Specialties: Acquiring businesses, teaching entrepreneurs how to acquire businesses and helping entrepreneurs scale businesses through acquisitions and marketing. Jon is adept at negotiation, marketing strategy, structuring and funding of mergers and acquisitions IPOs and exit strategies.
→ CEO of Stack Acquisitions - we acquire and help other companies acquire - I have worked on about 10 total - its like tackles in football, sometimes you get credited for just a fraction.
→ Host of Top M&A Entrepreneurs Podcast – my 50+guests have acquired 700+ businesses worth over $60 billion in value - What have I learned? Entrepreneurs that acquire 1 -2, talk about tactics. The Entrepreneurs that acquire 10+, talk mindset - add a Zero and ask, "How Can I double my business in 6 Months?"
→ Investor Acquisition Advisors – Reg A Crowdfund Raised for OTC companies. We raised $100 Million+ and only worked with publicly traded OTC companies by partnering with a PE firm. They came into offer at 15% discount, needed share price and trading volume - did not work with private companies - no liquidity events.
→ Helped Novo Integrated Sciences (NASDAQ: NVOS) with acquisitions and Uplist from OTC to NASDAQ in direct listing. Shares went from $4 to $37 in one day.
→ CenturyHearingAids.com – Bought this ecommerce business - it was distressed, rebuilt it: simplified product line - only sold 3 levels of hearing aids, automated and outsourced everything, sold it on EmpireFlippers.com (in 72 hours I guess I underpriced it)
→ Bought a Course Business, one of my first business acquisitions, “How to be a Game Tester” – hugely profitable but had to shut it down after 6 months - in violation of yahoo ad policies - not everything works out in buying a business - lesson: better Due Diligence.
→ Turbo Squid – Cofounder, VP of Marketing/Sales raised $5million from Intel and Advantage Capital – sold to Shutterstock many, many years later
→ Northern Arizona University – Electronic Engineering
→ USAF Staff Sergeant, enlisted, did a few good things and got a ride in an F4 Phantom - top speed 1,400mph - got yellow but did not puke.
→ First Acquisition Experience- in my teens, bought a calf for $90 and sold for over $1000
That all changed when I joined a small software company in New Orleans, LA. In doing so, I was able to:
Take an idea and turn it into a business that is still the #1 DOMINANT player in its niche.
Create a compelling story that Customers and Investors loved!
Raise $5 Million in Capital from Intel, Kodak and Advantage Capital to fuel Growth.
Since then, I have helped raise over $22 Million for companies and clients.
I have created 100s of Pitch Decks for clients - and probably spent over 5000 hours on what works and what does not.
Oh, I do a lot of work creating Compelling Stories for Entrepreneurs, see PitchDeckSecrets.com, See MillionDollarPitchDeck.com See InvestorAttractionSecrets.com
Jon currently serves on the Board of Advisors to HempExchange.com. Hemp Exchange is the Fastest Growing, Largest, and Most Trusted Buy/Sell Exchange Platform for quality hemp products in the USA - Hemp Exchange is a marketplace with over $757 MILLION in Gross Merchandise Listed.