Kathy Ligon

Founder & CEO


Trained as a public accountant, Kathy has a unique 30+ year background in educational operations.

Early on she was named Financial Director for a growing educational organization and subsequently moved to COO, directing growth management and helping the company multiply from five to 125 sites operating in several different states. During this time, she gained a wealth of knowledge in growth strategy, target selection, pricing and negotiation, cultural analysis and post-closing integration tactics. 

In 2003, Kathy started her own early education brokerage firm—providing unmatched support to the private early education sector by developing price analyses, negotiating strategies and matching buyers with sellers. Already she has successfully closed more than 200 educational transactions, and her unique understanding of the nuances of process development and company integration has led to success for companies long after closing.

Though she travels often, consulting on transactions and teaching at workshops and seminars, Kathy is happy to call Greenville, SC home.

Kathy is a proud mother to three happy and successful children as well as two young grandchildren. She enjoys traveling and exploring all corners of the world—standing witness to the northern lights in Norway, scuba diving in the Middle East and hiking the Tongariro Alpine Crossing in New Zealand.

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