Our Team

Brian T. Franco

Brian T. Franco

Founder - Managing Partner

Brian T. Franco provides Meritage Partners with over a decade of experience in Mergers & Acquisitions and Business Financing... Read more

Craig K. Trask

Craig K. Trask

Managing Partner

Craig K. Trask brings to Meritage Partner's over 25 years of successful strategic development and merger and acquisition experience with publicly traded companies in the clinical laboratory and biotechnology industries... Read more

    Jack Simonian, MBA

    Jack Simonian, MBA

    Managing Partner

    Jack Simonian brings to Meritage Partners, Inc. the experience of a proven M&A advisor and business development professional with a diversified skill set and background... Read more

    Roland H. Kratzer, MBA

    Roland H. Kratzer, MBA

    Partner

    Mr. Kratzer’s assets include advising private company shareholders on sale & merger options and identifying strategic investment targets for private equity groups... Read more

    Maynard Young, MBA LLB

    Maynard Young, MBA LLB

    Advisor - Canada

    Maynard Young brings 30 years of financial, operations and M&A experience as an advisor to Meritage Partners, Inc.
    Prior to joining the firm, Maynard was CFO of a large private company specializing in manufacturing, construction, distribution and foundries. During his tenure he was instrumental in growing company sales from $50 to $900 million. ...Read more

    Dr. Aaron U. Levy

    Dr. Aaron U. Levy

    Advisor

    Dr. Levy specializes in organizational development, restructuring and financial modeling to increase valuations of companies for potential mergers and acquisitions and in the development and execution of effective strategies to achieve sustainable profitable growth... Read more

    Chris J. Messina, MBA

    Chris J. Messina, MBA

    Advisor

    Chris J. Messina provides Meritage Partners, Inc. with a distinctive understanding of the unique M&A needs of professional services companies... Read more

    Richard P. Jarminski

    Richard P. Jarminski

    In-House Counsel

    Richard P. Jarminski provides Meritage Partners with the legal knowledge and insights to ensure that all of our transactions conform to the highest standards of confidentiality and legality... Read more

    Shamus Dick

    Shamus Dick

    Associate

    Shamus Dick leads all Customer Relations Management functions, including initial and ongoing contact with clients, database maintenance, and all marketing campaigns for Meritage Partners... Read more

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