Buy Then Build was created as a passion project to underscore the trends at this unique time in history:
Buy an existing company instead of starting from scratch
Uncover the biggest opportunities (and risks) of any business
Learn how to navigate the complex acquisition process
Use ownership as a path to financial independence
Walker is a serial acquisition entrepreneur, bestselling author, and M&A advisor. He acquired seven companies over ten years and co-founded several startups.
He holds an MBA from the Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis where he received the Declaration of Achievement in Entrepreneurship from the Skandalaris Center of Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Walker is a Certified M&A Advisor and former SEC licensed stock broker.
He has even held premieres at some of the world’s most prestigious festivals, including Sundance, SXSW, and Toronto International Film Festival.
Walker’s bestselling book, Buy Then Build: How Acquisition Entrepreneurs Outsmart the Startup Game, released to critical acclaim including being recognized by Forbes as “one of the top 7 books all entrepreneurs must read,” and is currently being used in many universities.
He lives in St. Louis, Missouri with his beautiful and intelligent wife and three resourceful and creative children.