About the Author
KENNETH H. MARKS is the founder and Managing Partner of High Rock Partners, Inc. He has been involved as a manager, advisor, and board member with over two dozen emerging growth and middle-market companies. Marks was a member of the Young Presidents' Organization (YPO) while growing his first company. He teaches in executive programs at Loyola University Chicago and North Carolina State University.
LARRY E. ROBBINS is a founding partner of Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP, a premier law firm located in North Carolina. He is a leading attorney in North Carolina middle-market financing and M&A transactions. Robbins received his BA, MBA, and JD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
GONZALO FERNÁNDEZ is a partner with High Rock Partners, Inc. and a retired vice president and controller of ITT's telecom business in Raleigh, North Carolina. He received a BA in accounting from Havana University, Cuba, and wrote the book, Estados Financieros (Financial Statements, Third Edition).
JOHN P. FUNKHOUSER has been a partner with two venture capital funds and operated as chief executive officer of four companies in a variety of industries. He worked in commercial banking with Chemical Bank of New York, in investment banking with Wheat First Securities, Inc., and in venture capital with Hillcrest Group.
D.L. WILLIAMS is a managing partner of High Rock Partners, Inc. As a CEO for over twenty-five years, he led three global manufacturing/technology companies through major transitionstwo of which he led the buyout of, working with private equity firms. As an advisor, he has worked with companies in numerous industries on growth, operational, and turnaround strategies to create value and implement change. Williams obtained his MBA from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.