About Founders Advisors

Our Firm:

We are Founders Advisors – a transaction advisory firm serving private companies. Our focus spans a variety of industries, including Business Services, Consumer, Healthcare, Industrials and Technology. Through our team of dedicated professionals, we utilize proven expertise and process-based solutions to produce exceptional outcomes for our clients. We work to form authentic relationships with our clients to understand their specific goals and design a solution to achieve the results they desire.

Our History:

With nothing but a clear vision, a strong commitment to values and a few dedicated employees, Duane Donner started Founders in 2003.

Since then, we’ve grown to over forty professionals, forming relationships with clients all over the globe and across a broad range of industries. And to think, we did all this by primarily following one simple rule—the Golden one.

Our Values:


    Maintain focus on doing the right things at the right time

    Go the extra mile for our clients, co-workers, and community

    Reflect, evaluate, and plan for improvement

    All we do, we do well

    Be and stay healthy, personally and as a team

    Be team-focused; we’re better together

What makes Founders different?


While many firms focus solely on the transaction, we are primarily driven by forming relationships with those we serve—authentic connections that begin with us listening to your needs, and then working tirelessly to meet, and exceed, your expectations.


Unfortunately, the business we’re in is riddled with those who promise much but deliver little. At Founders, we remain focused on our clients’ needs—diligently pursuing them until the deal is done, the goals are met and the results are achieved.


While it isn’t always the case, our firm is primarily focused on working with company founders. We understand that to them, this is more than just a business decision, it’s an emotional one. That the people working there are more than just employees, they’re partners, colleagues and friends. And that founders want to do more than just sell a business, they want to ensure a lasting legacy.

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