Who We Are
Robert J. Kinsella
Founded Kinsella Group in 1988. Since then he has developed a broad range of experience in acquisitions, sales, capital sourcing and turnaround management consulting.
Mr. Kinsella began his professional career with a Fortune 500 company, negotiating both product and company acquisitions. He has acquired, built and sold businesses for his own account, in the process gaining significant operational knowledge of the automotive component, marine component, heavy duty truck component and printing industries, as well as gaining knowledge in industrial processes involving casting, metal forming, printing, and industrial and consumer product light assembly and product sourcing from Asia.
He has acquired for his own account or others, companies in these industries: auto and truck components; specialty printing; OTC pharmaceutical and medical devices; promotional products; direct mail; and other industries. He successfully exited companies acquired for his own account. He has served on five separate occasions in the capacity of President or CEO with primary operating responsibility for manufacturing businesses; served on eight Boards of Directors; and has led over 75 M&A or financial consulting engagements.
Mr. Kinsella has traveled to Asia over 30 times, and developed significant, active contact networks in the primary industrialized areas of China. He has extensive experience in the successful sale of profitable growing businesses as well as challenged enterprises. He has successfully led acquisition search initiatives for middle-market, privately held clients, divisional searches for billion-dollar-plus publicly traded clients, and Chinese SOE’s, publicly traded and privately owned clients.
He speaks frequently at trade association events and financial seminars and is a member of the Executives Club of Chicago, and the Board of Directors of the Chicago China Economic Development Center. Mr. Kinsella has a Master of Management degree from the J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University, and a Bachelor of Science degree with majors in Economics and Finance from the University of Missouri. He is a U.S. Navy veteran, a golfer and private pilot.
He is a registered securities agent and holds Series 62, 79 and 63 licenses.