About Significant, LLC

Significant, LLC is a professional services firm focused on developing People, Products and Partnerships. We work with major brands such as Betty Crocker, Nestle and Magaritaville on new business development projects serving major retailers such as Walmart, Costco, Walgreens and many more.  

In addition to developing consumer products, the company recently began working with the world renown Dale Carnegie Training brand on key projects aimed at helping professionals and organizations become better through measurable results. Over the last 100 years, Dale Carnegie Training has produced more than 8 million graduates across 90 countries.

About The Founder

Ken McMahon is a strategic and creative thinker with direct, hands-on experience developing and selling branded and non-branded food and beverage products to all classes of trade for both seasonal and everyday programs. Ken holds an M.B.A. with high honors from the University of Notre Dame and B.A. degrees in Philosophy and Broadcasting from Marquette University.

Ken has been a consumer packaged goods executive for nearly 20 years serving national and regional retail customers in the roles of President (Bay Island, Inc.), Senior Vice President (The Wisconsin Cheeseman / Mille Lacs Gourmet Foods), Vice President (Wine Country Gift Baskets / Houdini, Inc.), and Director (The Jel Sert Company). He currently serves on the board of Sweet Harvest Foods, Inc.

Major brands Ken has licensed and/or represented include Ann’s House of Nuts, Bailey’s, Betty Crocker, Brown & Haley, Budweiser, Corona, Dale Carnegie Training, Dole, Fisher Nut, Gardetto’s, Ghirardelli, Hawaiian Punch, Jelly Belly, Jim Beam, Johnsonville, Kahlua, Margaritaville, Nestle, Nonni’s Biscotti, and Ocean Spray. Ken has directly served major national accounts including Big Lots, BJ’s Wholesale, Costco, Kmart, Office Depot, Sam’s Club, Shopko, Target, Walgreens, Walmart and many more.

In addition to working with consumer products and Dale Carnegie Training, Ken is an accomplished songwriter, singer, pianist, and guitarist who has written and co-produced four original music projects.

Ken is passionate about developing People, Products and Partnerships. He can be reached at 612-860-8693.