Kevin Poole

CEO,
Member of the Board of Directors
San Francisco, CA
Technology Professional Services Manufacturing

"I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have."  - Thomas Jefferson

Areas of Engagement

  • Advisor and Interim CEO at a growing financial software company helping the owners optimize the business and prepare for exit.
  • Strategic consultant at a health and beauty company helping the CEO and executive committee re-engineer the product process from idea to launch to product lifecycle management.
  • Advisor at a professional services company helping the CEO plan for expansion to new markets.
About Kevin

Kevin Poole is a seasoned leader with diverse experience as both a senior advisor to CXOs of middle-market firms, and as an operating executive at a Fortune 500 company.

He was a senior partner with Ernst & Young and Capgemini for 12 years, during which time he advised executive teams in the high-tech, life sciences and retail industries on driving profitable business growth. Kevin had full P&L responsibility for Capgemini’s $100m advisory practice in the Western US, with a personal focus on developing sales, marketing and supply chain strategies for fast-growing companies in the SF Bay Area.

Earlier in his career, Kevin spent 20 years at General Electric (during the Jack Welch era) as an operating executive in a $500M GE unit which delivered consulting services and technology-based solutions to Fortune 500 and middle-market companies.

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Client Results

Help the Founder / Owner of a digital advertising agency successfully triple its annual revenues, quadruple its EBITDA, and sell the company to a much larger strategic buyer at a very attractive EBITDA multiple.

Created and executed a multi-year growth plan for a third-generation family business, including a comprehensive succession plan to ensure continued family leadership and ownership of the business.

Helped lead the North American turn-around of a major professional serves firm, including delivering a 15% operating income after the business had previously generated at 17% operating loss.