Our Professionals

Ed Kasper

Ed Kasper is founder of Kasper & Associates which has provided professional business services since its inception in 1984. Formerly he had 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. He has been 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 presently Managing Partner of Kasper & Associates and has been with the firm since 1997. Formerly a Captain in the United States Air Force, Mr. Kasper acquired extensive management and organizational development experience. He 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

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.

Bruce Adams

Bruce Adams has been Senior Associate of Kasper & Associates since 2019. A business development specialist since 1982, Mr. Adams is a seasoned executive with experience in many business sectors. He has worked in the digital marketing, technology and apparel manufacturing industries and has recently focused on merger and acquisition activities in the transportation and logistics field. Mr. Adams is active in the Arlington, Texas community and has served with various civic and religious organizations.? He earned his Bachelor of Arts from Southern Methodist University.