Team

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    • Paul Spurgeon
      Managing Partner

      Paul Spurgeon

      Managing Partner

      Paul Spurgeon founded Nations Media Partners in 1996 at t he age of 29 and moved from his home town of Topeka to Kansas City. His prior experience was in the field of M & A for cable television, beginning at the age of 21 with HPC Puckett & Company. His goals at age 19 were to become an investment banker in the field of media. His tireless devotion to the clients and staff, a rigid weekly schedule of WIP meetings (Work in Progress) which is really just brainstorming to overcome any transaction difficulties encountered by the firm and a family, success based environment has vaulted Nations Media to best in its class.

      Paul enjoys the challenges greater than the easy deals and most of the members of the firm have adopted that philosophy. His greatest mentor is Tom Puckett, chairman of HPC-Puckett who hired Paul two weeks out of college and gave him support and teachings that formed the basis for what Nations Media has become.

      Paul is an avid “foodie”, always one of the first to try any new restaurant opening. He enjoys his travels across the United States with clients throughout North America, providing him a back-drop for the culture of each region.

      Paul has been a featured speaker at NTCA, OPSATCO, Shorecliff conferences, the winner of the 40 under 40 awards and many other non-profit recognitions in Kansas City and Topeka. He has served on the board of the MS Society for seven years, leading a committee that raised $7.4 million in custom built assisted living facilities inj Kansas City and Topeka. He currently serves on the board of Hines Biometrix and Andrews Candy Company.

      Paul’s parents became unable to care for him and his siblings at the age of seven and he spent his formative years in foster and group homes. He believes this early life experiences taught him the skill set he now uses in his work with clients at Nations Media Partners.

      816-979-1711
      Paul@nationsmedia.com

      AREAS OF EXPERTISE

      Business Valuation100%
      Investment Banking100%
      Mergers and Acquisitions100%
    • Kevin Hancock
      Managing Director of Data Centers and Fixed Wireless Broadband

      Kevin Hancock

      Managing Director of Data Centers and Fixed Wireless Broadband

      Kevin has been responsible for expanding the firm’s practice beyond telecom to technology, stewarding our first data center, software, and managed services/broadband companies into the firm’s market sectors.

      Prior to joining Nations Media, he spent 14 years with Coca-Cola, assisting in the purchase and integration of independent bottlers by Coca-Cola Enterprises.

      Kevin enjoys travelling to Mexico, Argentina, and Europe, immersing himself in their culture and the arts, and he is generous with his support of many local arts and the betterment of societal causes. In 2005, he raised more than $32,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s “Man Of The Year” fundraiser– one of their largest annual fundraising drives.

      816-979-1712
      Kevin@nationsmedia.com

      AREAS OF EXPERTISE

      Data Centers100%
      Nielsen Market Research100%
      Wireless Broadband100%
    • Justin Chamness
      Managing Director of Spectrum and Communications Towers

      Justin Chamness

      Managing Director of Spectrum and Communications Towers

      Justin Chamness joined Nation’s Media Partner and has mirrored the vision of the firm by creating a ‘relationship’ approach towards the firm’s clients and their businesses.

      With over 18 years of business to business sales and management experience, Justin has been awarded numerous recognition for sales and business development excellence across a wide variety of industry sectors including media and technology, real estate, and insurance.. As a Managing Director at Nation’s Media Partners, Justin is responsible for the Communications Tower and Spectrum divisions. During his tenure, he has led the purchase and sale of companies across the continental U.S.

      Justin’s heart is the ‘mom and pop’ organizations, because relationships are the core value of his business practices. His value system is based on the principles of hard work, human respect, and taking a long-term view when it comes to both quality people and quality businesses.

      Kansas City Business Journal has recognized him as an up and coming entrepreneur for his work with non-profit organizations, whose sole purpose is to give back to the community. A native of Louisville, Kentucky, he now resides in Kansas City, Missouri where enjoys spending time with his family.

      816-979-1716
      Justin@nationsmedia.com

      AREAS OF EXPERTISE

      Communications Towers100%
      Spectrum100%
    • Stephanie Yarbrough
      Research Analyst

      Stephanie Yarbrough

      Research Analyst

      Stephanie provides important research functions across all divisions.  This includes coordinating due diligence on both the sale memorandum preparatory stage and contract due diligence.  She holds a degree from Creighton University, and she recently adopted a labradoodle who is the love of her life.

      816-979-1710
      Stephanie@nationsmedia.com

      AREAS OF EXPERTISE

      Due Diligence Research100%
      Market & Business Intelligence100%