LINKEDIN PROFILE: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jdmorris
J. David Morris (JD) focuses on helping friends and family invest in companies. His family of Special Purpose Entities (SPE) invests in a wide range of businesses. JD has helped close more than $91 billion in deals leading more than $7 billion in enterprise value of these deals.
He has been a speaker at various industry forums, has been quoted in numerous leading publications and has made several appearances on Bloomberg, CNET, CNBC, ESPN, Forbes, and many media outlets. He hosted after Bloomberg morning news a radio show about financing deals in SoCal.
He received a B.A. in economics with mathematics from Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia and Omega Rho student with a focus in operations research 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 – Former Chairman & Founder of Washington Capital Partners and acting Secretary of the US Air Force.
“JD Morris is a strategy genius. He connects the right people together to make things happen at lightning speed” – Ross Copper, Founder & CEO of Verimatrix Inc. (sold public company).
“JD Morris has a gift of connecting the right people together at the right time. His Investor Network has a wide range of executives and family offices that have been very helpful to me in my ventures and life” – Founder & CEO of Tarana Wireless.
“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 the principal he seems to have a knack for getting the two parties together. When the principal, he gets his deals done.” – 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.” – William St. Laurent – former CEO of Vitech America (IPO NASDAQ).
“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 are enormously valuable. Additionally, he has graciously allowed me to speak on his radio show which gave my venture at the time great exposure. Thanks.” – Eric Collins, Media Consultant to Fortune 500 companies
“JD has a 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.” 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.” Steve Rabin, CPA
“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 an excellent track record of raising capital and of advising companies wishing to do so.” Consultant to Fortune 500 companies.
JD MORRIS LinkedIn Profile: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jdmorris