Chemistry, New Product Development, Business, Financial Analysis Expert Consultant Resume
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  • Chemistry
  • Financial Analysis
  • New Product Development
  • Business Development
  • Operations Improvement

  • BS, Chemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • PhD, Physical Sciences (physics, math, chemistry), Georgia Institute of Technology

This expert has thirty years’ of experience as a scientist, entrepreneur, business executive and change agent. This experience involved strategy development and execution, new product development, operations improvement, innovation, financial analysis and management, and the commercialization of new technologies. 
This consultant has also provided strategic operational and financial leadership to small and medium-sized firms, as well as Fortune 500 companies and government organizations, across a broad spectrum of industries, including extensive experience in Saudi Arabia.
Interests include:
  • Business development and growth
  • Operations assessment, improvement and benchmarking
  • Product development and commercialization
  • Intersection of science and business
  • Strategy and innovation
  • Financial analysis and management

Consultant, Kevin Kennedy Associates, Indianapolis, IN
Providing expertise in business assessment and new product development to a wide variety of clients.
CEO, a major consulting group, Atlanta, GA
  • Hands-on leader of advisory practice focusing on business growth, product development and operations enhancement
 CEO, Criterion Scientific LLC, Atlanta, GA
  • Hands-on leader of full service provider of chemical and materials testing, analytical research and consulting services, including testing of construction materials
Founder and Managing Principal, Criterion LLC, Atlanta, GA
  • Managing principal of business advisory practice providing strategic, operational, financial and organizational advice to businesses
  • Assisted entrepreneurs and companies in technology transfer and the commercialization of new products in the chemical, biological and physical sciences
  • Worked closely with clients in polymer, chemicals, coatings and alternative energy sectors, including start-ups, early stage and mature companies 
Advisor and Guest Lecturer, School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
  • Mentored PhD candidate and conducted computational research
  • Guest lecturer to undergraduate and graduate students 
Interim CEO, Andesa Strategies Inc. and Andesa Investment Solutions Inc., Lehigh Valley, PA
  • Interim CEO of a FINRA financial services practice
  • Reorganized business, implemented comprehensive succession plan and led successful spinout of investment advisory component 
Interim Vice President of Operations, iCarnegie / Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Responsible for all aspects of financial and operational management of technology spin-off from CMU in the area of e-Learning
  • Developed and implemented business plan, provided strategic guidance and leadership, and implemented operating infrastructure
  • Continued to provide guidance in consulting capacity after departure as Vice President 
Manager, Operations Strategy Practice, Lockwood Greene Engineers (CH2M HILL), Atlanta, GA
  • Led and grew consulting practice within Lockwood Greene Engineers
  • Provided strategic and financial consulting to Lockwood Greene clients, with specific core competencies in the areas of chemicals, polymers and physical science 
President, APCO International, Managing Director, APCO Europe Ltd. and APCO Latin America Inc.
APCO Inc., Atlanta, GA, United Kingdom and Colombia
  • Developed and grew a global manufacturing and distribution network on four continents
  • Specific focus on coatings, polymers, plastic injection molding, plastic extrusion and aluminum extrusion
  • Performed testing and evaluation of engineered polymers and evaluated materials against critical-to-quality performance standards
  • Directed all aspects of foreign joint ventures, including the expansion of business into continental Europe, Asia, the Middle East and South America 
Founder and President, ACCUSERV Laboratories Inc., Atlanta, GA
  • Founder of industrial and environmental testing laboratory
  • Grew business and built Fortune 1000 client base 
Manager, Product Development and Technical Services, Ashland Chemical Company, Columbus, OH
  • Led a team of scientists and engineers in the development and commercialization of new polymer product lines from the laboratory stage, through pilot plant to plant and commercial implementation
  • Turned around product development operations that had previously been unsuccessful executing go-to-market strategies
  • Worked closely with General Motors Corporation, Ford Motor Company, Borden (Columbus Coated Fabrics), and other Fortune 500 companies
  • Member of select strategic problem-solving task forces at GM and Ford 
Product Development Manager, Union Carbide Corporation, Bound Brook, NJ
  • Responsible for R&D and technical service for new and unique polymeric coatings and films for metal substrates, polymeric additives for concrete and phenoxy binders for the magnetic tape industry (Memorex)

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