Steve Brodhead, a seasoned M&A Advisor and expert strategist, provides lower- and micro-middle market™ businesses with Fortune 500 level merger, acquisition, exit and divestiture expertise along with customized M&A advisory services and has been the M&A Group’s “Advisor of the Year” since 2010.
For over 30 years he has assisted businesses of all sizes to grow, prosper and strategically position their enterprises for optimum Return-On-Investment. He enjoys a reputation for helping smaller companies with limited resources and access to larger capital compete effectively and take maket share from larger, deep-pocketed, competition.
Mr. Brodhead has held executive and senior management positions—including consultant to executive management—in some of the country’s largest and most highly respected advertising/marketing agencies, among them DDB and davidandgoliath. His experience includes work for: corporate clients like the Los Angeles Times, Wells Fargo Bank, Toyota, Skechers, Amtrak, Volkswagen, the State of California, Chrysler Corporation, the California Energy Commission, Honda, The Howard Hughes Corporation, Kawasaki Motors, Mobil Oil and Kia Motors; and small businesses such as Lynx Golf, DeMar & Company, Unifiber, Korner Kloset and ALD Landscape.
Whether business-to-business or business-to-consumer communications, he is experienced with every type of communication and media tool available. He served on the American Advertising Agencies Association (AAAA’s) Interactive Task Force during the dawn of the internet helping the industries’ leading practitioners understand how to utilize and leverage this new technology.
His depth of experience—operations, distribution, manufacturing, transportation, retail, marketing, services, sales and executive management—uniquely qualify him to assist Sellers prepare their business for sale in ways most advantageous to optimizing their after-tax proceeds. This experienced business strategist helps his clients recognize and draw on their businesses optimal points of leverage to generate buyer desirability, fine-tune and focus on them, and then develops communications tools targeted to specific buyers and buyer communities to elicit purchase interest and acquisition offers.
Mr. Brodhead was an instructor and judge in the AAAA’s Institute for Advanced Advertising Studies at Loyola Marymount University for many years, and has been an active member of the Los Angeles Ad Club, Western States Advertising Agencies Association as well as having served on the EMBA Alumni Board at USC. He has been a panelist for the "Getting to the Top as Entrepreneurs/Business Owners" career development program at the UCLA Anderson School, and has lectured at the USC Marshall School of Business’s The Entrepreneurial Program on the subject of “Small Business Transactions—Finding Targets and Financing” from 2008—2017!
He is a magna cum laude graduate of the Executive MBA program, Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California, and a trusted advisor and member of the 4000 member strong ProVisors network. Steve is married, has three children, and resides in the South Bay area of Los Angeles. He is licensed by the State of California DRE (License: 01753712), is a member Middle Market Investment Bankers Associations, National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts, IBBA and California Association of Business Brokers. He is both a Chartered Merger & Acquisition Professional and Certified Business Broker (# 0006).