Sandra Jones and Company
Chuck Durant assists Sandra Jones and Company (SJandCO) with clients that range from green-field startups and closely-held system integrators to complex multinational organizations. His areas of focus are mergers and acquisitions, growth development advisory services, divestitures, financial restructuring, private equity capital placement, operational structuring, strategic planning and market expansion. Durant has been involved in approximately 100 company sales ranging from a few million up to nearly a billion dollars. He is an advisor who has seen deals from all sides- buyer, seller, outside counsel, in-house counsel and M&A broker. Since 2005, he has provided consulting services and made managerial contributions to various early-stage technology companies and assisted several private equity firms in connection with sourcing acquisitions and due diligence. Prior to 2005, he held executive level positions with GE Security, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of General Electric (GE). His most recent activity within GE was as president of residential solutions business, with responsibility for the global residential security market and the development of intrusion control and wireless technology in support of GE Security’s entire customer base. He began his career with GE Security in 1995 as vice president and general counsel of ITI Technologies (NASDAQ: ITII, predecessor of GE Security). Prior to joining GE Security, Durant was an attorney with the law firm of Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A. for seven years, where his practice included mergers and acquisitions, securities, intellectual property and general corporate matters. Prior to attending law school, he was employed as an accountant for nine years with Honeywell. Durant holds an accounting degree and a law degree from the University of Minnesota, as well as an MBA from Minnesota State University. By combining his deep understanding of the security industry with his financial and legal capabilities he is able to provide SJandCO unparalleled professional support services and guidance. In addition to working with SJandCO, he maintains his own client base, serves on the boards of directors and advisory boards for a number of private companies and has served in the same capacity for several non-profit organizations.