Fahrenheit Consulting Group
M&A Due Diligence
David Rhoads is a partner, and co-founder of Fahrenheit Consulting Group. He has over 30 years of management consulting experience working with clients ranging from Fortune 100 companies to family-owned enterprises and start-ups. David’s Fahrenheit clients have included education, industrial products, software, building materials, specialty chemicals and insurance brokerage. His functional expertise includes organization effectiveness, growth strategy, market assessment, M&A Due Diligence, and compensation.
David’s extensive consulting experience includes being a Partner at LEK Consulting (6 years) and Managing Director and founder of ThreePoint Consulting, (15 years). At ThreePoint, David has worked with a wide range of education clients such as: charter school networks, independent schools, state departments of education, and education reform groups. As part of this work, David has helped schools align teacher pay with exceptional teaching, meaningful student outcomes and other school priorities.
In addition, he has re-designed partner compensation programs in numerous professional service segments such as: management consulting, executive search, law, engineering, marketing, and accounting firms.
David has an MBA from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, a BS in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and a BA in Communications from the Annenberg School, also at the University of Pennsylvania. David served a 10-year term on the Board of Michelman, Inc., a global specialty chemical company, and was the first non-family member to chair the Executive Compensation and Leadership Development Committee.
(Founder and Partner)
Keith Pekau is a founding partner at Fahrenheit Consulting Group. Keith has over 25 years of management and business experience in the areas of market assessments, growth strategy, M&A due diligence and business valuations.
Keith has helped clients in a variety of industries including: government, retail, construction, medical, manufacturing, financial services, energy, education and private equity. As an entrepreneur, Keith has founded, acquired and managed successful companies in the construction, residential service and consulting industries.
Keith has been the Mayor of the Village of Orland Park since 2017, when he won in his first run for office. He sits on numerous government and private public partnership boards of directors in various capacities. During his tenure as Mayor, he has successfully brought several best practices of private industry to the Village of Orland Park.
Keith has an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, graduating as a Fuqua Scholar. He also holds a B.S.E. in Aerospace Engineering from Arizona State University. Keith is also an Air Force veteran with over 150 combat hours as an Instructor Weapons System Officer in the F-15E.
Jeff Kinsey is a partner at Fahrenheit Consulting. Jeff has over 30 years of management and business experience including leading P&Ls from $5 million to $650 million in revenue. He has also served in various functional roles related to strategy, M&A, consulting, product development, manufacturing and marketing and has worked in companies sized from Fortune 100 companies to small private firms. He is experienced in leadership development, growth and turnaround strategies, M&A and joint venture alliances, operational Improvement, and market assessments.
Jeff has been a senior executive in several industries including aerospace, recreational market engines, recreational vehicles and marine, and transportation industries, and he has consulted for industrial products, banking, transportation, and insurance industries. He has specialized in leading businesses from strategy formulation to setting up sustainable execution management plans and processes.
Jeff has an MBA from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern, an MS in Aerospace Science from Embry-Riddle University and a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati. Jeff is a former naval aviator and carrier pilot and served as a White House Liaison Officer for the Secretary of the Navy. He has been on various industry boards and local boards in his community.
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