Deborah (Debb) Beck understands the importance of a transaction to buyers and sellers because she has been there more than once. She joined Indiana Business Advisors with the mission to help buyers and sellers find the right fit with a smooth sale process. She has a knack for discovering and highlighting the value in a business and finding creative ways to make deals work for the benefit of both sides. As a medical device executive and a patent law partner, she led strategic acquisitions and structured many other transactions ranging from licensing and manufacturing contracts with small to Fortune 500 companies to vendor contracts with hospital systems. Her previous experience with the operations and strategies of manufacturing, distribution and services companies align with the industry focus of IBA.
One outside activity Debb enjoys is participating in a CEO Club, which allows her to get behind the scenes and help others solve crucial and confidential business decisions in a variety of companies ranging from IT and manufacturing to services like banking and CPA firms. Discussing confidential business issues in depth and assisting others in making crucial business decisions gives her further insight for helping her clients with transactions.
Debb led the sale of a medical device company owned with her partners for a large multiple of revenue. Although the deal was successful for both sides, she recognized that representing her own companies in an acquisition involved some treacherous water. She decided to become a transaction advisor with IBA so she can help others navigate what could be the biggest transaction of their lives.
Debb earned her B.S. from Illinois State University, a M.S. in Biological Sciences from Purdue University and a Juris Doctorate, Magna Cum Laude at The University of Akron School of Law. She is also a registered patent attorney and the qualifier for a private investigation license. She was a Forty Under 40 award recipient from the Indiana Business Journal. She previously served on the Screening Committee for VisionTech Angels and as a Board Observer for one of the portfolio companies. She has also enjoyed serving as a Panel Member and Mentor for the Kelley School of Business MD MBA Program and on the Intellectual Property Law Advisory Counsel of the University of Akron Law School.
On a personal note, Debb with her Search Dog, Lillian Grace earned a Trailing certification from a school for professional K9 Teams. They perform missing pet investigations and searches and regularly train with professional and Search and Rescue K9 Teams.