Providing CFO services and Business Transition Services in Chicago, IL and surrounding areas
St. Charles, IL CFO
26 Years of Experience
The University of Iowa
Certificates & Licenses:
Certified Business Transition Expert
Certified Public Accountant (Inactive)
Certified Management Accountant
Contact Ken Stevens and receive a free Discovery Analysis™
- A confidential meeting with the business owner(s), then interview company staff.
- Look at the company’s financial information and computer systems.
- Benchmark financial information against industry averages.
- Create a confidential report of our findings in The Strategy Gameplan™
Ken is a trusted business partner and financial executive with a proven track record in multiple industries. Ken believes as a financial executive it is important to understand the overall strategy and operations in conjunction with the numbers to ensure resources are allocated to areas that drive results. Ken has been successful for over 24 years by providing innovative financial solutions grounded in simplicity, while clearly communicating results and expectations to all levels of the organization.
- Forecasting and budgeting
- Profit improvement
- Reducing stress related to to cash flow
- Successful Business Exits
- Long range financial planning
- Strategic development supported by realistic business plans
- Extensive manufacturing & costing experience
During his career Ken has held various positions in public accounting, consumer products (hard lines, housewares, and office products), retail/distribution, and proprietary education. Project highlights include profit improvement of 82%, implemented processes that drove 5% overall cost reduction on product costs, and reduced inventory 34% in seven months.
Since joining B2B CFO® Ken has served clients in the manufacturing/distribution, Telecommunications, SAAS, printing, test preparation, and proprietary education industries.
Ken earned his Bachelors of Business Administration in Accounting at the University of Iowa. After college he earned his certified Public Accountant and Certified Management Accountant certificates. Ken and his wife Nancy live in the western suburbs of Chicago and have a daughter and son. In addition to supporting his kids activities, Ken enjoys options trading, swimming, college sports, and attempting to make the perfect ribs.
Contact Ken (312) 520-2599
This letter is in reference to Mr. Ken Stevens who has been consulting with my company since September of 2012. I can say without any hesitation that he has been a tremendous asset to our operation.Since we signed up with Ken we have benefited not only from his attention to detail and insight but equally from his manner which is exceptionally pleasant and appreciated. In many ways my management team and I feel that Ken is a part of our company, a stakeholder, and a dedicated problem solver. Ken’s input and suggestions have added value to our long range planning, our efforts to generate new streams of revenue and employing strategic cost controls. Ken’s background fits perfect with our needs and having a fresh set of eyes has benefited not just our operations but our bottom line.
Ken Steven’s has a style which needs to be noted because when you work with some third party contracts you feel as if they fit you in when they have time. This is not the case with Ken. I can call Ken and speak to him anytime. He is great in brainstorming with my management team and has helped us improve our operations by making recommendations which demonstrated how quickly he learned our business model.
In the perfect world I would hire Ken and move him to California if possible. He asks good questions and makes my team and I step back and review what we are doing and why? Again, a fresh set of unbiased eyes can make the difference between failure and success with some initiatives and Ken has played a huge role in our overall operation of three national brands.
I am happy to highly recommend Ken Stevens to all business owners. With Ken on your team you will have a true partner in your efforts who will devote himself to your needs. I am happy to speak to anyone directly about this exceptional man who I know we will work with for many years to come.
THE VENTURA GROUP 5126 RALSTON STREET VENTURA CALIFORNIA 90069 800.472.1931