David Grau Jr. is the founder and CEO of Succession Resource Group, a succession and M&A consulting company for professional businesses. As the CEO, he has grown the company from its infancy to a multi-million dollar enterprise since the firm's inception in 2012. David is also a practitioner dedicated to his craft, having helped hundreds of business owners over the last decade buy, merge, sell, and craft their transition plan. Prior to launching SRG, David was the leading M&A consultant for a well-known succession planning firm to advisors. Prior to this role, David served in the United States Navy.
David is a published author and accomplished speaker, and has been interviewed and cited in dozens of publications over the last decade. He is currently one of the leading speakers in the financial services industry on M&A and next gen building strategies, with over 200 presentations to his credit. In the past five years, he has spoken at a variety of the industry’s leading firms, including LPL Financial Services, Wells Fargo, Ameriprise Financial, MetLife, ING, AIG, Fidelity, Jackson National, Prudential, Raymond James, the Financial Services Institute (FSI) and at many FPA chapters around the country.
David holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Portland State University and has a Master’s Degree from Willamette University’s Atkinson Graduate School of Management. David, his wife Kristen and their three children are long-time residents of Portland, Oregon, but take every opportunity to travel.
Fun Facts: David enjoys spending time with his family, reading, running, is an avid wine enthusiast and developing a taste for cigars, loves traveling, reading, he also enjoys snow and water sports, and loves basketball (playing or watching). Prior to having three children and a robust and growing business, David had a beautiful head of hair. Now he doesn't.
Areas of Expertise:
Advisor Succession, Small Business Succession, Family Business Transition, M&A Tax Strategies, Negotiation, Financing, Financial Analysis, RIA and IBD Rep Valuation, Continuity/Contingency, Advisor M&A, Business Planning, RIA Buy-Side & Sell-Side Representation
David Grau Jr.