About Martinka Consulting

The Martinka Team

The Escape Artist

John Martinka

As The Escape Artist® John is known for:
- Helping executives escape the corporate world by buying the right business the right way.
- Creating large exits for small businesses™ so the owner can exit their business with style, grace, and more money.™
- Accelerating businesses so they can escape their plateau, often via growth by acquisition; dramatically increasing the value of the company.

His books are the roadmap to help clients get the results they want, with Martinka Consulting’s guidance.

Getting the Deal Done

With over 25 years of advising business buyers, owners, and sellers John has:

· Analyzed over 1,000 companies.
· Helped facilitate well over 150 deals.
· Become a valued resource for Martinka Consulting’s network of clients and advisors.
· Been a “Breath of Fresh Air” to his clients as they seek to buy or sell a business.

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Business Development & Client Success

Jessica Martinka

In 2018 John welcomed his daughter Jessica Martinka to the firm. Jessica will concentrate on in-house client and business development. As a key interface between clients and prospective buyers or sellers Jessica screens potential matches for our clients to accelerate win-win deals.

She loves meeting people, especially as part of the business development process, and enjoys helping people and volunteers at local non-profits, including Hopelink.

Getting the Deal Done

In the world of M&A (business buy-sell) the deal is the sexy part but there’s no deal without all we do in the “back room.” This includes:

· The use of technology in the ever-more-complex search process to find a good match.
· Analyzing the little things in a company’s non-financial factors (customers, employees, market, trends, suppliers, etc.).
· Attractive and accurate client marketing materials.
· Client communication.

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Business Activity:

  • Owned all or part of three businesses plus Martinka Consulting and its sister company, Nokomis Advisory Services.
  • Has assisted on well over 100 business successful buy-sell transactions.
  • Coached and counseled scores of owners and other advisors.
  • Operations manager for a 55,000-seat stadium concert that was “glitch-free.”
  • Continually helps business buyer clients buy the right business the right way.
  • Works with business owners to prepare for their next great adventure in life and successfully sell their business.
  • Has used his business and project management skills to lead 15 Rotary education projects with a total value to the recipients of over $3,000,000.

John is the Author Of:

Book #1

Buying A Business That Makes You Rich: Toss Your Job Not The Dice

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Book #2

Getting the Deal Done

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Book #3

Company Growth By Acquisition Makes Dollars & Sense

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Book #4

If They Can Sell Pet Rocks Why Can’t You Sell Your Business For What You Want

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