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Michael J. McGregor

Managing Director
michael.mcgregor@focusbankers.com

Highlights

Managing Director at Robertson & Foley Investment Bank

Highlights

Founder of 3 start-up businesses

Highlights

Corporate and field experience at Bridgestone/Firestone

Industry Expertise

Manufacturing, Distribution & Retail

Industry Expertise

Medicaid-Reliant Services

Industry Expertise

Distressed Situations

Industry Expertise

Non-profit M&A

Industry Expertise

Mechanical & Special Trades

Industry Expertise

Security Systems Integration

Industry Expertise

Business Services

Industry groups

Industry groups

Michael McGregor, a FOCUS Managing Director has 10 years of experience advising on business transfers, capital raises, and management buyouts for companies ranging in size from small start-ups to middle market businesses.

Prior to Joining FOCUS, Mr. McGregor was a Managing Director at Robertson & Foley, a regional Investment Bank based in Charlotte, NC. He led the firm’s entry into human services – a category that comprises Medicaid-reliant services such as foster care, mental health and MR/DD services for society’s most vulnerable populations. At Robertson & Foley, he successfully led recapitalizations of family-owned businesses to private equity ownership; steered several construction-sensitive businesses through the 363 bankruptcy process; executed multiple buy side acquisition search engagements; and assisted a diverse number of sellers of privately-held businesses.

Mr. McGregor started his career in finance as a registered representative at Paine, Webber Jackson & Curtis and then took a 20-year detour into the automotive aftermarket. He joined the Firestone Tire & Rubber Company (later acquired by Bridgestone Tire) where in between his own ventures he worked in a variety of positions including financial analysis, product marketing, retail district management, regional marketing management, market research, database marketing management and strategic project management.

Mr. McGregor has been a founder or co-founder of 3 start-up businesses: a direct advertising & marketing firm, a retail chain and an innovative service provider. As founder and Vice-President of AutoPact Car Service, Mr. McGregor conceived of and launched the nation’s first “HMO for Car Care” raising over $5 million in venture capital in the process. He sold the operations to AAA Carolinas in 2001.

Mr. McGregor was a volunteer business counselor with the non-profit S.C.O.R.E. for five years in Charlotte. He is the author of “The Insider’s Guide to Finding and Buying the Perfect Business” an instructional 2 DVD set aimed at transitioning corporate executives. He credits his interest in business to the paper route he had in sixth grade on Lincoln Avenue in San Rafael, California. This allows him more than forty years later to claim the title as the “Grateful Dead’s paperboy.”

Mr. McGregor earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration /Finance from California State University at Long Beach. He received his M.B.A. from The University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.

Contact Information

Michael J. McGregor
Managing Director

14825 Ballantyne Village Way
Suite 240-13
Charlotte, NC 28277
United States

Office: 704 369-5900
Mobile: 704 621-7200
michael.mcgregor@focusbankers.com
Office of Supervisory Jurisdiction: Atlanta, Georgia