Jared Pawelka
Member of TAMA 1-844-MIDAMGC (643-2642)

How We Work

Scope of Work

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    Step 1 – We strategically review your business.
    “Face reality as it is, not as it was or as you wish it to be.”
    – Jack Welch (Former CEO of GE)

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    Step 2 – Uncover value drivers (characteristics of your business that add to its value).
    “Three classes of factors affect what an organization can and cannot do: its resources, its processes, and its values.”
    – Clayton Christensen (Harvard business review)

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    Step 3 – Create a succinct one page summary of your business so that other people can quickly understand it.
    “Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.”
    – Steve Jobs (Co-founder of Apple)

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    Step 4 – Create a confidential information memorandum (longer business summary).

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    Step 5 – Create a financial model so that you can understand and communicate the projected financial performance of your business under various scenarios.

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    Step 6 – Optimize your existing business systems with strategic recommendations from wise counsel (branding, search engine optimization, marketing strategy, sales conversion systems).

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    Step 7 – We go out to marketplace to help you raise capital via a broker-dealer, sell your business, acquire another business or merge your business with another company.


Jared is an Investment Banker and Principal at Mid-America Growth & Capital, He is focused on saving thriving firms in the Midwest. He founded Mid-America Growth & Capital to bring corporate financial advisory and business development experience to middle market clients. With strategic relationships throughout the Midwest, he has advised clients on new product launches, buy-side and sell-side engagements and many capital raises.

Securities offered through CV Brokerage, Inc. Member FINRA | SIPC

A History of Success

Success was certain when he convinced his wife, Sara, to marry him. Together they make fast friends with business-owners and honest, fun people. He has started several consulting businesses, has 2 or more books in mind to write (Including “The Art of Professional Persistence” and “When Others Said It Couldn’t Be Done…”) and created a reputation for building immediate trust related to the most sensitive aspects of clients—business and family. Jared brings more than 13 years of advisory experience with a background in Investment Banking, Commercial Banking and Private Banking. He has worked with owners to grow, merge and capitalize ventures in middle market businesses. He has served clients in a variety of industries, including:


Focused on Growth and Change

He spent several years working in Business Development, Operations and Marketing roles with regional and national non-bank lenders, commercial banks, and broker-dealers. He has had roles in Investment Banking and Banking in underwriting, lending, asset sales, capital-raise, and merchant services. From 2010 thru 2013, he worked with JP Morgan’s Private Bank where he served high net-worth clients in an investment advisory role, focusing on both traditional investments in public securities and alternative, private investments. During this time he worked closely with the Chase Commercial Bank to secure and restructure capital for companies with revenues ranging from $5 million to $ 50 million. Through Mid-America, Jared brings a passion and focus to serving business owners and management teams with expertise, in growing and transitioning their business. At Mid-America, Jared is focused on business development, deal structure, mergers & acquisitions, and capital raise transactions.

Jared’s career highlights include:

Backgrounds in Investment Banking, Banking, Money Management, Sales and Operations

Participation in more than 10 M&A and capital raise transactions, totaling in excess of $100 million

As an entrepreneur Jared has opened new channels for many financial services providers.

Consultation with numerous companies, primarily in the areas of financial advisory and marketing research.

Registration and Credentials

Jared obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, TX, and his MBA with a concentration in Market Finance from the Oklahoma State in Stillwater, OK. He is also holds the FINRA Series 7, 79, 66, 24 and 53 designations.

Advisory Board Members

Roger Beverage
President & CEO of the Oklahoma Bankers Association for nearly 30 years. He advocates on behalf of Oklahoma’s largest trade association for Banks and Bankers. He is a lobbyist, former trial attorney and US Army veteran.
Jay Stephens
CEO of SCFM Compression Systems, Inc for nearly 10 years. He leads a team that engineers and assembles gas compression systems ranging from the oil field to the power plant scale. He is an attorney and former banker, minister and US Army veteran. jstephens@scfm.com
Boe Parrish
Chairman & CEO of Corporate Care, Inc for nearly 30 years. He leads a team of corporate chaplains deployed into the marketplace to help firms
and their employees navigate life events. He is a former telecommunications executive, sales manager, sales trainer and pastor.
Clay Clark

Clay Clark – Clay is the founder of Thrive15 and the constant wallet-losing former “U.S. SBA Entrepreneur of the Year” who has been described by the folks at Yahoo as the “Jim Carey of Entrepreneurship.” He was “Metro Chamber of Commerce Entrepreneur of the Year” at the age of 20 and the “U.S. Chamber National Blue Ribbon Quality Award Winner” at the age of 27. As the result of his tireless tenacity and honey badger work ethic, he’s been able to found and co-found several successful companies including: DJ Connection, Elephant in the Room Men’s Grooming Lounge, Thrive15.com, etc. while finding the time to co-produce five children.

Over the years he’s been a business growth consultant, educator, and entertainer of choice for countless clients including: Hewlett Packard, Farmers Insurance, Maytag University, Valspar Paint, O’Reilly’s Auto Parts, neurologists, roofers, bankers, staffing companies, apartment associations, athletic training facilities, auto care companies, bakeries, basketball coaching facilities, bridal apparel companies, business coaching companies, college alumni directors, college recruitment centers, call centers, commercial photography companies, commercial real estate firms, corporate entertainers, cosmetic surgeons, cupcake businesses, custom remodelers, dentists, dermatologists, online-educators, post-secondary educators, franchise developers, family medicine practices, franchise sales divisions, graphic designers, group fitness trainers, home security companies, hospitality and hotel management companies, Internet marketing companies, jewelers, legal services, lenders / mortgage providers, lawyers, leadership trainers, limousine rental companies, medical staffing companies, ministries, motivational speakers, non-profits, oil and gas companies, online sales companies, orthodontists, party rental companies, personal computing companies, personal trainers, public relations companies, publishers, residential realtors, restaurant owners, franchise restaurant owners, retail appliance stores, retail paint sellers, social media marketers, paint wholesalers, rent-to-own centers, retail clothiers, retail sporting goods companies, sod farmers, supplement sales companies, valet companies, web developers, and yet to this day Clay has never done any work in the petting zoo industry. If you own a petting zoo, just give us a call. You have a niche that we want to scratch.

Clay once ran for mayor and lost. He prefers to wear a white shirt, red tie, and blue suit every day. He might also just be the palest man in American history.