Our Team Is Built From
The Ground Up To Deliver Superior Performance
Our Team is not your typical Mergers and Acquisitions firm. Each of our team members has personally owned and managed businesses. This means that we’ve experienced first-hand the emotional, physical, and financial roller coaster of building, operating, and selling a business.
Some Of Our Team’s Highlights:
- We’re #1 for the Highest M&A Sales Volume in our community (Tampa Bay).
- Each of our advisors has direct access to an impressive pool of buyers. This means that we can get businesses sold faster and for better terms.
- Our team relies on decades of experience in selling businesses, mergers, and acquisitions across a diverse variety of industries and through the world’s largest companies.
- Each member of our team is known for keeping the most strict protocols of confidentiality throughout the selling process.
- Our advisors are equipped in key areas such as negotiation, valuation, marketing, business development, financial analysis, and management.
CEO & Founder
Before founding Aberdeen Advisors, Emery earned his business and financial expertise as a banker, corporate advisor and president of several companies. After receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Washington & Lee University, he rapidly rose through the ranks at Bank South and later Merrill Lynch, before becoming an entrepreneur. He founded Aberdeen Marketing, Inc., a marketing company that he built from the ground up into a $7 million revenue and eventually sold to a larger firm.
Wendy transitioned into the M&A industry after Aberdeen successfully sold the $20MM business services firm where she served as Vice President. Wendy is a high-profile member of the team, where she is actively involved with deals from initial agreement through closing. In addition to driving a multitude of transactions to completion, Wendy leverages her 20 years of professional marketing and business management experience to successfully guide Aberdeen’s clients through the sales process.
Marc spent 20 years running his own investment banking firm and is an expert in all areas of the investment banking practice. Over the course of his career, Mark has taken six companies public and consulted with 20 others, providing assistance with mergers and acquisitions, funding, capital structure, business development, and the eventual sale or merger of the client company. Personally, he has founded three businesses and acquired several more. Marc has experience with a broad range of industries and transition types, including both online and traditional businesses, as well as various real estate projects.
Prior to joining the Aberdeen team, Bob spent more than 35 years advising lower middle market companies in strategic, financial, and operational strategies including mergers, acquisitions, recapitalizations, and divestitures. Bob has also served as a principal with a private equity firm where he was a member of the executive committee and board of each of the Firm’s portfolio companies. As a principal, Bob actively advised the portfolio companies in the merger and acquisition of both domestic and international companies in the spaces of technology, electronics, plastics, and medical manufacturing spaces. Most recently, Bob successfully managed the divestiture of a software company in the transportation industry.
Keith brings to the Aberdeen team over 25 years of senior financial leadership experience with Fortune 500 public and privately held companies across multiple industries, as well as entrepreneurial experience founding, managing and selling companies. He has been heavily involved in M&A activities throughout his career, ranging from corporate M&A analysis to buying and selling multiple companies; including being actively involved all phases of the M&A process (analysis, negotiations, due diligence, closing).
Hank joins the Aberdeen Team after a career as a successful CEO for five different lower middle market companies for the past 23 years.
During his business career he identified, negotiated and integrated 15 different acquisitions across a wide variety of industries. Hank also purchased and sold three businesses for his personal account. Hank’s focus is working with private equity funds and strategic buyers to find new platform acquisitions as well as add-on businesses to existing platforms. At the same time, he understands the importance of meeting the deal objectives of the business seller so both buyer and seller maximize value in any transaction.
Craig co-founded a retained executive consulting practice that provided services nationally to fortune 100 & 500 companies. He has been a trusted advisor to C-Level executives for over 30 years. His unique experience provides an in-depth understanding within a wide range of industries including healthcare, manufacturing, financial services, information technology, real estate and retail industries. During that time Craig was also a real estate broker guiding and facilitating commercial and investment buyers through large complex business acquisitions.
Mark is a seasoned financial executive and CPA with more than 25 years of experience driving business initiatives that deliver meaningful value. He brings significant M&A and corporate development experience across various industries to the Aberdeen team, having led or played an integral role in numerous M&A transactions, with valuations ranging from $10 million to $3.7 billion, and IPOs, with valuations between $200 million and $1 billion. Mark possesses a broad financial skill set and also has experience in the capital markets, including numerous debt and equity capital financing transactions. He is also adept in the valuation process, having led corporate financial functions responsible for budgeting, long-range planning, investor relations and strategy transformation.
Having been an entrepreneur throughout his professional career, John brings decades of domestic and international business success to the Aberdeen organization. An accomplished entrepreneur since the late 80s and real estate and business broker since the 90s, John brings a wealth of knowledge and perspective to clients. Having weathered multiple economic cycles, John is able to advise clients on positive positioning and the timing of same, based on his own experience of the ebbs and flows of the US economy.