Here's what some of our clients had to say about the quality of our services...... ______________________________________________________________
"I discovered an M&A professional who exceeded my expectations in every way imaginable. It was not just in my first interaction, nor my next few interactions but for the entire time we worked together - before, during and after (long after) the sale of my staffing business. I found Steve Sorrentino, MergeQuest's principal, to be informative, helpful, patient and most importantly, a very knowledgeable and highly skilled M&A professional.
I consider myself extremely fortunate to have had his guidance in the sale of my largest asset, the staffing business that I birthed and nurtured for almost 26 years. A real plus for me was Steve's financial expertise, complemented by his intimate knowledge of the Staffing Industry. There were so many issues that he handled for me above and beyond what should have been expected of him. It was an immense comfort knowing that someone like Steve was with me every step of the way. He was so easy to work with and I felt supported by him through the entire process. He was always responsive, even when he traveled - whether for business or personal time.
It is rare to have an extended and intense business relationship with someone - while being 100% satisfied - not only with the results but with the process. Steve is a man of great integrity, filled with amicable warmth and support - yet always professional. I give him my very highest recommendation."
Elaine Schlechter Former Owner & President American Staffing Resources, Inc. Philadelphia, PA
"I cannot say enough about the excellent job that Steve Sorrentino did with the sale of my staffing business. He managed to get top dollar for me, along with negotiating a transaction structure that went well beyond my expectations. Steve also found a first-rate buyer that fit perfectly with my firm's services, people and culture. In my view, Steve is the consummate M&A professional and perhaps the best kept secret in the industry - as he possesses and obvious passion for his work and the services he provides. He has the whole game: from financial expertise, Staffing Industry savvy, to negotiating mastery. In the world of Staffing Industry M&A, Steve knows the ropes, knows the numbers and knows the buyers - and I'm so very pleased to have hired him to sell my staffing business."
David Wiener Former Owner & CEO Admiral Staffing Services, Inc. Norwalk, CT
"I had spent an immeasurable amount of time in the selection process for hiring the right M&A broker to represent and sell our staffing business. After speaking with Steve Sorrentino, the FIRST thing that impressed me was the fact that he listened to what was important to ME - and what my expectations were before he presented all the wonderful facts about his company and its services. Other M&A brokers just wanted to tell me the benefits of using their firm - leaving me to feel that everything I had to say did not seem to matter.
Steve also offered a very comfortable style and credible expertise. He was constantly involved in networking and investigating many prospective buyers - to find us the right deal with the best possible fit.
Steve was always professional, responsive and forthcoming - even when what he had to say was not what I wanted to hear - he always gave it to me straight. During the final negotiation phase, Steve's integrity, guidance and creativity produced a win-win compromise that helped bring a lucrative deal to the table that exceeded my every expectation.
I would highly recommend Steve and his firm MergeQuest to any Staffing Service owner who is considering selling their business - as he was a true pleasure to work with - as well being very compassionate all during the sale process and the journey of our time together."
Cathy Tetley Former Owner & President Allstaff, Inc. Renton, WA
"I have nothing but positive things to say about my experience with Steve Sorrentino. When I first went to market with the sale of my staffing business, Steve worked very hard to prepare me and my company for sale. Just as we were getting some offers, I decided to postpone the sale of my business for personal reasons. Despite this setback, Steve was very understanding and cooperative through the entire ordeal.
A year or so later, I wanted to resume the sale of my staffing firm and Steve just simply picked up where we previously left off as though no time had passed in the interim.
Steve's advice and guidance through the entire M&A process was top-notch. He was always up-front and very honest with me as to what to expect. As he negotiated with potential buyers, he navigated through the process very diligently and thoroughly. He covered all the bases and his advice proved to be invaluable. He never gave up, even when things looked grim. Steve's optimism was a supportive force through the whole process.
The main comment I have to say about Steve is the fact that he was always there for me - and he made it very obvious that he was working for ME - and not the buyer. Further, his financial knowledge - especially as it relates to staffing businesses - is unsurpassed. Steve was able to easily take my otherwise complex financials and work with them very diligently. He was right there with all the answers.
Overall, I am very confident that my transaction went as well as could be expected. Of course there were bumps but Steve prepared me for everything that was ahead of us. His honesty and integrity cannot be questioned. At the closing table, I felt that I was being represented by a true friend."
Bryan Shockley Former Owner & CEO Royal Staffing Services, Inc. Atlanta, GA
“My experience with MergeQuest was exceptionally positive, for without the guidance and advice of MergeQuest’s principal, Steve Sorrentino, I would never have sold my company – and would not have realized the positive growth position that I am in today.
When initially faced with the idea of selling my company, Steve made what was otherwise a very daunting task pleasantly possible. Through his tireless efforts and knowledge of the Staffing Industry, he found a larger, successful staffing company to acquire my firm that retained me and my services – a company that shared the same values and integrity that were so very important to me.And, much to my delight, Steve found a company that also shared my vision of expanding my business - it was simply a perfect fit.
And now, years later, I am an integral part of the buyer that Steve helped me find - and I could not be happier. At the end of the day, I am not sure my business would have been sold without Steve's help and guidance - and am not sure that my dream of growing my revenues and expanding my business geographically would have been possible.All tolled, I give Steve and his firm MergeQuest my highest marks and heartfelt recommendation.”
Kristin Motta Former Principal & President Wennik & Motta (now CM Access) Creative and Marketing Staffing Boston, MA
"Steve Sorrentino was indispensable during the sale of my staffing business. He quickly located a viable buyer and skillfully guided negotiations from start to finish. I needed a professional M&A consultant who could help me navigate through financial and legal challenges surrounding the sale of my business and Steve came through for me time and time again. He is a true master at transaction negotiations and structure - as well as a master at smoothing out tensions that inevitably develop during the sale of a business. I give him my highest recommendation.”
Linda Scharf Former Owner & President Judlind Employment Services, Inc. Stamford, CT ____________________________________________________________
"I cannot say enough about the excellent job that Steve Sorrentino did with the sale of my staffing business' branch office. He managed to get top dollar for me, along with negotiating a great transaction structure. Steve also found a high-quality buyer that fit perfectly with my firm's services, people, culture and geography. In my view, Steve is an exceptional M&A professional and perhaps the best M&A guy in the Staffing Industry."
Keith Alter President & CEO Alternative Solutions, Inc. Boston, MA _____________________________________________________________
"Steve, great job on handling the sale of our business. My partner and I are very pleased with the great way that you handled all aspects of the deal from start to finish. Thank you again."
Carl Rubin President & CEO Monument Software, Inc. Oracle Software Implementations Boston, MA _________________________________________________________________________________
"It was a sincere pleasure having you help us over the past several months with the sale of our IT solutions business - my partners and I are very appreciative of the time, dedication and expertise that you provided to us - as well with the great results that you delivered. All the best for the future."
Dennis Colameta Managing Partner Black Diamond Solutions, Inc. Oracle Software Specialists Salem, NH ____________________________________________________________
"Steve, I just wanted to thank you for the excellent job you did on our company's valuation. This in addition to the many insights that you provided in your valuation report regarding some of the financial issues brought to light in the report. Great job!"
Greg Corson President Global Technical Talent, Inc. IT Staffing Specialists Portsmouth, NH ________________________________________________________________________________
"Many, many thanks again for your invaluable help and insights with the business valuation you did for my partners and I. We found it to be extremely thorough and informative in all aspects - especially given our focus on specialized skills in IT staffing. As discussed, we will be using the valuation as a basis for partnership agreement, as well as other legal matters involving the business. Thank you again!"
Ed Daugherty Managing Partner Eventus Group Technology Resources, LLC IT Staffing & Solutions Miami, FL ___________________________________________________________________________________________
"You did a fantastic job helping us with the valuation and preparation of our firm for market - we can't thank you enough. My partner and I want to thank you for all your help."
Kevin Polk CEO Interactive Constructs e-Learning Software Engineering Specialists Arlington, MA __________________________________________________________________________________________
"Certainly one of the more meaningful financial exercises we have had performed for our business. My partners and I are most appreciative for all your help with the business valuation along with the business analytical insights you provided in your valuation report. Thanks again"
Phillip Lowit President TSymmetry, Inc. IT Staffing / ERP Specialists Washington, DC _________________________________________________________________________________________
"Stephen, you are without a doubt the best M&A consultant and Management Advisor in the Staffing Industry. Thank you for your fantastic help over the years with the many consulting projects and advice that you have provided to us. We are a much better company as a result of your help. We look forward to working with you in the future. Best Regards."
Arthur Abrams CEO Concepts in Staffing, Inc. IT & Technical Staffing New York, NY _________________________________________________________________________________________