John O'Dore

O'Dore, John

Job Title: Co-Founder
Company: Chinook Capital Advisors
Industry: Investment Banking
Mentor Since: Fall 2012
Will Mentor: Undergrad Students

Company Description

Chinook Capital Advisors, a local leading M&A advisory firm, was co-founded by John O’Dore and Ed Kirk to serve the needs of Pacific Northwest business owners. We focus on lower-middle market businesses valued from $5m to $25m, or generally with revenues of $5m to $50m. We have extensive experience across a broad range of industries including: - Manufacturing - Distribution - Aerospace & Defense - Business Services - Technology - Healthcare Products & Services - Consumer Products & Retail - Food & Beverage Our team consists of professionals who were born and raised in the Northwest with family roots throughout Washington, Oregon and Idaho. We understand the opportunities the region presents. We offer a combined 60 years of experience that includes backgrounds in business ownership, investment banking, corporate development, operations, tax, legal, engineering, and commercial real estate which allows us to serve the owners of family- and privately-held companies throughout the Northwest. Our clients depend on us to lead them through successful business transitions, primarily full company sale and recapitalization events. We also provide other trusted advisor roles, including advisory board leadership, valuation services, and transaction planning and preparation services for business owners – often years in advance of a transition.

Employment History

1990 - 1994: Security Pacific Bank / Bank of America, Hong Kong 1994 - 1996: Merrill Lynch, Hong Kong
1996 - 2010: Credit Suisse, Hong Kong and Singapore
2010 - 2012: Meridian Capital, Seattle


BABA, Finance Major, SU 1990

Mentoring Objectives & Scope

Answer this question: what is your plan to get a job when you graduate?

When and where do you hold meetings with your students?

SU or Kirkland

Additional Information

Students need to make it happen.