HighPoint Associates announces the addition of Kevin Ventrudo as Chief Operating Officer based out of the Los Angeles office
Online PR News – 15-June-2012 – 15-June 2011 – (Los Angeles, CA) – HighPoint Associates (HPA), a strategic advisory firm with a network of over 500 professionals, today announced the appointment of Kevin J. Ventrudo as Chief Operating Officer (COO). Mr. Ventrudo will be based out of HPA’s Los Angeles office, and his primary roles will be to oversee the internal operational and financial structure of HPA and to work with HPA’s Managing Director, Sumeet Goel, and the firm’s other Partners on business development efforts.
Mr. Ventrudo recently relocated to the Los Angeles area, where he lived previously, from Steamboat Springs, CO. He has spent the bulk of his career in the investment banking field, primarily working with growth companies at such firms as Merrill Lynch, Salomon Smith Barney (where he was responsible for Smith Barney’s Midwest Region) and SG Cowen (where he directed the firm’s global IT and Business Services practice). He also served as CFO of LA Gear, Inc. and has been involved in a number of entrepreneurial and consulting activities, including serving as CEO of a consulting firm focused on human resource and organizational development issues. He currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Sport Chalet, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPCHA/SPCHB). Mr. Ventrudo received his BA cum laude in Economics from Yale University and his MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Mr. Ventrudo commented, “HPA has an extraordinary track record of delivering high quality service and tangible results for its clients and this record has propelled the firm on an impressive growth trajectory. The opportunity to join a high quality organization characterized by a strong focus on its clients and its people was one that I could not pass up. I am eager to work with Sumeet and the team as we move the business forward.”
For Mr. Goel, Mr. Ventrudo’s financial acumen and strong business sense are both welcomed and essential, “These are exciting times here at HPA. Our client list and consultant network are both continuing to expand and we have added new Partners to help fuel the growth of our business. I am confident that Kevin’s contributions will help us manage our growth and ensure that the quality of our client deliverables will continue to set the standard for our industry.”
About HighPoint Associates, LLC
HighPoint Associates is a management consulting firm that employs a unique service model based on a carefully screened network of highly qualified, independent consultants from diverse industry and functional backgrounds. HPA staffs projects for clients ranging in size from several hundred million dollars in sales to very large international conglomerates and Fortune 500 companies.
The mission at HPA is to provide best-of-class, customized advisory services for growth oriented companies through functional experience, industry expertise and a trusted vetting process. Its unique operating model, which leverages a network of 500+ carefully vetted independent consultants, allows HPA to place carefully chosen professionals on the ground with clients in advisory and operational roles.
HPA has offices in Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas and New York.
To learn more about HighPoint Associates, call 310-616-0100 or visit them at www.highpoint-associates.com.