Kevin Dutton is a Senior Consultant for The Hayes Group International. Kevin focuses his expertise on financial strategies that drives cost out of the business while at the time ensuring that the company has the necessary resources needed to execute on the business plan. His most recent role was Vice President, Operations Finance for Gulfstream Aerospace, a General Dynamics Company. Kevin has 33 years of experience in Finance and Accounting; 28 of those years with Gulfstream. He also worked in public accounting for five years prior to joining Gulfstream.
In his role as Vice President, he led financial functions for Gulfstream Operations in the U.S. and Mexico. He established and implemented financial strategies for both Production and Completions Manufacturing Operations. He played a key role in the development of business plans and targets, working with leaders to build their own and their organization’s capacity to achieve better results.
Prior to serving as Vice President, Kevin was director of Materials and Production Finance. He managed all financial support for Production Manufacturing for all large-cabin programs, including providing financial advice and counsel to Gulfstream’s facility in Mexicali, Mexico. He worked extensively in contract negotiations with key suppliers of large dollar components.
At Gulfstream, Kevin has helped leaders at all levels become better communicators and strategic thinkers, including serving a mentor and coach for both the Leadership Development Program and Management Development Program. He also demonstrated his leadership abilities as a key member of the ERP Implementation Steering Committee, the Steering Committee for Continuous Improvement, and an Enterprise Wide Team on communication.
Kevin earned his Bachelors of Accounting from Georgia Southern University and also holds a CPA license in the state of Georgia.