Generational Equity did not become a widely recognized M&A advisory firm overnight. Before the organization grew to today’s 200-strong network of dealmakers and advisors, and ranked first in the nation for number of completed transactions up to $25 million by Thomson Reuters, Generational Equity’s roots were planted by Dr. John Binkley. Dr. Binkley founded the company over twenty years ago to help entrepreneurs exit their business for the optimal price, and continues to be a driving presence in his current role as Chairman.
Dr. John Binkley has always been a firm believer in education as essential to success in business, which is why Generational Equity strives to educate company owners about the numerous ways to build a buyer-ready business, from forging strategic partnerships to discussing approaches value-enhancement. Dr. Binkley remains strongly tied to his alma mater of the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University, where he earned his Bachelor’s of Business Administration. Then, in 2005, he achieved a Master’s and Doctorate of Ministry from the Phoenix University of Theology, and later became Chancellor of this establishment, as well as Dean of the Institute of Christian Maturity.
Dr. Binkley’s investment in education has not been limited to his own pursuit of knowledge. He has also presented many leadership and business-related seminars, both in North America and around the world. He has visited 66 countries for both this and missionary work, demonstrating his enthusiasm for new experiences and guiding the next generation of entrepreneurs. It Dr. Binkley’s recognized leadership and extensive experience that has helped many business owners fulfil their professional ambitions with Generational Equity, whether it is growing their company or exiting for the best return.
In his long association with Generational Equity, Dr. John Binkley has met company owners across in all industries with varying motivations. Under his direction, the firm has gone from strength to strength, building an expert team of M&A professionals and receiving numerous awards, including Investment Banking Firm of the Year from The M&A Advisor. He has also played a big role in securing the future of Generational Equity, with his son Ryan Binkley building upon his legacy as President and CEO.
Outside his passion for business and love of spending time with his family, Dr. Binkley is also a philanthropist and key figure in many faith-based organizations. Since 1995, he has participated in over a hundred missions, and currently has a position on the Board of Directors for three Christian associations – Here’s Life Africa, Christian Cultural Center, and Iran Alive Ministries. Furthermore, Dr. Binkley is a published author – his book, Character is King, provides a road map to follow the path God sets for you. This commitment to supporting people, both in life and in business, characterizes his influence on Generational Equity to this day.
With the foundations Dr. John Binkley has set for the future of Generational Equity, the firm will continue to be at the forefront of the Middle-Market M&A industry for years to come, and it will build on its transfer of nearly $4 billion in wealth for business owners throughout North America.