Keith Kohler is the Founder of The K2 Group LLC, a finance consultancy. Keith has worked with and impacted hundreds of companies with financing and financing education. Over the past few years, he has originated and closed over $100 million in financing, with a particular focus on the consumer products, natural products, and food and beverage industries. He supports founders via several other roles, including as a mentor of the Nutrition Capital Network, a Year 6 Mastermind Advisor for Babson College’s Women’s Innovating Now Growth Lab, a Wharton Venture Lab Expert in Residence, Presenter, and Mentor, and as the Finance instructor for The Idea Center at Miami-Dade College. Keith has also led financing webinars for the Specialty Food Association, Hirshberg Entrepreneurship Institute, and has also been the featured expert on all aspects of debt financing for 15 years for the Natural Products Consulting’s “Financing Your Consumer Products Company” in-person seminars.
Under his Financing Man brand, Keith provides a complimentary review of a company's financials to give founders a 2-3 year financing strategy including debt, equity, and alternative financing options (yourfinancingreview.com). Keith also launched a new retreat and mastermind-based business to help founders get comfortable with and master the finance function in their business called Making the Numbers Work® for You (www.makingthenumbersworkforyou.com).
Keith earned his MBA from the Wharton School and a MA in International Studies (Latin America and Portuguese language focus) from the Lauder Institute of the University of Pennsylvania. He also holds a BS Foreign Service cum laude from Georgetown University.