As an investment banker, Ron has a track record of successfully closing significant transactions.
has earned numerous awards for his
sales and marketing accomplishments.
relates well to the challenges of running a privately-held company.
offers over 17 years of experience working with closely-held, private firms with revenues from $10 million to $250 million.
Typically, that size company is owned by an individual or family.
realizes that relationships, culture and compatibility are almost as important as the enterprise value to the selling shareholders.
Confidentiality is another area in which Ron
It is not only troublesome, but can also be damaging to a company if premature information is leaked on a pending transaction.
A third area of interest for business owners is valuation; Ron
is very good at delivering an array of pricing options and different structures to the deal.
understands that it's not only a financial decision but, an emotional one as well.
Many times It's not necessarily the highest bidder, but rather the most compatible acquirer or group of acquirer's the seller hopes to attract, one who operates using the same value system that he
The first question he
always asks is, "How do you want this
transaction to turn out?"
professional career began in the U.S. Army
and encompassed a broad spectrum of assignments including two tours of duty in Vietnam.
After retiring from the Army, Ron consulted for several large companies in the insurance industry, and developed marketing strategies and training programs for several other large firms.
Ron founded Ads Marketing, Inc.
The company worked with national and regional advertisers to develop "targeted media pieces" to increase their market penetration.
The company grew, was profitable and attracted a regional and national client base.
sold the Company and began his
investment banking career with a middle market investment banking firm in Dallas, Texas in 1998.
Ron is a graduate of Park College in Parkville, Missouri.