Starting with his tenure at Harley-Davidson, Ken has led successful turnarounds and restructuring in manufacturing, high tech capital equipment, solar energy, advanced materials and defense industries. He has gained the respect and confidence of investors, boards and leading private equity and venture capital firms. For him, failure is not an option and Ken has worked side-by-side with key company executives in dynamic business environments to stabilize growth and operational performance, generate cash, build positive working capital, and anticipate risk and opportunities.
Ken has also worked with healthy companies who have underperforming divisions. Working with and through senior management, Ken has driven incremental sales, lowered manufacturing and overhead costs, enhanced profitability, improved cash flows and increased working capital. During these challenging times of dramatic changes, rapid technological advances and over-leveraged conditions, Ken has demonstrated to boards and investors that he can effectively address the problems and maximize value. Place your company in the hands of a successful and proven turnaround and restructuring professional.
No company can be successful or a market leader without a clear business strategy supported by highly capable people placed in the right roles to accomplish aggressive goals. Working closely with senior management, Ken will assess organizational strengths and weaknesses to assure strategic alignment and operational capabilities. He will then assist in establishing a performance-based culture with quantifiable objectives and accountability at all levels of the organization. Change today is pervasive within global markets and industries. Competitive advantage will be won only through innovation, planning and execution by the most agile and disciplined teams. Make your company a change leader so that performance is optimized through a winning strategy, confidence, trust and execution.
Regardless of whether the acquisition transaction is carried out by a strategic buyer, private equity firm or hedge fund, it is designed to increase shareholder/investor value, augment sales, improve profitability and recognize specific economies of scale or consolidation. To maximize transactional value, people, technology and process designs must be considered early in the acquisition process. Working with public and private companies and mid to large size private equity firms on both buy and sell sides, Ken has gained experience supporting deal valuation, planning, due diligence, and closing processes.
Whether readying a company or division for a carve-out, sale or an IPO, he has worked closely with the senior management team and board to support a smooth transition and enhance business performance to maximize value. In addition, Ken has extensive post-closing experience with establishing plans for a seamless integration and key objectives achievement during the critical first 100 days.