Every growing business needs a dedicated, experienced and forward-thinking figure at the helm. For Generational Equity, this figure is Ryan Binkley. As President and CEO, Ryan is responsible for the firm’s strategic planning and development, and under his guidance it has gone from strength to strength, consistently ranking among the top Middle-Market M&A advisory organizations in North America. Due in no small part to Ryan’s diverse business background across a range of industries, business owners are reassured that Generational Equity will help them fulfill their goals, whether it is continued company growth or exiting to spend more time with family.
This exceptional business knowledge had its roots in Ryan Binkley’s education. As Darius Ogden Mills said “A knowledge of men is the prime secret of business success”, and Ryan has always valued the acquisition of knowledge as a key factor in how Generational Equity helps its clients. At the University of Texas’ Austin McCombs School of Business, Ryan earned his Bachelor’s of Business Administration with a dual major in Finance and Marketing. Later he completed his Master’s in Business from the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University, building a platform for his successful work in the business sphere.
Before joining Generational Equity, Ryan developed his business acumen in several assorted sectors. This included work in consumer products with Procter and Gamble, in health care as part of Boston Scientific Corporation and technology consulting within the private sector. This variety reinforces Ryan Binkley’s work overseeing Generational Equity’s Capital Services, Valuation and Advisory teams, working alongside company owners across all sectors, such as retail, manufacturing, health, even skydiving.
This invaluable involvement in numerous industries led Ryan to become the Co-Founder and Principal of a private business valuation firm, conducting over a thousand estimates for entrepreneurs interested in the M&A process. This experience was another layer in shaping Generational Equity’s comprehensive approach to company growth, including value enhancement plans and effective use of strategic partnerships, which Ryan instills in the practices of his 200-plus strong team of advisors and dealmakers.
Ryan’s commitment to Generational Equity and supporting business owners in navigating the M&A process is matched only by his devotion to his family. From developing the company his father John Binkley founded over twenty years ago, to spending quality time with his wife, children and community, Ryan appreciates the value of pursuing the things that matter. This understanding is crucial to the connection Ryan shares with clients looking to realize their professional and personal ambitions, ensuring that every step is taken with that goal in mind.
It should come as no surprise then that under Ryan Binkley’s leadership, Generational Equity has facilitated the transfer of nearly $4 billion in wealth for company owners across North America. In addition, the firm has also been recognized with over 40 awards, including The M&A Advisor’s prestigious Investment Banking Firm of the Year award. With Ryan’s unparalleled leadership, Generational Equity will continue to lead the way in Middle-Market M&A.