Business Engagements

From manufacturers to financial services companies, and everywhere in between, Dr. Jackson and his team have the perfect speaking, workshop or advisory engagement to fuel your next big move. Dr. Jackson’s innovative business leadership has been featured in over 150 media outlets, including:

Entrepreneur Fueling Entrepreneurs 

Mr. Jackson is internationally known for his positions as the Founder and Chief Investment Officer of IBS Investment Bank, where he is responsible for execution and oversight of the firm’s investment $3.5B portfolio and advisory positions. He also acts as the Managing Director of Pillar Capital, a division of IBS Investment Bank focusing on assessing, originating, and structuring middle-market corporate investment opportunities for the investment bank. 

 

Significant Achievements: 

 

• During the last quarter of 2011, Mr. Jackson raised capital to expand into the retail lending sector, raising over $100MMUSD for franchises such as IHOP, Comfort INN, Best  Western, Subway and others;

 

• In February 2013, Mr. Jackson sourced, structured, and sponsored  $350MM of equity and debt capital to provide senior loans to distressed commercial real estate;

 

•In April 2014, Mr. Jackson founded and sponsored the $225MM SBIR Real Estate Fund that focused on providing senior debt on small-balance commercial real estate throughout the continental US;

 

• In June 2015, Mr. Jackson structured one of the first credit enhancements used to secure the US government’s investments in the Alternative Care Organization model; and 

 

• By the end of  2019, Mr. Jackson completed over 18 mergers, acquisitions and restructures in the alternative energy, affordable housing, specialty manufacturing, aerospace, and aviation sectors.

 

Known as a top investment banker for private placement transactions, Dr. Jackson is frequently called upon by his peers to serve as an expert speaker in national conferences such as Opus Connect, Noble Capital Markets, and the Crittenden Commercial. 

 

3 Ways Businesses Engage

There are few visionary business leaders. Creating and sustaining a solid foundation for expansion, restructure, or change in corporate culture is best done alongside seasoned, unbiased leaders. Dr. Jackson and the team have the insight and forethought to fuel your business by unlocking the creativity of staff, developing strategic corporate initiatives or opening access to capital. Choose from the three defined paths of connectivity  (1) Speaking Engagements, (2)Workshop Engagements, or (3) Advisory Engagements as detailed below.

1. 2020 Business Speaking Engagement Topics 

 

•The Commodity of Credibility: With the expansion of the "internet of things," barriers to the marketplace have been destroyed. Accordingly, consumers are inundated with thousands of online stores vying for their wallets. How do medium-to-large companies compete in today's saturated marketplace? Credibility. Dr. Jackson's powerful message encourages business professionals to reevaluate the importance of their personal brand and its impacts on the organization's brand. This keynote can be adapted to serve a variety of sectors, including manufacturing, wholesale, retail, real estate, financial services, and others. Sub-categories covered include creativity, employee engagement, change management, leadership development, business growth, and future trends.

 

 

Unity Doesn't Always Mean Uniformity: From a generational and social perspective, today's workplace likely boasts one of the most diverse communal landscapes ever seen. As "baby-boomers" extend or re-enter their careers, there may be up to four generations collaborating in the workplace at any given moment. Additionally, the expansion of social media platforms has encouraged a global, social economy, encompassing different trends of social acceptability. In this keynote, Dr. Jackson supports the participants' ability to embrace a culture of honor and respect, identify the unique ability of others, and leverage the differences of their teammates for more effective collaboration. This keynote can be adapted to target all organizations within the private and public sectors. Sub-categories covered include ethic, diversity, personal development, change management, and corporate culture.

 

 

Currency, Finance & Beyond-Competing in the Next Decade of Financial Services: Financial services industries are journeying through a dramatic revolution, driven by evolving consumer demands, competition from peer-to-peer models, regulatory shifts, digital currencies, and fintech-led industry consolidation. These industry disruptions present both unique challenges and massive opportunities for the sector as these shifts come through. Dr. Jackson's riveting yet fun message encourages finance professionals to embrace new approaches and thrive in a dramatically new world of capital markets. This keynote can be adapted to serve a variety of financial services sectors, including depository banking, private equity, real estate investment management, and others. Sub-categories covered include creativity, employee engagement, change management, leadership development, business growth, and future trends.

 

 

The Superiority of Emotional Intelligence Over Artificial Intelligence: 

With the progression of "automation" and "artificial intelligence," professionals are becoming increasingly concerned about the future viability of their careers. However, for the proactive, these industry disruptions present immense opportunities to separate from the masses and gain a competitive edge. Dr. Jackson's inspirational keynote message instructs professionals on identifying and embracing humanity's unique ability to deploy "soft skills." This keynote can be adapted to serve a variety of private and public sectors. Sub-categories covered include creativity, employee engagement, change management, leadership development, business growth, and future trends.

 

 

Custom Keynote Development: The JGI team can craft the perfect message and delivery forum for your organization. Dr. Jackson has delivered hundreds principal and inspirational-based messages designed to fuel the potency of executive leadership visualization, managerial efficiency, corporate growth, entrepreneurism, diversity, teamwork, as well as a myriad of core organizations focus. JGI engages customized speaking engagements by (1) Defining organizational objectives. Through an initial conference call, Dr. Jackson and his team will gain an in-depth understanding of your organizational targets; and (2) Curating potent content. Upon initial engagement, the JGI team will provide several topics, outlines, and delivery methods for your organization to consider. 

 

 

 

 

2. 2020 Business Workshop Engagement Topics

 

•Leveraging The Power of Vertical Integration: Market consolidation is drastically shaping all sectors of business. To maintain profit margins, companies must consider leveraging the strength of strategic business partners. Dr. Jackson will instruct participants on the secret world of leveraged buyouts, structuring a myriad of low-recourse strategic business agreements and other keys to quickly cornering the marketplace. This 1-day workshop is designed for executive leaders, supporting training goals for creativity, change management, leadership development, and business growth.

 

Developing Entrepreneurial Employees: The decentralization of office space and increased use of web-based tools is leading employees to work remotely, more frequently. To attract and maintain top talent, organizations must maintain an entrepreneurial environment that promotes efficiencies, over-achievement, and self-management in exchange for a fluid work environment. This 2-day workshop is designed for executive and organizational leaders, supporting training goals for creativity, employee engagement, change management, leadership development, business growth, and future trends.

 

The Tragedy of Mistaking Influence For Leadership: With employee tenures decreasing, it is critical to qualify organizational leaders to maintain business continuity. Shakeups in middle and upper management can quickly lead to low employee morale and poor business performance. During this interactive teaching, Dr. Jackson will instruct participants on the keys to quickly identifying the qualities of secure, reliable, and effective leaders. This 2-day workshop is designed for executive and organizational leaders supporting training goals for leadership development, business growth, and change management.

 

Capital Structures For Companies #101: In the open marketplace, access to capital is often synonymous with a company's success. The ability to complete R&D, jumpstart the supply chain, or penetrate new markets will ultimately hinge on a company's liquidity or corporate credit. During this interactive teaching, Dr. Jackson will instruct participants on little known debt and equity strategies needed to advance in today's marketplace. This 2-day workshop is designed for executive leaders and financial professionals, supporting training goals for leadership development and business growth.

 

Capital Structures For Real Estate Companies #101: Today's commercial real estate market is likely one of the most over-stimulated to-date. As equity multiples diminish due to unproportionate acquisition prices, real estate owner-operators must entertain more complex capital structures. During this interactive teaching, Dr. Jackson will instruct participants on investment strategies needed to achieve opportunistic purchases. This 2-day workshop is designed for executive leaders and financial professionals, supporting training goals for leadership development and business growth.

 

Custom Workshop Development: On a select-basis, the JGI team can craft the perfect training session for your organization. Customized workshops can be developed to support training goals for leadership development, change management, business growth, diversity, creativity, employee engagement, and future trends. JGI establishes tailored, objective-orientated workshops by (1)Defining the right hurdle. Dr. Jackson and his team will gain an in-depth understanding of your organization's hurdles and opportunities; (2) Creating the right workshop. The customized workshop will address the deficit causing communication, financial, process, or perception breakdowns that often prevent achieving success milestones; and (3)Validate the workshop's effectiveness. Post-training, Dr. Jackson and his team maintain correspondence with organizations to confirm or further encourage success milestones. 

 

 

3. 2020 Business Advisory Engagements

 

On a select basis, Dr. Jackson and his team engage through Consultant, Board of Director, or Advisory appointments for:

 

•Investor Relations and Communications;

 

•Merger & Acquisitions Support;

 

•Real Estates Acquisition & Disposition Support; and

 

•Supply Chain Management Support.

 

 

With over 20 years of risk management, supply chain structuring, and capital raising experience, spread over most business sectors, Dr. Jackson and his team are prepared to engage businesses for targeted outcomes.

 

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