Kevin Kennedy

Freelance Writer

Kevin Kennedy is the founder and CEO of Beacon Exit Planning, LLC ("America's Exit Planner"), and a managing partner in Beacon Merger & Acquisitions Advisors, LLC. He is a nationally recognized speaker, author and a thought leader on exit planning and succession for private businesses. He personally walked the exit path and understands firsthand the challenges an owner faces from buying and selling a specialty contracting company and helping to implement succession planning to the fourth-generation owners. Beacon delivers owner-centric advice to business owners, once only available to the very affluent. For more information visit or email

Articles by Kevin Kennedy

May 2016
In running your electrical contracting business, there is only one guarantee: you eventually will exit—either voluntarily or involuntarily. The day will come when you will have to say goodbye. Exiting is not an easy process, and the odds are not in your favor. Therefore, to succeed, the business and the owner must both be prepared to successfully transfer the business. READ MORE
March 2014
Contractors spend their adult life building businesses that usually hold more than 70 percent of their hard-earned wealth. Unlocking that trapped wealth without being clobbered by taxes will be a key to your retirement and not outliving your money. READ MORE