Expert M&A Advisor | Keynote Speaker
Mr. Armbrust joined the Vant Group in 2015 and brings over 20 years of operating, M&A transaction, turnaround, advisory, acquisition, carve-out, and business development experience. Prior to joining The Vant Group, he was a Director in one of Dallas’ leading Investment Banking and Operations Advisory firms. Mr. Armbrust’s background includes senior roles in large and small companies with demonstrated results.
He served as a Market Manager with 7-Eleven where he had P&L responsibility for over 120 stores, and led all operating aspects of his franchised market. He led operational due diligence for acquisition targets, and post-merger integration of acquired stores in his market.
Prior to that, he served on the Executive Leadership Team as a Regional VP with a privately-held $100MM+ industrial packaging company. He led post-merger integration of five acquired companies. He and his colleagues led the successful sale of this company at above market multiples.
Mr. Armbrust also led four distribution centers with International Paper; started, built, and sold a contract manufacturing business; and led teams with Dell Computer's supply chain and manufacturing groups.
He is a US Air Force Veteran and served in Texas, Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa.
Awards and Achievements
Mr. Armbrust has earned several honorable awards; 7-Eleven-CEO’s Servant Leader, FINRA Series 7, 63 and 79, Dell - Chairman’ s Gold Start Award, Air Force Achievement Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal, Kuwait Liberation Medal and a Lean/Six Sigma Black Belt.
Member and Associations
He is currently a member of the Association for Corporate Growth’s, Membership Committee.
Key Note Speaker
Mr. Armbrust is key speaker to the Art of Business Transfer Breakfast and Lunch series and The Plano Bar Association.
He has an MBA from Wake Forest University, studied International Business at Oxford, and received a Bachelor of Science in Management from the US Air Force Academy.
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