Michael Ryan, founder of eMerge M&A Inc., has over 30 year’s successful experience as an investment banker, performance improvement and value enhancement consultant and C-level leader. Mr. Ryan’s background includes functioning as a Managing Director with Citigroup Capital Strategies. In this role, he was responsible for all private market M&A activity in the northeast. Mr. Ryan covered and managed 12 states with a portfolio of over 60 companies in market with an additional 26 companies in incubation as they prepared for market.

He led a team of 12 M&A professionals including M&A Associates, M&A Analysts, and Dealmakers and Bankers covering the range of Managing Directors, Vice Presidents, and Assistant Vice Presidents.

He was responsible for all back-end operational fulfillment of deal making for private market M&A activity in the northeast region. His experience includes analysis and valuation of client companies for development of an M&A marketing strategy. This M&A marketing strategy, born from the analysis and evaluation of the client company, led to the packaging and positioning of the client company in the market place.

Mr. Ryan has developed and/or edited a vast number of Confidential Blind Business Profiles and Confidential Information Memorandums (CIM) or Confidential Business Reviews (CBR) to position client companies in the market place. He has developed numerous prospective purchaser lists and overall marketing strategies, and has launched or managed the launch of well over 200 companies to market.

Additionally, Mr. Ryan has reviewed, consulted, valued, and provided M&A advisory services to over 3,000 companies spanning the manufacturing, distribution, information technology, and service sectors. While leading his team and performing these duties and services, Mr. Ryan personally and directly closed over 50 transactions in various industries including all of the above.

Mr. Ryan has personally founded and sold 2 companies and acquired 2 other companies in addition to his 50 plus M&A transactions. His career started with Northrop Grumman in F-14 fighter manufacturing operations and fleet readiness where he held a DOD Confidential Security Clearance. Thereafter, Mr. Ryan was associated with Raytheon Company, assigned to various black box systems for nuclear submarines, where he held a DOD Top Secret Security Clearance.

Mr. Ryan is a graduate of Lehigh University with a BA in Accounting. He has been active in charitable organizations serving The Park Avenue Club, a charitable foundation, as Membership Chairman. He is a member of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) and past President of a large ski club.

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