November 1, 2018
Boston, MA – Gregory R. Rush, co-founder and partner of Dunn Rush & Co., has been named President of XPX (Exit Planning Exchange) New England, a nonprofit association of professional advisors who help business owners in all stages of company growth, from building value to business value transfer to assistance in preparing and executing a successful transition.
“XPX New England has developed an open, inviting community of advisors and business owners,” says Rush. “The organization’s business owner-centric programming is some of the most unique and actionable content available. Our clients and prospects find the topics directly relevant to issues they face. XPX programs are especially valuable when learning how to manage early coordination and collaboration between a business owner’s trusted advisors, a critical step to achieving the best possible outcome in any transaction.”
Rush has been an active member of XPX New England for many years and joined its board of directors two years ago. “XPX programming is excellent,” he says. “I joined the board because I believe the organization is only scratching the surface of its potential to become a recognized resource for thought leadership around all issues relating to building and transferring value and ownership of a business.”
Rush’s goals include increasing the number of XPX events and their visibility in the Boston area, expanding corporate and young professional membership and attracting new sponsors. Another key goal is promoting XPX programs and educational tools, including online videos of events and content by XPX professional members. “Taking on a leadership role is an exciting opportunity to help the organization grow and get vital information to middle market business owners throughout New England,” he says.
About Gregory R. Rush
Rush is a co-founder and partner of Dunn Rush & Co., advisors to owners of private companies who want to sell their businesses. Rush is responsible for business development, transaction execution, firm strategy and operations; he has extensive merger and acquisition experience across a number of industries, including industrial, manufacturing, consumer, business services, healthcare, technology and media. Previously he held positions with several middle market investment banking firms, including Citi Capital Strategies, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey and Tucker Anthony. Rush also has significant operating experience, serving for almost six years as Chief Operating Officer of the Community Newspaper Company, and subsequently GateHouse Media New England, after the sale of the business. He received a B.A. in economics from Dartmouth College and is a Registered Investment Banking and Securities Representative, Compliance Officer and Operations Professional (Series 7, 14, 63, 79, 99) and a Series 24 Investment Banking and General Securities Principal.
About Dunn Rush & Co.
Dunn Rush & Co. LLC was founded in 2009 to provide high quality merger and acquisition advisory services to middle market companies valued between $20 million and $250 million. Dunn Rush & Co. LLC has significant expertise in the following industry sectors: Business Services; Consumer; Defense & Security; Healthy Living; Instrumentation; Manufacturing & Distribution; Medical Technology & Services; and Technology, Software & Data Services. The Firm is a registered Broker-Dealer and is headquartered at 225 Franklin Street, Boston MA 02110. For further information, please visit www.dunnrush.com or contact us at 617-451-0001.
What Clients Are Saying About Dunn Rush
When I decided to sell my third generation, family business, I had many concerns. I wanted to be represented by an Investment Bank who had a strong reputation in the mergers and acquisition market, knew the market we participated in well enough to target likely interested parties, and who would manage the process of the transaction with various family members with various personal interests.
I had never sold a business before and didn’t realize everything that went into it, or the time involved. One of my best decisions was hiring professionals, Dunn Rush & Co., to guide us through the sale process. Their experience, determination and guidance resulted in a very smooth and efficient transaction. They were especially helpful during the negotiations over price. We achieved optimal results for all constituents: our shareholders, employees and customers.
I have seen the Dunn Rush team perform in several sell-side situations. You want them on your team! Their preparation and attention to detail is impressive. They are also real good people to have by your side during a stressful time. In the case of Bridgeport Fittings, Kevin and Greg introduced us to their Gold Standard of Preparation and we took their advice getting audited financial statements and a Quality of Earnings report. This preparation made the due diligence process go smoothly, helped the firm proactively address issues and greatly improved the due diligence process. The final results exceeded our expectations.