Team Member

Bob Maiden

Managing Director, and Human Capital Management Team Leader

Bob Maiden, a FOCUS Managing Director, has extensive experience in public accounting, corporate finance and human capital management roles. Prior to joining FOCUS, Mr. Maiden was a partner at Stony Hill Advisors in the Philadelphia area where he founded and led the firm’s Human Capital Management M&A practice.
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Barry Calogero

Managing Director

Barry Calogero, a FOCUS Managing Director, brings more than 30 years of executive management and consulting experience, with an emphasis on driving operational excellence and improving the enterprise value of companies around the world.  His expertise includes Aerospace and Defense, Information Technology, Manufacturing, Healthcare, Life Sciences, Automotive, and Food Manufacturing & Distribution. 
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William McCarter

Senior Advisor

William McCarter, a FOCUS Senior Advisor, is a seasoned insurance technology business executive with domestic and international experience.  Most recently, McCarter led the Insurance Solutions Group for CGI Technologies and Solutions, a global IT solutions and services firm.  McCarter led the transformation of CGI’s solutions to support the digital transformation of insurance products.
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John W. Grady

Managing Director

John W. Grady, a FOCUS Managing Director located in Austin, Texas, has executive and operating experience in consumer goods, pet/animal goods, hospitals/medical practices, franchises, computer hardware, enterprise software, telecoms, outsourced sales services, digital marketing, sales and marketing management, and agencies.  He serves FOCUS clients across many industries with merger and acquisition opportunities, with a special focus within Texas.
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Abe Garver

Managing Director

Abe Garver, a FOCUS Managing Director, has over 20-years professional experience in M&A investment banking and management consulting. Over the course of his career, he has worked on sell-, buy- and capital-raise assignments for over 50 public, private and Inc. 500 fastest-growing companies.

Walter Deacon, Boston Retail Partners, Principal

The FOCUS team has a methodical, structured transaction process that really worked for Boston Retail Partners. George and Manan walked us through the process every step of the way, and highlighted our unique cloud based service offerings.  We were fortunate enough to be presented with multiple qualified offers and are very pleased with the result …


Brett Griffith, President, Alpha Systems

“We are grateful for the expertise and professionalism that FOCUS brought to this transaction.  The sale of Alpha Systems to Databank would not have gone as seamlessly as it did had it not been for FOCUS.  They understand the needs of both buyers and sellers and ensured that the transaction went as smoothly as possible. …


Steve French, CEO, LbGlobalLaw

“Through its disciplined process FOCUS leveraged its database of prospective mezzanine and growth equity investors and obtained multiple investment proposals ranging from mezzanine debt structures to control acquisitions.

“Their assistance preparing a comprehensive information memorandum describing our unique business model and helping us manage the negotiations and due diligence process was invaluable.”

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Brett Griffith, CEO of AlphaLit and Alpha Systems

In our extensive due diligence to select the right M&A partner, we explored a local M&A advisory firm, a litigation support industry specialist firm, and FOCUS Investment Banking. We chose FOCUS for their broad experience, disciplined process and leadership ability. The e-discovery industry is undergoing a technology turnover, and the timely strategic advice and guidance …


Steve Kiefer, CFO of AlphaLit and Alpha Systems

The FOCUS team, led by Doug Rodgers and Rick Thomas, were true partners throughout the process. They understood the implications of our transaction from an operational, financial and human perspective and could relate to the issues which impacted our business. They were in the trenches with us every step of the way and helped us …