New Englander looking to acquire then lead a business.  Experience in operation improvement & acquisitions for small-medium sized companies

Caleb Donnelly

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Objective: I want to purchase then own & lead a business (or a select few) in New England while creating rewarding jobs over the long-term.

Professional background: Includes (1) managing sizable cross-functional teams through complex projects, (2) leading strategy & operational improvement initiatives, (3) executing acquisitions, and (4) partnering with business owners to ensure their company & team transitioned smoothly into new ownership.  

Collegiate athletic journey: After going unrecruited, I walked onto a varsity Division 1 basketball team.  Eventually, I was awarded a full-scholarship, earned a captain role, & helped lead our team to the NCAA tournament for the first time in 25 years.

Educational background: Master's in Business Administration with Distinction from Harvard Business School. Master's & Bachelor's degrees in Chemical Engineering from Northeastern University, where I graduated top of the ChemE class.  While at HBS, I served as a Co-President of the Entrepreneurship through Acquisition Club.

Life: In our free time, my wife, Erin (a physical therapist), & I enjoy hiking in the White Mountains, visiting Sebago Lake & the Cape, and spending time with family. 

Advisors & Acquisition Funding Sources

My advisors include (1) current small-medium sized business entrepreneurs, owners, & CEOs (many started through the same path I am on now), and (2) professional individual investors who regularly support entrepreneurial acquisitions across many industries.

These are flexible & long-term oriented sources of engaged capital & support.  Additionally, I have existing relationships with regional & national lenders who have teams specifically dedicated to lending to entrepreneurs (through acquisition) like myself.  I can provide a sample of investor, advisor, & lender profiles at your request.