Since joining Newport Board Group in 2010, Kevin has distinguished himself in multiple roles, co-launching the Northern California practice that quickly became one of the most profitable in the firm
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (PRWEB) May 29, 2018
Newport Board Group, LLC announces the promotion of Kevin Poole to succeed Doug Payne as Chief Executive Officer of the expert advisory firm. Kevin is a seasoned leader with diverse experience as both a senior advisor to large and middle market companies and as an operating executive at a Fortune 100 company. His background in leading and growing professional services firms is ideally suited to driving the next phases of growth at Newport.
“Since joining Newport Board Group in 2010, Kevin has distinguished himself in multiple roles, co-launching the Northern California practice that quickly became one of the most profitable in the firm,” said Doug Tatum, Newport co-founder and Chairman of the Board. Beyond his success in a management role, Kevin is also one of Newport’s leading revenue-producing partners. As an example of his strong client advisory skills, Kevin led a highly effective multi-year engagement with Mogo Interactive, a leading digital advertising agency, including the successful sale of the agency to a strategic buyer. In 2017, Kevin was elected to the Board of Managers of Newport and has led several of its practice areas, including the Private Equity and Manufacturing teams.
Upon his appointment as CEO, Kevin commented, “I am truly honored to lead our team of 60 massively talented and highly collaborative partners. As a firm, we serve as the provider of choice for CEOs of emerging growth and middle market companies seeking an experienced, long-term partner to help them grow, fix or sell their business. Our inspiring mission is to provide seasoned advice that helps entrepreneurs and their investors realize the potential of their companies to revitalize and reshape business across many industries of the economy.”
Prior to joining Newport, Mr. Poole spent 12 years in “Big 5” consulting as a senior partner at Ernst & Young and Capgemini, where he led numerous industry groups, offering teams and geographic practices. At Capgemini, he was part of the North American leadership team that reversed the firm’s 4-year business decline and returned the firm to strong profitability. Before moving into management consulting in 1999, Kevin spent 20 years as a senior operating executive at GE during the Jack Welch era. During that timeframe he distinguished himself on multiple occasions by successfully scaling technology-focused business units and developing a reputation for building strong leadership teams.
Mr. Poole earned his undergraduate degree in computer science from University of Miami and received an MBA in finance and marketing from Columbia Business School. He has served on multiple non-profit boards and is an active member of his local community. He and his family reside in Marin County, California.
Newport Board Group is a unique national professional services firm of CEOs, senior executives and board members who collaborate to serve emerging growth and entrepreneurial middle market companies and the private equity firms that invest in them. Newport partners create solutions to help clients improve their performance and valuation and become more transaction-ready.
For an interview or photograph, please contact Mark Rosenman, Chief Knowledge Officer at mark.rosenman(at)newportboardgroup.com or 973.509.3838