Justin Horner serves as the Director of Business Development, further enhancing DCA’s involvement with our local and regional community to help businesses prosper through exceptional merger and acquisition advisory services and private equity investments.
Mr. Horner brings to DCA nearly 15 years of finance and consulting experience across a broad range of industries, and has primarily focused on assisting middle-market companies to finance and manage their growth initiatives. As a commercial lender, Mr. Horner provided a variety of unique debt instruments ranging from small lines of credit to $150 million syndicated transactions.
Prior to joining DCA Partners, Mr. Horner was a Vice President in Bridge Bank’s Technology Banking Division in Dallas, TX. In this role, he was responsible for working directly with entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and private equity firms to provide venture debt, acquisition capital, and working capital solutions for emerging technology and life science companies. He evaluated business plans, financial models, capital structures, and contracts to accurately assess risks and opportunities, and served as a valued advisor to his clients. Serving a wide regional footprint, these companies were located across the Central US and West Coast, and ranged from true startups to established companies with over $200 million in revenue.
Prior to joining Bridge Bank’s Technology Division, Mr. Horner founded a consulting firm, which he operated for four years. In this role, Mr. Horner focused on helping execute a variety of analytical and strategic initiatives for both regional and national organizations. His clients included commercial banks, private equity funds, and a medical device manufacturer, among others.
Mr. Horner also worked in the Commercial & Industrial lending divisions of Bridge Bank and Umpqua Bank. In these roles he developed and managed commercial loan portfolios consisting of working capital lines of credit, commercial real estate loans, and equipment financing to middle market clients with revenues ranging from $5 million to $150 million.
Mr. Horner earned his Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and minors in both Business Administration and Economics from the University of Oregon, and his Masters in Business Administration with Honors from Baylor University.