The Inman Company consultants themselves are former C-level executives or business owners. As a result, 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 in the areas of mergers, acquisitions, workouts, management buyouts, capital raising and debt restructuring. His clients have included early stage as well as mature companies in numerous industries including food and beverage, healthcare and medical device, software and 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.
The Founder/CEO of two boutique merger/acquisition advisory firms and a partner in a national investment bank, Bill has served on numerous corporate Boards. He often speaks to industry, academic and executive groups on the subjects of capital raising, mergers, acquisitions, issues of family businesses and growing shareholder value. He 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
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.