28 Jul July 28, 2023 – Live Earth Jim Barker and Dummies Bill Snow
If you can find a buyer that has a strategic imperative or bring
something to the table like entrée into a new customer class, then
you can get higher than a normal 4 as a multiplier.
Bill Snow is the Managing Director of Jordan, Knauff & Company and the Author of the Book “Mergers & Acquisitions For Dummies.” Bill is a highly regarded authority in the field of mergers and acquisitions, known for his extensive experience representing buyers and sellers across a wide range of industries. With a career spanning over 30 years, including nearly two decades as an investment banker, Bill has established himself as a trusted professional in the field. His expertise encompasses various aspects of M&A, including business sales, capital raises, and buy-side services for middle-market companies. Throughout his career, Bill has worked with clients from diverse sectors, such as water works manufacturing, value-added distribution, packaging, medical supplies and equipment, automotive parts, drink dispensing equipment, security, apparel, refined fuels, and more. In addition to his work in M&A, Bill is an accomplished writer, having authored articles for online publications and books on topics including early-stage capital and personal marketing. He is also a sought-after speaker, delivering engaging presentations at universities like Northwestern University, DePaul University, IIT-Kent, and Harvard Business School. Bill has shared his insights at prominent events such as the Thomson Reuters Midwestern M&A/Private Equity Forum, and he has presented to esteemed organizations including Chase Bank, Huntington Bank, Ice Miller, the Illinois CPA Society, and the University Club of Chicago. His speaking engagements extend beyond the United States, with international lectures in Malaysia and the United Arab Emirates. Bill holds an MBA and a BS in finance from DePaul University, and he is a registered Investment Banking Representative with FINRA, holding series 62, 63, and 79 certifications. His wealth of knowledge and extensive track record make him a trusted advisor in the field of mergers and acquisitions.
Jim Barker – Chief Revenue Officer of Live Earth
The Department of Defense was our second client. They used the
platform for battle. They integrated our systems so they could see
tanks and planes in real time.
Jim Barker leads revenue growth for Live Earth in Dallas, Texas helping the world’s largest organizations make faster and better decisions with data. Live Earth’s operational analytics platform leverages real world data with customer data to provide actionable insights allowing them to win in their marketplace over competition. cJim is a driven sales and marketing leader with 25+ years experience leading organizations in the technology and communications space. Jim enjoys helping teams drive revenue with an innovative approach to providing a unique customer experience where issues are resolved and desired outcomes are achieved. Jim works as Chief Revenue Officer at Live Earth. In this role, Jim leads the teams responsible for marketing, business development, sales and partner growth for Live Earth’s real-time data analytics platform and data engineering services. Jim is passionate about helping people succeed. He identifies what is most important to them, aligns purpose and values, and implements processes to achieve common goals. Jim is a faithful servant who believes in inspiring greatness and excellence from himself, his team and his clients. He believes in high integrity and a positive attitude in every form of serving people. Jim’s top 5 strength’s from his Strength Finder assessment are all in Executing. These include Achiever, Responsibility, Consistency, Discipline, and Focus. Jim knows how to make things happen. When you need someone to create and execute a sales and marketing strategy, Jim is the type to roll up his sleeves and work tirelessly towards the best possible results. Jim is a Di on the DISC assessment indicating he is enthusiastic, persuasive, and focused on the big picture. It comes naturally to Jim to complete projects more quickly than others, take big risks, and feel comfortable making important decisions. Jim is motivated by helping clients and teams achieve ambitious goals by overcoming challenges. He measures much of his success on results he can help influence and impact.