David R. Turgeon
Managing Director

David is a Certified Mergers and Acquisitions Advisor (CM&AA) who has worked extensively with entrepreneurs and small businesses in the private sector.

David began at a NASA incubator helping raise tens of millions of startup capital on projects for the Mars Expedition, the SBIRS (Space Base Infrared System), DNA sequencing and fuel cell technology.   He supported the aspirations of talented entrepreneurs and embraced the JPL spirit of big ambitions.

Next he managed property due diligence for large scale mortgage loan securitizations.  David streamlined the process for asset valuations and his division participated in over 1,100 deals per month at its peak.

Later, David led investors in negotiations with Chinese corporations and government officials for major energy and infrastructure projects in preparation for the Beijing Olympics.  The highlight of the trip was signing a $200 million deal with Jining Mining & Coal.  He was able to establish trust and common ground with diverse parties in a limited timeframe.

David eventually formed his own M&A firm, Jillion, to serve the California middle market.  As a result, he became an experienced negotiator with a successful record of sourcing and closing transactions in healthcare, aerospace, distribution, manufacturing and others.

Ultimately, he is driven by a great appreciation for the people and the businesses he represents. David lives in Southern California with his wife and daughter and enjoys golfing and mountain biking.

David earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration & Management Information Systems from State University of New York at Buffalo, has been a Certified Mergers & Acquisitions Advisor since 2006 and a licensed California Real Estate Broker since 2005.

Industry practice groups:

  • Aerospace
  • Distribution
  • Healthcare
  • Manufacturing
  • Transportation

Contact information

Los Angeles, CA
Telephone (877) 813-5529
E-Mail: drturgeon@chapman-usa.com