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Session D

Ready to Deal

Presented By: HUB International / Pinnacle Financial Partners

Change has arrived swiftly to the dealmaking world and that means more stringent due diligence in any type of M&A transaction. To succeed, you’ll need to understand how to better evaluate people, operations, and financials—and whether any of the traditional rules have changed. Join a group of senior executives and deal advisors as they do a deep dive into what’s necessary to prepare any company for a successful M&A transaction in today’s ever-changing world.


John Markham
SVP & Financial Advisor
Pinnacle Financial Partners




Tyler Augusty
Director of Investments
Resolute Capital Partners

Tyler Augusty is the Director of Investments at Resolute Capital Partners. His roles include sourcing and executing new investments, serving as a director on portfolio company boards, and leading internal initiatives such as fundraising, marketing, and investor relations. Prior to joining Resolute in 2016, he held investment management positions with Council Capital and Harbert Management Corporation.


Bill McCleskey
Founder & CEO
Mitech Partners

Bill McCleskey serves as Founder and CEO at Mitech Partners, LLC - a tech company based in Nashville, Tennessee that helps IT Consultants and Tech Sales Professionals earn money on business telecom/cable services like internet, phone and TV service by providing a white label platform to sell these services to end users.

Under Bill's leadership in year one, Mitech Partners attracted over 300 clients like Holiday Inn Express, Comfort Suites, NES, Oregon Army National Guard and Goodwill of Alabama. Recently, Mitech made it’s first acquisition of a prominent IT company to expand it’s brand and services in Georgia.


Anderson McLaughlin
Commercial Insurance Advisor
HUB International

Born and raised in Nashville, TN, Andy has been in the insurance industry since 2017 and is responsible for Property & Casualty Due Diligence and Advisory Work. His experience includes helping businesses identify and mitigate specific exposures, improve existing policies and procedures, and work to reduce their total cost of risk. Clients and areas of expertise include businesses in Private Equity, Healthcare, Real Estate, and Manufacturing. Additionally, Andy specializes in supporting his clients by leveraging HUB’s Group Benefits Department and Private Client Unit. He holds a degree in Risk & Management and Insurance from the University of Georgia and is both a Commercial Lines Coverage Specialist (CLCS) and a Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC).


Andy attended the University of Georgia and received a bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a major in Risk Management & Insurance. He was a member of the UGA Insurance Society, as well as the UGA Professional Entertainment & Sports Association. Currently, he is involved with the Montgomery Bell Academy Young Alumni Board as well as the Nashville Downtown Partnership

Tyler Morgan
Managing Director
Pinnacle Financial Partners

Tyler Morgan is Managing Director and Counsel for PNFP Capital Markets, Inc., where he is responsible for originating, leading, and executing transactions across various industries in the middle market. Tyler primarily represents family-owned and founder-owned businesses in mergers and acquisitions and capital raise transactions. Prior to Pinnacle, Tyler practiced law at a regional law firm in the Southeast.

Conference Location

6201 Hickory Valley Road
Nashville, TN 37205
Tel: (615) 352-6591