At Generational Equity, Dr. Lorence serves as a sell side M&A advisor to business owners who desire to exit their firms while achieving optimal value.
Prior to joining Generational Equity, Dr. Lorence led a buy side acquisition team within a Fortune 100 company, focusing on acquisitions of low and middle market companies. As a turnaround practitioner, Dr. Lorence led the successful turnaround of four separate middle market businesses. Furthermore, Dr. Lorence founded three successful ventures including a niche player in the education finance space, a university funded startup in the customized bath products industry, and a marketing and sales consulting firm.
Dr. Lorence is a published writer, author, and speaker. In addition to writing a book for small and medium sized business owners on the subject of referral marketing, he has written for various outlets including the Journal of Corporate Renewal, Vetrepreneur Magazine, and Pointe Innovation Magazine. As a speaker, Dr. Lorence speaks on the topics of acquisitions, organic growth, top talent management, and turnarounds.
Dr. Lorence holds three degrees: An Executive Doctorate of Business from Georgia State University where he is the youngest graduate in the history of the program; A “Top 10” MBA from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia, and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Virginia Military Institute, where he was selected as the Institute’s representative in the prestigious international Rhodes Scholar competition. Dr. Lorence is also an adjunct professor at the Else School of Management at Millsaps College where he teaches in the subject areas of M&A, finance and entrepreneurship.
While serving in the U.S. Marines, Dr. Lorence commanded at the platoon and company level spanning four deployments, twelve countries, and three continents. Dr. Lorence holds several board positions including the Mississippi Seed Fund where he is responsible for overseeing the investment of state tax money into early stage growth companies for the purposes of job growth.