Kevin Kissling

Senior Consultant


  • Strategic planning
  • Performance enhancement
  • Product development and marketing
  • Organization strategy and succession planning


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, Marquette University
  • Master’s degree in business administration, Olin Business School, Washington University

What Clients Value Most

Kevin Kissling is a results oriented executive with demonstrated skills as a strategist, operator, and team builder. With over fourteen years of general management/P&L leadership experience, Kevin is recognized for his strong diagnostic skills, operational expertise, international experience, superb communication skills and uncompromising integrity.

Getting Results for Clients

  • Led the evolution of the business strategy at Nidec Motor Corporation to increase exposure to faster growing, more profitable adjacent markets.
  • Upgraded the organization and its processes at Cooper B-Line and provided the leadership that enabled the business to create approximately $500 million of enterprise value from 2003-2008 by doubling sales organically and tripling EBITDA margins.
  • While also at Cooper B-Line, integrated acquisitions in 2007 and 2011, and led the transformation of the legacy European business and the organic launch of new businesses in the Middle East and Asia.
  • At Emerson’s Dayton Motor Division, reversed the division’s historical sales decline through successful development and launch of new products, execution of field based inventory and marketing initiatives, and increased training.
  • Collaborated with the board, management team, and third party resources while at Places for People to create a high performing board focused on operational, strategic, and generative best practices.

Prior to CSI

  • Division president for Nidec Motor Corporation for two years.
  • Division president for Cooper Industries, now part of Eaton, for eight years.
  • General Manager for Emerson for four years.

In The Community

Kissling is board president of Places for People, St. Louis’ leading mental health agency. He also serves on the advancement committees of St. Louis University High and Boys Hope Girls Hope.