About JD Morris

LINKEDIN PROFILE: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jdmorris

J. David Morris (JD) focuses on buyouts starting at $5 million EBITA. He also  serves on the board of advisors and board of directors of several private.

He is a General Partner of Red Hook Capital. He also has served in leadership roles in strategy, corporate and business development for Lockheed Martin, MCI Corp., and other companies where he played key roles in the creation and development of several new ventures.

JD’s merchant banking and investment banking activities have resulted in many successful deals. JD advises clients ranging on business strategy, mergers and acquisitions, revenue models and future growth opportunities.

He has been a speaker at various industry forums, has been quoted in numerous leading publications, such as the Wall Street Journal, and has made several appearances on Bloomberg, CNET, CNBC, ESPN, and many media outlets.

He received a B.A. in economics with mathematics from Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia and Omega Rho student with focus in operations research (#4 world) from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT JD MORRIS

“JD Morris is first rate, good ideas all the time and honesty all the way. Work with the Man.” The Honorable Tidle McCoy January 26, 2010 – Chairman & Founder of Washington Capital Partners

“I have worked with JD on several acquisition transactions. I have always found him to be professional and timely. He delivers what he says he will in the right time frame. When he is an advisor, as opposed to principal he seems to have a knack for getting the two parties together. When principal, he gets his deals done.” April 5, 2006 – Andy Tucker, Partner at Andrew & Kurth LLP.

“JD was able to close a difficult international backbone financing for a start-up company for $20.0 million. Dealing with the uncertainties of Brazilian government regulations, tight emerging capital markets and choosy investors, JD raised this equity capital when no other advisors were able to even look at the deal. He is highly qualified and capable.” February 4, 2010 – William St. Laurent – former CEO of Vitech America (NASDAQ).

“JD has wide source of contacts for funding. He finds the best source of capital for a particular company’s financing needs and knows how to structure the deal. He is creative, enthusiastic and easy to work with. I am happy to recommend him to my clients and others.” November 5, 2012 – Ernie Stern – partner at Akerman Senterfitt LLP.

“I’ve had the pleasure of working briefly with Mr. Morris on two projects, and being in a finance industry group with him. He has a combination of finance and LBO expertise, analytic skill, business connections and enthusiasm that would make him a valuable asset to most corporate or advisory boards.” May 12, 2007 – Steve Rabin, CPA

“Mr. Morris has been a great resource in helping me learn the ins and outs of raising capital. Every opportunity that I raise capital for I look to JD for his guidance. His relationships with investors is enormously valuable. Additionally, he has graciously allowed me to speak on his radio show which gave my venture at the time great exposure. Thanks.” January 28, 2010 – Eric Collins, Media Consultant to Fortune 500 companies

“I have known Mr. Morris for several years and am consistently impressed with his energy and contact base. He is well connected to the VC Community and maintains relationships with the top management of many local and regional companies. He has a excellent track record of raising capital and of advising companies wishing to do so.” July 17, 2005 – Alan Gottlieb, Consultant to Forture 500 companies

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