Odle Management Group, LLC

has merged with

Eckerd Connects

CKS Advisors is pleased to announce that Odle Management Group, LLC has merged with Eckerd Connects.

Odle Management Group is a trailblazer in the workforce development space through the Department of Labor Job Corps. Odle provides comprehensive residential, academic and career preparation services by managing the day-to-day operations of nine Job Corps campuses in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, Oklahoma, Texas, and Virginia, as well as five one-stop centers in Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri, and Kansas, as well as manages special projects for foster care and talent pipelines in the state of Texas. Over the past 15 years, Odle has served nearly 15,000 young adults, helping put them on a path to success.

CKS Advisors served as the exclusive financial advisor to Odle Management Group.

Odle Management Group will become a subsidiary of Eckerd Connects, but will remain a separate organization. Together, the Companies pave an unrivaled path to have the capacity to impact the estimated 45 million Americans who live in poverty, 21 million children who are estimated to live in unstable homes, and the 6.5 million underserved youth ages 16-24 currently not in school or unemployed.

“The entire Odle team is honored to join forces with Eckerd. Both organizations have deep passions, commitment, and sense of responsibility to fulfill our missions and build strong relationships in an effort to put young people on a path to success”* said Lisa Odle, owner of Odle Management Group.

Regarding the transaction, David Dennis, CEO of Eckerd Connects said, “Helping youth and adults get an education and a job are the most powerful things society can do to move upstream in the fight against poverty and ultimately prevent children from entering the child welfare and juvenile justice systems… We don’t see this merger from just a business development standpoint, we want our combined talent pool to be a force for good to help and empower young people and all those that need our help”*

About Odle Management Group

For more than 15 years, Odle Management Group has provided comprehensive residential, academic, and career preparation services to nearly 15,000 underserved young adults by managing the day-to-day operations of nine Job Corps campuses. As a woman and minority-owned business, Odle also recruits and matches Job Corps Graduates to local and regional employers, as well as manages one-stop centers.

About Eckerd Connects

Since 1968, Eckerd Connects, headquartered in Clearwater, FL, has been a national non-profit organization that has connected more than 250,000 children, young adults, and families to the help they need through programs in workforce development, family and child service, and juvenile justice services.

About CKS Advisors

CKS Advisors is a market leading Investment Banking Firm located in Scottsdale, Arizona who has been helping business owners achieve their goals for 30+ years. CKS advises business owners in both selling and buying a business as well as capital raising for growth and liquidity purposes. Business owners select CKS because of their dedication to their Client’s success.

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