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Aimee Miller - Communications and Growth Leadership Advisor

Aimee provides strategic marketing and public relations services to clients in a variety of industries including real estate, retail, design and construction, financial services and technology. For more than 15 years, she has put her marketing and communications skills to work to promote clients’ businesses. Prior to embarking on a consulting career, Aimee held the position of Marketing Director for a Denver-based professional services firm and was an Account Supervisor at the Integer Group managing promotional programs for Coors Brewing Worldwide. She has executed public relations and event marketing campaigns at other large advertising and promotional agencies, including Frankel in Chicago, for brands such as McDonald’s, Oldsmobile and Marshall Field’s.

Her PR background has delivered major media coverage for clients across a variety print, broadcast and online media outlets. She has a bachelor’s degree in both Journalism & Mass Communications and Sociology from the University of Iowa.

Kevin Lombardo Appointed as Interim CEO by Hopi Tribe Economic Development Corp

Kevin Lombardo has been appointed as interim CEO by the Hopi Tribe Economic Development Corporation (HTEDC) in Flagstaff, AZ.

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Kevin P. Lombardo, Founder and CEO

Kevin founded Summit Group Partners to support businesses throughout the United States in their quest to accelerate a transformation and achieve sustainable change through strategies of growth, expansion and operational excellence. His passion is to help businesses and executives maximize their potential. Throughout his consulting career, Kevin has formally coached over 25 CEOs and business owners representing 10,000 employees’ globally and nearly $2 billion in revenues and helped them to unlock human potential and shareholder value. With 14 years of direct P&L leadership and over two decades of management and consulting experience in multiple industries Kevin can quickly bring the resources together to make an immediate impact on any organization. Kevin participates on various industry panels and has spoken at corporate and industry events throughout the country on the topic of accelerated sustainable change. Furthermore, he has authored numerous articles on corresponding subjects and has been interviewed by media outlets throughout the country.

Kevin directs all engagements for Summit Group Partners from inception and guides their progress throughout in order to ensure consistency and efficiency in all services delivered. He also manages client relationships and develops optimum solutions tailored for each client’s specific need. He has extensive experience assisting both healthy and distressed companies with M&A transaction leadership, revenue growth, operational improvements, restructuring debt, negotiating with creditors and unions along with locating financing.

Prior to forming Summit Group Partners, Kevin built two nationally renowned consulting practices from 2004 through 2010. Kevin has held numerous senior executive positions including CEO, President, CRO, EVP and CFO of publicly traded, privately held, Fortune 500 and private equity led businesses. Kevin has an extensive background in business leadership, strategic planning, growing revenue, profits and shareholder value of numerous businesses, executive development, entrepreneurship and turnaround management. As CEO of a $300 million dollar supplier of print services, Kevin led the transformation from a stale business model to a growth engine for the parent company, achieving revenue growth of 7% after multiple years of decline, reaching and sustaining the number one market share position and supporting the stock price increase of 300% within 15 months of taking the leadership role. He has held the position of CRO multiple times and has three times led businesses through the Chapter 11 bankruptcy process with each company successfully emerging with a confirmed plan of reorganization. He has led and executed the management of the merger, acquisition, divestiture and integration of over two dozen businesses with total transaction value in excess of $1.5 billion. Kevin received both his BS and MBA from the State University of New York at Buffalo. In addition, he holds a graduate certificate from Cornell University in Human Resource Management.

Multi-Generational Workplaces -- A Recipe for Success

In today’s world of faster, younger, social media and market forces impacting change every three months, what is the best make up for your workforce?

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Susan is an experienced marketing consultant who helps companies with the development of strategic and tactical marketing plans. Her specialty is market research, marketing planning and tactical implementation of marketing programs. Ms. Grattino was Director of Marketing Services for a marketing consulting company where she managed the development of strategic and tactical marketing plans, developed related revenue projections and budgets, and managed the execution of the related marketing programs. She has experience writing business plans, human resource training manuals and disaster recovery plans as an employee and as an independent consultant. She has worked both domestically and internationally throughout Europe, South America and Asia. She also has experience as a software developer, management consultant, and pre-sales consultant.

Susan holds a dual undergraduate degree in Management Information Systems and Accounting, and achieved Certified Public Accountant designation in 1996. Susan also holds a graduate degree in International Management from The American Graduate School of International Management (Thunderbird) with a concentration in international marketing and finance.

The ABCs of Strategic Planning - by Summit Group Partners Trusted Advisor, Susan Grattino

 You got to be careful if you don't know where you're going, because you might not get there.
- Yogi Berra, baseball catcher (1925-present)


Strategic planning. Not for the faint of heart, but probably more critical during slow economic periods than at any other time.


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Making The Pieces Fit

Creating and sustaining a successful business can be like a puzzle -- until all the pieces fit together, you’ll only get an unintelligible jumble with little meaning or benefit to anyone or anything.

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Kevin Lombardo & Peter Shepard Author Article in Colorado Real Estate Journal

Distressed CRE landscape: It's a buyer's market out there

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posted by Aimee Miller on Tuesday, 03 April 2012

Kevin Lombardo has been appointed as interim CEO by the Hopi Tribe Economic Development Corporation (HTEDC) in Flagstaff, AZ.

posted by Aimee Miller on Monday, 05 March 2012

Guest Blogger Jeff Trump discusses the concept of continuous improvement, which he believes should be thriving in every organization. Read real life examples in practice.