Together we have successfully completed more than 200 acquisitions with a combined transaction value of over $11 billion, have grown companies from less than $10 million in revenue to over $100 million, and have taken companies public. We have the expertise to take your business to the next level.
board of managers
Harry Brelsford, Partner
Harry has over 20 years of experience in technology for small and mid-size businesses (SMBs), and he is also the founder of SMB Nation, a company that specializes in events and media (news, magazines, and commentaries) for the SMB IT professional, Value Added Resellers (VARs), Manage Services Providers (MSPs), and the SMB channel community. With SMB Nation, Harry has built a community-led growth ecosystem of over 35,000 TSPs. Also, Harry has written 21 books on technology and business topics, over 400-articles in business and technology magazines, and recently published his latest book, “How to Be an MSP.”
Piers Dormeyer, Partner
Piers has nearly 20 years of experience founding businesses, leading sales and marketing teams, and building processes for the enterprise that enable profitable growth. He has scaled advertising, manufacturing and software companies from bootstrapped and VC backed start-ups to private-equity owned enterprises. Piers is also the President of the Commercial Group at EagleView.
Jamar Freeman, PMP, Partner & Co-Chairman
Jamar has over 15 years of entrepreneurial and corporate experience in IT. Jamar has built and worked in enterprise Project Management Offices (PMOs), leading large teams to achieve business goals by delivering technology and software across multiple industries using industry best practices. His expertise also includes mergers and acquisitions (M&A) projects, where he led teams to achieve targeted milestones, and integration activities that bring companies together. He also is a certified project manager with the Project Management Institute (PMI).
Michael L. Hogan, C.P.A., Partner
Mike is a Certified Public Accountant with more than 35 years of finance, accounting, and executive experience in the financial services industry and with the CPA firm Purvis Gray. As Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Mike took two bank holding companies (Key Florida Bancorp and Pelican Financial, Inc.) public, one on NASDAQ and the other on the American Stock Exchange. After taking these companies public, Mike then helped form First American Bank in Sarasota/Bradenton, Florida. At First American Bank, Mike served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, and later President and Chief Executive Officer.
Massimo Messina, Partner & Co-Chairman
Massimo brings more than 25 years of M&A, financial advisory, and investment banking experience, advising public and private corporate clients on the valuation and structure of complex M&A transactions. Massimo has helped companies such as PwC, Grant Thornton, and Duff & Phelps establish investment banking practices throughout his career. He also has extensive transactional experience with many companies, such as Credit Suisse First Boston and Houlihan Lokey.
Stacy Spear, Partner
Stacy is an experienced IT professional with over 35 years of experience in large enterprise environments. He has executed over 100 technology deployment and migration projects globally and integrated systems in more than 65 M&A transactions. He managed the largest mobile telecommunications network infrastructure ever deployed during Operation Iraqi Freedom and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for his leadership during the war. He was also awarded the Meritorious Service Medal for his outstanding leadership of the data communications team in Germany, where he successfully interfaced with NATO teams to reduce turnaround times and complete stalled projects.
Stacy is also the Founder and President of Syllogistic Group, which provides IT services to US and global clients in partnership with Insight Global and Quest Software.