Chad Williams

CEO, Harmar Mobility

With the help of my father, I acquired a small mobility business in the late 1990’s. After a period of rapid growth, including multiple years on the “Inc. 500 list”, my father indicated a desire to transition out of the business and diversify his personal holdings. There was only one problem: I wasn’t finished yet and believed that the best days for Harmar were yet to come.

After meeting the Seidler team and communicating our objectives to them, we structured a transaction that accomplished all of our goals. My father and I were able to take some chips off the table and I was able to maintain a significant ownership position in Harmar and continue to run the company.

The Seidler team worked closely with me to accomplish a smooth transition, deepen our management bench and shape the company’s growth strategy. During the course of my partnership with Seidler, Harmar completed two acquisitions, entered into a strategic licensing arrangement, and expanded its manufacturing and sales capabilities.

We were able to grow the business from one primary product line sold through a single sales channel to a multi-dimensional company with numerous successful product lines and diverse sales channels. Seidler’s involvement was critical in accelerating Harmar’s growth trajectory and helping me achieve my personal and professional goals. They were exactly the partner that I needed.

  • "There is no question that our partnership with Seidler has been a critical factor in our success. Their experience, steady guidance and desire to support our management team helped us achieve our goals faster than we could have done on our own..."
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    Raegan Moya-Jones Co-Founder and CEO, Aden & Anais
  • "We have had a successful, collaborative partnership since 2006. The Seidler team helped us identify and close three highly accretive acquisitions. ..."
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    Rich Galgano Rich Galgano CEO, Windy City Wire
  • "Seidler’s involvement was critical in accelerating Harmar’s growth trajectory and helping me achieve my personal and professional goals. They were exactly the partner that I needed. ..."
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    Chad Williams CEO, Harmar Mobility
  • "Seidler understands what it means to be a true partner. From the outset of our relationship through our eventual exit together, their team exhibited the highest levels of integrity and, frankly, made our company better. ..."
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    Steve King Sr. CEO, Tomah Holdings
  • "It isn’t often that you meet a firm with a 20+ year track record of partnering exclusively with owner-operators. Seidler’s roots as a family office, conservative approach to debt and openness to being a minority shareholder were unique in my experience. ..."
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    Ashley Edens Ashley Edens CEO, Sunny Sky Products
  • "Seidler invested the time to understand my situation and shared my vision for what Paragon could become. ..."
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    Toby Buck Toby Buck Chairman and CEO, Paragon Medical
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