James A. Taylor

James A. Taylor

ABOUT MNA ADVISOR

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James A. Taylor Managing Director & CEO

James has been in the mergers and acquisitions, funding/equity raise, and advisory services for more than 20 years. He has been involved in and successfully closed more than 78 transactions in the following industry segments: Telecom, Technology, Software, Services, Insurance, Retail, Real Estate, Third-Party Logistics, Energy, and Financial Services in the U.S., India and Mexico. In these transactions he has performed business integration services, managed due diligence, and managed divestiture where he led more than participated as an essential team member in raising more than $80 million in equity and debt through starting, purchasing, merging, selling and providing advisory services.

His work experiences includes senior executive roles as Director, Advanced Fabric Technologies, LLC, Director, Optech4D, Inc., Director, Prognosis Innovation Healthcare, LLC, Advisory Director, Houston Technology Center; Co-Founder and Manager, Rural Broadband Infrastructure Company, LLC (RBBIC). Former roles as, Advisor to the Board of Directors, Connect Realty (RealTek Holdings, Co-Founder and Board of Directors’ Member, CHR Solutions, Inc., Chairman and CEO, CHR Solutions, Inc.; Chairman, CHR Solutions India Pvt Ltd., and the Chairman, CHR Solutions Bermuda Ltd.; Founding Chairman and Manager of Wireless Services, Rural Broadband Wireless, LLC (RBW); Founding Chairman and CEO, Global 1 Source Group (G1SG); Founding Chairman and Manager of Wireless Services, NetAmerica Alliance, LLC (NAA); Founding Chairman, Tree Lite, Founding Chairman, International Gymnastics Academy, 501(c)(3); Founding Chairman and CEO, YCO Holdings, Inc.; Founding Chairman and CEO, OnSource Consulting; National Director of Outsourcing & Practice Director of Professional Services, The Future Now, Inc.; and, National Account Manager, Network General Corporation , Silicon Valley.

James regularly facilitates board of directors’ strategic planning sessions and board retreats focused on growth via M&A and Organic, Telecom, IT and Re-engineering IT for large enterprises, Technology Trends, business integration and other strategic planning. Additionally, he has a vast experience in technology, software and services companies, including cloud computing, SaaS, IaaS, PaaS and telecommunications.

For 20 plus years he has been a world traveler to all 50 United States, its three territories, and 17 countries where he set up wholly owned subsidiaries in India (holds a 10-year Indian visa), Mexico, and Bermuda. Consequently, James is routinely invited as a keynote speaker to share his knowledge and expertise. A partial listing of his most notable speaking engagements includes:

NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association; Texas Statewide Telephone Cooperative, Inc. (TSTCI); Indiana Telephone Association; Telco Vision; Cloud Connect; Carrier Cloud Forum; OPASTCO; Comptel; RICA; Microsoft World – Cloud Theater; Texas Communications Expo; ACE; Tech (CEO Group); Houston Technology Center; IT Expo; Strategic Summit; IP Possibilities; OSP Expo; RCA Wireless; IP Possibilities; Networld +Inteop; Comdex; Network World; Database World; Houston Area Association Of Fraud Examiners; Association of Technology Professionals; Nortel National Road Show Network and Systems Management; Guest Lecture MBA Program, University Arizona; Lecture MBA Program, Texas A&M; National Association of Black Mayors and City Administrators; HP CPA Alliance Continuing Education Program; and, BIO Medical Technology Club.

James holds numerous distinguished awards and accolades. They include:

  • Seven-time Ernst &Young Entrepreneur of the Year finalist with two companies
  • Two-time Ernst &Young Enterprise champion finalist
  • Four-time PKF Fast Tech 50 winner
  • Four-time INC 5000 member of the fastest-growing companies in America
  • Four-time Houston Business Journal Enterprise Award Fast 100 winner

His most recent industry quoted, articles, and, analyst briefings include:

Light Reading, Heavy Reading, Pipeline Magazine, Billing and OSS World, TMF Forum, RCR Wireless News, Houston Business Journal, Smart Business Magazine, Current Analysis, Strategy Analytics, Forrester, and, IMS Research Consumer Electronics Group.

James Founded MNA Advisor, LLC in 2014 and serves as the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director.

 

EMAIL JAMES A. TAYLOR: jtaylor@mna-advisor.com

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