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Michael J. Querard has over twenty-five years' experience in the mergers and acquisitions (“M&A”) industry, working with diverse businesses across a wide range of industries.  Mr. Querard has worked on both the buy- and sell-side; with both smaller private companies and Fortune 500 public companies; with both domestic and foreign companies (he lived and worked in Europe for three years); and with both strategic and financial buyers. 

For the last fifteen years, Mr. Querard has focused exclusively on the middle market, working with business owners and investors to maximize the value of their investments.  Mr. Querard is frequently sought out by buyers looking to make middle market acquisitions and he has worked on numerous buy-side mandates.

Drawing on his extensive knowledge of the M&A process and his experience working for buyers, Mr. Querard offers insightful direction to business owners looking for an exit strategy, growth capital or a structured way to maximize their value.  Mr. Querard understands the on-going challenges of business ownership and how they must be balanced to properly exit a business. 

As a highly sought-after industry expert and speaker, his acumen has helped 1000s of business owners throughout North America understand the M&A process, explore available options, and successfully prepare for a business transition.  Experience shows that choosing when to exit a business is the most financial decision a business owner will make, so Mr. Querard makes it a priority to assist business owners in determining the optimal time to exit their business.

Mr. Querard holds several board positions, helping companies develop and implement strategic growth and exit plans.  As a SEC-licenses limited representative, Mr. Querard has held Series 79 and 63 FINRA licenses.  He received his undergraduate degrees in Mathematics and Computer Science from the Colorado School of Mines and his J.D. from Georgetown University.