Wesley E. Kern
Mr. Kern has more than 20 years of broad-based experience in corporate, operational, and financial management. Mr. Kern is the founder of NextRise Financial Strategies, LLC, providing advisory, interim management and board services in distressed situations. He currently serves as a Director with Improve One, LLC and previously served on the boards of All In Behavioral Health and Meridian Solar, Inc. From 2014 to 2018, Mr. Kern was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Lobo Leasing Limited, a Dublin Ireland-based aircraft lessor serving international operators in need of helicopters. Before Lobo Leasing, he was Senior Vice President, Finance for US Power Generating Company from 2006-2013, where he also served as Vice President, Mergers and Acquisitions. Prior to his work at US Power Generating, Mr. Kern served as Chief Financial Officer for Pacific Natural Energy, LLC, was an investment banker with Simmons & Company Intl. and was a management consultant with Ernst & Young.