Luker Masters ‘Three-Headed Monster’ of Diversification at ACS.
Industry Icon Terry Luker shares the secret to his success with ACS — Alternative Capital Solutions: find your niche, form strong partnerships and fill voids in the market. By taking a three-pronged approach, Luker strengthens his community bank relationships and ensures every deal that comes across his desk finds its home.
Terry Luker had been in the automotive industry for 21 years and was looking for a change. “I was a fixer. I’d go into broken stores and fix them,” he says. “And then about three years in, the owner would want to change pay plans… that’s when I would normally leave. The last time we did that, I decided that I was going to go do something different.”
ACS — Alternative Capital Solutions Is Born
A friend told Luker about shadow banking and a company called Commercial Capital Training Group. Luker recalls the conversation he had with his friend: “He said, ‘Terry, you’re an unbelievable deal maker. This is what you ought to do for a living.’” Soon, Luker met the Commercial Capital Training Group team and enrolled in the program.
During his training at CCTG, Luker learned how important it is to find your niche if you want to be successful. When he launched Alternative Capital Solutions seven years ago, he was determined to find a specialty that would set the company apart for the long haul.
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