Amid Middle Tennessee’s continued growth, the Viking Mergers & Acquisitions team is excited to welcome Matt McConnell to our Nashville office. Matt brings a unique blend of military discipline, entrepreneurial spirit, and extensive experience in business management and operations to our team. The allure of Nashville’s milder climate and excellent educational opportunities brought Matt and his family to Tennessee from Maine, and the area’s vibrant growth and entrepreneurial momentum have made it an ideal choice for their new home.
Matt’s career spans over 30 years, beginning with a nine-year stint in the Army, followed by roles at GE, various start-ups, and a large family-owned business. His journey in the business world culminated in owning and operating a small business in Maine, which he successfully sold, gaining firsthand experience in the intricacies of business transfer.
It’s Matt’s passion for entrepreneurship and the M&A process that ultimately led him to Viking. He was particularly attracted to Viking’s collaborative environment and our wealth of resources and established processes. Since joining the team in Nashville, Matt has been deeply involved in learning Viking’s systems and networking within the Nashville community, quickly becoming an integral part of our team. Matt enjoys connecting with local business owners and learning about their businesses and growth stories, and he is passionate about helping clients achieve their goals.
Nashville Business Advisors: Why Viking is Here
With the “silver tsunami” upon us and Nashville’s booming market, Matt emphasizes the vast opportunities for sellers, buyers, and entrepreneurs to create and add value in the region. He also understands that selling a business is one of the most significant decisions in a person’s life. That’s why each of our Middle Tennessee clients has a dedicated business advisor in Nashville backed by a supporting team of financial analysts and marketing professionals who collaborate throughout the selling process. Our business advisors in Nashville, TN, are experienced professionals who have no desire to rush a client through a sale or purchase. We are committed to our clients’ best interests.
Advice If You Are Considering Selling a Business in Nashville
Matt offers valuable advice to Nashville business owners who are considering selling. He emphasizes the importance of personal reflection and consulting with family and objective advisors. This advice aligns with Viking’s philosophy of being a helpful guide rather than just facilitating a sale. “We are here to help, not just sell a business,” Matt says. “I am happy to talk through an owner’s considerations to sell or not. Either way, it is a chance to help.”
Advice If You Are Considering Buying a Nashville Business
For those interested in buying a business, Matt emphasizes, “Nashville is growing! I don’t see this trend changing, and it will create opportunities to grow an existing business.” Entrepreneurs are wise to consider the advantages of acquisition entrepreneurship. Read more about business ownership through acquisition and the benefits of buying and growing an existing business.
Whether you’re considering selling or buying a business, our Nashville business advisors, including Matt McConnell, are ready to provide expert guidance. We engage with clients early in the sales process and stay involved until the timing is perfect for you, through closing and beyond. Every business and business owner is unique, and we are here to support your individual needs and goals.
If you’re considering business advisors in Nashville, TN, contact Viking Mergers & Acquisitions for a confidential consultation or business valuation at no cost and with no strings attached. Let us help you navigate your business journey with expertise and care.