Mark H. McKinsey is Chairman, CEO of Bluegrass Capital, an investment-banking
firm. Bluegrass Capital assists clients in both acquiring and divesting businesses. The
firm’s client portfolio includes both domestic and foreign companies, and range in size
from small privately owned businesses to large multi-national companies. McKinsey has
led over 75 successful financial turnarounds of manufacturing companies, over 100
acquisitions and more than 50 divestitures.
Mr. McKinsey has over forty years’ executive level experience in general management,
administration, marketing, and finance. His background includes strategic business
planning, and functional responsibilities in sales, manufacturing, and finance with
particular emphasis on operational turnarounds, divestitures and acquisitions, and
corporate development. He is active in training executives in the art of M&A, divestitures
and corporate development.
Mr. McKinsey has served as a corporate officer, director, and advisor to Boards of
Directors, including Hamilton Cosco, Dictaphone Corporation, US Filter, WR Grace,
Riverside Furniture, Underwriters’ Laboratories, Infonational, Metropolitan Greeting
Cards, Dolly Madison Industries, Aetna Bearing and others.
Mr. McKinsey consults through his own companies ― Bluegrass Capital and McKinsey
Corporation ― specializing in investment banking, corporate development, operational &
financial restructuring, Mergers and Acquisitions and training in Mergers, Acquisitions
and Divestitures for executives. He recently managed the successful acquisition of
Veritech Microwave for SDL, Inc., a transaction valued at more than $600 million, and
consulted with General Electric Capital on the successful turnaround of Riverside, $110
million Furniture Manufacturer. Mr. McKinsey continued as a Director and Consultant to
Riverside and GE Capital.
Mr. McKinsey was also Chairman, President, and CEO of Dolly Madison Industries (DMI),
successfully restructuring the Company and leading it in several successful acquisitions.
Before DMI, he was Group Vice President of both US Filter and Dictaphone, where he
successfully led turnarounds of multi-division businesses, led several successful
acquisitions, and several divestitures. Prior to these assignments, Mr. McKinsey owned
his own manufacturing businesses, was Chief Financial Officer at Cosco, and headed
acquisitions for WR Grace, where he led the successful acquisition of DuBois Chemical
Co. and the divestiture of Cosden Petroleum, as Grace’s Manager of General
Over the past ten years, Mr. McKinsey has taught the process of M&A, valuation of
businesses, corporate divestitures, operational due diligence, synergy and post-merger
integration to more than 5,000 executives.
Mr. McKinsey has served as trustee to not-for-profit institutions such as The Chautauqua
Library in Jamestown, New York and L’Ecole Francais in Chicago, The Steel Founders’
Association, The Association of Furniture Manufacturers, and The Southern Furniture
Mr. McKinsey received his Bachelor of Science at University of Oklahoma, his MBA from
Harvard Business School, and served in the US Navy on active duty as a line officer on
the USS Allen M. Sumner (DD-692) and as a pilot. He is married and has three sons.
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