195 Senior Level Advisors in 36 states & Canada, providing exit, transition, and succession planning services to privately held business owners

What Is Pinnacle Equity Solutions

Pinnacle Equity Solutions is a national association of senior-level, professional advisors who are all trained and supported in a common system to deliver high quality, customized solutions to business owners regarding the eventual exit from their privately-held businesses


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Jeff Janes

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Contact Information:
Sagemark Consultinglogo
(615) 750-0200
Loews Vanderbilt Plaza
2100 West End Ave, Suite 800
Nashville, TN  37203



Jeff and his team provide integrated advice for business owners who require sale, exit, or succession strategies. Jeff’s clients benefit from a cross-disciplinary approach that coordinates accounting, legal, investment, and insurance concepts throughout the exit planning process to identify coordination gaps and financial planning opportunities.

His primary area of expertise is in the business owner marketplace advising owners of closely held companies who require pre- and post- exit, sale, and succession planning strategies and implementation.

Jeff is a strategic market access specialist with an emphasis on unlocking markets and deploying synergistic action for complimentary financial service industry partners. He has served in the financial services industry for the past twelve years, and for seven consecutive years has been with Sagemark Consulting Private Wealth Services Group of Lincoln Financial Advisors Corp., an elite group of financial advisors which focuses exclusively on clients in the high net worth marketplace.

He is a graduate of The University of Alabama where he studied communication, economics, and political science, and has held various developmental roles with regional and national healthcare systems in the southeast.

Jeff and his family live in Nashville, Tennessee where they are active in their church and community.


Capital Markets*
Mergers & Acquisitions*
Private Equity*
Internal Buyout*
External Buyout*
Liquidity Solutions*
Public Speaking
Investment Planning
Exit Strategies
Succession Planning
Buy-sell Agreements
Independent Financial Advice
Estate Planning
Financial Analysis
Stock Options
Employee Stock Options
Strategic Planning
Team Building

Lincoln Financial Advisors Corp. offers Business Owner Succession Planning and can provide access to 3rd party unaffiliated resources to assist business owners in Exit Planning.

Jeff Janes is a registered representative of Lincoln Financial Advisors Corporation.

Securities are through Lincoln Financial Advisors Corporation, a broker/dealer, and Member SIPC. Investment Advisory Services are offered through Sagemark Consulting, a division of Lincoln Financial Advisors, a registered investment advisor. Insurance is offered through Lincoln affiliates and other fine companies. Lincoln Financial Advisors Corp. and its representatives do not provide legal or tax advice. Pinnacle Equity Solutions and Lincoln Financial Advisors Corp. are not affiliated. CRN-1983004-010318