Ken Gadd

Ken Gadd


Ken Gadd founded Gadd Business Consultants, Business Growth Specialists in 1982, a firm dedicated to the advancement of small and mid-size businesses and organizations that wish to grow successfully and ethically. We have clients throughout the for-profit, non-profit and faith-based sectors. Ken Gadd has assembled a highly skilled team of consultants that share his vision and values. Based in Michigan, Ken Gadd has degrees in Business (BBA from the University of Michigan, and MBA from Wayne State University, Detroit) and Theology (M. Div. and D. Min from Ecumenical Theological Seminary, Detroit).

In the past 20 years, Dr. Gadd has served as a faculty member at several local colleges and universities. He is currently an adjunct professor of Entrenpreneurship and Marketing in the College of Management at Lawrence Technological University, where he has developed and directed several entrepreneurship and Micro-enterprise programs.

Dr. Gadd is a skilled and experienced facilitator, and frequent lecturer on Business Growth, Strategic Planning, Ethics, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and Change Leadership. Dr Gadd has a very strong interest in business ethics, world religion and entrepreneurship. He believes there is a need for businesses to be concerned with issues of social and environmental responsibility, and economic justice.

In addition, Ken is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ. He is serving as Pastor of St James UCC in Casco, Michigan and St. John’s UCC in Marine City, Michigan.

Devon Klomp

Devon Klomp


Devon has been part of the GBC team since 2010. With a degree in Business and Art she provides a unique component to the firm. She utilizes her education and experience in advertising and marketing to benefit the firm and its clients. Devon’s skill set ranges from business assessment, strategic planning, business and financial analysis/forensics, website/social media, customer and competitive review and analysis to promotion.

Roberta Fisher

Roberta Fisher


Roberta Fisher has a degree in Management and has over twenty years experience working in the financial and investment world.  Her experience includes working with accounts ranging from small to over $750,000,000 a year. Throughout her career, Roberta has provided high quality customer service for customers, clients and financial institutions.  She was responsible for many projects which improved company financial effectiveness.

At GBC Roberta is utilizing her vast experience and expertise working with clients in the areas of strategic planning, bookkeeping and maintaining QuickBooks, financial analysis, accurate and professional financial, operations and management reporting and social media.

Matt LaDuke

Matthew LaDuke


Matthew LaDuke has his degree in cinematography and brings a new edge to Gadd Business Consultants. He has been doing tutorial and demonstration videos for a little over 9 years and continues to pursue his goal of making informational and inspirational videos in the future. Matt is also developing various educational videos and podcasts for Gadd Business Consultants. He also brings his expertise of social media to the company. Matthew’s skills set are video production, audio production, graphic design, social media, and marketing.

Evan Lyszczyk

Evan Lyszczyk


Evan Lyszczyk (Liz-Check) has a Degree in Finance with a minor in Economics from the University of Northwood. He started working for Gadd Business Consultants full time in the second quarter of 2018. Prior to becoming a full-time employee at GBC, he spent several years in the manufacturing industry as a Plant Controller for a Tier-1 automotive company that averaged over $150,000,000 in sales per year. As a Plant Controller he championed the implementation of numerous reporting and analysis systems that improved the plants financial transparency and overall efficiency. In addition to working in the manufacturing industry for several years Evan has been a part of several entrepreneurial ventures in the real estate, and marketing realm. Evan primarily assists clients with financial analysis & forecasting, financial management, strategic business planning and business development.

Andy Porter

Andy Porter


Andy Porter has been involved with mergers and acquisitions since 2015. Andy has the unique experience of having gone through the process of purchasing a company. Having been a buyer himself, Andy has a good insight into what a prospective buyer is looking for in an acquisition.

Prior to working in the mergers and acquisition field, Andy spent 15 years working as an entrepreneur in the services industry having started several small businesses. He understands the complexities of working with diverse teams of people, and also the importance of quality customer service.

Andy specializes in new business development, negotiations, and project management. He is a magna cum laude graduate from Oakland University where he majored in Communications and earned his law degree from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law.

Other GBC Team Members

Other GBC Team Members


The  GBC  team also includes additional professionals  with an extensive blend of experience, education and training.  These individuals allow us to provide our clients a unique blend of services tailored to the specific needs of our clients.  These services include but are not limited to technology, social media, professional writing, finance, legal structure, etc.

Lilith & Big Black Dog

Lilith and her furry friends


At Gadd Business Consultants, we have the pleasure of the company of our furry companions (and often their friends) that like to remind us that there is more to life than work. The founder, Ken Gadd, has been rescuing animals ever since he was young (mostly dogs and cats). For some, he finds their original owners, while with others, he fosters them. Some have adopted Ken along the way. Ken currently shares his home and office with his rescued dogs. Lilith and her friends remind the team to take time to laugh a little, play a little, snack a little, and be grateful a lot.