Our Team of Strategic Business Sale Advisors

Strategic M&A Advisors (SMAA) is directed by an Advisory Board of professionals representing the areas of expertise critical to ultimate M&A success. The Advisory Board supervises and directs all activity of SMAA.

With collective experience of over 50 years, SMAA has assisted middle-market business owners during the final stages of the business life-cycle for over two decades as lawyers, accountants, corporate risk managers, and business advisors. SMAA was founded in order to provide business owners with the highest level of guidance and representation during the most critical stage of the business life cycle – the divestiture stage.

The SMAA team is comprised of professionals that comprehensively represent each aspect of client needs during the business divestiture, merger or sale process.

Greg Maloney - Mississippi Business Merger & Acquisition Expert

Greg Maloney is the Founding Member and Co-Managing Partner of Strategic M&A Advisors, LLC (SMAA). Greg has successfully completed many transactions totaling several hundred million dollars of aggregate value. Industries represented by these transactions span across a broad range of industries including Manufacturing, Distribution, Oilfield Services, and more. He is known for his expertise, integrity and passion for the M&A brokerage business as well as for his exceptional dexterity at getting deals done.
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Ryan Holder - Business Merger Consultant in Arkansas

Ryan Holder is Co-Managing Partner and Certified Public Accountant who has filled various roles in this field. His primary interests and background is equity raising, business transactions, entrepreneurship, and valuation. Over the course of his career, he has started, operated, and sold several businesses, as well as raised private equity capital and debt capital for numerous companies in a variety of industries.
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Mike Boschetti – Principal, received his Bachelors of Science in Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville where he played football and was a 1970 team captain for the Arkansas Razorbacks. He earned his Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation and practiced public accounting for 12 years; his final position was an audit partner with Deloitte & Touche. Since leaving public accounting, he has been a partner in multiple real estate and business ventures.
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Kat Cook - Business Merger Consultant

Kat Cook – Principal, currently serves Strategic M&A Advisors as the Director of Business Development. Kat’s primary focus is to build awareness about SMAA among prospective clients and referral sources and to develop and maintain relationships with current and past clients. She is an advocate for SMAA’s unique process that assists business owners with the highest level of guidance at the most critical stage of the business life cycle – the divestiture stage.
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Aaron Edwards - Business Mergers in Mississippi

Aaron Edwards – Principal, is the Chief Operating Officer of Strategic M&A Advisors, LLC (“SMAA”). In his capacity as COO, Aaron oversees the marketing strategy of each engagement and uses his prior legal experience to manage the critical due diligence process for SMAA’s clients. Aaron also maintains SMAA’s existing relationships with the financial and strategic buyers as well as actively seeks new relationships.
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Gary Jones - Merger & Acquisition consultant in Arkansas.

Gary Jones – Principal, received his Bachelors of Science in Business Administration in Finance from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. Upon graduation, he worked in the real estate division of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., then later as merchandise buyer for the company in its Sam’s Club division. He later joined his family’s national wholesale food manufacturing business where he served in various executive management capacities, including Vice President of Finance and Vice President & General Manager for one of the company’s production facilities in Orlando, Florida.
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