Strategic M&A AdvisorsCredentials:
1062 Highland Colony Pkwy Suite 125, Ridgeland, MS 39157
Greg started his business career in 1993 with Ross & Yerger Insurance, Inc., the oldest and largest privately held commercial insurance firm domiciled in Mississippi. From this platform, he built a strong expertise creating and delivering high-level business strategies designed to minimize business risk and associated cost that, in turn, maximize profitability and overall business value. Today, Greg is a Ross & Yerger Vice President, shareholder, and member of the firm’s board of directors.
In 1996, Greg formed his first M&A advisory firm in order to help his business-owner clients realize the ultimate goal of maximizing business value via 3rd party sales and majority recapitalizations. This expertise later enabled Greg to play an important role in the 2002 employee acquisition of Ross & Yerger. He also led the formation and implementation of the insurance firm’s internal perpetuation and long-term growth strategies. As an M&A professional, he has advised clients and brokered the sales and recapitalizations of lower middle-market businesses in many industries, including manufacturing (as examples, food, metal, and plastics), distribution, transportation, oil & gas services, and industrial services.
In January of 2012, Greg founded Strategic M&A Advisors, with offices in Ridgeland, MS and Little Rock, AR. Today, he acts as the firm’s Managing Director and is responsible for the ongoing formation of the firm’s strategic vision and execution of the corresponding tactical business plan. As a sell-side intermediary, Greg leads one of the firm’s deal teams with the goal of ensuring the successful accomplishment of his clients’ business sales and recapitalization objectives.
Greg graduated Summa Cum Laude from Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi. He has completed professional designations and continuing education courses. He serves on numerous boards, including those of Strategic M&A Advisors, Ross & Yerger, Amigos for Christ, and The Amanda Lockey Foundation. His passion for business creation and strategic growth, coupled with his deep interest in service, has enabled him to become deeply involved with the work of Amigos for Christ in Chinandega, Nicaragua, whose work and dedication enables generational change where there is currently a desperate need for clean water, sanitation, healthcare, education, and economic development (www.amigosforchrist.org).
Greg has been happily married to his wife Laura since 1991. Together they have 3 sons and a daughter (plus two beautiful daughters-in-law). Greg and his family are members of St. Richard Catholic Church in Jackson.