"I founded North Point Advisors over twelve years ago with the mission of providing exceptional advisory services in a highly personalized way. Our commitment to this original purpose remains as strong today as ever, and we will not rest until your optimal outcome is achieved."
Founder and Managing Director
Founder and Managing Director
David Jacquin founded North Point Advisors in 2004 with the mission to create value for its clients by providing exceptional mergers and acquisitions advice and services. Since its founding, North Point has advised on over 100 transaction representing over $20 billion in transaction value and has become the leading M&A advisory firm to the consumer industry. At North Point, David has represented many industry leading brands including Landry’s, Jimmy John’s, Teavana, Starbucks, Peanuts, Massage Envy, Taco Bell, Papa John’s, Edible Arrangements, Snap Fitness and Kosta Browne Winery.
David has spent over two decades of his career as an M&A advisor. Prior to founding North Point Advisors, he led M&A divisions for each of Piper Jaffray & Co, Merrill Lynch and Bank of America/Montgomery Securities. Additionally, David practiced law with Cravath, Swaine and Moore in New York and London, where he specialized in mergers and acquisitions. He also worked as a consultant for Arthur Andersen and Company. David obtained a B.S. with honors from St. Louis University and earned his J.D. with honors from Georgetown University. He lives in Sonoma County, California with his wife Heidi and their two children, Hayley and Alec.
Matt Kelly is a Partner and Managing Director having been with North Point Advisors since shortly after its founding in 2004. Matt is focused on the consumer sector, including restaurants, retail and consumer products and services. He has over 20 years of M&A and investment advisory experience having spent the majority of his career prior to North Point at Deutsche Bank and Franklin Resources. Matt is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter holder and has a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Matt lives in San Francisco with his wife Jessica and two children.
Geoff Flynn is a Managing Director at North Point Advisors focused on the consumer sector. Prior to joining North Point, Geoff led the consumer group at Cowen and Company for over a decade and has been advising consumer companies for over 20 years at Cowen, Piper Jaffray, Thomas Weisel Partners and Montgomery Securities. Geoff earned his B.A. degree in Economics at Cornell University, and he lives in Kentfield with his wife Karyn and their three sons, Hunter, Harrison and Grayson.
Peter Hunt is a Managing Director at North Point Advisors and is responsible for the firm’s Healthcare practice. He has over 25 years of M&A and investment banking experience having worked previously for firms including J.P. Morgan & Co., Bank of America/Montgomery Securities and JMP Securities. During his career, Peter has completed over $15 billion in M&A transactions.
Peter earned his Masters of Business Administration from Columbia University and his B.S. from Washington & Lee University, where he served on the Williams School of Commerce Board of Advisors for 10 years. Peter and his wife Meg live in the San Francisco Bay area and have three children, Greg, Emily and Olivia. Peter is an avid fly fisherman and golfer. He is the author of “Structuring Mergers & Acquisitions: A Guide to Creating Shareholder Value.”
Scott Becker joined the team as a Managing Director in 2011 to bring North Point’s consumer expertise to the wine and beverage sectors. Scott has both M&A advisory and operating experience in the wine business. Previously, he served as the Director of Business Development for H. William Harlan (Harlan Estate, BOND Estates) and Vice President for Global Wine Partners. Scott also spent five years in the military as an Air Force officer. In addition to his M&A responsibilities, Scott acts as the Managing Partner for North Point WineVest, a syndicated investment entity created to make selective investments in the wine industry. Scott earned a B.S. from the U.S. Air Force Academy and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He and his wife Meaghan live in Napa Valley.
James Lim is a Managing Director at North Point Advisors. He has over two decades of investment banking and M&A experience and has advised on over 100 transactions in the technology, ecommerce and services sectors. Prior to North Point Advisors, he led the Software and Internet practice at KeyBanc Capital Markets and Piper Jaffray & Co. He also was Co-Head of Technology Investment Banking at Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. as well as Pacific Growth Equities. James earned his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and his M.B.A. from the University of Chicago. He lives in the San Francisco Bay area with his wife Colleen and their two children.