Luke Kempen

Center Director

Luke’s expertise is in finance and specifically in financial projections, statements, analyses, reporting and business valuation. When working with Luke, he will challenge your assumptions in order to help you think through your business idea and make it stronger.

One enjoyable aspect of the job for Luke is helping people secure the resources they need to launch and grow their businesses and knowing he helped set them up for success. The most meaningful types of projects to Luke are startup projects in which the client is passionate about launching a business and is willing to put in the work to be successful.

When not busy at the SBDC, Luke enjoys carpentry and bike riding. He stays involved with his community through his church and serving on the Chippewa Valley Innovation Center Board.

  • BBA Accounting University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, WI
  • Certified Public Accountant

Success stories

Earthbound Environmental, LLC. 

The Mill in Chetek.

Luke’s Staff Spotlight