Our team of professionals collaborates as necessary and appropriate to provide each client with the specific services they need.The depth of talent on our team enables us to draw upon the necessary expertise our clients require at any given time.
Ruth Kellick-Grubbs Ms. Kellick-Grubbs is an international speaker, trainer and management consultant. For the last 15 years she has worked exclusively in the building supply industry. Prior to entering that industry she worked for the Japanese Government and US multi-national corporations assisting them with international business development. Ms. Kellick-Grubbs has lived and worked in Germany, Ireland, Japan, Mexico and Spain and she speaks five languages. She has extensive experience in strategic planning, business development and process improvement. She assists companies with strategic growth, performance and process improvement, succession planning and mergers & acquisitions. A recognized LBM industry expert, she is a popular industry event speaker and writes for several industry publications. Ms. Kellick-Grubbs graduated from Lake Erie College with majors in History and Foreign Languages and the University of Tennessee with a MBA. Ruth@KellickandAssociates.com
Philip G. (Greg) McCarthy Mr. McCarthy is a private investor, financial advisor and strategy consultant with over 12 years experience assisting companies in meeting their business objectives. Mr. McCarthy has personally invested over $350,000 into 7 private companies over the past 5 years. During the same period, Mr. McCarthy has successfully advised on and executed consulting, merger & acquisition and investment banking assignments for private equity groups, public and private companies. Mr. McCarthy has run merger & acquisition assignments for companies wishing to buy and sell companies. These organizations have been as small as $4 million in annual revenue and as large as $225 million. Mr. McCarthy serves on several private advisory boards. He graduated from the University of Virginia with a BA in History. GMcCarthy@KellickandAssociates.com
Douglas A. McCarthy Mr. McCarthy provides estate planning and generational business succession advisory services to privately held companies. Mr. McCarthy has successfully advised and implemented intergenerational business succession plans in the building supply industry. He has ten years experience in assisting owners of private companies prepare estate plans that maximize assets transferred to the next generation while minimizing income tax, capital gains tax and estate tax. Mr. McCarthy graduated from James Madison University with a BA in Communications. DMcCarthy@KellickandAssociates.com
Brian Chesbro For more than 25 years Mr. Chesbro has earned a reputation for providing skilled and practical guidance as an executive and business consultant. He brings a wealth of experience and expertise to companies grappling with the challenges inherent in growth and increasing competition. Earlier in his career, Mr. Chesbro was Director of Operations, General Merchandise Manager and Director of Human Resources for Jerry's Home Improvement Center. Mr. Chesbro was instrumental in developing and executing systems that turned Jerry's into the leading independent Home Center in the world. He is known throughout the home improvement industry and recognized world-wide as a leading authority. Mr. Chesbro assists our clients in the areas of retail store planning, inventory control systems, merchandise staff management and training and gross margin management. He is a member of the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD), the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and has been an instrumental member of the steering committee for the Lumber & Home Center Institute (L&HCI) Human Resources Management Group. BChesbro@KellickandAssociates.com
Charles (Chuck) A. Parke Mr. Parke has a strong background in operations and is a recognized national leader in LEAN. He majored in Industrial Engineering and earned his MBA from the University of Tennessee. He worked initially in the automotive industry for TRW. He moved on to become Plant Manager for Snapper Power Equipment and two years later became Vice President of Operations. He was hired by Lifestyle Furnishings in 1998 as Vice President of Manufacturing for their Lexington Home Brands Division. In 2001, he joined Maytag as the Vice President of Operations for the Laundry Division in Herrin, IL. Under Mr. Parke's leadership, his plant was named "One of the Top 25 Manufacturing Plants" by Industry Week. Chuck is currently a faculty member at the University of Tennessee's Graduate School of Business and associate of Kellick & Associates. He assists our clients with LEAN implementations, operations improvements and business process improvements. CParke@KellickandAssociates.com
Homer Reeves Mr. Reeves is the former CFO of Thomson Financial, a Fortune 500 company. He assists our clients in several areas including: strategic acquisitions; business expansion; profitability improvement; leveraging management information systems and cash management. He has significant experience in executing mergers & acquisitions and the ensuing integration process. He earned an MBA at the University of Kentucky.