Ken Drossman’s Bio
Ken Drossman, Managing Director, Oak & Apple Partners, LLC
Ken Drossman has spent more than 35 years demonstrating practical financial acumen by leading, advising and guiding privately-owned, small and middle-market companies through financial and operating challenges. He has in-depth experience in all phases of financial, strategic and operating management from hands on cash flow budgeting through acquisition financing, from divestiture of business units to reorganizing and leading newly formed companies. In addition to his role at Oak & Apple Partners, Ken is the principal at Lakeview Business Consulting, LLC, which assists entrepreneurial business owners and their companies in achieving their business vision.
Ken earned both his undergraduate and graduate degrees from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Before founding Lakeview Business Consulting in 2006, he served for 18 years as CEO, COO and/or CFO at several privately-owned companies, in industries including financial services for hospitals; digital document storage and outsourced back-office services for professional service firms; design and distribution of personal business accessories through big-box retailers; capital goods manufacturing for national and regional retail chains; and information services for beverage alcohol manufacturing and marketing companies. Previously, Ken was a Partner at Grant Thornton, LLP, where he provided management consulting services to such companies as AT&T, Baxter Laboratories and GTE-Sylvania, as well as many middle-market companies.
Oak & Apple Partners, LLC
Oak & Apple Partners, LLC helps strengthen companies for life. The firm works with businesses in major transition, either expansion or turn around. Combining functional expertise in marketing and branding, innovation, operations and finance, and supported by seasoned professionals in other disciplines such as IT, HR, manufacturing, communications and the like, the firm’s professionals collaborate with owners and management of privately-owned companies with revenue in the $25-$250 million range to rapidly pinpoint issues, devise creative, practical and cost-effective solutions, and work to assure that execution occurs and results are realized. The firm concentrates on clients in retail, CPG, wholesale distribution, discrete manufacturing, technology, and B-to-B services.
Oak & Apple’s leaders are fiercely dedicated to combining innovation and inspiration, wealth-building and the quest for big profits, and tackling big issues. The firm is a strategic catalyst consulting practice focused on forging lasting client success and in doing so, creating strongly branded companies that are ultimately more durable.