Robert C. Kranz, as a key member of our management team, Rob leads the firm’s Business Valuation practice. Rob brings more than 30 years of diverse experience in large and small businesses, including Cinergy Corporation and Chiquita Brands International, Inc., to Cincinnati Growth Partners
His responsibilities included: financial analysis, mergers & acquisitions, operations management, strategic planning, new product development, and sales & marketing management. At Cinergy, Rob developed financial models of the business and its units, designed rate structures and performed economic analyses. At Chiquita, he was involved in a wide range of acquisitions, joint ventures, divestitures and operational challenges in agriculture and the fresh and processed food industries. He was also President of a technologically-advanced aquaculture operation, and Director of Operations for their Packaged Foods Division.
Subsequently, Rob was the VP and COO of a $25 million manufacturer of sewn and sealed products, primarily for the medical industry. In that capacity, he started several businesses to diversify the company’s product line, developed new products, and created a distribution network for the products.
Rob earned an MBA from the University of Cincinnati, majoring in both Finance and Quantitative Analysis and received the University’s “Outstanding Graduate Student Award.” He also serves on the Boards of two nonprofit organizations as well as his church, and has been recognized for his civic contributions.