Larry Gordon

Sr. Account Manager

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Overview

Larry Gordon brings a very diverse and useful 40-year background to his position at Business Transition Specialists LLC. Larry moved up the ranks from engineering positions with a major manufacturer to product development and overall plant management. Larry also has been in Mergers and Acquisitions both as an entrepreneur buying/selling/building several ventures as well as several years as a representative and negotiator for businesses. He has been the chief negotiator for over 20 successful business sales transactions.

Biography

Larry studied mechanical engineering at the University of Kansas before serving five years in the United States Air Force. He has completed a number of additional training programs including Commercial Flight Instructor, Flight Engineer, several negotiation training programs, Kauffman Foundation FastTrac program, and several training programs related to sales. Larry has successfully orchestrated the negotiation and sale of many companies. As a business owner he's has had exposure to a very wide range of industries including (but not limited to): construction, manufacturing, restaurant/food service, industrial sales/distribution, auto collision and restoration services, engineering services, and large ticket commission sales.

Larry is an instrument rated private pilot who also enjoys playing golf, tennis and water sports with family. For volunteer activities Larry teaches young adults to drive and works with Gift of Life, and other charitable organizations to supply meals and gifts over holidays.

Core Capabilities

  • Business management
  • Business development and growth
  • Business market analysis and strategies
  • Financial evaluation
  • Complex negotiations and creative solutions
  • Identifying and addressing special requirements in transactions
  • Creative problem solving

Career

  • Business Transition Specialists LLC, Sr. Account Manager
  • President/Owner, Built concrete construction company from 4 to 26 employees.
  • President/Owner, Supplier to Fast Food industry (e.g. Wendy's, Burger King, Dairy Queen)
  • Industrial/Mechanical Engineer, and Plant management for two (2) Kansas City Corporations
  • Agent/representative for mergers and acquisitions
  • Flight Instructor - Instrument; multi-engine up to light jets