Our Team

We are experienced professionals who have chosen to spend their careers
working exclusively with the owners of closely-held businesses.

With a unified team working on all deals together, we bring our full attention to every engagement, whether a limited strategic assessment or a broad M&A process. Every client gets the A-Team; there is no B-team.

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Mark Phillips Managing Director

Mark leads the strategy and execution of M&A transactions and manages the firm. Prior to founding Lamkin Road, Mark was Managing Director of Jacobs Capital, a boutique investment banking firm where he spent over a decade providing sell-side M&A advisory to private businesses across numerous industries. Prior to Jacobs Capital, Mark served in a variety of roles for a subsidiary of Barclays in Charlotte, N.C., and Phoenix, AZ. Mark received both his bachelor’s degree and MBA from UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School, where he was also recipient of the Frank Hawkins Kenan Award. Mark also serves on several boards and committees of industry associations, non-profit organizations, and private enterprises.

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Kenneth Spence Vice President

Kenneth leads the day-to-day execution of transactions. Immediately prior to joining Lamkin Road, Kenneth was with R. W. Baird & Co. Investment Banking, where he was on one of the industry’s leading government and defense contracting M&A teams. Before Baird, he also worked with Mark Phillips at Jacobs Capital, a boutique investment banking firm in Chapel Hill. Kenneth has a Master’s of Accounting from UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School and a bachelor’s degree with provost’s recognition from the University of Dallas. He spent several years in public policy, working at prominent Washington, D.C., think tanks, prior to graduate school.

Will Breeyear

Will Breeyear Associate

Will supports transaction execution within the firm. Prior to joining Lamkin Road, Will was on the Corporate Development and Strategy team at Lightship, a leading biopharmaceutical services firm, supporting partnerships, capital raises, and other strategic efforts. Before Lightship, Will worked on the Corporate Strategy team at Syneos Health, a global contract research organization, where he supported enterprise-level strategic efforts. He started his career in supply chain and operations consulting, advising clients in a variety of different industries. Will received his MBA from UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School and his bachelor’s degree from the University of South Carolina Darla Moore School of Business.

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