A compass is a device used to determine direction. At Kemp Anderson Consulting, we bring direction to the acquisition process. Most people build and sell one business in their lifetime. As a result, most people do not have experience in Mergers & Acquisitions. We can help. We know and understand the process well.
To be the acquisition and consulting support partner of choice, in service industries.
To work relentlessly, delivering the best acquisition & consulting support, by listening to our client’s and understanding their goals & objectives, and achieving those goals with a professional, timely and honest approach.
Kemp Anderson is the driving force behind Kemp Anderson Consulting. The business provides expert navigation to business owners and executive leadership on a number of initiatives including Divesting and all M & A development through post-integration activities, business strategy and implementation, due diligence when buying, selling or investing in any business, as well as transaction negotiation, negotiating from a seat of experience and knowledge, practicality and savvy personal presence to deliver the best value for all clients. Working tirelessly in the residential and commercial services industry sectors, Kemp works with private and public companies as well as private equity firms to drive growth and deliver increased profits.
Kemp possesses a keen vision of how to successfully run a business and reinforces his actions with financial expertise, common sense, and leadership capabilities including how to motivate, develop and manage employees to align with the goals of the enterprise and share in the rewards of success. Kemp has owned and operated his own company’s, so he understands the challenges of day-to-day business, and yet can look at operations from a strategic perspective to guide future actions needed to stay current, profitable and in business.
Previously Kemp was the VP Business Development at Scotts Lawn Service (SLS), a division of Scotts MiracleGro (NYSE: SMG), the world’s largest marketer of branded consumer lawn and garden products. His responsibilities included leading all merger and acquisition (M&A) activity, developing new service lines, growing existing service lines, as well as the expansion of the franchise operations including service offerings and growth in a new geography.
As a business leader with SLS, he delivered an acquisition in less than 2 years of the defined strategic initiative. It was the 56 largest pest control company in the US launching Scotts into an entirely new service sector. Additionally, in 2013-2015, he was responsible for and grew the franchise network of over $65MM in domestic revenue with 1,000+ employees to the largest organic growth in over 5 years for the enterprise. He also spearheaded new consumer service program offerings that produced record new service line revenue and profits for the enterprise.
Prior to joining SLS, Kemp was Director of Acquisitions for Rollins, Inc. (NYSE: ROL), parent of Orkin, responsible for expanding the company via merger and acquisition activity throughout North America and the Caribbean. In that role, he led Orkin into Puerto Rico and USVI helping take the organic footprint International.
At Middleton Lawn and Pest Control, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNR, a holding of Royal Palm Capital Partners – a PE Firm), Kemp was both Director of Business Development and Manager of Legal Affairs. He was responsible for growing the company organically and via acquisitions, with oversight and negotiation of all acquisitions. The entire enterprise doubled in 5 years. As Manager of Legal Affairs, Kemp oversaw M&A, customer, and employee-related legal action as well as facility and environmental oversight to approximately 30 locations regarding leases and environmental guidance. As Founder and President of America’s Pest Solutions and NOT1BUG.COM, he started and built a pest control and termite company from the ground up, offering the consumer a choice between conventional home services or do-it-yourself products purchased via an internet site, shipping products to the 48 contiguous states in the U.S., Mexico, and Canada. This endeavor included privately funded M&A activity.
He began his service industry experience at Sears Termite and Pest Control in Branch Operations, then Customer Service Leadership, District Operations Management and Leadership and later Director of Business Development company-wide. This is where Kemp first worked in M&A leading an effort to expand with patented products and processes from Australia. Kemp holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Rollins College (92) as well as an MBA from The Roy E. Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College (94). Kemp and his wife live in Florida and are the proud parents of four sons.
For nearly a decade, Theresa was the Brand Manager for Rollins, Inc. a premier global consumer and commercial services company (NYSE: ROL). Rollins provides essential pest control services and protection to more than two million customers from more than 700 locations around the globe. Theresa held marketing responsibilities for several wholly owned subsidiaries including Orkin LLC., Critter Control, Inc., and Trutech LLC.
Her responsibilities included creating brand affinity among target consumers while improving sales and market share, leading content strategy and execution, managing the development and maintenance of iPad sales applications, and she was a member of the new product development team; bringing new concepts, services and service enhancements to market. During her tenure at Rollins (2008 – 2017) there were 9 consecutive years of improved earnings, 12 major company acquisitions in the US and overseas, and the rollout of 5 major enterprise-level sales applications.
Prior to Rollins, Theresa worked in several marketing agencies. Her clients included The American Diabetes Association, Home Depot, Paralyzed Veterans of American, BellSouth, the State of Georgia, American’s Second Harvest, SunTrust, Coca-Cola, Solvay, Merck, Arby’s, Cracker Barrel, Cingular Wireless, Philips Electronics and Cox Communications.
Theresa holds both a bachelor’s degree in Graphic Communications (2003) and an MBA (2016) in Entrepreneurship and Innovation from Clemson University. She and her family split their time between Greenville, SC and Atlanta, GA.
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