UW-Eau Claire Staff

Luke Kempen, Director

Luke Kempen

Luke Kempen is the director of the Wisconsin SBDC at UW-Eau Claire. He previously held a consultant position with the SBDC. His work experience prior to joining the SBDC includes a position in the audit division of a large international public accounting firm in Milwaukee as well as serving in senior leadership roles in some fast growing private companies in Eau Claire. Kempen’s experience as an entrepreneur comes from starting and growing a company and then selling it profitably. He possesses extensive business experience in the areas of finance and accounting, leadership, strategic planning, project management and human resources. He also has direct experience with business startup, marketing, business planning and business sale/transition. A certified public accountant, Kempen holds a BBA in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and is a graduate of the Executive Leadership Development Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  He is currently pursuing an MBA degree at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.