Kelly Lusson

Managing Director

Kelly Lusson is a Managing Director with Pursant, responsible for leading the firm’s Buy-Side practice. She is also involved with the firm’s Sell-Side practice and manages other strategic engagements, providing clients with the guidance and support they need to navigate complex strategic transactions.

Prior to joining Pursant, Kelly was the Vice President of M&A and Corporate Development for a PE-backed market leader in the commercial laundry space. In this role, she directed all facets of the M&A transaction process, from deal origination to post-close integration. Before this role, Kelly was a Senior Manager for safety sector M&A at a FTSE 100 multinational conglomerate, supporting research initiatives, target identification, and commercial due diligence efforts.

Before focusing her efforts on the M&A space, Kelly was a founding partner of a management consulting firm and built the company’s market intelligence practice. In this role, she worked primarily in the industrial manufacturing space to help companies understand their market potential and competitive landscape. Using this information, she developed robust sales and marketing strategies to drive business growth and profitability. Her in-depth knowledge of numerous industries has allowed her to provide clients with customized solutions that meet their unique needs.

Kelly has a BA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and an MBA from the University of Tulsa. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, enjoying ALL the great food Chicago has to offer, going to Cubs games, and coaching little league.

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