Kevin V. McConnaghy
Kevin McConnaghy currently serves as the SBTDC’s State Program Director for Strategy and Growth Services. He brings a wealth of experience to client engagements involving strategy, leadership and transition.
Prior to joining SBTDC in 2005, Kevin was the owner of a consultancy specializing in strategy development and support services to midsize clients across the United States and Canada. Earlier in his career as Vice President, Marketing and Sales, CompuChem Inc., he participated as a founding investor in a management team led leveraged buyout (LBO) of the CompuChem Division from the Mead Corporation; a Fortune 500 company. As both an owner and executive, he provided strategic and operational leadership to reposition the business in a manner that allowed for a subsequent initial public offering (IPO). In prior years, he worked in the Research and Development divisions of the Carborundum Company and Mead Corporation — both Fortune 500 companies – where he was responsible for commercialization of new products, creation of new business units and related M&A activities.
Kevin earned his BA in biology from the University of Buffalo and MA in communication and leadership from Gonzaga University. Kevin has also served as adjunct faculty at Appalachian State University where he taught a graduate level course in Entrepreneurship to MBA and Professional Science Master’s students.