Our Professionals

Ed Kasper

Ed Kasper is founder and has been Managing Partner of Kasper & Associates since its inception in 1984. Formerly he has been owner and Chief Executive Officer of various manufacturing companies, primarily in the metals industry. Mr. Kasper is a well-known North Texas business leader who has served on numerous business, civic and church boards, and is frequently quoted in publications. In 2005, he was recognized by the Fort Worth Business Press for his influence in the lives and careers of others by offering guidance and support. Mr. Kasper’s undergraduate degree is from the University of Texas – Austin where he participated in intercollegiate athletics. He holds an M.B.A. from Texas Christian University.
817/738-4220, ext. 103

Layne Kasper

Layne Kasper is a Managing Partner of Kasper & Associates since 1997. Formerly a Captain in the United States Air Force, Mr. Kasper acquired extensive management and organizational development experience. In 2002, Mr. Kasper was recognized by the Fort Worth Business Press as a “40 Under 40” award recipient for outstanding business and civic achievement. Mr. Kasper received a B.S. from the United States Air Force Academy, a B.S. from Texas A&M University and his M.B.A. with highest honors from the University of Dallas.
817/738-4220, ext. 102

Pat Higgins

Pat Higgins is a Senior Associate of Kasper & Associates since 1998. Formerly with IBM for 25 years, Mr. Higgins has had extensive experience working with manufacturing, distribution and service companies primarily focusing on the petroleum, electronics and high-tech industries. Mr. Higgins has provided volunteer services to the M. J. Neeley School of Business at Texas Christian University assisting medium-sized businesses in strategic planning. Mr. Higgins received his B.B.A from the University of North Texas, and an M.B.A. from Texas Christian University.
817/738-4220, ext. 106

Lud Jones

Lud Jones is a Senior Associate of Kasper & Associates since 2002. A CPA since 1967, Mr. Jones has 25 years experience in the asset management and insurance consulting business. He has served as Chief Financial Officer, legal counsel, and insurance risk manager for major real estate development projects in Fort Worth. Mr. Jones received his B.S. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and his J.D. from the University of Texas-Austin.
817/738-4220, ext. 105

Tony Ford

Tony Ford is a Senior Associate of Kasper & Associates since 2008. Mr. Ford has over 25 years experience in creating high-growth organizations in manufacturing, wholesale distribution, B2B sales and hospitality sectors. He has served as the founding Executive Director of the Fort Worth Business Assistance Center, Entrepreneur-in-Residence for the Kauffman Foundation and has won both the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award and the SBA Exporter of the Year Award. He earned his B.S. from Oklahoma State University and attended graduate school in Education at Southwestern Theological Seminary.

Leland Clemons

Leland Clemons is a Senior Associate of Kasper & Associates since 2012.  During his professional career, Mr. Clemons has served in various management positions in commercial and investment banking as well as real estate development management.  He continues to offer strategic planning services for middle market companies in manufacturing, retail and service industries.  Providing leadership, planning as well as oversight governance, Mr. Clemons serves on numerous civic as well as corporate boards in the north Texas area.
817/738-4220, ext. 104