Jon has nearly 20 years of merger and acquisition, strategic advisory, and business valuation experience and has successfully advised clients across a broad range of industries, including government services, aerospace & defense, business services, technology, consumer and industrial products, and metals and mining. He has closed over $2 billion in aggregate transaction value in his career. Prior to founding Stanton Park Capital, Mr. Taylor served as a Vice President at Moss Adams Capital (MAC), a West-Coast based investment banking firm. Before joining, MAC he was a Vice President with Capstone Partners.
Mr. Taylor earned his B.S. in Economics with concentrations in Finance and Real Estate from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. While at UPenn, Jon was a midfielder for the school’s nationally ranked Men’s Lacrosse team. Later he earned an MBA from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. He is a National Association of Certified Valuators and Analyst (NACVA) Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA).
Jon is the Author of Maximize Your Multiple: The Business Owner’s Guide to the Institutional Money Deal, a book that helps entrepreneurs build and sell their companies for maximum value. He lives in Wellesley, MA with his wife and three children.
Mr. Kulka is responsible for identification, due diligence, valuation, capital and team creation. Mr. Kulka is a relationship-driven entrepreneur with extensive engineering, business development and financial management experience. He enjoys hiking, cycling, swimming and is former college rower.
Steve serves as an advisor to Stanton Park. Previously, he worked in the Transaction Services Group of PricewaterhouseCoopers. In addition, he served in several economic development roles in the state governments of New York and Maryland. Steve has an MBA from Vanderbilt University’s Owen School of Management and has pursued graduate studies at Harvard University and the Sloan School of Management at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.