Business Strategies, Inc. (BSI) is a locally owned botique firm founded in 1997 offering M&A and Consulting services in the greater Kansas City, MO metro area for mid-sized privately owned companies with anual sales from $1M - $10M. BSI is the only locally owned independent affiliate of Astra Business Corporation (ABC) of Canada, a Mid-Market Mergers and Acquisition Intermediary firm specializing in finding quality Buyers for business Sellers whose businesses have annual sales from $1M - $50M+ in the USA and Worldwide.
Al Kedora is a seasoned business professional with 30 years experience as a Senior Executive and Internal Management Consultant with Fortune 500 companies such as C.I.T., First Data, and Mobil Oil where he generated over $6 million in cost savings while leading work teams in identifying opportunities for improved operational efficiency. His diverse executive and consulting background includes expertise in Operations, Point-of-Sale, Credit, Customer Service, Call Centers, Process Improvement, and Cost Reduction initiatives. Al understands the issues facing business owners and knows what it takes to be successful in todays competitive business environment.
Over the past few years, Al has worked with buyers and business owners engaged in distribution, manufacturing, retail, service, accounting, restaurant, printing, liquor, communications, and entertainment industries.
Al has been instrumental in helping business owners with plans and custom-tailored strategies to maximize the value of their businesses by reducing operating costs, improving customer service and retention, and restructuring for greater productivity, which are all critical elements in maintaining an on-going viable business and in establishing the highest market value for the business as the owner(s) develops an exit strategy.
As a business advocate, Al's philosophy focuses on a desire to provide clients with best-in-class results and make the business engagement as efficient, transparent, and cost effective as possible.
Al earned his B.S.B.A. in Finance and Industrial Relations from Rockhurst College in Kansas City, Missouri. Al is a veteran having honorably served in United States Marine Corps.
Al is an active member of several professional organizations both nationally and locally and has earned several prestigious professional designations.
An accomplished public speaker, he is available to speak to professional and civic organizations on topics dealing with business issues.