Growth Strategies and Tactics for Emerging Companies

City Tech crop.jpg

We advise high-IP companies on how to increase shareholder value by finding

Attractive markets

Operational efficiencies

marketing, production or Financial partners

Exit opportunities


"My greatest strength as a consultant is to be ignorant and ask a few questions"

Peter Drucker




For 35 years we've been


listening deeply 


proposing ways to maximize client "curb appeal"


scanning the horizon for opportunities that fit client strengths

Thumbs Up.jpg

Building bridges to growth 



Industries We’ve Served




Machine Vision Sensors and AI

Audio Electronics


Technical Services



Advanced Manufacturing

For Profit Education/Training

Asset-light Logistics


Who We've Helped


All company names above are trademarks™ or registered® trademarks of their respective holders.
Use of them does not imply any affiliation with or endorsement by them. 


Kuhn team members are
seasoned growth specialists


Team Kuhn


Ryan Kuhn

Led M&A at MсGraw-Hill
Led investments in software and data firms at PE firm GTCR
Turned around, prepared for sale Reid Systems, an HR data firm now owned by General Dynamics
Turned around, sold women’s clothing manufacturer Lilly Pulitzer, now owned by Oxford Industries
Board member, First Bank & Trust Company of iIlinois
BA with Honors, Trinity College (Hartford, CT); MBA with Distinction, Harvard
Based in Menlo Park, CA



Tim Williamson

Investment banker, Morgan Stanley, PaineWebber, Drexel Burnham Lambert
Partner, EY Corporate Finance
Managing Director, Navigant Capital Advisors
Founder, TWAssociates, private merchant bank focused on the tech industry
BA, Southern IL University. MBA, Northwestern
Based in San Francisco, CA

Tim Williamson.JPG


Tom Flaherty

Senior ADP M&A executive
General Partner, Weeden Capital Management, tech-focused PE firm
General Partner, VC firm Applied Technology Partners
Managing Director, Roundstone Capital, advisor to large PE firms in 3PL, software, processing and education industries
BA, Southern CT State University. Graduate studies, Econometrics/Finance, University of PA. Wharton Instructor of Finance
Based in Boston, MA



Patrick Richmond

EVP CorpDev, Primark, a global information company now part of Thomson Reuters.
President, Primark Analytics Group: information, analytics, research/consulting businesses including the Yankee Group
VP Interindustry Group, Data Resources, Inc. (DRI): forecasting and consulting services now part of IHS
Consultant and mentor to firms addressing fluid dynamics, healthcare, financial, underground storage and other markets
BA, Economics, University of KY. Graduate studies, Economics, University of Wisconsin
Based in Cambridge, MA



Contact Us


Menlo Park, CA 94025

Name *