"We never could have done the sale without you"

                                                            David Miller, Sr, Climatized Self Storage, Formerly: COO JC Penney Company, Director Winn-Dixie Stores. Chairman, PureIce of the South,




Our Professionals

At The Inman Company our consultants are former C-level executives. We bring to each engagement a carefully-selected team of professionals based upon specific industry knowledge or experience, and expertise. We select consultants based not only upon years of experience but personal and financial maturity, a track record of financial success and stability, and a commitment to our core values of integrity, flexibility, innovation and service.  

William O. Inman, III

Chairman and Founder

For forty-five years, Bill has served as a trusted advisor to the owners and management of public and private companies. He has assisted hundreds of business throughout North America which have included early stage as well as mature companies. He has successfully closed transactions in food and beverages, healthcare, medical device, software, information technology, energy, retail, wholesale, distribution, manufacturing, construction, food service, logistics, hospitality, international trade and personal service industries. His engagements have also included buy and sale-side engagements for Family Offices and Private Equity Firms. His consulting work has included projects for the U.S. Government. 

The Founder/CEO of two merger/acquisition advisory firms and a former partner in a national investment bank, Bill has served on numerous corporate and non-profit Boards. He often speaks to industry, academic and executive groups and has been featured in The Atlanta Business Chronical, The Jacksonville Business Journal and The Florida Times-Union.

Active in professional and civic organizations, he is a forty-two year member of Rotary International where he has served in numerous leadership positions and is a Paul Harris Fellow. He was also a twenty-year member and Speaker for Vistage (formerly TEC -The Executive Committee) an international organization of CEOs. He has served as a Board member of the Boy Scouts of America, and in various leadership positions at The Youth Crisis Center, United Way, Ducks Unlimited, the United Methodist Church, The Bolles School, and Jacksonville University. Bill attended the Georgia Institute of Technology and received a B.B.A. from Georgia State University. He is a Certified Public Accountant (Inactive). 

Some of our Consultants

Joe Walker

Healthcare and Life Sciences

Joe brings four decades of experience in building medical device businesses. He has held C-level positions with Johnson & Johnson, Boston Scientific, and Bristol-Myers Squibb where he led six M&A projects. He has worked with Goldman Sachs on sale and buy-side transactions ranging in value from $15 to $260 Million.

He has served as Chief Operating Officer and co-founder of Zassi Medical Evolutions (ZME), a startup medical device company where he directed strategic planning, capital formation, and operations. Under Joe’s leadership, ZME successfully raised $6 Million plus in angel investment and formed strategic alliances ultimately resulting in an exit at 15X revenue! 

Joe is a graduate of The University of Georgia.

Jeff Kilgore

Managing Director

Jeff is a highly experienced consultant in the areas of valuations, business workouts, corporate reorganizations, bankruptcy, political matters and litigation support. He is frequently sought as an expert witness in business disputes. Previously, he was CEO of Phoenix Steel Technologies, Inc. (“PST”), a Texas firm specializing in the design, engineering, fabrication and erection of residential steel structures. Earlier, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Tri-Steel Structures, Inc. (“TSS”), an integrated manufacturer of steel frame homes and buildings.

A CPA, he is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Georgia State University. His experience includes service with Ernst & Young where he founded the Bankruptcy and Litigation Support practice group and served as a Senior Manager.

Dawne McCain

Project Management

Dawne has over 25 years of experience in Client Relationship and Project Management, Real Estate sales and management and Business Development. She has had C-level experience with Delta Air Lines and Worldspan and at The Inman Company is responsible for Business Development and Client relationship management. She holds a Florida Real Estate License. 

Philip N. Becton


Phil has more than 40 years of experience in the securities industry. He began his investment career in New York City, and served as Manager of the Lehman Brothers office in Atlanta. He is a past director of the Georgia Securities Dealers Association.

He has significant experience in the formulation and private placement of securities, particularly for energy companies. He is the founder and CEO of P.N.B. Petroleum Corporation, a company that has served as corporate general partner for 11 oil and gas limited partnerships and Managing Member for 19 Caledonian Energy Auction programs.

Phil received an A.B. degree from Princeton University and served as a Naval Flight Officer. He has held Series 7, 63 and 24 security licenses.

Todd Christensen

A former partner at Arthur Anderson, Todd has over twenty years experience in large-scale mergers and acquisitions, specialty finance transactions, complex tax structuring and restructuring. He oversaw the practice of Arthur Andersen’s Private Client Services for the southwest region of the United States and also was a lead instructor at Arthur Andersen’s worldwide training facility. He has relationships with global investment banks, M&A and private equity firms. He holds a B.S.in Accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant. He received his M.B.A. at the University of Oxford in England. 

James Inman

Managing Director - Valuations, Technology and Real Estate

James is responsible for leading Inman's Valuation practice and is responsible for the firm's technology and social media platforms. He is also the Founder of Inman Real Estate Services, PLLC, a Florida Licensed Real Estate Brokerage Firm. 

Prior to joining The Inman Company, James served as Senior Business Manager, E-Commerce with Fanatics, Inc., a Billion dollar E-Commerce business and was the Co-Founder of an online sports equipment retailer. He has also worked with a major commercial real estate firm, and as manager of Sports Marketing at Ole Miss. 

James received his B.B.A. degree from the University of Mississippi and earned his MBA, cum laude, from The University of North Florida. He is currently a candidate for designation as a Certified Financial Analyst.  

Jack Kilgore

Food and Beverage

A thirty-five year veteran of the Food Industry, Jack is retired CEO of the Sea-Pak division of Rich Products Corporation, a $3 Billion family-owned food manufacturing Company. He has served as chairman of the National Fisheries Institute, Chairman of the Seafood Nutrition Partnership and is a former member of the National Frozen Food Association Board of Directors.

Jack received a BS in Industrial Management from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He currently serves a number of Charitable organizations and is a Director of several public and private companies. 

John Cohea

Food and Beverage

John has nearly thirty years experince in the beverage business having served numerous positions with PepsiCO and as General Manager of Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company of Cookeville, Beaman Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company and Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company of Corbin, KY. He has held leadership positions in the independent Pepsi-Cola Bottling Association and other State and National soft drink beverage organizations. 

He received a BS and MS from Tennessee Tech and is involved in various community organizations in Nashville.