Joe Cassin, VP of Business Development for Waste Management, Inc.

I want to thank Rick Thomas for all his hard work on closing the Anderson Rubbish group of companies in California.   I have been working on acquiring this group of companies since 2004 and it wasn’t until Rick got involved that the Sellers had a trusted advisor to assist them through the emotional and complicated …


Laura Toellner, Shareholder of Blue Iron Equipment

“FOCUS understood Blue Iron’s business and industry, and sold our company in a very timely fashion. They value the importance of teamwork and open communication throughout the entire transaction process, which contributed to our success in realizing our financial goals.”

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Les Rosenthal, Board Member and Investor, ClearCarbon Consulting, Inc.

“Clear Carbon is a leading edge company in the sustainability marketplace and we needed an investment banker who understood this. Not only did FOCUS demonstrate thoughtful analysis of our industry but they followed a strategic methodology and guided our management team throughout the process. I have participated in several sell side transaction and was most …


John Muench, Chairman & Founder of Advanced Control Systems

“The FOCUS team did a highly professional job in representing ACS in the sale of our business. From their Confidential Information Memorandum on our firm, which was well received by buyers, to successfully managing the entire sales process with numerous interested parties from all over the world, FOCUS became an invaluable partner to ACS in …

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Douglas E. Rodgers


Douglas E. Rodgers has been CEO and Managing Partner of FOCUS since early 2002. He has led the firm’s growth from one office in Washington, DC, to three offices across the US. He has executive level management experience in software, information technology, aerospace, e-commerce, real estate and construction, manufacturing and distribution, serving both commercial and government clients.
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Jonathan Wilfong

Regional Managing Partner, Southeast, Healthcare and Life Sciences Team Leader, and Energy Co-Team Leader

Jonathan E. Wilfong, a FOCUS Partner, has almost forty years of broad industry experience in mergers and acquisitions, business development, and capital formation. Mr. Wilfong has participated in over 100 transactions, as intermediary or principal. In his capacity as business advisor he participated in numerous capital formation and merger and acquisition activities that aggregated in excess of $500 million.