Greg is the only candidate in this race who has a real record of private sector job creation. And as a businessman, he's had to deal with many of the problems that most of the folks in Washington only talk about. He's had to deal with rising healthcare costs, balancing budgets, and the impact of new regulations. Running a business is about solving problems every day.
Greg spent his teenage years working in the warehouse at the store, earning his first paycheck at 13. It was working at his father’s store when Greg learned that successful businesses take care of their employees, develop efficient, practical solutions to problems, and know when to take new directions. Those are the values—Kansas values—that Greg will bring to the U.S. Senate.
Greg started his first business, Environmental Lighting Concepts, a year after graduating from college, while working for McKinsey as a business consultant. From 1992 until 1996, Greg served as CEO of Environmental Lighting Concepts, growing the firm and creating jobs. In 1996, the company was sold to Kansas City Power & Light, and Greg became president of KLT Energy Services. While there, he co-founded Nationwide Electric, Inc., and completed the acquisition of Strategic Energy LTD. He grew the company’s business tenfold to almost a billion dollars in revenue. In 2000, he became President and CEO of KLT, Inc., which managed KCPL’s non-regulated business ventures (like telecommunications, natural gas, and retail energy). In 2002, he became Vice President for Corporate Development and Strategic Planning for Great Plains Energy, a holding company for KCPL, Great Plains Power, and KLT.
In 2004, Greg co-founded Denali Partners, LLC, and has been working to provide capital and management services to help small businesses grow since then.
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