Chris Barnard

Managing Partner, Marigold Resources

Marigold Resources’ founder Chris Barnard is an expert at identifying and connecting successful transition and acquisition partners.  Barnard’s extensive business development experience serving Fortune 100 companies has served Marigold’s customers very well since founding the independent M&A firm in 2011.

Thanks to Barnard’s decades of incentive travel sales and motivational speaking audience development, his connections to the region’s industry leaders are extensive and multi-generational. As one of the managing partners at Marigold Resources, Barnard leads business development and referral partner relations.

He is active on the local Big Brothers Big Sisters board of directors, and supports additional charitable organizations including Boys and Girls Club, and the YMCA. He’s a leader of the Iowa Racquetball Association’s annual Quad City Open and continues to work on his bucket list of golf courses to be played world-wide.

Chris enjoys making a difference with the kids he mentors, and helping local start ups get creative.