Leadership

Ken is a recognized C-level leader, best known for his success in establishing vision in companies that lost their way in their quest to excel. By using strategies conceived to target specific goals to address an organization’s weaknesses, Ken will design and implement a plan that is aggressive, but achievable to return your company to sustained growth and profitability. Alternatively, for financial and strategic sellers, Ken will devise a strategy to maximize stakeholder value and execute a successful exit strategy.

About Ken

When Ken graduated college, he never planned to become a turnaround authority. It was one of those choices that few embrace, but when confronted with the reality of the situation he faced, he made a decision to do everything in his power to put his company back on the road to success. The company was Harley Davidson. The year was 1981. The rest – as they say – is history. Harley emerged from the brink of bankruptcy to become the undisputed global leader in the manufacture of heavyweight motorcycles.

Since that time, Ken has led companies from early stage start-ups to global conglomerates. He has negotiated the sale and acquisition of companies, managed new business start-ups, shut down unprofitable operations, constructed domestic and international manufacturing facilities, and has the singular focus for execution and results required to lead a sustainable world-class company. Whether the actions require personnel assessment, operational and financial turnaround, revenue growth, manufacturing cost reduction, working capital improvement, business assessment or exit strategy and readiness, he has the skills and experience to make them happen.

Professionals


Peirano

Paul Peirano

After receiving certification as a Chartered Accountant in London, Paul continued with Coopers & Lybrand in Switzerland and in Italy. He subsequently spent 14 years in industry, notably with Trinova Corp., a leader in hydraulic power products now part of Eaton Corp, and as CFO with Materials Research Corporation, a semiconductor materials group owned by Sony Corporation.

For the last 15 years Paul has practiced as an Interim International Finance Director, Consultant and Project Manager. His clients have included international groups such as Equant (France Telecom), Rexam, GKN, United Technologies and Cochlear, as well as private equity, in sectors as varied as telecommunications, plastic packaging, industrial equipment, automotive, aerospace and medical devices. Interim assignments have involved companies undergoing major change, restructuring and performance improvement. He has also participated in selling companies, closure of facilities and several post-acquisition integration projects. He speaks French, Italian and German and has worked in many European countries, Canada and the USA.