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Founder/Principal: James D. Lincoln
Utilizing his professional experience and network of resources, James D. Lincoln founded the Boot Island Group to match companies with competent management and capital needs.

Prior to founding BIG, Mr. Lincoln was a vice president at Nook Industries
(Cleveland, Ohio), a leading manufacturer of linear motion components.
His tenure at Nook Industries provided extensive involvement in channel management, team alignment, incentive programs, strategic relationships,
and product development.

Mr. Lincoln’s previous experience includes management at ITN/Signalstream,
a media production and transmission facility located in San Francisco, California.
As Manager of Production Services, he specialized in addressing the time sensitive needs of customers by marrying production staff and resources with broadcast and transmission services. His client list included MSBNC, NBC, ESPN, Charles Schwab, Apple, and Fox.

Mr. Lincoln has a B.S. in pre-law from the University of Utah and earned an MBA from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University. He lives outside of Cleveland, Ohio with his wife and two children.

jamesdlincoln@bootislandgroup.com
440.715.3079


 
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Principal: Jeff Milbourn
Prior to joining Boot Island, Mr. Milbourn was a Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer for Corporate Services and Risk Management at National City Bank, now a part of PNC Financial Services. His tenure at National City included leadership roles in financial planning and analysis, outsourcing, real estate, project management and human resources.

Mr. Milbourn's previous experience includes several consulting roles at GE Commercial Finance, most recently as a Six Sigma Master Black aligned to the Sales & Strategic Partnerships team. In this capacity he led customer and prospect engagements on topics ranging from succession planning and human capital development to deploying a strategic planning process.

Mr. Milbourn earned a B.A. in Political Science from Indiana University and an MBA from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University. He lives outside of Cleveland, OH, with his wife and three children.

jeffmilbourn@bootislandgroup.com
440.539.1345 

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Principal: Brinton C. Lincoln
Before joining Boot Island Group, Mr. Lincoln helped start Arlington Valley Farms, a bakery manufacturing and marketing company servicing both retail and institutional food markets. Responsible for both the operation and administration of the business, Mr. Lincoln was pivotal to the company’s successful transition from the Research and Development phase to manufacturing. Prior to his time with Arlington Valley Farms, Mr. Lincoln served our nation for twelve-plus years as an officer in the United States Air Force. As a Pararescueman and Combat Rescue Officer Brinton deployed numerous times in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM, Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, and other Global War On Terrorism initiatives.

Mr. Lincoln holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Colorado with an emphasis in financial management. While in the military, he earned a Master degree in Political Science from the University of Oklahoma with emphasis in International Relations. After separating from the service Mr. Lincoln earned a Master of Business Administration from Case Western Reserve University. A Cleveland native, Mr. Lincoln relishes in spending time with his wife and their three young children.

blincoln@bootislandgroup.com
910.603.4010
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BIG Advisors:
BIG relies on a diverse group of more than 10 operating advisors for counsel and support. Their extensive experience as independent business owners and/or leaders of highly successful companies spans across a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, technology, marketing, finance, medicine, law, and more. A combination of practical experience and academic pedigree gives our team of advisors the competitive edge in realizing BIG goals.
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Detailed information about our advisors is forthcoming.
     
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Boot Island Group | 1427 East 36th Street, Suite 1504A, Cleveland, OH 44114 | phone: 888.715.8244 | email: info@bootislandgroup.com
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