The Milestone Team

Our Staff

Our staff includes executives with over 40 years of collective experience in the fields of finance, mergers, acquisitions, accounting, taxation, operations, management, and law.

a-kelly-williams-adobe-equipment-001A. Kelly Williams, Director

Kelly founded Milestone and serves as its Managing Director. He was responsible for developing the fundamental investment criteria and implementing the business plan by sourcing qualified acquisition candidates, evaluating targets, negotiating and closing purchases of portfolio companies, and being integrally involved in developing and implementing the portfolio companies’ growth strategies. Kelly has participated in each portfolio transaction and post-acquisition monitoring for Milestone. He has also served as a member of the Board of Directors of each of the Milestone portfolio companies.

Kelly holds an Accounting and Finance degree from Texas A&M University, a Juris Doctorate from South Texas College of Law, and a Masters of Law in Taxation (LL.M. Taxation) from New York University.

Kelly lives in Houston, Texas, with his wife and five children. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Gulf Coast Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Kelly is a very active outdoorsman who enjoys snow skiing, running, biking, and golfing.
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Jeff Donaldson

Jeff is the Managing Director of Milestone Venture Group. He has over 20 years of operational and financial experience. Prior to joining Milestone, Jeff was the Senior Underwriter for Southwest Guaranty, Ltd., which is a small-balance commercial real estate lender that was a portfolio company of Milestone. His prior experience includes credit and risk analysis, real estate loan portfolio management and surveillance, financial modeling, and financial statement evaluation.

Jeff holds a BBA in Finance from Texas A&M University. After graduation, he joined Bank United, which subsequently became Washington Mutual Bank, in their real estate lending group. He also worked in portfolio management for GEMSA Loan Services, LP, which is a joint venture between two of the largest real estate companies in the world, GE Capital Real Estate and C.B. Richard Ellis. Most recently, he served as Chief Executive Officer for Tellus Equipment Solutions and, prior to that, as Chief Operating Officer for Darr Equipment, which acquired Adobe Equipment (a Milestone portfolio company).

Jeff and his wife Alison live in Houston, Texas, and have two children. He is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys hunting, fishing, sports, and playing golf.
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Michael P. Hanks

Mike has been associated with Milestone Capital, Inc. since 1997, first as a principal of one of the earliest Milestone acquisitions and subsequently as an investor and advisor in numerous Milestone portfolio companies.

Mike has more than thirty-five years of experience operating and managing both privately held and publicly traded organizations that market their products and services domestically and internationally. This experience includes Board of Director Membership, General Management, Sales & Marketing Management, Operations Management, and New Market Development.

Mike holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A&M University and was selected for the Executive MBA program at the University of Houston.

Mike resides in Houston, Texas, with his wife and three children, and serves in an advisory role for numerous charitable organizations. Mike enjoys snow skiing, golfing, ranching, and hunting.
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