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Ken Graves

Business Broker

About Me

Concierge like, behind the red velvet rope service every time! Ken Graves has garnered over 21 years of business and leadership experience while serving in a variety of capacities in the United States Navy. In countless ways, the myriad of duty assignments helped develop the work ethic and core values that Ken displays on a daily basis. Ken believes that every work and personal experience has value in preparing for today: “I now reflect positively back to the 100 man working-party experience that I loathed as a young Sailor!” Ken held several key leadership roles while serving as a Chief Petty Officer in the United States Navy in healthcare administration/supply chain/logistics. Most notably perhaps, he was with Bravo Surgical Company, Camp Fallujah Iraq during the Second Battle of Fallujah (OPERATION AL-FAJR). While serving as the Department Head for Ancillary Services & Medical-Surgical Ward, Ken helped to coordinate the care of 70% of the casualties involved the most critical battle of the Iraq War. Specifically, he aided in the treatment and transport of over 2400 American, allied and civilian casualties, while maintaining a 96% “success rate.” As a result of Bravo Surgical Company’s successful medical & humanitarian efforts, Secretary of the Navy Gordon England, formally recognized the unit. In conjunction to serving as the Senior Medical Department Representative onboard the USS SHRIKE (MHC 62), he served as the Command Chief, as well as the interim Supply Officer during a severe shortfall of personnel. During this time he successfully managed an annual operating budget in excess of $220,000. Throughout his tenure, he received the highest accolades from the Commander Naval Surface Forces Atlantic for attaining an unprecedented three consecutive Medical Readiness Inspection (MRI) scores of 100%, zero discrepancies. Additionally, he was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal for heroic actions demonstrated while saving a shipmate’s life that had sustained an immediate life-threatening head injury at see. Throughout his various deployments, Ken was actively involved in numerous medical & humanitarian efforts. Specifically, Mexico, Panama, Philippines, Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, and the Middle East. Experienced in: Acquisitions and divestitures; organic and acquisition growth planning/implementation; inventory planning; supply chain, strategic, operations, and performance management; best practice review/implementation; facility site selection; leadership principles coaching, performance management metrics development, organization structure review, and mediation.


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