We are a team of dedicated professionals, ready to do whatever it takes to achieve your business goals

Howard Turk

Howard Turk

Founder and Managing Director

Howard Turk is a title industry strategist, corporate turnaround specialist, lawyer and best selling author with over 30 years of experience fostering profitable growth for title agencies and underwriters. He has extensive nationwide and international executive-level industry experience that spans every facet of the settlement service and title industry.
Howard’s diverse background and unique skill set affords him an unparalleled practical perspective. His lifetime of experience includes small business roles (i.e. owning and building a high transaction volume real estate law firm and a 36 state title agency) as well as big business roles (i.e. senior leadership roles at First American Title in the US and internationally, President of a Brookfield (NYSE:BAM) title agency joint venture).
Howard is the founder and President of ProsperitasForward, a leading national consulting firm supporting title agencies and underwriters nationally. He holds an LL.B from the University of Ottawa as well as an undergraduate degree from York University.

‘The only source of knowledge is experience’

-Albert Einstein.

Steve Donelson, J.D., LL.M., MBA

Steve Donelson, J.D., LL.M., MBA

Managing Director

Steve is an investment banker and corporate attorney with extensive transactional experience. Steve’s extensive experience includes being a founding partner of Aurum Capital Connect, LLC, a partner at Ballard Spahr, LLP and a founding shareholder and managing partner at Donelson Barry, LLC., a boutique firm with an extensive transactional and succession planning practice.

Rick Brodie

Rick Brodie

Chief Financial Officer

Rick has 40 year of corporate finance experience and provides strong financial leadership and guidance to the team at Turk & Co. A financial turnaround expert, Rick has strong analytical skills that enable him to identify an entities strengths and weaknesses quickly, setting the stage to improve financial positioning. He is President of the Huntington Trail Metro District for the past eight years, using his financial expertise to improve the district financial grade to the bond investment community.

 William F. Armstrong, MBA

William F. Armstrong, MBA

Managing Director

Will serves Turk & Co as Managing Director, overseeing sourcing and execution of M&A transactions from Turk & Co’s Dallas office. Prior to joining Turk & Co, he founded Siglo Capital, LLC, a Dallas-based investment bank specialized in middle market M&A advisory. He was also a partner at B|V Capital which raised private equity for real estate acquisition, rehabilitation, and development in Texas.

Will was previously Vice President at Transitus Capital, a Dallas investment bank serving clients in manufacturing, oilfield services, and health care, among other industries. Prior to Transitus, he was Vice President at Cox Oil, a family-owned E&P in Dallas and New Orleans, rounding out nearly a decade in the energy industry.

Will earned an MBA in Finance and Strategy/Entrepreneurship from Southern Methodist University’s Cox School of Business, a BA in Economics and Spanish from Hampden-Sydney College, and holds Series 63 and 79 securities registrations.

 John E. Hamel, Jr.

John E. Hamel, Jr.

Business Development Director

John spends his time serving business owners and top-level executives, building and expanding Turk & Co’s presence within the middle market as a premier service provider. Over his last 20+ year journey, John has contributed to small companies and larger corporate teams, one of which grew an investment company from $200 million to nearly $3 billion in assets within six years.

He was also awarded the Genworth Compass Chairman’s Award in 2006, the highest award of recognition given to a Genworth Financial employee, for his contribution to the growth of the S&P 400 insurance carrier. While John has a passion for serving business owners and C-suite executives, he also cherishes his time with family, hiking, backpacking, reading, and traveling. He also looks back to a time when he knew everything and wonders how he lost so much knowledge since then.

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