Montrose Advisors was formed to provide the sophistication and experience of an international investment bank, the deep network and market knowledge of an industry veteran, and the trusted relationships and personal attention of a boutique consultancy. We help owners and managers tackle strategic opportunities and challenges with a combination of rigorous analysis, disciplined processes, and creative solutions.
Effective business owners understand the broad strategic needs of their companies. But with lean management teams already stretched thin running the business, they frequently must let attractive opportunities pass them by because they do not have the expertise – or just as frequently, the time – to adequately explore their alternatives and execute new strategic initiatives. Unfortunately, most investment banks, strategy consultants and accounting firms are not set up to help in these situations, due to their business focus and fee structures. Montrose Advisors serves this market need with extensive experience in strategy development and transaction execution for mid-sized businesses. Our simplified overhead structure allows us the flexibility to structure engagements with affordable fee structures and true senior-level attention. We also take advantage of our extensive network of industry leaders, capital providers, attorneys, and other professional advisors to provide additional insight, relevant introductions, and business opportunities in the context of developing strategies and executing on them for our clients.
Throughout his 20-year career, Dan Sullivan has served as a trusted advisor to middle-market manufacturing and services businesses throughout North America. Prior to founding Montrose Advisors, he was a senior member of the Industrials Group at Houlihan Lokey Capital, a leading investment banking firm, where he focused on M&A transaction execution, financial analysis, and strategic consulting, advising on over 75 transactions. He is a frequent speaker for business groups and conferences sponsored by trade associations, media outlets, and M&A organizations. Earlier in his career, Dan served as a senior aide to Mark R. Warner, the former Governor and current U.S. Senator from Virginia, and helped build his political organization in the 1990s. He holds an undergraduate degree from Georgetown University and an MBA from the Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia. Dan lives in Chicago with his wife and three children. He serves on the Local School Council at Walter Payton College Prep High School, coaches youth soccer and baseball, and is a former member of the Board of Directors of Lurie Children’s Hospital Foundation.
Montrose Advisors is an independent M&A and strategic advisory firm that specializes in structuring, negotiating, and executing transactions for middle-market clients in the manufacturing, metals, and industrial services sectors.