Kevin Elliott

Kevin Elliott


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Kevin joined Kainos Capital in 2015 and is a partner of the firm. He has over 25 years of operating, turnaround, and merger and acquisition experience from the consumer goods, retail and distribution industries. He is a member of the firm’s investment committee. 

Kevin enjoys working with the management teams at partner companies and helping them architect and deploy the most effective strategies to fulfill their growth potential.  Kevin especially loves spending time developing and further refining merchandising and go-to-market strategies.  Kevin’s background in the C-suite of several Fortune 500 companies has allowed him to see many situations and challenges that can assist partnering leadership teams. The Kainos team likens Kevin to having the “Chief Merchandiser” on the team which is a considerable competitive advantage.  

Prior to joining Kainos Capital, Kevin held the position of president and COO of Nash Finch Inc., leading their retail and distribution businesses as well as serving on their M&A committee. Kevin was also a leader on the integration team during the successful sale of Nash Finch to Spartan Stores Inc. Prior to Nash Finch, Kevin was with 7-Eleven Inc. for eight years most recently as senior vice president of Merchandising, Marketing and Distribution for its 8,000 domestic stores. Kevin was also an integral member of 7-Eleven’s acquisition strategy effort. Prior to 7-Eleven, Kevin was the VP of Procurement at Webvan, responsible for national distribution relationships. Kevin started his career at Fleming Companies in the Merchandising function and was involved in the grocery, dairy, frozen, deli, and bakery categories. While at Fleming, he also held the positions of corporate director, Store Brands and category management. 

Kevin received his BA in Operation Management at Missouri State University and obtained his MBA at Southern Methodist University. 

Kevin and his wife remain involved with Missouri State and contribute to education in several capacities. Together, they have two children with whom they enjoy the outdoors.