M&A Dealmakers Roundtable: The New Normal
Presented By: TCF Bank
Join a quartet of regional and national executives for a rousing conversation on how they navigated through the pandemic, thoughts on current—and future—state of deal flow, and best practices in M&A.
Regional President for Southeast Michigan
Jim's professional knowledge, drive and energy as Regional President of Southeast Michigan for TCF Bank have been key catalysts to the bank breaking into the Southeast Michigan market. With more than 24 years of banking experience and a specialty in commercial lending, Jim is integral in aligning the efforts of a cross-functional leadership team to drive growth and ensure consistent service delivery throughout Southeast Michigan.
Chairman, Managing Partner & Co-Founder
Brian is the Chairman, Managing Partner & Co-Founder of Huron Capital where he leads the firm’s Management and Investment Committees. Over the past three decades, Brian has established a successful, long-term track record of acquiring, repositioning and growing middle-market companies in partnership with experienced operating executives. Brian began his career at Heller Equity Capital Corp. where he was responsible for sourcing, closing and managing middle-market buyout transactions as well as operational restructurings. In 1996, Brian left to pursue transactions in a more entrepreneurial setting utilizing an operational approach, establishing Huron in 1999. In addition to working with Huron Capital’s portfolio companies, Brian is active in the local community, serving on the boards of numerous industry, community, educational and charitable organizations. Brian earned a B.S. in Accounting from Purdue University and an M.B.A. from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, and passed the CPA exam. He has five kids, four dogs and one wife, and is a die-hard Chicago Bears fan.
Chairman & CEO
Alta Equipment Group
Ryan joined Alta in December 2008, and serves on the Hyster-Yale Dealer Council, Volvo Construction Equipment’s Dealer Advisory Council, and is a Regional Director for Associated Equipment Distributors. Ryan holds a BA from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and an MBA from the Eli Broad Graduate School of Management at Michigan State University.
Rockbridge Growth Equity
Kevin Prokop is a Managing Partner of Rockbridge Growth Equity, which he co-founded with Dan Gilbert and Brian Hermelin. Rockbridge manages more than $1.25 billion of invested capital and is affiliated with the Rocket Companies (NYSE: RKT), Quicken Loans, and the Quicken Loans family of companies.