W. Fred Gentry
Fred Gentry is the principal and founder of our group. Fred has an MBA (Finance Concentration) and BBA (Transportation Management) degrees from the University of Texas at Austin. His background includes over 30 years of experience in the areas of mergers, acquisitions, divestures, new project development, internal consulting, marketing and administration. During his career, Fred has worked on industrial projects throughout much of the United States, as well as Canada, Mexico, Western Europe, Australia, South America and Asia. As a broker he has handled transactions ranging from $50,000 to over $10 million. As an acquisition manager for industrial firms he has worked on individual transactions ranging from $5 million to over $100 million.
Skills Fred brings to the table include:
- Identification and investigation of acquisition / merger opportunities
- Project economics / business valuation
- Preparation of investment presentation packages
- Deal negotiations
- Due diligence management
Fred is a member of the International Business Brokers Associations (IBBA). IBBA is an association of professionals engaged in various aspects of business brokerage and mergers & acquisitions, with over 1,800 members across Canada, Mexico, Asia, Australia and the United States.
Cheryl Hoffman is the marketing strategist behind Gentry Company. She has over 15 years of experience in marketing, advertising, public relations and interactive throughout different business sectors. Cheryl is an award-winning marketing professional and an accomplished publisher and writer. She is a graduate of Texas A&M University and has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism/Marketing with special emphasis in Public Relations.