Bankers Advocate is a Boutique Sales, Mergers, and Acquisitions firm serving companies with enterprise values of $1-25 million dollars.
We design and execute successful Exit Strategies for Entrepreneurs. The Exit could be via the financial or strategic buyer we research, target, and consummate. Or it could be through a controlled liquidity event/transfer to your key employees or next generation that we design, manage, arrange financing, and execute the business sale.
We also have a very active Targeted Business Search Program where our Individual, Corporate, and Private Equity Clients entrust us to find them the right companies to purchase in the “Hidden Market”.
A note from our founder, Chris Curtin
“Prior to founding Bankers Advocate, I owned a manufacturing plant and subsequently founded an Asset Based Lender BusinessCash.com, a commercial finance company specializing in Factoring, Trade Financing and Letters of Credit.
The experiences I derived while working in my family’s business and then going on to own these companies are key components in my ability to understand your business and the problems that confront you on a daily basis. The only way to truly understand the mechanics of business is to be involved in the day-to-day operations.
My experiences in sales, marketing, manufacturing, cost containment, lending, credit, collections, and cash flow allow me to add meaningful value and insight to any engagement. Prior to Bankers Advocate, I was frustrated that I could only help entrepreneurs in one area of their business. My consulting with Bankers Advocate has afforded me the outlet I most enjoy, which is solving problems, creating greater value, and assisting business owners in achieving their goals and final success.”
Chris is a 1980 graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology with a BS in Industrial Management. He is a former board member of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), the Angel Investment Forum, and was the founding President of the Turnaround Management Association’s (TMA) Florida Chapter and served on the TMA’s Executive Board of Directors. He also served on the Micro Loan Committee for The Minority & Women Business Enterprise Alliance in Orlando and served on the Board of the Palm Beach County Resource Center. He is also the longtime treasurer of the GA Tech Alumni Club of the Palm Beaches and formerly on the board of Child and Family Connections, the lead agency for community-based care in Palm Beach County charged with the management of the organization, enhancement, coordination, and oversight of foster care and related services.
The Florida Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association received the 2001 Most Improved Chapter award under Chris’ leadership. In 2002, Chris received the Outstanding Individual Contribution Award from the International TMA for his successful “turnaround” of the Florida TMA chapter and his contributions to the turnaround industry in general. Florida TMA was also honored with the Best Chapter Award in 2007.