Dr. Kipp Krukowski

Instructor, Management Academic Department
Rockwell Hall, Rm. 208
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Kipp Krukowski, Ph.D. is a Clinical Professor of Entrepreneurship at Colorado State University. He currently teaches Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation and is also a co-creator and co-instructor of the Pivot Jumpstart Program, a workshop series designed to help business owners and managers develop a new path forward for their businesses. He also serves as a mentor for Carnegie Mellon University's Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship (www.cmu.edu/swartz-center-for-entrepreneurship/get-involved/mentor/mentors-bio-pages/krukowski.html) being actively involved in judging the McGinnis Venture Competition for over the past ten years.

His research focuses on topics related to valuing and selling privately-held businesses as well as new venture finance. His research has been published in journals such as Business Horizons, Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research, and the Value Examiner.

He completed his doctoral studies at Oklahoma State University and received his bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from Youngstown State University and MBA from Carnegie Mellon University.  He previously was an instructor of entrepreneurship at Kent State University.

In addition to his university education, Kipp obtained industry certifications that include the ASA (Accredited Senior Appraiser) designation from the American Society of Appraisers, CVA (Certified Valuation Analyst) from the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts, CBI (Certified Business Intermediary) from the International Business Brokers Association, and CEPA (Certified Exit Planning Advisor) from the Exit Planning Institute.

Kipp previously founded a nationwide valuation firm which helped lenders, attorneys, and business owners make informed decisions related to valuation. The firm had multiple subsidiaries with focuses in business valuation (www.BusinessValuations.net) and machinery and equipment appraisal (www.EquipmentAppraisal.com).  Clients ranged from large public companies to small businesses.  Past clients include government agencies, privately-held companies, and public companies such as: Acceleron Pharma (NASDAQ: XLRN), Apogee Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ: APOG), Barnes Group Inc. (NYSE: B), BMW, Cardinal Health, CITGO Corporation, DXC Technology Company (NYSE: DXC), Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR), Holcim, Johnson Controls, Inc. (NYSE: JCI), Kohler Co., Magneti Marelli, Marvell Semiconductor (NASDAQ: MRVL), Robert Bosch LLC, MAN Diesel & Turbo, Miba AG, Nucor Corporation (NYSE: NUE), TE Connectivity Ltd. (NYSE: TEL) and many others.  Past lender and insurance company clients include Bank of the West, BBVA Compass, BB&T, Citizens Bank, Erie Insurance, Huntington National Bank, Nationwide Insurance, PNC Bank, RBC Royal Bank, RBS Citizens, Regions Bank, TDBank, U.S. Bank, Wells Fargo, Zions, Zurich N.A. and many others.

He has also provided expert witness testimony for multiple litigation cases related to valuation involving Fortune 100 companies as well as state governments. Prior to this company, he founded a business advisory/brokerage firm which completed over 100 small business M&A transactions helping clients through their business exits.

Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, Kipp worked in the manufacturing industry at General Motors and Delphi Corporation in supply chain management (global purchasing, quality assurance, production control/logistics, and lean/value stream mapping).