Edward H. Pendergast
Ed Pendergast has been a Managing Director of Dunn Rush & Co. since the firm’s inception in 2009. Ed works across a number of industries helping owner-managers increase their company’s value. He has done this throughout his career as an investment banker, CPA, corporate financial consultant, business valuator, CEO, Director, arbitrator and mediator, and a faculty member for the National Association of Corporate Directors’ (NACD) Board Advisory Services. Ed has been an advocate for emerging businesses with a special emphasis on working with closely held and family businesses.
For more than 25 years, Ed has served as President of Pendergast & Company, a Corporate Financial Consulting firm which has advised a wide variety of companies on corporate financial strategies. Prior to that, he was a founding partner in a regional accounting firm, National Director of Planning for a national accounting firm and CEO of yet another regional accounting firm.
Ed has been President of the Massachusetts Society of CPA’s, the Smaller Business Association of New England and the New England Chapter of NACD. He was Vice Chair of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce. Ed serves and has served on numerous public, private and nonprofit boards. For two companies, as Chairman, he became interim CEO to bridge the gap left by departing CEO’s.
Ed is a graduate of Harvard Business School’s Owner President Management Program and holds a M.S. in Taxation and a B.S. in Accounting from Bentley University. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a Registered Investment Banking Representative (Series 62, 63, 79).
I’ve known the Principals of Dunn Rush & Co., for a number of years and have had the opportunity to work with them in many different capacities. They’re true professionals, with deep experience in a wide range of transactions, across several industries. They are good people and I have always enjoyed working with them. You can trust them to provide top-quality advice no matter what your situation or circumstances.
I was approached by multiple potential buyers and knew I needed help to navigate the process while continuing to run my business. Dunn Rush was instrumental in organizing the data room, managing the bidding, facilitating negotiations, maintaining positive communications, maximizing the sale price and getting it over the line. I highly recommend Kevin and Greg.
Kevin and Greg helped me work through a very complicated series of simultaneous acquisition opportunities. They lined up and negotiated the necessary equity and debt financings, and worked through all the issues to get the best deal closed iin tough market conditions. They gave me great advice throughout the process and did whatever it took to help me get it done.
In my 40 plus years on Wall Street, I have met regiments of investment bankers. There have been none – i.e., not one – with the combined talent and integrity of Kevin Dunn.