G. Cook Jordan, Jr.   | William R. Snow   | Lori A. Callaway  
David A. Kakareka   | Blake F. Breslau  

WILLIAM R. SNOW
MANAGING DIRECTOR

CAREER SUMMARY
More than 25 years of business experience and over 10 years of transaction work. Background includes managerial, operational, sales and financial positions with consulting firms, venture-funded companies, publicly-traded retailers and online marketing companies. Has successfully advised on sell-side and buy-side transactions in a range of industries, including business services, distribution, marketing/advertising, consumer products, data marketing, software, live event services, telecommunications, security services, food and beverage equipment, and commercial cleaning. Leads the firm’s outreach efforts by organizing events and participating in university and professional conferences where he regularly speaks on business transactions, entrepreneurship, networking and marketing. Author of Mergers & Acquisitions For Dummies (John Wiley & Sons Inc. 2011) and Venture Capital 101 (self-published 2003). Graduate of DePaul University (B.S. – Finance and M.B.A.).

CAREER DETAIL
Mr. Snow joined Jordan, Knauff & Company as a Managing Director in 2013.

Prior to joining Jordan, Knauff & Company, Mr. Snow led the investment banking practice at Cambridge Partners & Associates, a professional services firm based in Chicago, Illinois, where he was responsible for deal origination and execution. In 2005, he joined middle-market investment bank Kinsella Group Inc. where he advised business owners and executives on sell-side and buy-side transactions in a variety of industries, including business services, distribution, marketing/advertising, consumer products, data marketing, software, live event services, telecommunications, security services, food and beverage equipment, and commercial cleaning. In the summer of 2010, Mr. Snow signed a contract with John Wiley & Sons Inc. to write Mergers & Acquisitions for Dummies. The book was written specifically for business owners and executives of middle-market companies and was published in 2011.

From 2003 to 2005, Mr. Snow established and managed an Internet business that sold entrepreneurial products and services and self-published a book on venture funding (Venture Capital 101). During this period, Mr. Snow also wrote a business column for ePrairie.com and worked as a consultant for numerous companies, including a wastewater treatment company. In 2000, Mr. Snow served as the Director of Entrepreneurial Services for Vcapital, an online exchange linking entrepreneurs and venture capital firms.

Mr. Snow began his career in 1989 in sales, initially as a field representative for Mutual of New York and then as the head of group sales at Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago. In 1994, he joined Fortune 1000 video retailer Movie Gallery Inc. as a district manager, where he oversaw 120 employees in a 17 store district. In addition to his day-to-day operational duties, Mr. Snow was responsible for opening new stores and integrating acquired chains into the company.

Mr. Snow is a graduate of DePaul University (B.S. – Finance and M.B.A.). He has lectured at and participated as a panelist at Northwestern University, DePaul University, IIT-Kent, Harvard Business School and numerous professional groups.



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