Seasoned Turnaround Expert joins Kirchner Group

– Pete Ball brings over 40 years of operational and turnaround experience to firm –

Birmingham, Alabama and Dallas, Texas – 07 April 2020 – Kirchner Group, a boutique advisory, operational support and asset management firm, today announced J.G. (Pete) Ball has joined the firm. Based in Dallas, Texas Pete will be focused on Kirchner Group’s advisory, assessment and operational support services for mid-market companies and their investors.

Pete has extensive experience in workout/turnaround situations as well as interim CEO/COO, advisor, and board member for public and private companies in industries such as manufacturing, energy, chemicals, automotive, aerospace and defense and staffing. Throughout his career Pete has worked with a blue chip client base including many leading private equity firms. Pete has been involved in over 50 mid-market companies and has been on numerous boards across a wide variety of sectors. Pete is viewed as an “analytical and innovative problem solver yielding bottom line results.”

“We are excited to welcome Pete to our continuously growing team of pragmatic oriented senior only operators as we prepare for the increased need for our services in the coming months,” stated W.B. (Bud) Kirchner, Founder and CEO of Kirchner Group. “Pete exemplifies the kind of talent we are fortunate enough to have attracted to our platform over the last 4 decades and we look forward to leveraging his comprehensive skillset for our clients and partners.”

“It is a pleasure to join Kirchner Group and to have the opportunity to work with their entire Kirchner team,“ added Pete. “As I reflected on my extensive career and the current state of the PE industry I believed that it was an ideal time to join such a mission and values aligned group with a strong client focus delivering genuine value in times of economic contraction and distress as well as periods of growth.”

Pete started out as a chemical engineer in DuPont’s Textile Department developing new processes and products including Kevlar. He has a BS in Chemical Engineering from Louisiana Tech University, a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas, an MBA in Finance from the University of Richmond and an MS in Organizational Behavior from Carnegie Mellon University.


Kirchner Group

Kirchner Group was founded in 1985 as a boutique advisory firm and today operates various subsidiaries, providing advisory services (M&A, assessments, diligence) and operational support (interim management, workouts, turnarounds) as well as asset management (dedicated, portfolio optimization) – all leveraging a proprietary approach that dovetails domain and process expertise.

Throughout the decades Kirchner Group has been internationally recognized for its unique business model centered around creating value while promoting values: “earning while returning”. The firm has also established a reputation for building and rebuilding important business and social paradigms based
on its deep entrepreneurial orientation.

Kirchner Group’s clients and partners include early stage to mid-market companies, venture capital and private equity firms as well as family offices and some of the world’s largest insurance companies, commercial banks and institutional investors.

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Blair Kirchner | Managing Director & Co-Head of Impact Activities | +1 902.817.2405 |

Pete Ball | Managing Director | +1 214.546.6141|