Clarkston Capital

May Program Meeting

Date: Monday, May 6, 2024
Time: 5:00pm - 7:30pm
Location: Gainey Ranch Golf Club, 7600 E Gainey Club Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85258
Speaker: Brian Goodhart

Thank you to our sponsor!


Topic: Roadmap to a Transaction

Speaker: Brian Goodhart with Capstone

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Brian Goodhart serves as Director of Capstone’s M&A Advisory Services. He is experienced in conducting middle-market transactions on both the buy and sell sides. In his role with the Capstone Team, he works side-by-side with clients throughout the deal making process to develop actionable transition strategies that maximize value and create generational wealth. Brian’s career in finance began in the “.com” era working with several venture-backed firms before spending several years with The Vanguard Group where he led a team of financial analysts managing the budgeting process and conducting financial analysis on a variety of technology initiatives. He then transitioned to working with a small private equity fund where he worked on a variety of projects including technology, real estate, and oil and gas. This work then led him to advising in private company mergers and acquisitions. Prior to joining Capstone, Brian was the Director of Wipfli’s Business Transition Group, where he led a multi-disciplinary team in the firm’s national offering to help private business owners devise and execute an appropriate transition strategy. Brian has assisted companies in raising private and venture-backed capital. He is the codeveloper of system processes which assess, collaborate, and implement a client’s strategic transition objectives. He has worked with clients across a diverse cross-section of industries including agriculture, construction, healthcare, investment banking, manufacturing, wealth management, and technology. He holds a BS in Finance and an MBA, both from Pennsylvania State University


RSVP must be received by 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 1, 2024. Registration will close at this time.

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Dinner Menu


Wedge salad with iceberg, turkey bacon, baby heirloom tomatoes, pear vinaigrette (GF/DF)


Chicken Cacciatore with peppers, olives, capers, and white wine tomato sauce, on a bed of Spanish rice

Vegan: Quinoa with roasted vegetables




  • 5:00 p.m. Networking
  • 6:00 p.m. Dinner
  • 6:20 p.m. Announcements
  • 6:30 p.m. Program
  • 7:30 p.m. Program Concludes

Thank you to our sponsor!


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