As the Founder and Chairman of leading middle-market M&A advisory firm Generational Equity, Dr. John Binkley is well-known for his impressive business acumen. Under his direction, the firm has grown from its humble foundations into a prominent name in the M&A industry, with offices in Dallas, Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles and Tampa. Today’s over 200 strong team of dealmakers and advisors help many business owners annually exit their companies for the optimal value, facilitating nearly $4 billion in wealth for clients across North America.
While his reputation as a businessman is what many recognize Dr. John Binkley for, it is actually his faith that is a constant source of motivation for him. After earning his Bachelor’s in Business Administration from the South Methodist University’s Cox School of Business, Dr. Binkley’s education continued to be guided by his faith. While still building Generational Equity from the ground up, he attended the Phoenix University of Theology. There, he became one of the first persons at the university to receive his Master’s and Doctorate in Ministry. Dr. Binkley remains deeply connected to Phoenix University as its Chancellor, and he is also the Dean of the Institute of Christian Maturity.
To this day, Dr. John Binkley regularly participates in worldwide missionary work, spreading the word of God to those in need of help. Since 1995, Dr. Binkley has been involved in over 100 missionary trips, traveling to 66 nations in the process, and has partnered with many respected organizations across continents, including the Christian Men’s Network, Back To The Bible Mission and Goshen International. This extensive missionary work has helped many communities discover the teachings of Jesus Christ and build new homes, schools and churches in developing countries.
Outside of his missionary work, Dr. John Binkley also plays a key role in introducing people to God’s plan for them through his work on the Board of Directors of three faith-based organizations:
- Here’s Life Africa – a non-profit interdenominational ministry that shares the story of Jesus and equips pastors in remote African villages.
- Iran Alive Ministries – organization with the goal of transforming the lives of Iranians through viral evangelism and practical leadership development.
- Christian Cultural Center – a unique example of Christian ministry, fusing elements of a cathedral, Smithsonian and college campus to help spiritual seekers become transformed believers.
It should come as little surprise then that Dr. Binkley’s book, Character is King, provides a valuable road map for people searching for God’s purpose for them in their day-to-day lives. Through this book, Dr. Binkley helps readers recognize that God has a destination in mind for them, and offers universal truths that will help them discover this plan and use it to set the pattern for their lives.
The determination his faith and love of God instills in Dr. John Binkley influences every aspect of his life, including his business, with Generational Equity offering professional M&A guidance for business owners throughout North America. Whether it is for the continued growth of their company, or cementing their exit strategy, Dr. Binkley has always been committed to supporting their professional ambitions, a commitment that is being sustained by his son, Ryan Binkley, in his role as President and CEO of Generational Equity.
Through his eternal faith in The Lord, Dr. Binkley continues to thrive in his pursuit of his professional, personal and spiritual ambitions. If you would like to discover more about Dr. John Binkley, please visit his LinkedIn profile.