Co-Founder at Chinook Capital Advisors
John has been a trusted advisor working with business owners and shareholders of privately held businesses for more than 25 years with leading investment banking firms such as Seattle-based Meridian Capital and global investment banking firms Credit Suisse First Boston, Merrill Lynch and Bank of America. He has developed a successful track record by helping owners work through complex business transitions, recapitalization and company sale transactions. John has closed more than 100 company sale, recapitalization, financing and M&A transactions across multiple industries ranging from branded consumer to food and beverage, manufacturing, aerospace, business services and more.
For 20+ years, John lived and worked across Asia in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore. During his time abroad he picked up two Chinese dialects as well as global insight which enables him to bring both local and global perspective to transactions today.
In 2010 John returned to his native Seattle and continued his work in investment banking with Seattle-based Meridian Capital. In 2017 he co-founded Chinook Capital Advisors with Ed Kirk.
A graduate of Seattle University’s Albers School of Business, John currently serves as a board member for the Albers Alumni Association as well as the Association for Corporate Growth, Seattle Chapter. He and his wife, Candy, have three grown children and a grandchild. When he’s not helping his clients, John often dreams of his next fishing and crabbing boat or helps cheer on the Mariners to the next World Series.
Articles from this Contributor
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- COVID’s Impact on Private Company Valuations
- Of Course, Enterprise Value = EBITDA x the Multiple… Uh, So What’s the Multiple?
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- Some Say LOI’s Aren’t Worth the Paper They’re Printed On. We Disagree.
- What the heck is adjusted EBITDA and why is it so darn important?
- Creating the Team to Sell Your Business