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Gilbert & Pardue Business Advisors

Senior Leadership

Matt Gilbert

Founding Partner

30+ years as Founder, Partner, President, CEO, & Shareholder

Major shareholder in 2 businesses that were acquired by Fortune 500 companies

Direct interaction with private equity as a seller and buyer

Bret Pardue

Founding Partner

28+ years as Managing Partner, CEO, Founder, & Shareholder

Highly-skilled negotiator and deal-team leader

Specializes in revenue & profit growth, value creation, and Owner/CEO coaching

Emma Kirchhofer

Director of Strategy & Transaction Support

16+ years in strategy, operations, and marketing

Experience in manufacturing, oil & gas upstream/downstream, and consulting

M.B.A. with B.S. in Engineering

Don Kyle


30+ years of senior executive experience; 15 as President/CEO

Extensive M&A, turnaround, and start-up involvement

Deep experience in oil & gas and transportation manufacturing

Bruce Lancaster

Senior Financial Advisor

25+ years of senior executive experience

5 roles involving turnarounds and/or restructuring

Licensed CPA & Chartered Global Management Accountant

Tom Matura

Senior Financial Advisor

25+ years of accounting experience

As CAO, helped lead private company through 5 acquisitions

Controller for 2 public companies

Paul Mueller

Senior Advisor, Certified Business Coach

25+ years of senior executive experience

Specializes in strategy development, process improvement, and growth accountability

U.S. Marine Corps veteran

Douglas Gwin

Senior Financial Advisor

30+ yrs of senior executive experience; 20 yrs as CFO

Helped lead 2 private companies through several M&A transactions

Licensed CPA

David Deslatte

Senior Financial Advisor

25+ years of private & public company accounting experience

As CFO, involved in divestitures and sales of 2 closely-held companies

Controller roles in midstream, construction, shipbuilding, & aerospace

Tanima Quazi

Senior Associate

15+ years of professional experience

Director of biotech company integrating several acquisitions

M.A. in Management & Finance; B.S. in Environmental Engineering

Marcus Hantla

Senior Associate

18+ years of senior management experience

Rapidly grew and sold 12-yr-old technology products/services company

Recognized for surpassing revenue goals in technology, education, healthcare, and construction companies

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