Our Story

In Tom’s extensive career he has purchased his own mid-market company, led two European acquisitions and multiple U.S. acquisitions, up to $200 Million in purchase price, and successfully established two joint ventures with Japanese manufacturers supplying Toyota and Mazda with suspension system components.  John, a 20+ year service business and career coaching veteran, has led the successful sale of mid-market businesses in 2015 and 2016, and has counseled entrepreneurs through M&A decisions, buyouts, and sales in his year 25 year business owner history.   After working with many small business and consulting combining career transitions, John and Tom combined to create Oak Capital Advisors, to provide uncommon guidance through the sales of closely-held small businesses in the North Carolina marketplace, to eliminate confusion and create a win-win-win scenario for our brokerage clients.  Subsequently, recognizing not only Shipman’s B2B sales and mergers and acquisition experience but also his real estate acumen, Shipman has been asked to join the team and collaborate on our mission to serve the executive and entrepreneurial community, to manage important business transactions and change.