Owner, Black Rifle Coffee Company (Metro Atlanta)
Canton, United States
I'm a former Marine Corps officer (2004-2009) who deployed as an Officer-in-Charge of two combat deployments to Iraq prior to attending Harvard Business School (2011). After graduating HBS, I spent ten years in investment banking with Barclays Capital and Goldman Sachs, where I was a Vice President advising Consumer / Retail and Industrials clients on M&A and capital markets transactions. Recently, I founded a franchise group to build out Black Rifle Coffee Company franchise locations throughout metro Atlanta. I currently have the capacity and capability to offer value to companies looking for either a full-time or part-time contract employee to work on projects across a broad range of corporate projects.
Relevant Total Experience: 10 years
Seniority Level: Senior
Sector Experience:Commercial and Professional Services Construction Materials Consumer Services Containers and Packaging Food, Beverage and Tobacco Paper and Forest Products Retailing
Skilled in: Sell-side M&A
Technical Skills: Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft Office, Capital IQ
Vice President - Investment Banking●
- Senior client coverage officer in the Investment Banking Services Group responsible for leading the coverage effort for ~50 companies and financial sponsors throughout the Southeast region. - Consumer / Retail industry coverage responsibilities focused on restaurant, beverage, and distribution companies. - Lead advisory process for corporate and financial sponsor clients on wide range of financial and strategic matters including M&A, debt / equity financings, risk management, and structured financings. - Evaluate corporate and financial sponsor clients’ strategic initiatives and provided a detailed review of potential alternatives related to corporate development / M&A opportunities, optimal capital structure, defense / activist advisory, competitive analysis, and relative and intrinsic valuation considerations. - Recommend capital structure alternatives based on current equity valuations, appropriate debt structures and pricing, industry benchmarking analysis, capital allocation strategy, and free cash flow profile. - Strategic advisory experience includes marketing companies for public equity / debt offerings, evaluating digital initiatives, forecasting financial performance, unit level economics, and brand initiatives, executing strategic M&A transactions, and briefing companies and boards of directors on industry themes and expectations.
Vice President - Investment Banking●
- Senior execution banker responsible for leading internal teams, supporting client M&A, debt / equity, and structured finance transactions, and supporting business development initiatives. - Industry coverage responsibilities: Consumer / Retail, Industrials, Financial Sponsors, and Southeast regional coverage.
Puller Capital LLC
Founder / Owner●
- Franchise partner with Black Rifle Coffee Company focused on expanding the brand’s franchisee retail presence throughout the metro Atlanta geography with one operating location in Woodstock, GA and four others planned for 2023. Infrastructure is currently established to be able to support a multi-unit strategy. - Focused on all aspects of the business including finance and accounting, operations, HR, logistics, community engagement, events management, and public relations.
United States Marine Corps
- Commander, Signals Intelligence Detachment, 1st Lieutenant & Captain. - Led, trained and mentored 58 Marines and successfully supported combat operations with invaluable Signals Intelligence including sensitive analysis, team collection operations, tactical and strategic-level targeting operations, and leadership. - Deployed to western Al-Anbar Province, Iraq from Jan – Sept 2008 as the senior Signals Intelligence officer. - Briefed strategic and tactical-level intelligence to senior Marine officers and State Department representatives on daily basis and personally advised senior Marine commanders on employment of sensitive Signals Intelligence. - Acted as NSA’s Cryptologic Resource Coordinator for western Iraq and coordinated operations with strategic assets. - Supported local Marine units with over 1,400 time-sensitive intelligence reports and 40 analytical products. - Planned and coordinated multiple intelligence-driven targeting missions that resulted in disruption of multiple insurgent groups and detainment of multiple High Value Individuals. - Awarded Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal for meritorious service.
University of Georgia
Finance & Banking●
Earned my BBA in Finance and Banking from the UGA Honors Program. Summer experience included Morgan Stanley's Private Client Group, SEC's Office of Reorganization, and the USMC's Officer's Candidate School.
Harvard Business School
Earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and completed a Summer Associate internship from Credit Suisse's Financial Sponsors Group.
Licenses / Certificates
Series 63 & 79●
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