Tom Kenter

CFO | Principal
Expertise: Finance, business improvement, business strategy, change management, cost reduction, cash generation, and risk management.

Tom Kenter is a global senior finance executive and corporate officer. Tom has more than 25 years of diversified experience in the manufacturing, distribution, and service industries. Tom brings extensive expertise in finance, business improvement, business strategy, change management, cost reduction, cash generation, and risk management to the projects he undertakes.

Prior to joining ProCFO Partners, Tom was President of Michigan Avenue Advisors.  In that role, Tom served as a management consult focused on helping small to medium sized organizations improve their performance by exploring new ideas to uncover an organization’s future by collaborating with the company’s management in the development and execution of plans for growth and improvement.

As Chief Administrative Officer & Executive VP at Veolia NA, Tom built the infrastructure needed to leverage resources/synergies between support functions across four operating divisions that resulted in a $20 million annual savings within 3 years. He oversaw the development and implementation of a new ERP / P2P solution, and drove continuous improvement efforts within the shared services organization.  Working with the operational leaders, he led the effort to rationalize the employee Health & Welfare benefit offerings that generated savings in excess of $5M/ per year.

Tom has also been a member of a senior management team that grew its business from $500M to $1.3B over a 5 year period. In addition, Tom drove the creation and execution of action plans on underperforming operations thereby increasing profits by $4.7M annually.

Tom has led long range plan development, had P&L oversight, directed process improvement and quality programs, along with the consolidation and analysis of operating results. He also successfully developed and then implemented a safety culture initiative. 

He has worked in executive positions for Veolia North America, Motor Coach Industries, the Beloit Corporation, the Quaker Oats Company, and the Trailmobile Corporation..

Mr. Kenter has an MBA from the University of Chicago – Booth School of Business.

 

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Podcasts

Understanding Change vs Transition: The Most Important Business Challenge

Podcast episode from ProCFO Partners about Transition Management

The 4 P’s of Transition Management

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