About the Author: Ed Gehres, Jr.

Ed Gehres, Jr. is not just an author; he’s a seasoned navigator in the complex business world, boasting over 25 years of experience as both a visionary business executive and a sharp-minded attorney. At the forefront of his own business advisory and law firm and as a senior mergers and acquisitions (M&A) advisor, Ed blends deep industry knowledge with a strategic approach, making him a formidable figure in the business landscape. His career is a mosaic of influential roles across diverse sectors, including technology, healthcare, and finance, where he’s engaged with a spectrum of companies, from vibrant startups to highly recognizable Fortune 10 leaders.

Ed’s prowess in mergers and acquisitions is particularly remarkable. He’s been a critical contributor behind multiple M&A transactions, skillfully providing management and expertise for deals ranging from $1 million to $1 billion-plus. His involvement spans the full M&A cycle, from strategic planning and deal structuring to the intricate processes of due diligence, closing, and integration – a multifaceted experience that sets him apart from his peers. This dual expertise as an executive and attorney has positioned him as a key player in shaping billion-dollar business landscapes.

Beyond his corporate achievements, Ed is a champion of operational integration and technological innovation. His notable success in merging and streamlining operations across multiple companies underlines his ability to enhance business efficiency and performance. His flair for tech-driven solutions is evident in his implementation of advanced systems and the development of custom applications, showcasing his adaptability and forward-thinking mindset.

Central to Ed’s ethos is his dedication to empowering small and medium-sized business (SMB) owners. Drawing from his extensive hands-on experience, he’s committed to demystifying the complexities of business operations for SMBs. His impact and reputation in the business community are reflected in the glowing endorsements on his LinkedIn profile.

In Acquire Before You Exit, Ed distills his wealth of experience into a compelling narrative, offering readers a practical guide to leveraging mergers and acquisitions for strategic growth and maximizing exit prices. This book is not just a collection of insights; it’s a roadmap for business owners to navigate the challenges and opportunities of the M&A landscape, inspired by real-world scenarios and Ed’s hands-on approach to business growth and transformation. It’s an essential read for anyone looking to elevate their business to new heights and prepare for a successful exit.