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Our Guiding Principles

At the end of the day, success in a service-oriented business such as ours is dependent on two fundamental assets – relationships and reputation. We value these above all other assets. Our longevity for more than 21 years in such a competitive industry (and through two unprecedented industry downturns) is our best proof that we have succeeded in achieving both.

If we represent you, we commit to devote the best of our service and to conduct ourselves with utmost integrity. We further commit to avoid conflicts of interest and any other situation that could compromise the level or quality of service you expect.

We will always offer advice and make decisions that are in your company’s best interests, not ours. For instance, we will recommend against proceeding toward a deal that we think is ill advised, even though it means losing our commission. We take pride in being absolutely forthright in assessing opportunities and challenges and will tell you what you should know, not what we think you want to hear.

We do the right thing, and we do things right!

The trust you place in us deserves, if not demands, our highest commitment to serve the needs and interests of you and your shareholders. This is why we are dedicated to going the extra mile. We don’t cut corners and we don’t leave things to chance. We understand and demonstrate the value of hard work and careful planning because good fortune goes to the well prepared. This means paying attention to the details and vigorously pursuing every viable opportunity to a conclusion while always remaining laser focused on the ultimate goal.

The principles described here along with our unique skill set, experience and rigorous partnering processes, all contribute to our success and stellar reputation. It is this reputation that we credit with the ongoing demand for our services; demand that includes many repeat customers.

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