A columnist for LBM Journal where he writes about mergers and acquisitions, John D. Wagner serves as a Managing Director for 1stWEST Mergers & Acquisitions. He leads the firm’s efforts in the technology, lumber, construction, and building materials sectors. John is also the CEO of J Wagner Media, a leading marketing and PR firm for the construction sector, with a special focus on software and technology. He is the author of 14 books and 2,000+ articles that have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, NY Times, NPR, and other leading outlets. John is also an adjunct professor in the Business School and the School of Architecture + Art at Norwich University, where he teaches classes on architecture and entrepreneurialism.