There are many ways to describe Dr. John Binkley. To some, he is an experienced and versatile businessman, with his greatest achievement in this field the founding of leading middle market M&A firm Generational Equity. To others, John Binkley is a champion of the Word of God, through his work as part of several faith-based organizations and missionaries. Others will recognize him as a published author, with his well-received Character is King offering a roadmap to discovering God’s plan for you. Here, you can delve into the many facets that make Dr. John Binkley one of Dallas’ favorite sons and someone who has interacted with and supported thousands across the globe.
John Binkley the Businessman
Dr. John Binkley’s beginnings in the business world began with education. He attended Southern Methodist University, achieving his Bachelor’s in Business Administration at the Cox School of Business. John has maintained strong ties to his alma mater ever since, and credits the university for forging his strong business foundations. He places a great importance on education in allowing business owners to accomplish their goals, which is why he has conducted seminars on leadership and business in many countries.
However, John Binkley’s biggest influence on the business landscape was the creation of M&A firm Generational Equity over 20 years ago. From humble beginnings, the firm’s comprehensive approach to the M&A process, including thorough business valuations and developing detailed exit strategies, has seen Generational Equity grow to one of the leading firms for middle market companies in North America. The foundations John Binkley established from day one continue to be upheld in the now 200-strong team of M&A professionals.
Today, Generational Equity has completed numerous transactions for clients throughout North America, facilitating the transfer of nearly $4 billion in wealth for them. The organization also has a buyer network of tens of thousands at its disposal, and has won over 40 awards, including the coveted Investment Banking Firm of the Year of 2016 from The M&A Advisor. While John Binkley has handed the day-to-day running of Generational Equity to his son, Ryan Binkley, he continues to play a key role in their success as its Chairman.
John Binkley and the Church
While Dr. John Binkley has built an enviable résumé in the world of business through his career at Generational Equity, he considers himself first and foremost a Man of God. To this end, John Binkley continued his education at the Phoenix University of Theology, where he earned his Master’s and became one of the first to achieve a Doctorate in Ministry. John has maintained his relationship with the university as its Chancellor, and he also is Dean of the Institute of Christian Maturity.
Outside of his personal education, John Binkley has reached out to thousands seeking God’s infinite wisdom through valuable missionary works – he has participated in over 100 since 1995, and continues his involvement to this day. John is also on the Board of Directors for a number of Christian organizations, including Here’s Life Africa, Iran Alive Ministries and Christian Cultural Center.
John Binkley the Author
Dr. John Binkley’s religious devotion was the inspiration behind the publishing of his book, Character is King. Feeding into John’s experience in developing road maps for business owners looking to exit at Generational Equity, this is a road map to finding the destination God has determined for you. The universal truths and insights of this book helps people discover His eternal plan for their lives.
John Binkley the Philanthropist
Working every day to create a joyful, peaceful and blessed world for all, one person at a time, Dr. John Binkley’s philanthropic pursuits include the building of churches and supplying of tools to often tumultuous areas through his missionary work. Joined by other like-minded people, John continues to spread the wisdom of Jesus’ teachings to the benefit of those in need.
If you would like to learn more about Dr. John Binkley’s business ventures, you can visit his LinkedIn profile.