Dion Kenney is a senior consultant in PSMJ’s mergers and acquisitions, valuation, and ownership transition practices. His approach is defined by recognizing the value of an organization aside from calculating its physical assets and multiples of revenues/profitability metrics.
Dion began his experience in organization design and financial planning in 1995 while serving as the Director of Financial Planning & Analysis with AHSC (Architecture for Health, Science & Commerce), a specialty architecture firm with a focus on the design of medical facilities.
In his role Dion expanded AHSC from a local firm to a national business through acquisitions, strategic alliances, and organic growth. He added four new geographic regions and three new lines of business (laboratory, pharma, and educational). Ultimately, the company had clients in 44 of the 50 states, as well as in Canada.
Dion is experienced in investigating not just the financial aspects (valuation and financial structure) of the deals but the strategic fit (market opportunity, organizational alignment, cultural fit, skills augmentation/complementarity, and post-acquisition integration costs). Through Dion’s approach, the benefit of an acquisition or alliance is greater than the incremental increase of additional technical capability, which truly reflects an organization that is greater than the sum of its constituent parts.
In addition to the planning and valuation activities, Dion has managed the legal teams’ efforts, the due diligence process, and written post-acquisition integration plans (timelines, milestones, turnaround scenarios, and financial costs/implications). He also developed integration timelines and performance metrics.
Since leaving AHSC, Dion has maintained his involvement in the M&A and organizational design/performance improvement process for privately-held companies in the professional services and construction industries.
Dion holds a bachelor’s degree in physics from Florida State University, a master’s degree in experimental atomic physics from Texas A&M University, and a master’s degree in business administration from The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.