Benchmark International’s Kendall Stafford Wins Emerging Leaders Award

Posted on August 13, 2021 By

Benchmark International is pleased to announce that our very own Kendall Stafford has been named an Emerging Leader by The M&A Advisor’s M&A Awards.

Kendall is a Managing Partner at Benchmark International, working out of our Austin, TX office. Her day-to-day responsibilities at Benchmark International include the careful oversight of our Southwest territory. She is accountable for our client experiences, brand recognition, team development, and deal production. Kendall is also a member of our Major Transaction Team and works closely with our teams that focus on transactions with $100M+ in transaction value. She was born and raised in North Carolina, where she spent a great deal of time around the manufacturing company owned and operated by her family. 

The M&A Awards are widely respected as a pinnacle of achievement in the industry, recognize excellence in dealmaking, restructuring, and financing, celebrating the contributions and achievements of leading firms and professionals.

The M&A Advisor serves the world’s leading M&A, financing and restructuring professionals. It was founded in 1998 to publish insights and intelligence on mergers and acquisitions. Since then, they have been serving the world’s premier organization of M&A, turnaround, and finance professionals. It is the preeminent organization recognizing excellence, honoring achievement, presenting thought leadership, and facilitating connections among the world’s leading dealmaking professionals.

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Benchmark International’s global offices provide business owners in the middle market and lower middle market with creative, value-maximizing solutions for growing and exiting their businesses. To date, Benchmark International has handled engagements in excess of $6B across various industries worldwide. With decades of global M&A experience, Benchmark International’s deal teams, working from offices across the world, have assisted hundreds of owners with achieving their personal objectives and ensuring the continued growth of their businesses.





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