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Kevin S. Wiley, Sr., M.S., J.D.

Program Coordinator and Faculty

Kevin Wiley teaches online courses for the Small Business Academy and Paralegal Studies at El Centro College. An attorney for more than 20 years, both with a major law firm and in his own practice specializing in bankruptcy litigation and transactions, he honed his business skills as a corporate executive with Pro-Line Corp., a manufacturer of health and beauty aids generating more than $40 million in sales and founded by area businessman Comer Cottrell.

He spent five years as chief operating officer and restructuring officer of Heritage Media Group Inc. and has spent more than 20 years as an educator at both graduate and undergraduate levels. Specialty areas include international and domestic business, finance, strategic planning and entrepreneurial new venture creation.

He graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio and received his master’s from St. Mary’s. He earned his juris doctorate degree from Harvard University Law School.

Wiley entered the health and beauty aids business with Pro-Line in 1991 and for the next nine years served in positions of increasing responsibility, culminating in the position of vice president of strategic and corporate development; he also served on the company’s board of directors. In 2000, the company merged with Alberto-Culver, and he left Pro-Line to join the former president and majority shareholder, Comer Cottrell, to pursue other business opportunities, while he started Southwest Management Consultants to serve as a consultant to the health and beauty aids industry. He continues to serve as a consultant specializing in international issues for the industry.

Over his career, he has advised executives of both start-up and established businesses in developing strategic plans for domestic and international sales and distribution, acquisition and development of companies and assets, negotiation of key agreements for manufacturing and other operations, arrangement of private equity capital in excess of $100 million in closed transactions, mergers and consolidations, and restructurings.

He has also traveled extensively, exercising his expertise in international consulting in the health and beauty aid industry, to South Africa, Ghana and the Caribbean, conducting market analysis, assessment of international assets and structuring financing options for international operations.

In March 2009, Wiley served as a co-venturer in the acquisition of Plus Factor, LLC, by Johnson Products Co., part of Proctor & Gamble Co., a transaction valued in excess of $20 million. He continues to serve as a senior consultant to the new Johnson Products management team.

He also serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Dallas’ graduate School of Management, teaching strategic management, in Entrepreneurial Studies at El Centro College’s Bill J. Priest campus and in Paralegal Studies at El Centro College, where he teaches contract and real estate law; and as interim chief operating officer for the Urban Television Network.