Dennis Wells is a Managing Director with the Lexington team. He is focused on helping middle market business owners in Kentucky with exit planning and growth strategies.
Dennis has over 30 years of experience in operational management and was employed by several of the largest global manufacturers of electrical and lighting products. He has a unique cross functional background with experience in finance, marketing, production, strategy development and acquisitions. He played a lead role in twelve acquisitions as a strategic buyer during his corporate career.
Prior to joining CFA, Dennis was the CEO of LSI Industries ("LYTS" on Nasdaq) in Cincinnati, Ohio and was named CEO of the year in 2016 when LSI Industries was recognized as the top performing stock in the area. He served on the board as a director and is certified by the National Associate of Corporate Directors at the Fellow level.
Dennis also has experience with the start-up and operation of several small family businesses including agricultural equipment, motorsports, auto repair, and retail. He can easily relate to clients having walked in their shoes as an owner/operator.