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vcardLouis Kickhofel

Senior Director
4030 West Boy Scout Blvd
Suite 500
Tampa FL 33607
About

Louis grew up in Northern California where he immersed himself in sports, excelling in both tennis and golf. He quickly realized that his success came from a combination of passion, discipline, and teamwork. This foundation would be added to in his late 20’s when he saw his passion move from sports to personal growth. He discovered that in order to be a successful husband, father, and businessman it required more conscious interpersonal skills.  This commitment to understanding more of himself and others has given him the gift of what it takes to live a life of enduring personal success.

As a Senior Director, Louis meets with business owners to listen and understand what their current growth and exit strategies are to determine how our services can assist them in reaching their goals more efficiently. As a former business owner himself, he knows first hand how valuable outside professional input can be in areas as critical as these. He has an excellent ability to process a great deal of complex information and then synthesize that into a clear and concise summary for our clients. Louis finds success when he can make a real emotional connection with a business owner in which they feel heard and understood. Additionally, it is the quality of the people at Benchmark International that he knows will be implementing their plan, and that contributes to his feelings of success at work.

Skills

Management Consulting, Business Assessment, Strategic Planning, Leadership Development, Sales and Marketing, Business Development, Account Management, Public Speaking, Interpersonal Skills and Communication

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Tombstones

Sample of Involvement

Our Success
AM Engineering, Inc - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByFremont-Wright, LLC - Benchmark International Success
Seller
AM Engineering, Inc
Acquirer
Fremont-Wright, LLC
Industry
Business Services
MC2 Inc - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByStark Holdings America Inc - Benchmark International Client Success
Seller
MC2 Inc
Acquirer
Stark Holdings America, Inc.
Industry
Construction
AMTIS, Inc - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByBlackfish Federal LLC - Benchmark Client Success
Seller
AMTIS, Inc
Acquirer
Blackfish Federal LLC
Industry
Education and Government
Paragon Plastics, Inc - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByAshley Industrial Molding, Inc - Benchmark International Success
Seller
Paragon Plastics, Inc
Acquirer
Ashley Industrial Molding, Inc
Industry
Industrial and Manufacturing
Central Window of Vero Beach Inc - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByFlorida Window and Door - Benchmark International Success
Seller
Central Window of Vero Beach Inc
Acquirer
Florida Window and Door
Industry
Industrial and Manufacturing
Fast of Florida, Inc - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired BySouthern Air & Heat Holdings - Benchmark International Success
Seller
Fast of Florida, Inc
Acquirer
Southern Air & Heat Holdings
Industry
Industrial and Manufacturing
Silexx Financial Systems - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByChicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE)
Seller
Silexx Financial Systems
Acquirer
Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE)
Industry
Financial
Hunt Engineering Services - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByVisitor Vetting and Management Systems, LLC - Benchmark International Success
Seller
Hunt Engineering Services
Acquirer
Visitor Vetting and Management Systems, LLC
Industry
Financial
Central Florida Solar, Inc - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByWayfare Impact LLC
Seller
Central Florida Solar, Inc
Acquirer
Wayfare Impact LLC
Industry
Energy and Power
Carl Amber Brian Isaiah and Associates Co. - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByWhalen Strategies - Benchmark International Client Success
Seller
Carl Amber Brian Isaiah and Associates Co.
Acquirer
Whalen Strategies
Industry
Business Services
Advanced Renal Care, Inc - Advanced Renal Care, Inc.Acquired ByFresenius Medical Care North America - Benchmark International Success
Seller
Advanced Renal Care, Inc
Acquirer
Fresenius Medical Care North America
Industry
Healthcare
MediaWorks - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByDimension Design
Seller
MediaWorks
Acquirer
Dimension Design
Industry
Technology, Media, Telecom, and Data
Seafood Sales & Services - Benchmark International Client SuccessAcquired ByEastern Food & Distribution - Benchmark International Success
Seller
Seafood Sales & Services
Acquirer
Eastern Food & Distribution
Industry
Transportation
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Education

University of California at Los Angeles - BA, Economics

Experience

After leaving college, Louis spent a decade working with a regional flooring firm before founding, managing, and eventually selling his own company in the same industry. Subsequently, he was a partner in an executive coaching firm specializing in assessing and aligning owners’ visions, strategies, and underlying psychologies. He now adds his years of experience at Benchmark International to his desire of helping others achieve their business and personal goals.

Passion

Louis is passionate about seeing owners fulfill their dreams. Their businesses most often represent the fruits of years and years of creativity and commitment.  There is nothing as formidable as a partnership between an experienced business owner and an equally experienced M&A advisor coming together to work as one. The ability to play a role in helping entrepreneurs realize the value of their creation is a privilege beyond measure.

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trustworthy

Louis has an innate skill of listening on many levels to his clients. He then offers fresh and innovative perspectives on the potentials for their business. He is a trusted ally with years of experience, enthusiasm and a sincere desire to be of service.