ProFinance Biographies

Michael B. Jones, President

Michael is President of ProFinance® Associates, Inc., an investment banking firm (Broker-Dealer firm member of the FINRA/SIPC) headquartered in San Diego.

 

ProFinance® provides M & A and financing advisory services to an array of industries with special concentration in high gross margin, repetitive income service industries, the electronic security field, and the maritime industry (particularly maritime technology firms). ProFinance® has provided services to companies in industries as diverse as energy, healthcare, Internet, maritime, security, "service bureaus" of various kinds, and telecom.

 

The electronic security industry has been an area of specialization for ProFinance® since its inception in 1985. ProFinance® is co-founder and Michael is President of The Security Network (www.thesecuritynetwork.org), a San Diego-based organization to identify and promote the rapid adoption of innovative, dual-usage security technologies and The Maritime Alliance (www.themaritimealliance.org) which is the organizer of the San Diego maritime technology cluster.


Michael B. Jones

Michael is a registered principal and a registered general securities representative with ProFinance®. Michael has sat on a number of corporate and non-profit Advisory Committees and Boards of Directors.

 

Michael was born in Germany and grew up in Arizona. He earned a Master's Degree from the Johns Hopkins University "School of Advanced International Studies" (SAIS). His graduate studies included a year in Bologna, Italy; a year at the Catholic University in Lima, Peru; and internships at the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna and at the European Union headquarters in Brussels. He speaks five languages and has traveled extensively.

 

William M. Lynch, Vice President

Bill was raised on a large family irrigated farm and ranch in west Texas at the foot of the Guadalupe Mountains. He graduated from the School of Business Administration at Menlo College in Atherton, California with a B.S. in Business Administration in 1984 and was awarded The Wall Street Journal Award.

He has operating experience in software and industrial businesses. At Noumenon Corporation in Alameda, California he worked in various sales and marketing capacities before being appointed Vice President, Sales. Noumenon Corporation was a developer of Intuit™, an integrated business software package for IBM PCs.

 

In 1986, he joined United States Gypsum Company's Industrial Gypsum Division. This unit manufacturers and markets exceptionally high value gypsum products serving a broad spectrum of manufacturing industries, including aerospace, pharmaceuticals, plastics, agriculture, and ceramics.


William M. Lynch

He moved through various line sales assignments, sales management, product management, and ultimately general business management of the western United States.  In addition to his domestic management responsibility, Mr. Lynch led strategic planning for the ultimate expansion of plaster operations in Mexico.  He has strong marketing, sales, distribution, operations, and strategic planning skills.

Bill is involved in public policy as it relates to water resources and water rights in Texas.

Bill joined ProFinance® in February 1999 to assist clients in arranging various forms of debt and equity financing as well as facilitating M&A transactions. He serves on the Small Advisory Board for the City of San Diego. Bill is a registered representative with FINRA.

 


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