Mike Kind, author of Re-energize Your Printing Business is an industry strategist, well versed in detecting trends and direction, reacting to market dynamics, making necessary changes and negotiating the pitfalls while keeping an organization on course. Mike is the founder of the JKG Group, a marketing and corporate communications company in Boca Raton, Florida. He started the company as a printer with one employee at the age of twenty-three in 1984 and sold a controlling interest ten years later. He stayed on as president and chief operating officer and in 2000, despite the industry-wide recession; he and his team reengineered the company into a marketing and corporate communications solutions provider, creating one of the largest organizations of its kind in the country. He was a pioneer in the area of online ordering applications for both print and fulfillment of marketing and corporate communications collateral, achieving industry wide acceptance from major corporations seeking to reduce their costs. This led to significant corporate growth; revenues increased by over 300% over a four year period in the midst of the 9/11 and the dot-com bust, one of the worst economic fallouts in this country’s history.
About MyKind Advisors
MyKind Advisors is a forward-thinking business advisory services company that provides printing companies with a practical resource for navigating the many challenges they face in today’s rapidly changing business environment. Mike has become a turnaround expert having worked with several large mailing and printing companies during the recent recession. For more information about MyKind Advisors, visit www.mykindadvisors.com.
About Mitch Evans
Mitch Evans began his career after graduate school with Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) in New York City. Mitch had a strong entreprenurial desire and from 1978 to 2001, he was the owner of a printing company located in metropolitan New Jersey. He grew Print Tech from a single location organization into a multi-million dollar operation in 6 locations. This significant accomplishment earned him prestigious honors including the selection by NAQP as one of only four “models of excellence” in the industry. With this designation Mitch’s company was recognized as the benchmark for all NAQP Members to emulate. Print Tech was noted for being one of the first shops in the country to install direct to plate and were always considered a technology leader. Mitch also was one of the first operators of an instant sign shop when he launched Sign Tech in 1988. Mitch negotiated a successful exit strategy in 2001 and relocated to Palm Beach, Florida. Mitch is the absentee owner of a sign company, Sign D' Sign in Bluffton since 2007.
About Mitch Evans Consulting & Graphic Arts Advisors
Mitch Evans Consulting works with printing owners and specializes in growth strategies, transition strategies, valuation, mergers and acquisition, strategic planning, digital printing technologies, sales & marketing plans, diversificating by adding signage and outside sales compensation. For more information about Mitch Evans Consulting, visit www.mitchevansconsulting.com. Mitch currently spends most of his consulting time with Graphic Art Advisors, LLC as a M& A consultant. For more information about Graphic Arts Advisors visit www.graphicartsadvisors.com.