Mr. Starks leads the Investment Banking Group at Waterview. He has assisted the owners of closely held companies with the sale and valuation of their companies since 1985. Prior to Waterview, Mr. Starks managed the Southwest Region for Citi Capital Strategies which was the middle market M&A division of Citigroup and Smith Barney. Prior to Citigroup, he was in the Valuation Services Group at Arthur Andersen & Co.
Mr. Starks authored instructional materials for business valuation classes and was asked by the AICPA to lecture on the topic of business valuations and transactions. He is a past member of the faculty of the National Center for the Judiciary in Reno, Nevada. Mr. Starks has been featured on PBS's Small Business School series regarding exit strategies, and is a frequent speaker at Baylor University regarding mergers and acquisitions.
Prior to joining Waterview in 2008, Mr. Hamm led the Southwestern Region for Citi Capital Strategies, Citigroup’s middle-market investment banking division.
During his tenure with Citigroup, Mr. Hamm worked with over 200 operating businesses as both a valuation consultant and M&A advisor. His engagements have ranged from small, privately-held companies to NYSE listed companies and have covered most major industry segments, including: retail, marketing and advertising, business services, healthcare, technology, manufacturing, energy, transportation/logistics, and construction.
Prior to joining Citigroup, Mr. Hamm worked as a member of the tax division of a regional CPA firm.
Mr. Hill brings more than 25 years of leverage finance and M&A experience. His transaction experience includes leveraged buyouts, dividend recaps, out-of-court and DIP restructurings, and project asset finance. In conjunction with these transactions, Mr. Hill has worked with all layers of the capital structure, including specialty institutional investors, "family-office" investors, mezzanine funds, hedge funds, BDCs, banks and insurance companies.
Mr. Hill has assisted companies in most industries located in the southwestern United States including energy (upstream, downstream and service), transportation (land and sea), manufacturing, distribution and a variety of service niches.
Mr. Rosenbaum has assisted the owners of closely held companies in the sale and valuation of their companies since 1988, and he has led the effort to successfully complete in excess of 160 transactions. Mr. Rosenbaum has worked in most industries over the course of his career. More recently, he has completed transactions in the following industries: business and IT consulting, business services, energy, aviation products distribution, food manufacturing, personal services (fitness chain), engineering and architecture services, communications, specialty chemicals, software, electronics manufacturing, and retail chains (C-store, hardware and grocery).
Prior to joining Waterview, Mr. Rosenbaum was the CFO of Corporate Relocations, Inc. He joined CRI after buying, managing, and then selling a specialty manufacturing and direct marketing business in North Carolina.
Prior to buying the company in North Carolina, Mr. Rosenbaum was a Managing Director for Citigroup Capital Strategies, the middle market M&A division of Citigroup and Smith Barney. Mr. Rosenbaum was with Citigroup, and the boutique mergers and acquisitions firm that it acquired, for a total of 14 years.
Ms. Schonbeck is responsible for the marketing functions for the firm and assigned clients. Her responsibilities include development and execution of marketing plans, initiating correspondence with prospective targets, and conducting preliminary discussions. Ms. Schonbeck also assists in preparing documentation and performing market research.
Prior to joining Waterview, Ms. Schonbeck was senior director of consumer services for a biotech company. She was responsible for managing three business units: proprietary raw materials, branded dietary supplements, and contract manufacturing services. Ms. Schonbeck was also active in product development, marketing, sales, regulatory compliance, international market development, and process and system improvement. Ms. Schonbeck managed a diverse product portfolio including foods, dietary supplements and cosmetics as well as topical medical devices and OTC monograph drugs.
Ms. Schonbeck served six years in the U.S. Army and U.S. Army Reserves.