February 25 - Kevin Esser
CFO, Idaho Forest Group LLC
Kevin is CFO for Idaho Forest Group LLC (IFG), the largest forest products manufacturer in the state of Idaho and one of the top ten producers in the United States. Kevin joined IFG in January 2010. He graduated in 1990 from the University of Idaho majoring in accounting and finance. Kevin started his career with the accounting firm KPMG Peat Marwick in Portland, Oregon, where he specialized in the manufacturing and forest products industries. His experience includes controller for a national wholesale company, and CFO of a start-up Internet company. Most recently Kevin was Divisional Controller and then Director of Marketing for Freightliner LLC, a division of Daimler AG, and the world’s largest manufacturer of heavy duty trucks. Kevin lives in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho and enjoys everything outdoors that northern Idaho has to offer.