Born and raised in Singapore to a Filipino family, Ian Kamus moved to the United States in 2004. Now Ian is one of the principals of Kamus Consulting, a consultancy that he runs with his family.
When his immigration status lapsed, Ian found that a lot of doors were closed. Although he majored in environmental science and wanted to pursue a career in sustainability, he felt that his future had been blocked off. That’s when he and his family started thinking: “Why don’t we start our own business?”
Over the years, Ian has consulted with many different nonprofits, most notably, Pilipino Workers Center assisting with program development. Ian enjoys the steady clients that he has had over the years while still remaining flexible to pursue his dreams.
Ian hopes to take the lessons that he’s learned from consulting and apply them to his future career aspirations of environmental consulting — helping companies and firms build LEED-certified buildings. Through his entrepreneurship experience, he has learned how much he enjoys working with his family, and dreams of transforming the consulting business into a family-owned co-op.