Kenelm Tonkin is the Chief Executive Officer of Tonkin Corporation, an entrepreneur and
Tonkin Corporation is a business outsourcing, data
and media company spanning the United States, Australia, Singapore and the
Philippines. The outsourcing division specialises in customer service, help
desk and technical support services. The data division offers
telephone-verified marketing lists, marketing software and data cleansing
services. The media division publishes a portfolio of digital B2B properties,
produces trade shows and stages training seminars.
His career is built on deep experience in publishing, trade shows,
conferences, seminars and the marketing, data management, outsourcing and
software services which enable them to flourish. Accumulated successes have
enabled Kenelm to act as angel investor in the private markets and
strategic investor in undervalued small-cap public companies.
In 2000, Kenelm entered business life by launching Law & Finance, a
boutique conference specialist. That enterprise grew to become a multi-industry
B2B information company offering publishing, events and digital properties
operating in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and the United States.
The multinational, multi-division group Tonkin Corporation emerged under his
leadership and his achievements were recognized by BRW Magazine and RMIT
University: 58th fastest growing Australian business in 2004, 21st largest
start-up in 2005, 110th fastest growing business in 2005, 47th in 2009 and 26th
fastest growing Australian business in 2010.
In 2007, Kenelm divested to a listed company. In 2008, he relocated to the
United States to pursue new business opportunities and was granted permanent residency
to the United States for his business acumen shortly after. In 2010, Kenelm
spun-off a marketing data management company and, in 2011, parlayed that into
the current business process outsourcing offering.
In 2015, he launched List Marketeer, Australia's largest publicly available B2B marketing database as Tonkin Corporation's data division. That same year, Kenelm was appointed to the Advisory Board of LegacyShield, a company offering legacy planning tools through US financial advisory groups.
Kenelm is an in-demand public speaker and prolific writer on business
matters including, from 2011 to 2013, as a featured columnist for the
prestigious Australian Financial Review.
Prior to his entrepreneurial career, Kenelm worked in the law, politics and