Ted Konnerth has over 40 years of Lighting industry experience. His professional background can be best summarized:
Education: BS, Psychology, Ohio State University
MS and PhD, Psychology, Tulane University. Dual Major: Statistics and Physiology
Konnerth Lighting: Salesman for specification sales in central OH. 2.5 years
Cooper Lighting: Specification Sales, Regional Technical Sales, District Manager, Director of Marketing, National Sales Manager, Regional Vice President, and Global VP, Sales. Total term of service= 16 years. Ted oversaw the growth of Cooper Lighting to $1B in revenues.
In 1999 Ted started his own executive recruiting company, Egret Consulting Group and built that into the largest search firm in the electrical industry; with verticals of: Lighting, Distribution, Wire/Cable, Utility products, Lighting Design firms. Ted sold ECG in 2018 and stayed on for about a year to assist in the transition.
In 2019, Ted joined Merrimack Group, a Mergers and Acquisitions firm, based in New Hampshire. Ted was approached to assist in building out MG’s lighting vertical and did that for over 3 years; resulting in multiple successful transactions. In Feb of 2023, Ted resigned from MG and started Egret Advisors.
Egret Advisors is a boutique M&A firm focused solely in the lighting industry. EA offers an efficient solution to M&A: Faster, Personal and Less costly; with the expertise to assist Lighting OEM’s in identifying suitable investor partnerships.
EA is a ‘Finder’; i.e. a professional researcher and connector between buyers and sellers. EA is specialized in the personal attributes of selling a family business… it’s emotional, personal and very technical and confusing to most smaller company owners. EA provides support through their 40 years of lighting industry expertise, their 40 years of industry contacts and relationships and their commitment to a professional, confidential and shortened campaign via a curated contact list.