Value Creation – Transition Planning – Exit Planning – Transaction Advisory Services

Early    Growth   Succession

Joe Kessinger

Joe is an entrepreneur, investor and workout executive with more than 25 years experience in high–growth business development and turnaround management.

He provides expertise as a venture investor, business owner and consultant. Joe is widely recognized as a turnaround and start-up expert who has advised over 100 businesses on alternative sources of capital.

He has been employed by two Big 4 accounting firms (KPMG and Ernst & Young), managed venture capital portfolios, managed two technology business incubators and has started, owned and operated six different businesses, including an electronics manufacturing company and a medical device manufacturer. He also currently serves on the Advisory Board of six privately-held businesses.

Joe holds a Bachelors degree in Business Administration from the University of Missouri and is a graduate of the Center for Creative Leadership and the Centurions Leadership Program. He was the founding member of the Bi-State Investment Group, the co-founder of the Kansas Women’s Business Center and on the founding boards of both KC Catalyst and KC Sourcelink. He was also host of the “TecTalk” radio program and was author of “Guide to Business Financing in Kansas”.