Today, Generational Equity is widely considered one of the most renowned Middle-Market M&A advisory firms in North America, helping company owners pursue their business and personal goals. The foundations for this distinguished reputation were laid by founder Dr. John Binkley, thanks to his unrivaled business acumen. John’s impassioned approach has been crucial to Generational Equity’s remarkable growth, which continues in his role as Chairman.
John Binkley’s motivations in the business sphere began with his education. He earned his Bachelor’s in Business Administration from the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University in 1978, and retains strong ties to his alma mater. John has always encouraged education as a key aspect of business strategy, with this forming a pillar in Generational Equity’s support for company owners looking to exit for the optimal value. This is why he has persisted in his education, receiving his Master’s and Doctorate of Ministry from the Phoenix University of Theology in 2005. To this day, John is the Chancellor of that very university, as well as Dean of the Institute of Christian Maturity.
A respected businessman, John’s extensive career has led to encounters with entrepreneurs across all sectors, which has all benefitted the development of Generational Equity under his guidance. With John at the helm for over 20 years, the firm has grown to hold more than 200 professional advisors and dealmakers, all committed to assisting middle-market business owners explore strategic approaches to company growth and exiting at the right time. The fundamentals he established has pushed Generational Equity to over 40 awards, such as the sought-after Investment Banking Firm of the Year from The M&A Advisor.
John’s extensive experience in business has not only helped Generational Equity’s many clients, but others worldwide. Indeed, John has conducted instructive leadership and business-related seminars on a global scale, sharing his experiences and insight to support the next generation of entrepreneurs. Also a dedicated family man, John’s son, Ryan Binkley, is building on the foundations forged by his father in his role as President and CEO of Generational Equity.
This allows John to commit time to his work with faith-based organizations, as a prolific philanthropist, and as a published author. His book, Character Is King, charts a road map to help people find and follow the path God wants for them. John serves on the Board of Directors of three Christian organizations – Here’s Life Africa, Iran Alive Ministries and Christian Cultural Center – and has been on over a hundred missions since 1995. His devotion to his faith is matched only be his ambitions in business, which has aided both Generational Equity’s growth and the aspirations of company owners throughout North America for the future of their business.
From strategic partnerships to value-enhancement plans, John Binkley has played a significant role in entrepreneurs realizing their visions for their company through the work of Generational Equity and its team of M&A professionals. He laid the groundwork for the firm’s rise to the summit of the Middle-Market M&A industry, resulting in the transfer of nearly $4 billion in wealth over the course of its existence.
To learn more about Dr. John Binkley, you can find out more about him on his personal website, or view more information on John Binkley’s LinkedIn profile.