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Jon Pinney

Jon J. Pinney

The love of a good challenge fuels lawyer’s passion for dealmaking

Dick Hollington

Richard R. Hollington III

PE firms keep getting better at what they do, providing a valuable tool for growing businesses

Baiju Shah

Baiju R. Shah

Cleveland’s ability to make deals happen in health care deserves more attention

Tony Ciepiel

Tony Ciepiel

Diverse M&A experience has Step2’s new CEO ready for his next challenge

Paul Smucker Wagstaff

Paul Smucker Wagstaff

Find people who love making business deals and get to work

Dan Moore

Dan T. Moore III

Unmet needs are often the secret to making lucrative business deals

Sam Petros

Sam Petros

Good dealmakers take their vision and find a way to get it done

Jon Park

Jon W. Park

Banker explores the diverse set of skills it takes to be an effective dealmaker

Ronald Weinberg

Ron Weinberg

A good dealmaker is always curious, ready to pounce on the next great idea

Mitchell Schneider

Mitchell Schneider

Developer who changed Cleveland’s retail sector is learning to enjoy the fruits of his labor

Fred Nance

Fred Nance

Top Cleveland lawyer shares his perspective on being a top-notch dealmaker

Dan Walsh

Citymark Capital’s Daniel Walsh

Real estate dealmaker on raising capital, structuring deals and what Cleveland needs

Len Pagon

Len Pagon Jr.

How a failed deal led to a better price for Brulant

Mike Gibbons

Michael E. Gibbons

Relationships drive this dealmaker’s approach to his craft

Anthony Manna

Anthony Manna

How bringing baseball to Akron launched a career of dealmaking

Victor DiGeronino

Victor DiGeronimo Jr.

It’s all about family — and dealmaking — for this construction mastermind

Stewart Kohl

Stewart Kohl

Why there are so many more ways to add value to a business than just money

Sean Dorsey

J.W. Sean Dorsey

Trends and lessons learned from a 35-year dealmaking career that spans baseball to buffalo wings

Stephen McHale

Stephen J. McHale

An inside look at one of Cleveland’s top entrepreneurs and deepest thinkers

Frank C. Sullivan

Frank C. Sullivan

Chairman and CEO of RPM builds on his father’s legacy with more than 100 acquisitions

Hoby Hanna

Howard W. “Hoby” Hanna IV

Real estate scion has become quite active — and successful — on the M&A front

Umberto P. Fedeli

Umberto P. Fedeli

A man of the people who seeks to win at everything — and usually does

Mark Ross

PwC’s Mark Ross

On storytelling, George Lucas and Cleveland companies on the right side of big deals

Rocco_Di Lillo

Rocco Di Lillo

A value buyer on how to make deals that protect your investment

Lou Schneeberger

R. Louis Schneeberger

A man who has seen it all through decades of dealmaking

Ray Leach

JumpStart’s Ray Leach

Building Northeast Ohio's economy one startup at a time

Ed Crawford

Edward F. Crawford

More than 50 years of making great business deals

Gregory J. Skoda

From CBIZ to Skoda Minotti, the deals keep coming