We work with business owners who want to achieve sustained long-term financial stability or an exit strategy. Our proven experience in investing across multiple asset classes has led us to identify key operating partners who can strengthen and guide our investments for generations to come. Whether you are seeking liquidity while maintaining long term goals, looking to reduce your company’s exposure, or simply looking for a way to take your business to the next level, our knowledge can help you clarify and realize your long term goals.
Our main office is located in Birmingham, AL. With many years of combined experience running multinational corporations and an unparalleled commitment to upholding ethical standards, we look forward to investing in people with a proven track record of financial success.
Mike Goodrich served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BE&K, a worldwide engineering and construction operation, before retiring from that position in 2008 and founding Timberline Holdings Company in 2009.
Formerly the Chief Financial Officer of Robins & Morton Group, a large general contractor in Birmingham, Joe McCarty came to Timberline in 2010. His ties to Mike and Braxton Goodrich date back to 1990, when McCarty was hired by BE&K to the first of many financial and operational roles.
After beginning his career with Charter Business Network, Braxton Goodrich joined BE&K and served in the treasury and finance division. He now uses his experience and business expertise—including an MBA from George Washington University—to serve as a director of Timberline.
Charles Goodrich is an experienced technology transfer veteran and venture capital investor and specializes in venture capital investment, particularly in the health care industry. In this role Charles evaluates investment opportunities, establishes an investment policy, and conducts due diligence into potential investments.
Prior to his work at Timberline Investment, Charles worked for five years at the UAB Research Foundation, where he gained experience in evaluation of technologies, licensing, attracting financing, and assisting in the start-up of primarily medical or biotechnology companies. While serving in this capacity, Charles also also gained experience in assisting new companies as well as negotiating and drafting licenses with large, well-established companies.
Rich McRoberts served as an actuary in pricing and risk management functions before joining Timberline. He previously interned at a regional private equity firm.
Our model investment includes management buyouts, succession planning, corporate spinoffs and buy-and-build operations. We will only consider companies that have proven management teams and a sound business approach.
Unlike traditional investment firms, Timberline does not have a fixed investment mandate. We have a high degree of flexibility regarding investment structure and time horizon. Timberline invests in both debt and equity and has the ability to hold investments indefinitely.
We offer a compelling proposition to lower middle market entrepreneurs and family owned/operated businesses seeking capital, including: