Chief Financial Officer
Ken Wagner has extensive experience in asset restructuring, financial management and operations, with a history of creating significant equity value for companies.
Ken Wagner has extensive experience in asset restructuring, financial management and operations. He is responsible for developing plans to implement new processes and procedures to improve our firm’s efficiency and effectiveness. This includes providing portfolio company oversight, standardization of reporting and controls, and guiding CFO talent enhancement. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and Business Administration from Hope College in Holland, Michigan. He previously served in both committee and board chairman positions with Fleetwood Group, Inc., and is a past member of Geneva Camp and Retreat Center Board of Directors.
Ken previously worked for ten years with Paul Doyle at other companies. He joins Blackford from Coastal Group, where he served as Chief Financial Officer with Coastal’s then-CEO Paul Doyle to create nearly $80M of equity value in four years. Prior to that, Wagner and Doyle worked together at GHSP, a Tier 1 automotive supplier of advanced shift systems and smart pump systems, where Wagner was CFO and they created $400M of equity value over seven years.
Prior to these positions, Mr. Wagner held a number of progressively responsible executive level positions in operations and finance with Magna and Donnelly Corporation companies Magna Mirrors Corporation, Magna Electronics, Inc and Magna E-Car Systems.