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Joseph Stafford

Managing Partner
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As a former Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Mr. Stafford combines a wealth of experience in starting and growing businesses. He has successfully started and grown several entities into multi-million dollar enterprises. His first business grew from a start-up in 1997 to over $60 million in revenue by the year 2000. His experience spans SaaS, software, technology, manufacturing, distribution, and financial services industries. That practical experience and strong financial and strategic planning skills allows him to help companies bridge the gaps between start-up, growth and maturity phases of an organization. ​

Mr. Stafford has also been involved in a number of capital raises and mergers and acquisitions over his career. He has managed revolving lines of credit in excess of $30 million and participated in raising equity capital for a number of entities.

Mr. Stafford is a founder at Trinity Business Advisors and is responsible for product and practice development as well as sales and marketing activities for the firm. He has been instrumental in working with partners to develop technology offerings for clients.

Mr. Stafford is a graduate of California State University Fullerton with degrees in accounting and economics and a Certified Public Accountant in the state of California. He is an Expert in Residence at The Cove at UCI and at Connect/Springboard and is a Certified Mergers and Acquisition Adviser.

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Brian Farley

Managing Partner
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Mr. Farley is a founder at Trinity Business Advisors and is responsible for strategic initiatives, practice development and client services. He has over twenty-five years of diverse executive experience in various senior finance and accounting roles in both public accounting and corporate industry. He has been involved in many commercial industries including consumer goods, real estate, technology and logistics, with a strong emphasis within the manufacturing sector. He has been responsible for numerous financing transactions and accounting system developments both domestically and abroad.

Mr. Farley brings extensive transaction expertise to client engagements with a view towards practical solutions for long-term value creation. He has also been involved with debt and equity raises and has been an active participant on several M&A transactions providing due diligence support and oversight in the capacity of CFO for several independently owned companies. Mr. Farley brings a broad understanding of the business issues to certain complex client engagements. At the same time, his corporate management experience provides hands-on knowledge of day-to-day business needs. He has assumed C-level roles for various operating entities, and has taken a lead role in the turn-around and wind-down of distressed operations.

Mr. Farley earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting and MIS from California State University, Fullerton and his Executive MBA from the University of California, Irvine.

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