Birmingham, Alabama and Chicago Illinois – 25 October 2017 – Kirchner Group, a boutique traditional merchant bank, today announced Jeffrey Norby has joined the firm. Jeff will be focused on Kirchner Group’s M&A, advisory and operational support services.
Jeff is a seasoned executive with extensive experience in manufacturing, finance and IT. Jeff was most recently President of Multi Packaging Solutions – Chicago (formerly Jet Lithocolor, Inc.), a 230+ employee, multi-plant specialty manufacturer of gift, loyalty and membership cards. Upon joining the company, Jeff was instrumental in re-defining their value proposition and building a strategy around those strengths. He subsequently led the expansion into new markets and facilitated significant growth in sales and EBITDA. Ultimately, Jeff managed the successful exit of the company to MPS, Inc., a $1.7 billion, global printer and manufacturer of specialty packaging.
“We have known Jeff for many years and he is a perfect complement to our team of highly experienced and talented operators,” stated W.B. (Bud) Kirchner, Founder and CEO of Kirchner Group. “Jeff will be a huge asset to our clients through his proven abilities to create, recover and enhance value – consistent with our firm’s track record over the last 30 plus years.”
“I am very excited to join Kirchner Group and use my experience and skills to help our clients achieve their objectives“, added Jeff. “Having direct experience as the President of a company under Kirchner Group’s management, I got to know Bud and his team quite well – through both good and tough times. Kirchner provided outstanding professional advice to help us grow the business, but more importantly to me, they listened to us and truly treated us as partners. I look forward to being part of a firm dedicated to that approach.”