BRUCE SKAISTIS, MBA

Managing Director


Bruce Skaistis is a Managing Director of Kingsbridge Capital Partners and is based in the Tulsa, Oklahoma office. With more than 40 years of  entrepreneurial, management, consulting and mergers & acquisitions experience, Bruce provides business advisory support to optimize the performance and maximize the value of mid-market companies and Mergers & Acquisitions advisory support to sell, acquire and recapitalize companies.


​Bruce has provided performance improvement, IT, EOS, turnaround, exit planning, buy-side, sell-side and recapitalization support for clients in the manufacturing, technology, chemical, oil and gas, business services, distribution and packaging industries.



JAMES R. (JIM) WARD, EMBA

Managing Partner


Jim Ward is a Founder and Managing Partner of Kingsbridge Capital Partners and is based in the Kansas City Office. He is an accomplished entrepreneur and businessman with more than 35 years of experience in management consulting, mergers and acquisitions, strategic planning, information technology and machinery and equipment appraisals. During the course of his investment banking career, Jim has represented privately-owned middle-market companies throughout the United States and Canada.


As a seasoned business owner, Jim brings a unique perspective to every engagement he works on. He is passionate about helping each and every business owner design new and valuable options to prepare themselves and their business for a successful transition of ownership. In addition, Jim works closely with a select group of private equity investors and entrepreneurs to help them design and implement successful targeted acquisition programs.




lAURA mAVER WARD, m&aMI, CMAP, cbi, ceXp, cbc

Managing Partner


Laura Maver Ward, Founder and Managing Partner of Kingsbridge Capital Partners and Founder and President of Dovetail Business Advisors, is an accomplished entrepreneur and businesswoman with 35 years of experience in mergers and acquisitions, management consulting, executive coaching, manufacturing and business services. During the course of her career, Laura has advised hundreds of business owners on mergers and acquisitions, financial advisory issues and business growth strategies.


As a fourth generation business owner and a seasoned business owner herself, Laura is passionate about helping each and every business owner design new and valuable options to prepare themselves and their business for a successful transition of ownership. In addition, Laura works closely with a select group of private equity investors and entrepreneurs to help them design and implement successful targeted acquisition programs.




Middle Market Transaction Experts

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CHRIS WHITE, MBA, CPA

Managing Director


Chris White is a Managing Director of Kingsbridge Capital Partners and is based in the Tulsa, Oklahoma office. Bruce has over 40 years of experience in management consulting and specializes in strategic planning, corporate financial management and mergers & acquisitions. 


For the past thirty years, Chris has been a mergers and acquisitions advisor to a vast number of business owners.  He also has many years of experience as a consultant specializing in corporate financial management, tax exempt financings and strategic planning with clients in a wide variety of industries. He has facilitated over 500 Corporate Board Meetings and has provided executive coaching services many CEOs, Managing Partners and business owners.