Kenneth H. Marks's Articles

Kenneth H. Marks is a Principal and Managing Partner of High Rock Partners, Inc.Kenneth H. Marks is a Principal and Managing Partner of High Rock Partners, Inc. (formerly Marks & Company Inc.) providing strategic consulting, investment banking and interim leadership services. Marks' past positions included President of JPS Communications, Inc., a fast growth technology subsidiary of the Raytheon Company and President / CEO of an electronics manufacturer that he founded and grew to $22 million. He was a director for a RTP, NC area investment bank focused on raising capital for early stage and middle-market companies during the late 1990’s. Here are some of his articles:

Exits and Acquisitions: Key Concepts for Successful Deals

Five Keys to Negotiating a Personal Guarantee in Tight Credit Markets

Building Your Deal Team - Assembling the Right Players

Rethinking Your Company’s Next Move: What You Could Be Doing Differently

Seven Key Steps To Move Your Company From Surviving to Thriving

Keys to Position Your Business to Sell at a Premium

Four Places to Find Capital for Emerging Growth and Middle-Market Companies

Mr. Marks has been involved as management, advisor or board member with over a dozen and a half emerging growth and middle market companies ranging from a venture backed software startup, INC. 500 staffing firm, environmental construction company, safety products distributor….to a middle-market insurance services provider.

He is a member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) alumni; the founding YPO Sponsor of the  Entrepreneurs Organization (EO formerly YEO) in the Research Triangle Park, North Carolina Chapter;  a member of the Association for Corporate Growth; a member of the board of directors of the North Carolina Technology Association and chairman of the board of directors of the Partnership for Defense Innovation (the parent of the Defense & Security Technology Accelerator).

Mr. Marks created and teaches a graduate level course at Boston College in connection with the Hult International Business School  in Boston (formerly the Arthur D. Little School of Management) titled "Managing Emerging Growth Companies". In addition, he teaches a graduate level elective titled "Financing Early Stage & Middle-Market Companies" at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC. In addition, Marks lectures at Loyola University in Chicago as part of the Merger & Acquisition certification program.

He is the lead author of the "Handbook of Financing Growth: Strategies & Capital Structure" published by John Wiley & Sons, and he authored the publication "Strategic Planning for Emerging Growth Companies: A Guide for Management".

Mr. Marks obtained his MBA from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, and his undergraduate studies were in electrical engineering at North Carolina State University. In addition, he has attended executive programs at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He held series 62 and 63 securities licenses. Marks is a Certified Merger & Acquisition Advisor (CM&AA). For more information please visit, www.HandbookofFinancingGrowth.com. You can reach him at khmarks@HighRockPartners.com.

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