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Ron Keene
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Ron Keene

Business Success Partner, Otago & Southland

Ron is one of the co-owners of Compass South and is based in Dunedin. He came to Compass South after a successful career in banking and finance.

Ron also has extensive experience in consulting both in the public and private sectors, advising on procurement and risk management. He is experienced in successfully running small to medium sized businesses. His family has operated businesses in the property development, food and beverage and tourism sectors. Ron has now divested these private interests to concentrate totally on helping other owners of businesses to also succeed.

With over 25 years of experience in the banking and finance sector, much of that financing and supporting small to medium sized enterprises, Ron is well suited to advise businesses on profit maximisation and growth strategies. He is a firm believer in managing business with a healthy balance between work and leisure.

Ron and his wife Kaye have returned to their home town of Dunedin, to support businesses in the Otago area. They have a grown up family of four, all now following their own careers. His leisure interests are following sports, mainly rugby and cricket, fishing and exercising his skills in the kitchen. He is keen aficionado of both food and wine.

Let Ron and Compass South be your Business Success Partner in your efforts to improve the profitability, growth and value of your business.

“The entrepreneur builds an enterprise, the technician builds a job.” Michael Gerber

I was surprised that the Business Diagnostic Tool showed how we could improve our profitability by over $100,000 mainly in the areas of pricing, productivity and sales and marketing. A review of pricing has already lifted profitability. Changes to our strategic goals have included an expansion of our operations out of our home market. That is now under way and we expect it to reach profitability quickly. The advice and encouragement Ron Keene has given me is very valuable in helping me to move my business forward.

Chris Watt - Balclutha Auto Electrics

Through the Compass South Business Diagnostic Tool I could see where to focus on my business to achieve a $200,000 plus improvement in profitability. That was achieved in the first year and since then we have achieved a further increase of that amount again through positive marketing and business growth. I can’t see us having done this without the guidance of Ron, our Compass South consultant.

Alan Poulsen - Alan Poulsen Engineering
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