Growth strategies for industrial distributors and manufacturers

Extensive business strategy, merger/acquisition, operations,
event management & marketing integration expertise.

Elevating performance across the enterprise

AKD Business Solutions is a seasoned management-consulting firm that offers a wide range of services for industrial distributors, manufactures and private equity sponsors. We bring a depth of experience to every client relationship through focusing on leadership, business planning, revenue performance, strategic growth and global sourcing.

Our team has successfully negotiated and guided complex mergers and acquisitions, including post-transaction integration of business operations, systems and people. As specialists with industrial distributors and manufacturers, our teams can immediately contribute in a positive manner and know how to execute effectively and efficiently.

Exceptional Service. Unrivaled experience.

We possess extensive experience and have helped a diverse list of enterprise, middle market and start-up clients to grow their business and to create sustainable, efficient operations. From business strategy to marketing and operations, our team brings a unique perspective and approach that has consistently proven successful for two decades in business:

  • Business leadership advisory
  • Strategic planning and execution
  • Financial planning and operations
  • Go-to-market positioning and strategy
  • Product planning and development
  • Global sourcing and supplier relationships
  • Business development
  • Acquisition candidate sourcing
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Business Integration
  • Event planning, budgeting and management

Extensive resources and capabilities

AKD has an extensive network of established partnerships with multi-disciplined industry professionals that allow us to extend our knowledge and capabilities to all aspects of business. When needed, we accelerate execution and results with reliable partners for high priority initiatives that are essential to our client’s success. We stand ready to meet any challenge with extended expertise in:

  • Information technology
  • Digital marketing
  • Data analysis and management
  • Supply chain
  • Warehousing and logistics
  • Relocation services
  • Project management
  • Human resources and comp planning
  • Site security

Client Experience

  • 13th Floor Capital
  • AirTechnologies
  • Austin Hose
  • BlackHawk Industrial
  • CI Capital Partners
  • Clark-Reliance
  • Drill America
  • Edison Supply & Equipment
  • Endai Worldwide
  • Fusion Capital Partners
  • Greenbriar Equity Group
  • H.L. Flake

  • HKW Private Equity
  • Homestead-Miami Speedway
  • Irving Place Capital
  • It Cosmetics
  • Karen Pearse Global Direct
  • Kennametal
  • MSC Industrial Direct
  • Marshall Tool & Supply
  • Mirrorball
  • Nautic Partners
  • Ohio Transmission Corp 
  • Orange Bowl Committee
  • OTP Industrial Solutions
  • Production Tool Supply
  • Radial Equity Partners
  • Ryan Herco Flow Solutions
  • Snow Phipps Group
  • SOWA Tool
  • Supply Chain Equity Partners
  • TruArc Partners
  • TrueParallel
  • W.W. Grainger
  • Wynnchurch Capital

Meet the AKD Business Team

Andrew DeWitt

Andrew’s career spans over 30 years and is an expert in industrial distribution and manufacturing industries. He has advised global, national and regional companies with acquisitions, business development, supply chain, product and supplier management and marketing.  As a result of orchestrating the sale of his company DTC Tool Corp to MSC Industrial Direct (NYSE: MSM), Andrew successfully managed MSC’s wholesale and machinery business subsidiaries prior to launching AKD Business Solutions. Andrew holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Georgia and currently serves on the Board of Directors for BlackHawk Industrial and True Parallel.
Nancy Matnick

Nancy brings extensive experience in information systems, finance, process control, business systems, business acquisition and integration to AKD.  Nancy is a Six-Sigma Black Belt and has a vast background with public accounting firms in addition to a long-standing career in an executive role with MSC Industrial Direct (NYSE: MSM). She is particularly adept in financial modeling and analysis, playing an integral role assisting clients with operations and acquisitions.  Nancy holds a BS in accounting and business law from Babson College and serves on the Board of Directors for BuyerGenomics Technologies, Endai Worldwide,  and Karen Pearse Global Direct.
David Soderholm
Operations Officer

David’s expertise in project planning, logistics, training and operational design is unparalleled, managing dozens of major logistical and business relocation projects. He has worked with The Orange Bowl Committee, Goodwill Games, NASCAR/Miami-Homestead Speedway, DTC Tool Corp., Marshall Tool & Supply, Ryan Herco Flow Solutions, AC Sales/Machinery Imports and The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. David began his career as an educator in the Tampa and Miami areas prior to serving in operations and logistic roles for various national organizations. David majored in both Education and Industrial Design with B.A. from Appalachian State University. 

Interested in working with AKD?

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