Mr. Koons has over 35 years’ experience directing key strategic and operational initiatives in both large publicly held and small private companies. He has specialized in managing acquisitions and divestitures, post-merger integrations, business restructurings and strategic planning and has extensive experience communicating strategic issues and forecasts to owners, boards of directors and lenders. Mr. Koons began his career in the corporate banking division of Chemical Bank and then spent over 19 years with American Maize-Products Company as Vice President of Corporate Development and Planning. Since 1997 he has been the Managing Partner for Maywood Advisors, LLC, a financial consulting firm. He has experience in the corn refining, tobacco, candy, building materials retail and lead acid battery industries, among others. Mr. Koons received a B.A. from Cornell University in Economics and a J.D. from the George Washington University Law School.