Michael Shannon founded and leads the US practice of Liquid Strategies. He established the US arm of Liquid Strategies because he wanted to use his experience and relationships to help businesses accelerate their growth using sophisticated business strategies and funding options. The firm works with clients from the planning stages through execution to ensure success.
Michael spent the first 30 years of his career as an operating executive, developing and deploying sound strategies and innovative financing to grow businesses on four continents. Before joining Liquid Strategies, he spent 18+ years at Equifax, the global information services company, as a senior executive.
His primary focus is on mid-market companies in the business services sector, especially payments, data, information and analytics companies with international exposure or aspirations. Recent assignments have included a new strategy for a global payments company’s UK subsidiary; a new market entry business plan for a large British business services organization, and a sell side mandate for a Dublin based payments platform company.
Michael earned a BSBA from the University of Central Florida, graduating Magna Cum Laude, and earned an MBA in Finance from George State University (GSU). He serves on the advisory boards of the GSU business school and its Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER).
Marc is a principal in LS LLC our US operation. Marc is a 25+ year veteran of corporate finance and M&A and has been advising businesses on exit strategies and sales for the last 10+ years. Marc works with LS to find opportunities for us to engage with companies, pre-sale. Our preference is to help companies to more fully develop their strategies and to get a good working relationship with the owners in advance of any transaction. By working with companies pre-sale or pre fund raising, we can help to influence better the outcome from a capital raise or sale with the necessary prep work. Marc will also work with our LS team in the US or UK on projects that involve real estate financing, hotels, travel related companies in addition to our core business services sector deals.
Marc has worked around the globe as an M&A professional, strategic planning executive and business improvement consultant for both large corporates and boutique investment banks. Marc’s experience over 30 years covers a variety of industries, including financial services, real estate, franchising, hotels, and many others.
Originally educated in Switzerland and England, Marc holds an MBA from Tulane University and a JD from Tulane Law School and lives in Atlanta, Georgia. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst, Certified Merger & Acquisition Advisor and accredited Mindshop Facilitator. Marc is also a member of the Georgia Bar Association.