Steven Brooks is the CEO and President of The Brooks Group, LLC, a business advisory firm that provides business valuation, succession planning, business transaction/mergers & acquisitions (“M&A”) consulting, and an array of other advisory services geared to meet the strategic needs of its clients. In his role as CEO/President, Steven Brooks brings over 20 years of experience gained working in both the corporate and non-profit worlds, utilizing a wide variety of practical industry experience in the work that he performs at The Brooks Group. Before founding The Brooks Group, Mr. Brooks was the Associate Director & Legal Counsel for the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA), where he worked with the organization’s national and regional officers on a variety of matters and issues, including contract negotiations and operational issues of the organization. Before his time at ACDA, Mr. Brooks worked both as a Business Analyst and Corporate Attorney for Kaneb Services, Inc., where he was involved in a wide variety of projects, primarily in the areas of corporate development, mergers, and acquisitions. During his tenure at Kaneb, Mr. Brooks was deeply involved in corporate acquisitions, research, industry analysis, and internal growth initiatives, including the acquisitions of companies such as Ellsworth Associates, Double Eagle Communications and Cabling, and Nybor. Mr. Brooks worked directly with members of the Kaneb Board of Directors and with the presidents and officers of the company’s operating divisions on a variety of internal development initiatives including strategic business plan development, strategic alliance initiatives, and numerous other internal and external development projects.
Mr. Brooks’ extensive industry experience is coupled with a broad education grounded in the areas of business and law. Mr. Brooks received both a Bachelor of Business Administration and Juris Doctor from The University of Oklahoma, and an International Master of Business Administration from The University of South Carolina. Mr. Brooks is also a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) and is accredited through the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA).
Mr. Brooks is a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association, the District of Columbia Bar Association, The Oklahoma County Bar Association, The Rotary Club of Oklahoma City (Club 29), the Board of Advisors of the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber, and Leadership Oklahoma City. Mr. Brooks also serves on the Finance Committee of the Homeless Alliance and is Vice-President/Secretary of the Men’s Dinner Club of Oklahoma City.