Our Team

William McDonald

Managing Partner

Over his 40+ year career, Bill McDonald has successfully closed over fifty complex acquisition and financing transactions in multiple industries and has twice been awarded the M&A International “Dealmaker of the Year” award.  He has been involved as both an entrepreneur and an investment banker in the creation, sale, or acquisition of companies in the areas of technology, energy, manufacturing, business services, publishing, and insurance/risk management.

Bill began his career as Executive Assistant to the Chairman of Hall Financial Group in Dallas.  In that capacity he was a member of a team which managed the acquisition and disposition of dozens of investment-grade commercial and multi-family real estate properties throughout the U.S.  He was promoted at Hall to director of the company’s seven-state Northwest region based in San Francisco.

In mid-career, Bill was co-founder, President and CEO of two companies: American Financial Alternatives, Inc. and Interactive Training Solutions, Inc.  He ultimately sold both of these companies and in the process developed a keen sensitivity for the importance of maintaining confidentiality in the sale of privately-held enterprises.

In 1995 Bill joined the investment banking firm of Capital Alliance Corporation in Dallas and rose there to the position of Executive Vice President and Principal with a portfolio focused on technology and energy transactions.  As program manager on that firm’s thirteen USConnect transactions, Bill successfully negotiated record-breaking valuations for his selling clients.

Bill graduated with a BA with honors from Southern Methodist University and has completed graduate work at the University of Texas at Dallas.  He has also served as an Associate Board Member at SMU. 

John W. Dalton

Managing Partner

McDonald Dalton Capital Partners, L.L.C. (2012 – Present) – Managing Partner Mr. Dalton is responsible for the company’s technology and energy operations. His duties include securing clients and buyers for profitable private companies with revenues ranging between $25M to $500M. Mr. Dalton also manages the Houston, Texas office.

Zeteky, Inc. (July 2014 to Present) Chairman & CEO – Through its investment vehicle, Resurgent Energy, llc, Mr. Dalton and other key investors made a strategic investment during July of 2014 in iThinQware, Inc., subsequently CloseWatch Technologies, Inc., and today Zeteky, Inc.

Zeteky has enjoyed substantial success in developing and deploying its products and services in law enforcement, schools, the U.S. Army and in the private sector.

Dalton Creations, L.L.C. (1999-2012) Managing Partner of a privately held entity, (www.daltoncreations.com) involved in locating and funding public and private investment opportunities as well as providing executive leadership to companies where he held ownership interest. Dalton Creations also partnered with Capital Alliance from 2001to 2012 performing investment banking services to clients selling their companies. At Dalton Creations, Mr. Dalton led the hostile take-over of Calypso Wireless, (Nasdaq CLYW) a company that developed key aspects of today’s wireless mobile convergent capabilities.

WorldPort Communications, Inc. (1990-1999)

Mr. Dalton was President and Chief Executive Officer of WorldPort Communications, Inc. (“WorldPort”) an international communications company involved in trans-Atlantic fiber-ownership, domestic and international switching operations, operator services and technology based communications solutions for the international tele-communications industry. Mr. Dalton was responsible for WorldPort’s technology strategy enabling international call re-origination from low-cost countries to high-cost countries around the globe. As co-founder of WorldPort, Mr. Dalton participated in raising $250 million in capital, and led the development and implementation of the company’s business strategies. During his tenure WorldPort created $350 million in market capitalization (Nasdaq-WRDP) for the stockholders of the company. WorldPort was sold in a private transaction to Energsis of London, England during 1999 for $570M.

From 1976 to 1990, Mr. Dalton was sole owner of a successful permanent and temporary employment company in Houston, Texas (sold 1990). Mr. Dalton served as Internal Audit Director for Anderson Clayton (Quaker Oats/Seven Seas Foods) from 1969-1971, Controller/Associate Publisher of World Tennis Magazine from 1971-1973 and served as Controller for Buttes Gas & Oil a domestic oil and gas company and as International Controller for its subsidiary – Progress Drilling & Marine, Inc., a sixty-rig international drilling operation. (1973-1976)

EDUCATION

Texas Tech University – BBA in Public Administration/minor in accounting (1970)
University of Houston – Advanced accounting hours (1970-1974).

William McDonald

Managing Partner

Over his 30+-year career, Bill McDonald has successfully closed over fifty complex acquisition and financing transactions in multiple industries and has twice been awarded the M&A International “Dealmaker of the Year” award.  He has been involved as both an entrepreneur and an investment banker in the creation, sale, or acquisition of companies in the areas of technology, energy, manufacturing, business services, publishing, and insurance/risk management.

Bill began his career as Executive Assistant to the Chairman of Hall Financial Group in Dallas.  In that capacity he was a member of a team which managed the acquisition and disposition of dozens of investment-grade commercial and multi-family real estate properties throughout the U.S.  He was promoted at Hall to director of the company’s seven-state Northwest region based in San Francisco.

In mid-career, Bill was co-founder, President and CEO of two companies: American Financial Alternatives, Inc. and Interactive Training Solutions, Inc.  He ultimately sold both of these companies and in the process developed a keen sensitivity for the importance of maintaining confidentiality in the sale of privately-held enterprises.

In 1995 Bill joined the investment banking firm of Capital Alliance Corporation in Dallas and rose there to the position of Executive Vice President and Principal with a portfolio focused on technology and energy transactions.  As program manager on that firm’s thirteen USConnect transactions, Bill successfully negotiated record-breaking valuations for his selling clients.

Bill graduated with a BA with honors from Southern Methodist University and has completed graduate work at the University of Texas at Dallas.  He has also served as an Associate Board Member at SMU.  He is married and currently living on a horse farm in North Texas.

John Dalton

Managing Partner

McDonald Dalton Capital Partners, L.L.C. (2012 – Present) – Managing Partner Mr. Dalton is responsible for the company’s technology and energy operations. His duties include securing clients and buyers for profitable private companies with revenues ranging between $25M to $500M. Mr. Dalton also manages the Houston, Texas office.

Zeteky, Inc. (July 2014 to Present) Chairman & CEO – Through its investment vehicle, Resurgent Energy, llc, Mr. Dalton and other key investors made a strategic investment during July of 2014 in iThinQware, Inc., subsequently CloseWatch Technologies, Inc., and today Zeteky, Inc.

Zeteky has enjoyed substantial success in developing and deploying its products and services in law enforcement, schools, the U.S. Army and in the private sector.

Dalton Creations, L.L.C. (1999-2012) Managing Partner of a privately held entity, (www.daltoncreations.com) involved in locating and funding public and private investment opportunities as well as providing executive leadership to companies where he held ownership interest. Dalton Creations also partnered with Capital Alliance from 2001to 2012 performing investment banking services to clients selling their companies. At Dalton Creations, Mr. Dalton led the hostile take-over of Calypso Wireless, (Nasdaq CLYW) a company that developed key aspects of today’s wireless mobile convergent capabilities.

WorldPort Communications, Inc. (1990-1999)

Mr. Dalton was President and Chief Executive Officer of WorldPort Communications, Inc. (“WorldPort”) an international communications company involved in trans-Atlantic fiber-ownership, domestic and international switching operations, operator services and technology based communications solutions for the international tele-communications industry. Mr. Dalton was responsible for WorldPort’s technology strategy enabling international call re-origination from low-cost countries to high-cost countries around the globe. As co-founder of WorldPort, Mr. Dalton participated in raising $250 million in capital, and led the development and implementation of the company’s business strategies. During his tenure WorldPort created $350 million in market capitalization (Nasdaq-WRDP) for the stockholders of the company. WorldPort was sold in a private transaction to Energsis of London, England during 1999 for $570M.

From 1976 to 1990, Mr. Dalton was sole owner of a successful permanent and temporary employment company in Houston, Texas (sold 1990). Mr. Dalton served as Internal Audit Director for Anderson Clayton (Quaker Oats/Seven Seas Foods) from 1969-1971, Controller/Associate Publisher of World Tennis Magazine from 1971-1973 and served as Controller for Buttes Gas & Oil a domestic oil and gas company and as International Controller for its subsidiary – Progress Drilling & Marine, Inc., a sixty-rig international drilling operation. (1973-1976)

EDUCATION

Texas Tech University – BBA in Public Administration/minor in accounting (1970)
University of Houston – Advanced accounting hours (1970-1974).