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Financing Your Business: Understanding different capital needs to strengthen your balance sheet in uncertain times

Presented By: Citizens Bank and Dickinson Wright, PLLC

As you and your company continue to recover from the impact of the Great Shutdown, now more than ever it’s critical to evaluate your financial needs. Join a group of business owners, leaders, and experts as they discuss how to identify, assemble, and deploy the right type of capital to survive, recover, and then make acquisitions to fuel growth.


Zan Nicolli
Dickinson Wright PLLC

Zan Nicolli is a member of Dickinson Wright PLLC. She has over 30 years of business transactional law experience, from mergers and acquisitions, securities and corporate finance to real estate development, leasing and finance. Her clients range from international to local and their industries run the gamut: from OEM automotive to private equity, from national retailers to local strip centers, from copper cathodes to medical cannabis. She also devotes her time to charitable work, including acting as general counsel to Michigan’s Thanksgiving Parade Foundation and working with Beyond Basics, a nonprofit that tutors illiterate children in the Detroit public schools.


David Dunstan
Managing Director
Citizens Capital Markets

David Dunstan co-founded Western Reserve Partners in 2004, which was acquired by Citizens in 2017, and has more than 25 years of experience advising middle market companies in mergers and acquisitions and capital raising across a wide range of industries. Prior to co-founding Western Reserve Partners, he was a Managing Director at KeyBanc Capital Markets and Manager of Consumer Investment Banking at McDonald Investments. David started his career at Ernst & Young, where he provided financial consulting and audit services to middle market companies.

Paul Glantz
Emagine Entertainment, Inc.

Paul Glantz is the Co-Founder and Chairman of Troy, Michigan-based theatre chain Emagine Entertainment, Inc. Glantz has raised over $150 million in capital to develop 11 world-class entertainment venues and in doing so has brought his concept of an exemplary entertainment experience to reality. Glantz is regarded as an expert in the cinematic exhibition industry.

Kelvin Squires
Center Line Electric, Inc.

Kelvin is CEO of Center Line Electric Inc. He acquired Center Line Electric(and its low voltage division - Center Line Technologies) in 2016. In 2015, Center Line Electric/Technologies had sales of $80 million. After the acquisition in the first quarter of 2016, it grew to $94 million in sales in 2016. In 2017 and 2018 , CLE/CTEC delivered $108 million and $96 million respectively Squires retired from Ford Motor Co. as the global power train manufacturing engineering – chief engineer in 2016, after 32 years in the automotive industry.