Andrew T Fertal - Mr. Fertal has 30 years of broad based experience in middle market corporate finance including asset based finance, leasing, commercial and investment banking serving a wide cross section of industries in the lower middle market. Prior to founding Beacon Associates, his prior experience includes - Limited Partner & Midwest Regional Manager with American Finance Group, Boston, MA; Regional Manager - Cleveland office - BTM Capital, an affiliate of Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi, and various positions with Westinghouse Credit Corporation in the Industrial Finance Group, in Boston, MA and Pittsburgh, PA.

He graduated cum laude from the Carroll School of Management at Boston College BS in Economics & Marketing; and is an active member in the Cleveland Growth Association, Association for Corporate Growth, Turnaround Management Association and Ohio Venture Association. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Crown Battery Manufacturing Co., and has a continuing advisory relationship with Carbide Industries, LLC and Crucible Industries, LLC.

James M McCague - Mr. McCague has over 27 years experience in the financial services industry including commercial and investment banking. His background spans middle market and leveraged finance and a wide array of middle market corporate advisory engagements. He has advised over twenty corporations on both buy and sell-side engagements across a variety of industries including steel, electronics, industrial pumps, graphite electrodes, health care, retail and distribution, among others. Prior experience includes Barclays Bank, Lloyds Bank, CIT Healthcare, International Merchant Finance, and Renaissance Partners. Representative advisory engagements have ranged in size from $7 million to over $80 million including the Section 363 Bankruptcy sale of four non-core divisions of Metals USA which enabled the company to emerge from Chapter 11 proceeds. In addition, he completed the sale of a product line carve-out for Elliott Turbo-Machinery, part of the Japan's Ebara Group, to a leading Taiwanese multi-national. Mr. McCague has broad international experience having been engaged on transactions in the U.S. and Western and Eastern Europe, and Brazil. Mr. McCague holds a MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management. He was educated in the U.S. and Europe and speaks French.

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