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Jeff Ketchum - Founder & President
"I founded Lordstone Business Advisors, Inc. after experiencing a need myself for strategic planning, execution, accountability and business coaching over the last 20 years of leading Lordstone Corporation", a management consulting firm specializing in executive search, assessment & selection. “Owning a small business can be isolating and often there is no one to talk to about the challenges facing a business and its owner. Secondly, many times there is often no one to be accountable to, other than yourself. I always wished I had someone experienced to come alongside of me, talking through strategy, encouraging my personal and business growth, keeping us focused and holding us accountable to my vision for the business. As a result, I founded Lordstone Business Advisors, Inc. to fill that gap."

I really love working with small business owners and their teams, to help them work and grow together, in a healthy environment, to meet the goals of the business.” “Business done well, with the right principles, behavior and leadership, has the ability to touch & influence peoples lives, way beyond work.” “I especially enjoy working with business owners of faith, encouraging them to be authentic in their walk with God by emulating HIS WORD (the Bible) in their leadership and management practices at work. My daily prayer is that our clients faith would be increased, become very real and lived out in their businesses."

Jeff has more than two decades of experience as a small business owner, including 3 profitable start ups, 4 new service/revenue channel expansions and experience acquiring a competitor. He has personally served more than 200 businesses across 40 industries and has interviewed or interfaced with thousands of executives and managers throughout his career. Through these interactions, he has learned about what works and what doesn't when running a small business and shares this advice with the clients of Lordstone Business Advisors, Inc.

Jeff is a graduate of Cornell University’s Program in Executive Search and Leadership Consulting where he studied cutting edge theory and “best practices” among the Top 250 companies in the world. Subjects of study included: • Business Strategy & Market PositioningTalent Management, Talent Development & Succession PlanningDiversity & InclusionExecutive Assessment/Management AppraisalCompensation and Total Rewards. Additionally, Jeff is certified as a researcher/associate through the Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants (AESC), an organization recognized by the United States Government and the European Union as the representative body for the executive search and leadership consulting industry.
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Linda Nyberg Ketchum - VP of Administration
Linda joined the parent company of Lordstone Business Advisors, Inc., Lordstone Corporation, shortly after the companies founding in 1998 and currently directs the administration efforts of both companies.

Over the last several decades, Linda has worked closely with a number of business owners, investors, executives and mangers of small-medium sized businesses throughout a variety of industries. Linda keeps everyone at Lordstone Business Advisors, Inc. and their clients on track.

Linda attended Olivet Nazarene University, Kankakee, Illinois and Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, Florida. She is the former Executive Assistant of the President of Olivet Nazarene University and the former Executive Assistant of the Director of World Vision, Australia.
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Tim Ketchum, Associate Consultant & Economist
Tim joined the parent company of Lordstone Business Advisors, Inc. in 2011, as an intern focusing on research and marketing. Today, Tim serves as an on-call Economics Specialist.

Tim supports the consulting efforts of the company by introducing clients to economic principles, research and how both can improve small businesses through planning, diversification and growth.

His consulting experience includes having worked with senior level executives and small business owners of companies in the industrial, maritime, manufacturing and non-profit sectors.

Tim will graduate from Northern Michigan University December 2020 with his Bachelor’s of Science in Economics. Following that he will start his Graduate program at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee for his Master’s in Economics.

Office Location

Gladstone Office
P.O. Box 469
Gladstone, Michigan 49837

Telephone

+1 (906) 428 9330

FREE CONSULTATION - We love small business! We routinely meet with small business owners over coffee or a virtual Zoom meeting just to learn about their businesses, challenges and goals. No sales pitch, just a get to know you and you get to know us session. To schedule, call us today.

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