Leadership

John C. Dickinson – Mr. Dickinson is a founding partner and managing director of Dickinson Williams & Company. Prior to forming DW&Co., Mr. Dickinson spent 16 years with Harris Williams & Co., where in 1998 he launched the firm’s lower middle market specialty group, Cobblestone Advisors, which became one of the leading advisors serving the lower middle market. Mr. Dickinson has closed approximately 40 lower middle market transactions, with a cumulative transaction value in excess of $1 billion.

Mr. Dickinson’s background also includes serving as a Corporate Operations Manager for Circuit City Stores, a Division Controller for Cummins Engine Company, and as a co-founder of Document Warehouse, a records management company that was ultimately sold to Iron Mountain (NYSE: IRM).  Mr. Dickinson also has eight years of software development and related experience in the defense industry.

Mr. Dickinson earned an MBA from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia and a BS degree in mathematics from Hampden-Sydney College.  He lives in Richmond, Virginia with his wife and two daughters, and he is active in his church, the Richmond chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), and other community organizations.

Mr. Dickinson is a Registered Representative of and Securities Products are offered through BA Securities, LLC, Member FINRA SIPC. Dickinson Williams & Company and BA Securities, LLC are separate and unaffiliated entities.

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James A. Gilmore – Mr. Gilmore is a managing director of Dickinson Williams & Company and leads the firm’s healthcare practice.  He has more than 19 years of middle market investment banking experience and has been involved in more than 50 domestic and cross-border M&A transactions ranging from $5 million to $1.5 billion in value.  He has advised founders, families, management teams, private equity owners, and corporate boards in a broad range of company sale, corporate carve-out, acquisition, financing, and strategic advisory assignments.

Mr. Gilmore’s industry experience includes a wide variety of sectors across the healthcare industry, including healthcare services, medical products, and pharmaceutical services.  He also has transaction experience in business services and manufacturing.

Prior to joining DW&Co., Mr. Gilmore was a senior member of the Global Healthcare Group at Lincoln International.  Based in Chicago, Lincoln International is one of the world’s largest and most active investment banking firms serving the middle market.  Prior to joining Lincoln, he was a senior banker with Richmond-based BB&T Capital Markets.

Mr. Gilmore earned an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and an undergraduate degree in economics and mathematics from the University of Virginia.  He lives in Richmond, Virginia, with his wife and three sons.

Mr. Gilmore is a Registered Representative of and Securities Products are offered through BA Securities, LLC, Member FINRA SIPC. Dickinson Williams & Company and BA Securities, LLC are separate and unaffiliated entities.

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Harold J. Williams III – Mr. Williams is a founding partner and managing director of Dickinson Williams & Company, and he has more than 30 years of transactional experience spanning investment banking, leveraged finance, and corporate financial management. Prior to forming DW&Co., Mr. Williams served as a managing director at Cobblestone | Harris Williams, the lower middle market M&A practice of Harris Williams & Co. Mr. Williams also co-founded Custer Williams & Company and Riverside Capital LLC, financial advisory firms specializing in lower middle market transactions. Prior to founding Riverside Capital, Mr. Williams served as Chief Financial Officer of HALIS, Inc., a publicly traded healthcare technology and services company, where he integrated several acquisitions and managed two divestitures. Mr. Williams also spent seven years providing cash flow based senior and mezzanine debt for Heller Financial’s Corporate Finance Group, worked for the International Treasury Department of RJR Nabisco, Inc. structuring offshore debt and equity financings for the company’s international subsidiaries, and led SunTrust Bank’s West Coast originations and portfolio management activities. A native of Richmond, Virginia, Mr. Williams earned his MBA in International Finance from Georgia State University and his BS in Commerce from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia. He and his wife have two adult children.

Mr. Williams is a Registered Representative of and Securities Products are offered through BA Securities, LLC, Member FINRA SIPC. Dickinson Williams & Company and BA Securities, LLC are separate and unaffiliated entities.

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