Chris Kenney is a Managing Director and Partner in L.E.K. Consulting’s Chicago office and leads the North American Building Materials & Industrial Products practice. He also focuses on the private equity, building & construction, industrial products & services, retail, and consumer products sectors. Chris joined L.E.K. in 1993 and has over 23 years of strategy consulting experience. While at L.E.K., Chris has assisted clients in developing value maximizing growth strategies. He also specializes in providing support for acquisition and alliances. He received a Bachelor of Science in International Economics from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service. He earned his Master of Arts in Management, with a concentration in finance and accounting, from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. Chris is co-director of MergerWeek at the Kellogg Graduate School's executive education center, the premier executive program focused on acquisition best practices.