Mergers & Acquisitions Advisor at Calder Capital
Graduate of Grand Valley State University
Fantasy Football Aficionado
Motto: Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.
Favorite Activity: Hiking and walking with his wife
Karaoke Night Song: Queen’s “Don’t Stop Me Now”
What motivated you to become an M&A advisor?
I get to help business owners through one of the biggest/most emotional events in their life. Additionally, I have a flexible work schedule. I get to control my pathway to financial, personal, and intellectual growth.
How did you come to work at Calder Capital?
I love the culture here, and I was immediately drawn to it after having my initial meetings with Max [Managing Partner at Calder Capital]. We all like to work hard and play hard while being ethical in everything that we do.
What kinds of businesses do you like to work with?
I like to work with all business owners because I love to learn about the different characteristics that make a business owner tick and operate. I also enjoy learning about each industry and what makes each company’s services/products unique and attractive in the marketplace.
What motivates you to work hard each day?
To pave a successful future and provide a rewarding life for my wife and future children.
Describe the wildest thing that’s ever happened to you at work/during a project.
As I helped a client sell his company, he ended up simultaneously purchasing another company I was representing at the time. This taught me that you never know where the buyer will come from, but you have to be open minded to make any situation work.
What career advice would you give to your younger self?
Don’t be afraid to speak up. Take risks and trust in your instinct/gut feeling.
What is one thing that most people do not know about you?
A couple of things that people do not know about me:
1. Stains on my clothes give me anxiety.
2. I am terribly afraid of rollercoasters.
3. My favorite drink is an Arnold Palmer.
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