Steve Swinney

Steve Swinney, Co-Founder & CEO, Kodiak Building Partners
ROI Podcast Episode 156

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About Steve Swinney: Steve is the CEO & Co-Founder of Kodiak Building Partners, Inc., based in Denver, Colorado.

As Chief Executive Officer, he serves on Kodiak’s Board of Directors and is responsible for the overall vision and execution of Kodiak’s business strategy.

Since its creation in July 2011, Kodiak has grown to nearly $1.8 Billion in revenue through a series of twenty-seven acquisitions and three business launches, along with extensive organic growth of its operating companies.  With a decentralized and entrepreneurial culture, Kodiak was honored with a spot on the Inc. 5000 list for the past three years along with being recognized as the largest Colorado-based company to earn that distinction.

Prior to the founding of Kodiak, Steve was the Vice President of Financial Planning & Analysis with ProBuild Holdings, where he created the organization to support the company’s M&A, Financial Analysis, Investor Relations, Budgeting, and Long-Range Planning Functions.  Additionally, he has held numerous financial positions with increasing scopes of responsibility at organizations such as Western Union, Clark Retail Enterprises, Target Corporation, and Arthur Andersen.  His career has been focused on mergers & acquisitions, corporate finance, turnaround management, and private equity-backed ventures.

Steve, a CPA, earned his undergraduate degree in Accounting at Abilene Christian University and his MBA in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin.  Steve also serves as Chairman of the Kodiak Building Partners Foundation, member of the Investment Committee of Brush Creek Partners, and Board Member of US Fence Solutions.  In his free time, Steve is usually enjoying time with family; skiing, snowshoeing or hiking in the Colorado mountains.

About Kodiak Building Partners: KBP’s story begins in 2011 when Steve Swinney and colleagues developed a vision for a new kind of distribution company. Today, KBP’s investment portfolio consists of a diverse mix of businesses that span residential, remodeling and commercial building supply sectors.  All of this is grounded by the belief that business begins on the local level therefore decision making is left at the local level. KBP is a family-oriented business, one that works to maintain autonomy among the acquired businesses while continuing to honor their legacy.  Kodiak encompasses 78 locations and employs over 3,000 people.

 

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