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Mr. Sedge Dienst

Chief Executive Officer

Price Outdoor Media of Missouri

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Price Outdoor Media of Missouri

Background Information

Employment History

President and Chief Executive Officer

Western Sky Industries Llc

Strategy Consultant

Booz Allen Hamilton Inc

Product Management Positions

Carnation Company/Nestle

Chief Executive Officer

Griplock Systems LLC

Affiliations

Trustee
World Affairs Council

Partner
KCA Partners Ltd

Advisory Board Member
Banyan Water Inc

Selected Investment Advisor
Sierra Equity Partners

Education

BS with honors

Agricultural and Managerial Economics

UC Davis

MBA with distinction

Harvard Business School

bachelor's degree with honors

Managerial Economics

University of California at Davis

Web References (3 Total References)


KCA Partners, Ltd.

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Sedge Dienst, Partner

Sedge Dienst co-founded KCA in 1993 with PJ Nora. Sedge has taken on roles as both board-level advisor and hands-on CEO in KCA portfolio companies to facilitate their growth. In KCA's first acquisition, Sedge became CEO of Price Outdoor Media of Missouri to lead a transformation of the company's sales model, pricing and strategy. This led to a rapid growth in revenues and profit, and an exit to a strategic buyer in the next year. Sedge also held the chief executive roles in the plastics processing (Trico Plastics and US Thermoplastics) platform as an interim stage to build a sustaining management team for the combined entity. In the 13-year build-up of Carex Health Brands, which combined 6 acquired businesses to become the leading branded home healthcare equipment company in mass retail, Sedge performed as CEO at certain phases, and at other times as board advisor. The company was sold in 2010, eight times the size of the initially acquired platform company, for a significant multiple of invested equity. Mr. Dienst sits on the boards of all KCA portfolio companies, focusing on strategy development, operational improvements and acquisitions.
Previously, Mr. Dienst was president and CEO of Western Sky Industries, where he overhauled the marketing and operations of this aircraft and automotive parts manufacturer. Results included the development of new products with Boeing's new airplane group's 777 design-build teams, improved global market penetration including Airbus' A330/340 widebodies and significant new quality system approvals. In addition, he negotiated a new union contract that resulted in improved productivity and quality.
Earlier, Mr. Dienst was a strategy consultant at Booz, Allen & Hamilton, serving clients in consumer packaged goods and a variety of other industries. He also held several product management positions with Carnation Company and Nestlé.
Mr. Dienst holds an M.B.A. with distinction from the Harvard Business School and a bachelor's degree with honors in Managerial Economics from the University of California at Davis.
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PJ Nora co-founded KCA in 1993 with Sedge Dienst.


Team | Banyan Water

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Sedge Dienst, Board Advisor

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Sedge Dienst
Sedge Dienst is co-founding Partner of the San Francisco-based private equity firm KCA Partners, Ltd., a private equity firm with a strong operating focus in the small-company end of the buyout industry. He has held the CEO role in six companies, and taken active board roles in others across a range of industries over the past 24 years. The firm's focus on improving performance leads him to spend much of his time on building global supplier networks and sales partnerships. Previously, he led a 40-year old aircraft parts company to build a global customer base in military and commercial aircraft manufacturers. His early career was in consumer products marketing with Carnation Company and Nestle, and management consulting at Booz, Allen & Hamilton.
He is Board President of Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco, the largest provider of homeless shelter services in the city, and a Trustee of the World Affairs Council of Northern California. He holds a BS with honors in Agricultural and Managerial Economics from UC Davis, and an MBA with distinction from the Harvard Business School.


Our Team | Sierra Equity Partners

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PJ Nora co-founded KCA in 1993 with Sedge Dienst.

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Sedge Dienst, Partner Sedge Dienst co-founded KCA in 1993 with PJ Nora. Mr. Dienst sits on the boards of all KCA portfolio companies, focusing on strategy development and acquisitions. Previously, Mr. Dienst was president and CEO of Western Sky Industries, where he overhauled the marketing and operations of this aircraft and automotive parts manufacturer. Earlier, Mr. Dienst was a strategy consultant at Booz, Allen & Hamilton, serving clients in consumer packaged goods and a variety of other industries. He also held several product management positions with Carnation Company and Nestle. Mr. Dienst holds an M.B.A. with distinction from the Harvard Business School and a bachelor's degree with honors in Managerial Economics from the University of California at Davis.

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