John Kemper is the CEO of John E Kemper LLC. He strategically consults with high potential start-ups, invests in growth organizations and has the passion and drive to help entrepreneurs execute their vision. With over four decades of business experience growing, buying and selling several consulting firms, John believes that the key to success in business is understanding your end game and having a comprehensive plan that will get you there. He has been a partner/owner of several companies and has bought and sold companies to international, private equity and Fortune 400 companies.
In addition to his passion for working with Richmond's entrepreneurial community, John devotes much of his time and talents to many local, regional, and international nonprofits. John has been a mentor for the VCU pre-accelerator program, served as a member and Board Chair for the World Pediatric Project, Chair of the Downtown YMCA Board and Board member of the Greater Richmond YMCA. He is also an Executive Advisor to UnBoundRVA, and is an advisor to Doorways and the Ronald McDonald House Charities.
John is a graduate of VMI, a member of the VMI Sports Hall of Fame, and an endowed basketball scholarships donor.