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Prior to founding Kessler Consulting, he worked as a supply chain management consultant for the Revere Group, a Chicago based regional consulting firm.
Steve is certified as a “Lean Leader” by the Milwaukee School of Engineering and has participated on lean implementation projects at four different companies.
His career began at Arthur Andersen. Following Arthur Andersen, he was the controller or CFO of four different manufacturing businesses.
His areas of expertise include financial management, operations, sales, and marketing in the manufacturing, service, and energy industries. When acting as business financial support, Tim particularly enjoys focusing on process improvement, collaboration, talent development, analytics, efficiency, and teamwork.
Tim has provided bottom line improvement through lean process improvement with tools as simple as value stream mapping exercises to find the waste in the process. Efficiency and is one of the prime drivers of Tims focus on any new client to help them improve productivity and prepare for growth.
With Tim’s strategic planning background he has led several Strategic Planning processes that include ideation through initiative prioritization and tracking to drive results and ensure everyone is operating with the same end in mind. The process Tim uses is effective and creates buy-in and engagement while ensuring communication throughout the organization that will lead to profitable growth.
Trent started his career as an Electrical Engineer before obtaining his MBA. He joined ABB, where he gained a thorough background in accounting, financial analysis, strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, treasury, project management, supply chain management, and risk management as controller and CFO in a wide variety of manufacturing, software, and services businesses. He also built a strong foundation in process/profit improvement tools such as Lean, Six Sigma, and Theory of Constraints, and gained a strong global perspective while living and working in Europe. He was recruited to as a senior financial executive at Johnson Controls where he managed a global team and led Finance integration efforts during a large acquisition. He moved to SPX Transformer Solutions where he devised strategy, led product development, and executed a large plant expansion. He has since focused his efforts on mid-sized, growth-oriented companies (publically-traded and privately-owned) where he has led and influenced significant strategic and operational changes.
Matthew Newman, CPA
Matt joined Kessler Consulting in early 2015. He has assisted on a wide variety of assignments including acquisition support and post acquisition integration, interim Controller, and budget model preparation for two different metal oriented manufacturing companies.