The Inman Company consultants are all former C-level executives or business owners. As a result, we provide each client with a custom-designed team of seasoned professionals who are selected based upon industry knowledge and experience, and/or specific area of expertise. We select consultants based upon their commitment to our core values: accessability, integrity, and dedication to our client's objectives.
William O. Inman, III
Founder and Chairman
For forty-five years, Bill has served as an advisor to the owners and management of public and private companies. He has assisted hundreds of business throughout North America in the areas of mergers, acquisitions, workouts, management buyouts, capital raising and debt restructuring. His clients have included early stage as well as mature companies in numerous industries including food and beverage, healthcare and medical device, software and information technology, energy, retail, wholesale, distribution, manufacturing, construction, food service, logistics, hospitality, international trade and personal service industries. He has served as a speaker for trade, academic and business groups and has been featured in the Atlanta Business Chronical, The Jacksonville Business Journal and the Florida Times-Union.
Bill began his business career in public accounting and entered the investment banking industry in 1979. He has served as CEO and owner of two boutique merger and acquisition advisory firms and as a partner with a national investment bank. He founded The Inman Company in 1995. He is a forty-year member of Rotary International where he has served as officer and director of several clubs and is a Paul Harris Fellow. He is also a twenty-year member and Speaker for Vistage (formerly The Executive Committee-TEC) an international organization of CEOs. He has served on numerous corporate and non-profit Boards and has held leadership positions with the Boy Scouts of America, United Way of Northeast Florida, Ducks Unlimited, the United Methodist Church, The Bolles School, and Jacksonville University.
Bill attended the Georgia Institute of Technology and received a B.B.A. in Accounting from Georgia State University.
Some of our Consultants
Ben is best known as a founder of Peachtree Software, Inc. where he served as president from inception in 1977 through September 1983. He also served as president, chairman, and a director of the de novo Enterprise National Bank, and was also a founding director of Bank of Atlanta.
Today he consults with early-stage companies with respect to business strategy, product development and acquisitions. He also serves as General Partner of Cordova Intellimedia Ventures, a seed capital fund for software, datacom and new media companies.
Ben holds a B.S.I.E. with highest honors from Georgia Tech, and a M.B.A. in finance from Georgia State University, also with highest honors. He has served as president of the Georgia Tech Alumni Association, a director of the Georgia Tech Foundation, and Chairman of the Alumni Advisory Board for the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering. He also served a 30-month term as Chairman of the Georgia Tech Research Corporation. In 2006, he received the Joseph Mayo Petit Distinguished Service Award, the highest award granted to alumni of Georgia Tech. In 1998, he was inducted as the 14th member of the Georgia Technology Hall of Fame.
As the leader of our Healthcare practice group, Joe brings four decades of experience in cardiovascular, neurosurgical instrumentation, interventional cardiology, gastroenterology, continence care, and advanced wound care. He has held C-level positions with Johnson & Johnson, Boston Scientific, and Bristol-Myers Squibb where he led six M&A projects and worked in Business Development with Goldman Sachs on transactions ranging in size from $15 to $260 Million.
He previously served as Chief Operating Officer and co-founder of Zassi Medical Evolutions (ZME), a startup medical device company where he directed strategic planning, capital formation, and operations. Under Joe’s leadership, ZME successfully raised >$6 Million from angel and strategic investors. Joe is a graduate of The University of Georgia.
Director and Litigation Support
Jeff is a highly experienced consultant in the areas of valuations, business workouts, corporate reorganizations, bankruptcy, political matters and litigation support. He is frequently sought as an expert witness in business disputes. Previously, he was CEO of Phoenix Steel Technologies, Inc. (“PST”), a Texas firm specializing in the design, engineering, fabrication and erection of residential steel structures. Earlier, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Tri-Steel Structures, Inc. (“TSS”), an integrated manufacturer of steel frame homes and buildings.
A CPA, he is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Georgia State University. His experience includes service with Ernst & Young where he founded the Bankruptcy and Litigation Support practice group and served as a Senior Manager.
Managing Director, Real Estate and Technology
A licensed Florida Real Estate Broker, James is responsible for leading Inman's real estate practice, and is also responsible for the firm's technology and social media platforms.
Prior to joining The Inman Company, James served as a manager with Fanatics, Inc., a Billion Dollar E-Commerce business. He also was a Co-Founder of an online sports equipment retailer. Earlier he worked with a major commercial real estate firm, and as manager of Sports Marketing at a major university.
James is a graduate of The Bolles School and received a B.S. in Marketing from the University of Mississippi. He is currently a MBA Candidate at The University of North Florida.
Dawne has over 25 years of experience in Client Relationship and Project Management, Real Estate sales and management and Business Development. She has had C-level experience with Delta Air Lines and Worldspan. At The Inman Company, she is responsible for Business Development and Client relationship management. She holds a Florida Real Estate License.
Philip N. Becton
Energy and Public Markets
Phil has more than 40 years of experience in the securities industry. He began his investment career in New York City, and served as Manager of the Lehman Brothers office in Atlanta. He is a past director of the Georgia Securities Dealers Association.
He has significant experience in the formulation and private placement of securities, particularly for energy companies. He is the founder and CEO of P.N.B. Petroleum Corporation, a company that has served as corporate general partner for 11 oil and gas limited partnerships and Managing Member for 19 Caledonian Energy Auction programs.
Phil received an A.B. degree from Princeton University and served as a Naval Flight Officer. He has held Series 7, 63 and 24 security licenses.
A former partner at Arthur Anderson, Todd has over twenty years’ experience in large-scale mergers and acquisitions, specialty finance transactions, complex tax structuring and restructuring. He oversaw the practice of Arthur Andersen’s Private Client Services for the southwest region of the United States and was a lead instructor at Arthur Andersen’s worldwide training facility. He has relationships with global investment banks, M&A and private equity firms. He holds a B.S.in Accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant. He received his M.B.A. at the University of Oxford.
Hiu has a background in conducting commercial negotiation and business analysis, with over ten years of substantive international experience, including serving at two international firms in Hong Kong, Hutchison Telecommunications and Swire Beverages. She is committed to public service and has spent a year travelling the world, volunteering to aid communities in poverty. She is an honors graduate in Bachelor of Business Administration in Economics from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong. She read law at the University of Oxford. She is based in China.
Food and Beverage
A thirty-five-year veteran of the Food Industry, Jack served as CEO of a division of Rich Products Corporation, a $3 Billion family owned Company. He has served as chairman of the National Fisheries Institute, Chairman of the Seafood Nutrition Partnership and is a former member of the National Frozen Food Association Board of Directors.
Jack received a BS in Industrial Management from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He currently serves many Charitable organizations and is a Director of several public and private companies.