With over 15 years of experience as an executive officer, consultant, principal in private enterprises, David brings extensive professional business knowledge to the company. His past positions include CFO of a public RFD, software, and biometric manufacturing company traded on the OTCBB and middle management in a fortune 500 construction materials manufacturing public company traded on the NYSE. His executive experience includes SEC and FINRA reporting, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, public stock transfer agent and investor relations, investment banking relations, arranged for new and renegotiated funding of various types, managing companies’ SEC-approved CPA audits, mergers and acquisitions, domestic and international joint ventures, and business contracts. Working with companies that were out of reporting compliance, he brought in the necessary resources and, with a hands-on attitude, enabled companies to be in reporting compliance within shorter time frames than others had requested time to complete. He has an M.B.A. degree in Finance from the University of Tampa and a B.A. degree in Accounting from the University of South Florida.
David Atkinson has over 30 years experience in marketing, creative services and investor relations, including investor relations for a $900 million company that traded on the New York and Toronto stock exchanges.
During his career, he has successfully developed, branded and marketed products, services, people and companies in nine different industries. David has worked and consulted with Fortune 50 companies including projects with some of the world's most recognizable consumer product brands. His broad scope of work ranges from start-up companies to major firms including Sara Lee Corporation, Office Depot, Staples, Ace Hardware, True Value, Home Depot and Lowe’s. His branding and positioning experience also includes leadership coaching as well as working with and promoting nationally known speakers and celebrities at large venue motivational seminars.
However, his most rewarding efforts include assisting in developing and marketing a line of coverage products that revolutionized the entire North American agricultural industry and saved thousands of small farms from going out of business. This project alone resulted in $454 million in revenue for the company he worked for.
David is now focusing his energies on improving the lives of people who truly want and deserve a second chance in life. His current work at American Community Development Group also involves providing essential consulting services for non-profit agencies.
Mr. Brewer has served as Managing Director of Southbridge Business Resources since 1990. Southbridge is a boutique management group with a primary focus in management services and merger / acquisition representation.
Ron has experience in a broad spectrum of business disciplines in both public and private sectors; they include: manufacturing & distribution, health services, energy, environmental, technology driven products, real estate, marketing and non-profit entities.
Management services performed by Southbridge are typically company restructure or launch, and post acquisition implementation. These services have been performed in both the private and small cap public sector. In restructuring situations Southbridge brings needed changes and implementations into an organization assisting them in meeting defined improvement targets. In launch or post acquisition environments the Company will implement systems and staff, creating an operating unit that meets defined benchmarks of performance. A specialty focus is consolidation of companies, in a synergistic market niche, where SBRI services utilized are M & A, funding, and management implementation.
Prior to 1990 Mr. Brewer served as President of Mid-Continent Companies, which was a multiple division enterprise that grew ten-fold from 1980 until 1990 through acquisition, start-up and growth of existing revenue opportunities. Ron has created and facilitated all steps in formation of emerging public companies to include; merger & acquisition, capital procurement, public formation, and management implementation.
Southbridge Advisory Group, Inc.
Southbridge Advisory Group, formed in 1990 as Southbridge Business Resources, is a boutique management services firm focused in merger & acquisition representation, capital procurement, and strategic management and marketing program implementations. Our primary focus is small-cap to mid-cap companies in both the public and private sector along with formation and emerging growth companies.
SAG headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma serves clients throughout North America. The company name evolved in 2008 through merging the services and talents of two boutique firms with similar focus creating greater capabilities of performance within our firm.