Kemp Anderson is the driving force behind Kemp Anderson Consulting. The business provides expert navigation to business owners and executive leadership on a number of initiatives including M & A development through post integration activities, business strategy and implementation, due diligence when buying, selling or investing in any business, as well as transaction negotiation, negotiating from a seat of experience and knowledge, practicality and savvy personal presence to deliver the best value for clients. Working in the residential and commercial services industry sectors, Kemp works with private and public companies as well as private equity firms to drive growth and deliver increased profits.
Kemp possesses a keen vision of how to successfully run a business and reinforces his actions with financial expertise, common sense, and leadership capabilities including how to motivate, develop and manage employees to align with the goals of the enterprise and share in the rewards of success. Kemp has owned and operated his own company’s, so he understands the challenges of day-to-day business, and yet can look at operations from a strategic perspective to guide future actions needed to stay current, profitable and in business.
Previously Kemp was the VP Business Development at Scotts Lawn Service (SLS), a division of Scotts MiracleGro (NYSE: SMG), the world’s largest marketer of branded consumer lawn and garden products. His responsibilities included leading all merger and acquisition (M&A) activity, developing new service lines, growing existing service lines, as well as expansion of the franchise operations including service offerings and new geography.
As a business leader with SLS, he delivered an acquisition in less than 2 years. It was the 56th largest pest control company in the US launching Scotts in to an entirely new service sector. Additionally in 2013-2015, he was responsible for and grew the franchise network of over $65MM in domestic revenue with 1,000+ employees by 7+%, to the largest organic growth in 5 years for SLS. He also spearheaded a new consumer services program offering that produced record new service line revenue and profits for the enterprise.
Prior to joining SLS, Kemp was Director of Acquisitions for Rollins, Inc. (NYSE: ROL), parent of Orkin, responsible for expanding the company via merger and acquisition activity throughout North America and the Caribbean. In that role, he led Orkin in to Puerto Rico and USVI helping take the footprint International. At Middleton Lawn and Pest Control, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNR, a holding of Royal Palm Capital Partners a PE Firm), Kemp was both Director of Business Development and Manager of Legal Affairs. He was responsible for growing the company organically and via acquisitions, with oversight and negotiation of all acquisitions. The enterprise doubled in 5 years. As Manager of Legal Affairs, Kemp oversaw M&A, customer and employee related legal action as well as facility oversight to approximately 30 locations regarding leases and environmental guidance.
As Founder and President of America’s Pest Solutions and NOT1BUG.COM, he started and built a pest control and termite company from the ground up, offering the consumer a choice between conventional home services or do-it-yourself products purchased via an internet site, shipping products to the 48 contiguous states in the U.S., Mexico and Canada. This endeavor included privately funded M&A activity.
He began his service industry experience at Sears Termite and Pest Control in Branch Operations, then Customer Service Leadership, District Operations Management and later Director of Business Development company-wide. This is where Kemp first worked in M&A leading an effort to expand in Australia. Kemp holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Rollins College (92) as well as an MBA from The Roy E. Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College (94). Kemp and his wife Kym, live in Winter Park, FL and are the proud parents of four sons.