ken volz, northbrook IL

Ken Volz

Northbrook, IL
30+ Years of Experience

About Ken Volz

Ken is a value advisor who can help unlock your business wealth by helping you identify, protect, build, harvest, transition and manage the value of your business. Ken can assess your personal and business situation and create an action plan with milestones and deliverables that will help you realize your maximum business value.

He has spent over 40 years advising companies on what actions they can take to enhance and realize enterprise value. More than just increasing cash flows, Ken shows companies how to maximize their value by taking actionable steps to increase their cash flow multiple. Ken also provides transition alternatives to owners who are facing corporate succession planning issues. Ken has advised both strategic and financial companies on over $7 billion in buy-side and sell-side acquisitions unlocking several billion dollars in shareholder value.

Ken has a broad background in M&A, finance, corporate and business development, strategy and operations. He is recognized as a strategic thinker, problem solver and change agent, with proficiency in restructuring and transformation leading to accelerated growth, increased profitability and successful transitions.

After obtaining an engineering degree from the University of Illinois in Operations Research, he worked as an Operations Research Analyst using advanced analytical techniques, including statistics and linear programming, to solve complex operational and business issues. These skills enable Ken to improve business efficiencies for clients today.

After receiving his CPA and an MBA from Northwestern Kellogg School of Management in Finance, Accounting and Information Systems, Ken developed numerous business models that analyzed and interpreted business line results leading to more efficient use of key resources, increased cash flows and improved decision making.

During the transition of AT&T into 7 Regional Holding Companies, Ken developed numerous corporate strategies and pioneered corporate development for Ameritech resulting in a number of acquisitions and strategic partnerships that expanded the company from a regional to an international player and increased shareholder value by several billion dollars.

As vice president of marketing and corporate development Ken helped grow a technology company to $1 billion in revenue in 4 years.

Ken received the Certified Valuation Analyst designation in 2002 from the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts. He is also a licensed business broker in Illinois.

Over the past 20 years Ken has provided CFO services, exit planning and advised the restructuring and transition of several companies resulting in over $4 billion in sell-side acquisitions.

Ken and his wife Nancy live in the Chicagoland suburbs and have a grownup son. In his spare time he plays golf, works out, reads and pursues his interest in Chicago’s architecture scene.

If you are having corporate succession planning issues, or you just want to obtain an idea of what your company is worth, and more importantly, what it can be worth, contact Ken for a complimentary assessment.

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University of Illinois, BSIE
Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, MBA