Walker Deibel cofounded three startups and has acquired seven companies, including an online business from Quiet Light Brokerage before becoming an advisor. He holds an MBA from the Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis where he received the Declaration of Achievement in Entrepreneurship from the Skandalaris Center of Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Walker is a Certified M&A Advisor and former SEC licensed stock broker.
Walker has also produced almost a dozen films and had premieres at some of the world’s most prestigious festivals, including Sundance, SXSW, and Toronto International Film Festival. His book, Buy Then Build: How Acquisition Entrepreneurs Outsmart the Startup Game was published in fall 2018 by Lioncrest Publishing. You can get your copy here. He lives in St. Louis, Missouri with his beautiful and intelligent wife and three resourceful and creative children.
“I worked with Walker and Quiet Light to sell my company over a good part of 2020. We ended up making an exit for a valuation of $20M + inventory. Can’t recommend him enough.”
– Reese W
“You put a lot of faith in your broker. It’s a very significant decision. Working with Walker for the sale of my business was one of life’s great decisions. He packaged it beautifully, found the perfect buyer, and closed the sale at my asking price – all while keeping the hammer down and the communication flowing. For all this he has my gratitude, and the ultimate testimonial: my next sale.”
– John G
“I spoke to a couple of brokers when I was considering selling my first website. The primary reason I went with QLB was because of Walker’s laid back approach to our conversation. I wasn’t quite ready to sell and felt absolutely no pressure to list my business until I was ready. I’ve now sold 2 businesses with Walker and each time we had tons of interest and multiple offers very quickly. I’ve already told several other people who are thinking about selling, Quiet Light should be your first call.”
– Jake Cain
“Walker goes out of his way to advise me like a trusted confidant. Having been through the sales process dozens times, Walker has a knack for what gets a deal to closing versus what is a red herring that will lead to a stall. He represents a new kind of broker – one who is transparent, honest, and ethical. He commands a presence while connoting trust. Combining his acumen, moral code, and high EQ… I couldn’t imagine anyone better positioned to execute in this role.”
– Andy W
“Thank you Walker- you are worth every penny.”
– Mark Simonds