Kenneth Marks, the Founder and Managing Partner at High Rock Partners, has a long-standing relationship with EO Raleigh-Durham. Kenneth served as a founding YPO sponsor of the Chapter during its founding 20 years ago. We welcomed Kenneth and High Rock in 2009 as corporate sponsors of our Chapter! High Rock Partners is a boutique firm of strategic and M&A advisors, located in Raleigh, North Carolina (in the RTP area), serving leaders of emerging growth and middle market companies. They assist owners and management in selling their company; making acquisitions; making key strategic decisions; navigating and executing on transitions of ownership; accelerating growth to the next level; and to re-position their company to optimize performance. As a boutique firm, they combined the best of investment banking and strategic consulting to bridge the market’s need for high value-added services in the lower middle market segment. They use a unique and proven blend of experiences and tools in strategy, mergers & acquisitions, financing and deals coupled with leadership and creative solutions to achieve your desired outcome. As a firm, their focus is on strategy, exits (selling your business), acquisitions, financing and turnarounds.