Merger and Acquisition Specialist Phil Scott Joins FOCUS Enterprises Company Expands Its West Coast Operations to Include Southern California

Washington, DC (November 16, 2004) - FOCUS Enterprises, Inc., a national investment banking firm providing merger, acquisition, and corporate finance services to emerging growth, middle market, and small companies today announced that Phil Scott has joined the firm as a Partner working out of the San Francisco office but will be based in San Diego. Scott brings more than 20 years of executive level financial experience from companies that span a variety of industries including healthcare, manufacturing, real estate, software development, and services. He specializes in mergers and acquisitions and management for turn-around situations.

FOCUS has increased its number of partners in California to three. Scott will join Bob Netter and Dave Roberts, Regional Managing Partners, who joined the firm earlier this year and who jointly manage the Southwestern Region. Netter and Roberts are actively recruiting additional senior level talent and hope to increase the number of partners to five to six by the end of 2005.

“I am personally delighted that Phil has joined our Western Region investment banking team. Phil brings to our firm many years of operations expertise; he has completed numerous transactions during his professional career and he brings to FOCUS significant experience in the healthcare segment, a market that is very important to our firm and to our clients,” said Marshall Graham, FOCUS Chairman.

About Phil Scott

Prior to joining FOCUS, Mr. Scott was CFO of SurgiCare, Inc. (SRG), a public ambulatory surgery center business. As CFO in a distress situation, he raised interim equity and debt capital, and sold non-performing assets. He negotiated and structured acquisitions of two medical billing companies and completed negotiations for permanent equity financing and a merger with an additional healthcare company that created a multi-dimensional healthcare company.

Formerly, Mr. Scott served as CFO for PSX, Inc., a manufacturing company in a distress situation. He was able to raise debt and equity financing, restructure operations, outsource production, and complete a sale to a leader in the crafts industry. He also served as CFO for a real estate development company acquiring and constructing medical office buildings. Previously, he served as VP of Development for HealthCare Partners, the largest private primary care medical group in the country, and completed over $60M in acquisitions in a two year period.

Mr. Scott also is a co-founder of The Camden Group, a healthcare services business providing software solutions, billing and collection services, and strategic planning and consulting services for healthcare entities nationally. Mr. Scott, a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), received a BA from the California Institute of Technology and a MBA (summa cum laude) from the University of San Diego.