After obtaining his MBA, John began his career at PriceWaterhouseCoopers, the international accounting and consulting firm, and subsequently joined Progressive Corporation, a large U.S. based insurance company. John was a Division President at Progressive and subsequently became the CEO of a New York based private equity investment company. In 2001, he founded MMI as a platform investment company and MMI has subsequently acquired 10 additional companies. John is also the founder and co-owner of MMI Capital Partners and SFI Investments, LLC, a registered broker dealer.
John’s professional credentials include being a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Business Intermediary (CBI), Series 7-General Securities Representative, Series 24-General Securities Principal, Series 63-Registered Representative and Series 79-Investment Banking Representative, Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC), Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) and Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU). He is a frequent speaker on various business topics and served as the subject matter expert for the writing of “Selling Your Business For Dummies,” a Wiley Press publication.
John and his family live in Cleveland, Ohio and are actively involved in the community. He currently serves on the Board of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Cleveland International Film Festival, The First Tee and Jump Start.
Chief Operating Officer
Jeff is a graduate of Miami University. He has been the Chief Operating Officer of Merrymeeting since its inception in 2001. Prior to joining MMI, Jeff was the Chief Financial Officer for several businesses. He was also previously a Manager with KPMG, the international accounting and consulting firm.
Jeff is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Business Intermediary (CBI), Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) and a licensed insurance broker. He is also a certified instructor for the International Business Brokers Association.
Brian has over 20 years of experience as a business owner and managing business transactions. As a seasoned intermediary, Brian has successfully represented companies in a broad range of industries helping business owners achieve their desired exit strategy or growth initiative.
Brian is also co-owner of Sunbelt Indiana and Managing Director of MMI Capital Partners, a Franchisor focused investment banking firm.
Previously Brian was involved in several entrepreneurial ventures as well as having held corporate roles in Franchise Development for Prime Hospitality and Choice Hotels.
Brian is a graduate of Ball State University with a degree in Management Information Systems and earned his MBA from Butler University. He has received the Certified Merger & Acquisition Advisor (CM&AA) designation, holds both the Series 7 – General Security License and the Series 63 – Uniform Securities Licenses, and is a licensed Real Estate Broker. He has been affiliated with several organizations including the Entrepreneur Organization, a Member of the International Business Brokers Association, Venture Club, and a Board Member of The Entrepreneur Institute.