Our professionals stand ready to help guide you through the complicated process of selling or buying a business. Our professionals have broad experience and maintain relationships with other mergers & acquisitions professionals throughout the country to provide you with broad access to the market.
Ron Edmonds MS
Ron Edmonds serves as a principal consultant for The Principium Group, Inc. He is a corporate finance professional with extensive experience in merger and acquisition transactions. Over the past 15 years, he has played a key role in over 300 M&A transactions, including due diligence, negotiating, directing other professionals and planning the integration of operations. His experience includes 8 years as a chief financial officer and 13 years in public accounting with a Big 4 firm. Ron has significant experience with the health care, consumer services, financial institutions, manufacturing, distribution and entertainment industries.
He is a member of the Association for Corporate Growth, M&A Source, the International Business Brokers Association and the National Association of Landscape Professionals. He holds B.S.B.A. and M.S. degrees in accounting from Oklahoma State University. Ron has been designated an Industry Expert for the lawn maintenance and services category by Business Brokerage Press, Inc. and is a contributor to its Business Reference Guide.
He is a long-time member of the executive board and former vice president of the Chickasaw Council, Boy Scouts of America. He is also finance committee member and former director of The Bodine School, a specialty school focused on high potential students with language-based learning disabilities. He serves on the council (board of directors) of The Episcopal Diocese of West Tennessee.
Richard Helling is an associate in Principium’s mergers, and acquisitions practice. He has a background in the construction, real estate and hospitality industries. He is responsible for research and coordinating contacts with clients and potential clients. He also recently launched Wildlife X Team of the Mid-South, a nuisance wildlife control business.
In addition to his business activities, he is the author of two novels. He holds a B.A. degree in English Literature from Colorado State University where he was a member of the varsity track & field team. He recently completed an M.B.A. at the University of Memphis.
Chris Martin is an acquisition advisor with The Principium Group based in southern California. Prior to joining Principium, he was associated with another merger & acquisition firm. He also previously founded and developed a lawn care fertilization and weed control company which he later sold to a national lawn care company.
Chris is a graduate of the University of California at Los Angeles with a B.S. in Applied Mathematics and a specialization on computing.
Chris volunteers his time to a student group at a local college. The group’s purpose is to provide a platform to its members for networking and mentoring on business, innovation, technology and entrepreneurship.
CRAIG SANFORD, MBA
CHARTERED FINANCIAL ANALYST
Craig Sanford has worked as a financial professional for more than 20 years, serving both Fortune 500 companies, as well as smaller, privately held businesses in various professional roles. He has gained experience in such areas as; private equity fund development and investing, acquisition-related corporate development, business valuation, operations analysis, and financial management.
Craig holds an MBA from the University of Mississippi.
AUSTIN GRISHAM, BBA
Austin Grisham is the latest addition to the Principium team. He is a 2017 graduate of the University of Mississippi with a BBA in Finance. He is a financial analyst for Principium. Austin is also studying for the CFA exams.