Raymond A. D. Desloge, Member, President, Secretary, Board of Directors
Raymond Desloge has been with Madaket Growth since 2007 in positions including technology and President. Raymond is on the board of directors of Tenant Rep Agency, LLC, member board of directors of Equity Growth International, LLC. Raymond is the past member of the board of directors of Cutwater Shift, LLC. He is also chief of technology and contract manager of figures.com.
Lynda Burgman, COO
Ken McKinney, Chief Financial Officer, Member Investment Committee, Compliance Committee
Ken McKinney serves as the chief financial officer. Ken received his BS in Accounting from Truman State University in Kirksville, MO. He is a Certified Public Accountant in Missouri, a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants, and he is a Chartered Global Management Accountant. Mr. McKinney has more than 30 years of financial and operational experience that includes technology services, advertising, manufacturing, professional services, auto and truck repair service and retail. Ken has held positions as CFO, controller, director of finance and CPA providing effective leadership in the areas of accounting and finance, human resources, credit and collections, billing, risk management and insurance, procurement and information technology.
Mr. McKinney’s career includes Director of Finance, Avanade Inc. (joint venture between Accenture and Microsoft), May 2003 – September 2012. Mr. McKinney conducted management and maintenance of a $28M budget for all departments within the US Operations Operating Unit consisting of Legal, Human Resources, Recruiting, Finance, Executive, Facilities, and ITS; Provided supervision to the North America operations' Sarbanes-Oxley internal control compliance; Presided over the monthly financial statements and forecasts for the North America operations, responsible for preparing and presenting the month over month and current month to current forecast P&L variance commentary to the global management team. Served as an effective finance lead for the North America organization restructuring; responsible for laying out the structure for profit centers and costs centers for the accounting system, as well as developing financial report formats; supervised preparation of monthly working capital reports including accounts receivable, unbilled services, advanced billings, and DSO to precisely monitor the $80 million in working capital.
Mr. McKinney started his career as a Tax Manager with KPMG US from 1980 – 1985 and advanced over the years; Senior Vice President/CFO EckAdams 1986 – 1992; Partner Hubb & McKinney, PC 1992 – 1995; Owner Kenneth A. McKinney, CPA 1995 – 2000; CFO/Controller GA Sullivan, Inc (Acquired by Avanade Inc.) January 2000 – May 2003.
Mr. McKinney specializes in the development of financial and business analysis, presents business situations to leadership and drives achievement of goals, provides timely and accurate financial reporting, improves cash flow, and develops and implements plans to maximize the value of their business. In so doing, he delivers financial and operational solutions, including cost reductions, inventory control and revenue growth.
Ken has extensive expertise in developing and implementing key business metrics and sound financial controls enabling him to support operational and strategic business growth. As a very goal-oriented and hands-on leader in St. Louis and surrounding areas, he is adept at building consensus to creatively solve problems. Ken's areas of expertise include cash management, budgeting and forecasting, strategic planning, business process improvement, key indicator and financial reporting systems, margin improvements, inventory reductions and cost reductions, ERP system implementation and conversions, Risk management, legal liability and contract review, bank, CPA, insurance and attorney relationships, acquisition due diligence and integration, internal control and staff development.
Kathy Sherby, Senior Advisor to the Board, Counsel for majority ownership of Madaket Growth in various trusts
Partner in the Private Client Group and co-leader of the Fiduciary Litigation Team, Bryan Cave Law Firm
John Engman, Member & Board of Directors, Finance and Nominating Committee, Compliance Committee
Market Manager, Head Application Engineer, Emerson Motor Company. Industrial Motors & Systems, business unit of Emerson Motor Company. Managed the Municipal, Industrial Pumping and General Industry (mostly US) with regard to large motors. Owner Stone Fabricators specializing in the fabrication and installation of stone products for home or business.
Christopher D. Desloge, Jr., Member & Board of Directors, Member Legal Committee
Chris Desloge, Jr. has worked with the law firm of Millsap Singer as paralegal in real estate foreclosure law from 2010 to 2015; and the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis managing continuing education for lawyers and judges; and membership management. Presently Chris is with US Bank in St. Louis.
Christopher D Desloge, CEO; chair of Board of Directors
Mr. Desloge is the CEO, Managing Member and chair of Madaket Growth, a holding company of high-margin service-based businesses in sectors of consulting, mergers and acquisitions, real estate, web-based services and other blue ocean opportunities. Mr. Desloge's career includes extensive large-transaction commercial real estate experience, owning and operating organizations; and consulting for billion-dollar service and manufacturing firms. He founded Equity Growth International in a strategic teaming with Maritz for “equity enhancement” in private mid-market companies through M & A, investment banking and private equity. He has focused his specialties in partnership development, executive leadership, performance improvement and high level negotiations. His specific experience in fortune 500 performance improvement is with companies such as Pepsico, Coca-Cola, MasterCard and Enterprise Rent a Car through his prior affiliation with Maritz.
Mr. Desloge's non-profit leadership includes four decades of dedication to philanthropy in several areas. He served as the National Disaster Relief Coordinator for Hurricanes Katrina and Rita to over 10 cities in the Gulf Coast. He has been on the board of directors (or staff) of numerous NPOs including the National Council of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, St. Louis Council Society of St. Vincent de Paul, the American Red Cross, (Chair of Disaster Operations), the Center for Head Injury Services, the St. Louis Psychoanalytic Institute, International Hildreth Meiere Association, Desloge Foundation, and Foundation for Commercial Philanthropy. Mr. Desloge has been a frequent volunteer with Habitat For Humanity, homeless shelters New Life Evangelistic Center & Gateway 180 (in St. Louis); including a week-long mission trip to northern Haiti (Milot), where he toured Hopital Sacre Coeur, Missionaries of the Poor orphanage (Cap-Haitien), and several rural children’s schools where familiarized himself with deep poverty, need and NGO activities. He has received multiple awards and plaques and continues to dedicate his, and his company's time and resources to philanthropy and encourages all of his employees in his companies to follow suit. Mr. Desloge is Chair and President of the Foundation of Commercial Philanthropy, Inc. the nonprofit humanitarian organization which owns and operates Black Tie Missouri and NPI (for the financial sustainability & independence of NPOs). Chris is also a novitiate in the Third Order Society of St. Francis religious order.