, in addition to teaching leadership programs as part of the Executive Education programs at Columbia, Northwestern, Duke, and Harvard Business School. He has been an accomplished actor and teacher of acting and physical comedy for more than 15 years. He is also an avid musician, playing over 10 instruments including his favorite, the ukulele.

Training Experience

Kenny specializes in facilitating trainings for organizations in the consulting, financial services and consumer goods companies. His extensive list of clients includes: Coca-Cola, Merrill Lynch, Deloitte, General Electric, American Express, HBO, Time Warner, McDonald’s, Bayer, Revlon, Liberty Mutual, Capital One, Procter & Gamble, and AIG.

Business Experience

Kenny has served as an adjunct faculty member at Emory University, Boston University, and Brandeis University in their respective theatre departments. He is also a managing partner of Raskin Investment Co (RICO Shares), a real estate firm in Savannah, Georgia.

Theater Experience

  • Lead comedian for Cirque du Soleil
  • Originated the role of Lefou in Disney’s Broadway musical, Beauty and the Beast
  • Performed one-man show The Audition, performed all over the world both on stage and on television
  • Teacher of acting and physical comedy at performance retreats across the United States

Education and Credentials

  • B.A. in American Studies from Brandeis University.
  • Certified mediator with the Neighborhood Justice Center of Atlanta, GA.