David Thibodeau is a seasoned corporate finance executive within the health and wellness industry with a successful history of entrepreneurship, corporate strategy, international merger and acquisitions and equity capital raising. David joined Dunn Rush in early 2014 as a Senior Advisor focusing on the Healthy Living sector. He is a pioneer in the healthy living industry where he has developed a particular expertise over the last 25 years. For many years, David was head of the Health, Wellness and Lifestyle corporate finance group at Canaccord Genuity (formerly Adams Harkness & Hill). He served as an advisor on many of the industry’s leading and transformative M&A transactions that defined the evolution of the wellness industry. David is a frequent speaker at key industry events such as the NBJ Summit, Supply Side East & West, Nutritional Capital Network, BevNet and others.
David began his career in commercial lending at Comerica Bank in Detroit, MI. In 1983 he left banking and over the next several years founded two companies – a rustic style furniture manufacturer and a specialty/natural food company. David sold the last of these business in 1990. He then joined with the founder of Yoplait Yogurt USA to start Boston Bay Management, a corporate development firm focused on strategic and operational expansion of domestic and international companies primarily in the natural and specialty food business. David joined Adams Harkness & Hill in 2000.
In addition to his role at Dunn Rush, David serves as a Managing Director of Wellvest Capital, a private investment and strategic advisory firm focused on the Healthy Living industry. Over the years he has been an active volunteer and is currently a member of the Board of Trustees for the Boys and Girls Club of Boston.
David received his B.S. in Business Administration and Accounting from Babson College, and is a Registered Investment Banking and Securities Representative (Series 7, 63, 79).
Greg was a professional and trusted advisor to us through the entire sale process. He worked tirelessly, providing timely and concise communication and advice at what seemed liked any time of the day or night. He very quickly got up to speed with our industry and controlled the entire process from start to finish. Greg’s ability to resolve conflict and negotiate alternate solutions was continually and successfully tested as we dealt with an acquirer outside of the U.S. that presented some challenging language and cultural issues. I would highly recommend Greg and look forward to working with him again in the future.
John D’Amelio, Former Owner of Precast Specialties Corp.
We had a challenging transaction – selling our Fulflex division to an international buyer who was also a major joint venture partner of ours. We engaged Dunn Rush & Co. to help us navigate through the anticipated and unforeseen issues. They were with us every step of the way and their experience and knowledge was instrumental in accomplishing our goals.
Alexandra Moore, EVP and Owner, The Moore Company, and its former subsidiary Fulflex, Inc.
The Dunn Rush team skillfully guided us through the sale process resulting in our achieving maximum value for our division, Moeller Marine Products. They ran their 2 stage competitive sale process which resulted in us receiving multiple initial offers which were then winnowed down to the top few interested buyers. We met with those buyers and supplied additional information and Dunn Rush then had those buyers compete against one another which resulted in our achieving very favorable terms and an outstanding valuation.
Dana Barlow, CEO of The Moore Company, and its former subsidiary Moeller Marine Products