Kevin has nearly thirty years of experience across publicly and privately-held ownership structures. In addition to strategic and financial planning, he’s leaned on his experience in business- and competitive intelligence, working capital optimization, marketing strategy and sales force management to develop strategies designed to capture over $500MM in incremental enterprise value.

Having received his BS in Accounting from Purdue University and his CPA designation while at Arthur Andersen in Chicago, Conners spent the majority of his career at Tribune Company in a variety of corporate and operating unit positions. After earning his MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management, Conners became the strategic business partner to several domestic and global sales organizations in the media and technology sectors. Prior to joining The Claro Group, he was the executive director and owner of a business strategy firm focused on profitably growing small-to-middle market companies across a variety of industries, as well as the head of business affairs at a private equity-backed experiential marketing agency.

Education +

B.S., Accounting, Purdue University, 1990

MBA (concentrations in Strategy, Marketing & Analytical Consulting), Northwestern University / Kellogg Graduate School of Management, 2003

Certifications +

CPA (inactive)