Chris Bouck has his Series 62, Series 63 and Series 79 securities licenses and has 25 years of experience in strategic and transaction advisory services. As a Principal at SDR Ventures, Chris works closely with clients executing mergers and acquisitions, securing equity and debt financing, and implementing strategic initiatives aimed at maximizing shareholder value.
Chris is an advisor to Vistage International forums.
Chris is a CPA (inactive) started his career at Deloitte & Touche and is a graduate of the University of Illinois.
Chris is an Executive Board Member with the Denver Area Council for the Boy Scouts of America. He enjoys living in Denver with his wife and triplets. Chris is working towards climbing all 54 of the 14,000 foot mountains in Colorado.
Ben Rudman joined SDR Ventures in 2008, holds a Series 79 securities license and is a Certified Valuation Analyst. As a Director at SDR Ventures, Ben assists clients in executing mergers and acquisitions, securing equity and debt financing, and implementing strategic initiatives aimed at maximizing shareholder value.
Prior to joining SDR, Ben worked as a marketing and finance intern at a national restaurant chain where he was responsible for developing and implementing a new model for suggestive selling at franchise stores.
Ben has a Bachelor’s of Arts in Economics and Business from Cornell College. He lives in Centennial and enjoys weightlifting and spending time with his wife and daughter.
Sergio Gutierrez joined SDR as a Director in 2015. In this capacity, Sergio is responsible for supporting investment banking services including mergers and acquisitions transactions as well as recapitalization and capital formation activities.
Prior to joining SDR, Sergio served as Chief Executive Officer for a regional wireless and communications technology services company. During his tenure, the company doubled core revenues and profitability while supporting a diverse base of clients including a number of Fortune 500 companies. After five years running the enterprise, Sergio led the successful sale of the company to a strategic buyer in the communications technology and infrastructure industry.
Sergio has held a number of professional leadership positions including Vice President at Innovest Portfolio Solutions and Director of Communications for the Archdiocese of Denver.
Active in public service, Sergio has been appointed to state and federal government positions including the Governor’s Office in Colorado, the U.S. Department of Commerce, FEMA and the White House Office of Management and Budget.
Sergio earned a Master in Business Administration from the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver. He is a graduate of Colorado Mesa University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.
Growing up in Colorado, Sergio enjoys exploring the outdoors with his family. He is an aspiring golfer, runner and drummer. He is actively involved in the community serving on the Board of Directors for ACE Scholarships.
Aaron Linnebach joined SDR in 2013. As Vice President he is responsible for strategic advisory, business development, consulting engagements, as well as managing the analyst team.
Prior to joining SDR Aaron worked in the audit practice at Deloitte & Touche LLP where he specialized in the financial services industry. During his tenure at Deloitte he provided investment valuation and SEC regulatory compliance consultation to a number of the largest insurance, mutual fund and hedge fund client engagements. Prior to Deloitte, Aaron served as the Corporate Controller and Director of Finance for a mental health services provider, successfully steering the enterprise to a sale.
Aaron is a licensed CPA in the state of Colorado. He graduated magna cum laude from Lewis and Clark State College with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Originally from Coeur d’Alene, ID, he and wife and their two children moved to Denver in 2011. He now lives in Centennial and enjoys spending time with his family and taking in as much of Colorado as possible.
For more than 30 years, John has guided the organization and its clients through changing market conditions. Channel and growth strategies are John’s functional areas of expertise. His client experiences range from working with venture businesses to develop strategies for new products and technologies, to assisting mature businesses in efforts to improve market share.
John has worked with a number of firms to develop growth and go-to-market strategies in North America and internationally. He was instrumental in establishing Frank Lynn & Associates’ European presence by serving as the firm’s first business manager in the UK office in 1983.
In addition to numerous client assignments focused on growth, John has authored numerous articles and whitepapers that address the issue of growth through the use of distributors, dealers and other third parties. These include:
> “The Dilemma of the Division Manager: Growing Your Business!”
> Growing the Top Line by Developing a Marketplace Perspective”
> “A Strategy for Growing When Your Existing Channels Won’t”
John also serves as the head of Frank Lynn & Associates’ channel pricing practice. In this capacity, he has worked with dozens of clients to align their channel discount structures and channel programs with the strategic goals of the company. John’s primary philosophy is to design programs that motivate and reward distributors and dealers for performance and activities that are valued by the end customer and the supplier.
Before joining Frank Lynn & Associates, John gained valuable industrial marketing knowledge while working for Daubert Chemical Co. John received his MBA from Western Illinois University in 1976 where presently he is Chairman of the National Advisory Board for the College of Business and Technology.
During his 29-year tenure with Frank Lynn & Associates, Carl has assisted over 400 clients across a variety of commercial and industrial product and market segments. Carl also founded and heads the firm’s Building Materials practice. This practice area focuses on helping manufacturers and distributors more efficiently and effectively market their products to the residential and commercial new construction, and repair/remodel markets. Over the years, Carl has managed the firm’s research and consulting efforts related to the evolution of new channel classes, most notably big-box retailers, in the residential and commercial construction markets.
Carl is a frequent speaker on a variety of topics related to market change and go-to-market strategies in the construction industries. In addition, Carl contributes articles to a variety of industry and business publications.
Carl received his master’s degree in business administration from the University of Chicago and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from the University of Notre Dame.
During his 28-year tenure with the firm, Bob has worked with clients to evaluate growth opportunities, assess strategic trade-offs and design innovative channel strategies. A central theme of his work is the development and implementation of channel and brand strategies based on added-value and differentiation.
Bob is a widely published author and frequently quoted expert in channel strategy appearing in publications such as Planning Review Magazine, Purchasing Magazine, The Journal of Business Strategy and Industrial Distribution Magazine. He has also presented at industry association events for the Association for Manufacturing Technology, National Association of Wholesalers and The National Fluid Power Association
His clients include companies such as Agilent, Dover Industries, Flowserve, General Electric, Hewlett-Packard, Honeywell, IBM, Imation, Motorola and Xerox Corporation. In addition, he teaches Building Brand Strategies, Channel Strategy Design and Professional Sales Channel Management, three of Frank Lynn & Associates’ core workshops, at client sites around the country and at Frank Lynn & Associates’ office in Chicago
Previously, Bob was a sales rep and economist with Data Resources, Inc. He earned a MBA in marketing from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Georgetown University
TBK Ventures, Inc.
He was a partner with Anderson, Philips, Davis, and Hoffmann in Washington, DC, NYC and Los Angeles, and served as Executive Vice-President and Chief Diversity Officer for Financial Dimensions, Inc.
A graduate of the Florida A&M University School of Business and Industry, Mr. Davis holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing, as well as a Master’s of Business Administration from Howard University. He also recently earned a Master’s of Liberal Arts from none other than Harvard University in Operational Management.
He has conducted leadership-training forums for clients in numerous industry segments, including the public and private sectors and major Universities. Elmer has also written several articles, including Understanding the Communication Environment, The true costs of miscommunication,
Effective strategies for business growth, Financial management for cash flow and profits, Embracing Workplace Diversity and Eliminating Employment Discrimination.
He was chosen as a Mortgage Bankers Association National Diversity Champion in 2005 and a Heritage Who’s Who in 2004.
Elmer is well regarded as a facilitator of crucial information and trainer having worked with organizations in various industries providing specialized training to maximize profits through human resource productivity, asset management, pricing, and expense control. Elmer is a natural communicator and was a recent guest on MIT University radio WMBR.
His current company, TBK Ventures, Inc., has helped to control the costs and increase profits for businesses in the Pittsburgh, PA area and around the country. If you would like more information about how Elmer can help you or your business reach that pivotal next level, visit his site at: www.elmerdavisjr.net or call 855-293-0877.