"Edison Avenue was able to get the full asking price and the right buyer that I was very happy with and who would take care of my employees and customers."

- Perry Mead

#1 Trusted M&A Advisors

What makes Edison Avenue unique is its winning combination of talent, unique skills, and passion for exceeding client expectations in the merger & acquisition industry? The combined 30+ years of experience in building, buying, and managing companies make them your go-to partner for all your business sale and acquisition needs. Their team of business intermediaries provides professional services across Florida and the United States.

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Edward Valaitis

Managing Partner

Edward Valaitis earned the prestigious Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) designation in 2013.  He also earned his Certified Merger & Acquisition Professional (CM&AP) designation in 2017. He has more than 30 years of experience building, managing, and leading high-quality professional services firms with expertise in M&A transactions, turnarounds, acquisitions, risk consulting, strategy, due diligence, commercial lending, marketing, business development, and leadership.

His experience includes:

  • Managing Partner of Edison Avenue for over 10 years providing Merger & Acquisition expertise to entrepreneurs.
  • Managing Director of Resource Global’s Tampa and Orlando offices. Resource Global, an $800 million publicly traded company spun off from Deloitte & Touché that provides accounting, finance, supply chain, and system implementation consulting services.
  • Partner at Eisner Amper a New York City-based major regional CPA firm with practice responsibility for the Internal Audit, Sarbanes Oxley, SAS, 70, and Information Security Services.
  • Co-Founder of BDO Seidman’s Risk Consulting Division which he helped build from zero to $30 million in three years with offices in NYC, Boston, San Francisco and Houston.
  • Managing Director of the Financial Services Practice of Root Learning Inc., an internationally recognized consulting firm specializing in strategy, change management, and organizational learning.
  • National Director for Jefferson Wells International a highly successful national risk consulting practice. During his tenure, he was instrumental and had hands-on involvement in many facets of growing this start-up firm from zero to $120 million in revenue in four years. (Rated the 5th fastest growing company in the United States by INC Magazine.)

Ed has been an active member of the CEO Council of Tampa Bay, Association for Corporate Growth, University of Tampa, and Financial Executives International. He also volunteers his time by serving on two local boards, and he has a passion for improving the K-12 educational system and helping those impacted by abortions. Mr. Valaitis earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management and graduated with Beta Gamma Sigma honors from his MBA program.

(800) 975-2114
ed@edisonavenue.com

"Ed and his team did a fantastic job of finding a qualified, competent buyer."

- Jay Anthony

 

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