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Blogger: Kevin Lombardo
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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Transforming your Business for the New Normal

How companies are growing and succeeding in the current economic climate and what you can do to position yourself as the new market leader.

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View from the Summit - Nov '11

2011 has been a year characterized by uncertainty and volatility. Unemployment remains high, the market has seen some real swings and more than 30% of economists believe we could see a double dip recession.

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Turning Around A Dysfunctional Team Without Having To Fire Anyone

 Guest Blogger Jeff Trump discusses how he turned around a team of executives who were not aligned and working towards the same end. Jeff has been a senior executive in the print services business for the last sixteen years and has managed multiple plants and more than 1,000 people across the country.


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Leadership Qualities and the Role of CEOs in Today's Economy - PART 2

 The CEO will be the person who can most impact the organization’s ability to transform the organization and soar through development of disruptive strategies, engaging and empowering the organization, being the ambassador in the market place for the company or brand and through establishing the vision.

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Take Advantage of Hidden Opportunities

Kevin Lombardo's interview with 9News business reporter Gregg Moss about the U.S. economy's effect on local business and the importance of transformational leadership.Watch the interview or continue reading a transcript.

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Leadership Qualities and the Role of CEOs in Today's Economy - PART 1

With the current instability, major drop in the Dow, high unemployment and no real glimpse of a recovery, true leadership is needed in all sectors of the economy...


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Lean Manufacturing: What Is It, It's Value, and Requirements For Success



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Summit Group Partners Strengthens M&A Advisory Services with the Addition of Two Trusted Advisors

Summit Group Partners is pleased to announce the addition of two, new Trusted Advisors -- Kevin Blair and Ed Larkin.

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Culture: What is it and does it have value?

What is culture? Many companies claim to have a corporate or company culture. Many will state it is one of learning, continuous improvement or growth. That is a great corporate statement but does that really define your company’s culture?

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Consumer Debt: Good or Bad?

How much of the decline in reported consumer debt is due to the write offs from bankruptcy filings and foreclosures?

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Inflation Nation

Should we be surprised? It was predicted long ago -- that the next hurdle after the recession would be inflation.

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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.