A Client’s Perspective: Tra Willbanks

Tra Willbanks, CEO of Anchor Partners, speaks highly of Mark’s expertise and his specific contributions to his company’s growth and strategic decision-making. Anchor Partners, a leading private equity partnership specializing in metal manufacturing companies, values its continued collaboration with Maven strategist Mark, praising the results achieved through their long-standing partnership. Anchor Partners operates in the […]

A Client’s Perspective: Danai Brooks

Danai Brooks studied engineering at Cornell and held several engineering and operations roles before earning an MBA at Kellogg. Post business school Danai joined JP Morgan’s Mergers and Acquisitions team. He then stepped out of advisory to run a small public industrial enzymes company. After the business was successfully sold to DuPont, he craved something […]

A Client’s Perspective: Rand Stagen

Entrepreneurs Rand Stagen and Mark Hess Shape Purpose-Driven Businesses from the Inside In 1999, Rand Stagen launched the Stagen Leadership Academy to help mid-market companies grow their positive impact in the world. Within a few years, he and his partners had what they termed a “peanut butter and chocolate moment.” They envisioned a future which […]

A Client’s Perspective: Sunny Vanderbeck

When Texas-based multi-strategy investment firm Satori Capital enlisted mid-market consultants Maven Associates to undertake due diligence projects concerning potential investments, Co-Founder and Managing Partner Sunny Vanderbeck found immediate value in Maven’s unique approach. “Sometimes, what clients want to buy is a paper to reinforce their existing beliefs,” said Vanderbeck. “I don’t have any use for […]

A Client’s Perspective: Drew Clancy

”Overall Maven’s involvement was a great value and we believe the project was a big success.” -Drew Clancy Drew Clancy is the President of Publishing Concepts (PCI). After acquiring one of its biggest competitors, the PCI team was not done. It needed to streamline the two businesses as well as continue the total company growth […]