CKS Advisors Managing Director Joel Strom brings more than 40 years of business management and consulting experience. Strom’s career spans from mid‐sized entrepreneurial companies to Fortune 500 corporations. His various professional roles include engineer, manager, executive, business owner, and consultant. A highlight of his career was the purchase and transformation of a small manufacturing company to a company that grew at a 40% annual rate.
That success prompted him to found Joel Strom Associates to help businesses successfully reach their growth objectives and accelerate their enterprise value. Strom sold this Ohio-based consulting practice and relocated to Phoenix in 2000 where he became a founding partner of CKS Advisors where he heads the firm’s Value Creation advisory practice.
The Institute of Management Consultants has designated Strom as a Certified Management Consultant (CMC), an achievement realized by less than one percent of all consultants worldwide. Strom sits on the boards of several closely held companies and is active in civic and industry associations. He frequently speaks on various business growth and Value Creation topics to industry and trade groups throughout the country.
Education: Strom holds a degree in mechanical engineering from Case Institute of Technology and an MBA from the Weatherhead School of Management of Case Western Reserve University.