Alex H. Cunningham
Mr. Cunningham was the Founder, President, and CEO of Profit Management Consulting a nationally recognized management services firm providing business solutions for 20 years to over 1000 private or closely held middle market companies throughout 24 states. Combined client revenues exceeded $3 billion annually. He has diversified management experience in sales & marketing, finance, and operations. Mr. Cunningham was COO of South Beach Franchising, LLC, a Partner and a Principal of London Capital Corporation, a Knoxville based investment banking firm, a Director, President, and CFO of Vance Communications, Inc., a national communications company with over 300 employees in 15 states serving such companies as IBM, Seimans, Northern Telcom, AT&T, GTE, United Telephone, Erickson, the U.S. Military, State Colleges and Universities. Mr. Cunningham is a franchise owner, a Senior Franchise Consultant with Franchise, Inc a nationally recognized franchise consulting company providing services to Franchisors and buyers of franchises.
For over two decades Mr. Cunningham has diagnosed business solutions for small to medium sized businesses. He has both extensive management consulting and hands-on senior corporate executive management experience. Mr. Cunningham has a superb analytical capability to assess a business situation, determine problems and priorities and initiate changes to manage the processes ensuring success. He has defined, developed, and implemented successful mergers and acquisitions and funding strategies including negotiating and closing multiple transactions. Mr. Cunningham consults extensively with national Franchisor operations and is often engaged by Franchisors to perform prospective new franchisee screening. His role is to represent those potential franchisees matching their goals and qualifications to the "Best Fit" franchise opportunity.
Mr. Cunningham is a noted lecturer and writer who has taught seminars nationally. His national speaking engagements:
Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors National Association Convention
Boca Raton, Fla. - October 22, 2001- Making a Successful Transition from HVAC Contracting to Selling Custom Fabricating/Manufacturing of Sheet Metal Products
Photo Marketing Association International Convention and Trade Show
Orlando, Fla. - February 25, 2002- Strategic Growth and Operational Business Planning
Mr. Cunningham's nationally published articles include:
"Attracting and Keeping Skilled Employees"-The Fabricator, June 2001,"Improving Communication Skills within the Company"-The Tube and Pipe Journal April/May 2001, "Real-Time Strategic Planning"-The Fabricator, Dec. 2000,"Fighting Mediocrity"-NAEDA Equipment Dealer, Mar 2000, "Defeat the Enemy Within" - APICS -The Performance Advantage, Feb 2000, "The Road to Recovery" -Farm Supply Retailing, Feb 2000, " Top Executives' 8 Biggest Mistakes" Building Products Digest, Feb 2000, "Dealer Principal Can Make Or Break the Business" -Ward's Dealer Business, Jan 2000, "How Good Planning Can Cure Your Business Dysfunction" - The Wholesaler, Jan 2000, PMC's, "Practical Management Development" and "Corporate Principles".
His Community Board and Professional Association activities:
Mr. Cunningham has served as a Commissioner of the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Housing Authority and a member of the Lexington Home Ownership Commission, Inc. where he served as Vice Chairman. Mr. Cunningham served as Co-Chair of the Blue Grass State Games and as Co-Chair of the WUKY - Public Radio Fund Raiser. He is a past member of the Mayor's Steering Committee for the Arts & Heritage Festival and the Children's Miracle Network Classic. Mr. Cunningham volunteered several years as a Committee Member for the Sweet Sixteen Academic Auction. He has served on the Board of Directors of The Lexington Forum, The Lexington Chamber of Commerce Leadership Lexington Program and The Lexington Dream Factory. His affiliations have included the Institute Of Management Consultants, the International Society of Speakers, Authors & Consultants, and the American Society for Quality, the Consultant's Registry of America, the Alliance of Consultants, The Consulting Alliance Network and Management Consultant Network International, and Consultant's Referrals, Inc. He has been selected and is a member is good standing of both the National Directory of Who's Who in Executives and Professionals and the International Who's Who of Professional Business Organizations.
Mr. Cunningham received a Business Finance Degree from the University of Kentucky and holds a Masters Degree in Business from the Roy E. Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College.
Mr. Cunningham has at his disposal the expertise and knowledge of various professional business associates with diverse backgrounds and expertise, all from senior level or business ownership positions. His hands on coaching often pulls in the resources for new business startup opportunities.