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35 Years of Business Leadership

Kingfisher Growth Strategies was founded by Shep Burr.  Shep has more than 35 years of business, marketing, and sales leadership and consulting experience, resulting in game-changing profit and business value growth for a diverse group of companies. 

He has worked in Fortune 500, medium-, and small-sized companies,
from healthy to turnaround to start-up.

As a business consultant and Certified Exit Planning Advisor (CEPA), Shep's advice is readily applicble to a wide range of industries.

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As President of Kingfisher Growth Strategies, Shep devises client strategies that result in both profit and business value growth.


Here are just two examples of substantial performance improvement

following Kingfisher's help:


+Re-positioned each of three divisions for a 30+ year old company, resulting in immediate, strong profit growth.  The company recently signed a $250 million contract in one of its divisions and currently is pursuing several additional large contracts.  The company had less than $10 million in sales revenue when it engaged Kingfisher.


+Re-positioned a 45+ year old company, increasing profits and sales 70% in the first year and tripling profits and sales (to more than $100 million) within three years.

As President, Shep's strategies turned ASB Investment Management

around, tripling assets to $15.5 billion and delivering its best financial performance in more than a decade.  He also developed and launched an institutional equity fund that attracted $7 billion in less than five years, becoming one of the largest of its kind in the U.S.

At Chevy Chase Trust, Shep re-positioned an existing company, led the marketing and sales team, and played a key role in integrating an acquisition, tripling fee revenue to plus-$20 million and quadrupling targeted assets to $2.2 billion. 

At Landon Butler & Company, Shep spurred the firm to more than sixfold growth and $5 billion in real estate and venture capital assets, establishing the premier reputation in the firm’s peer group as well as one of the largest investment funds of its type in the U.S.  As a Partner, he also co-developed and launched six additional successful investment funds.

Promoted to Division Partner in record time, Shep led a regional office for Trammell Crow Company, the largest real estate developer in the U.S., where he had full responsibility for one business and sales oversight for another.  Shep also closed more than $100 million in lease transactions.

As Western Manager, Shep opened a new office for Outline, Inc., developing and leading a 33-person sales organization in five cities for the trade show display start-up, and playing a critical role in the company’s Inc. 500 listing and 500% sales growth, to $12 million. 

At Procter & Gamble, Shep oversaw national promotions for Cascade dishwashing detergent and was selected for the three-person brand management team for the company’s largest-ever product acquisition .

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