Our Firm

Our professional staff has decades of experience in business valuation and ownership transfer issues.  We provide educational seminars in valuation and transactional planning as well as other seminars across a range of related subjects.

Although any presentation can be customized to meet the specific needs and schedule of a particular corporate group, most seminars are structured as full-day sessions.

Richard Mowrey is President of Management Services & Development, Ltd., a firm which provides private ownership transition advisory services to closely-held businesses. Priority Seminars in the operating unit that focuses exclusively on the delivery of private business owner education.  He has developed and presented courses for major industry organizations and privately-held corporations.

Richard has the distinction of being the worlds easiest professional advisor for a business owner to work with on complex valuation and business sale issues. He makes complexities easy to understand and gets the job done quickly and quietly to meet the established objectives.

Richard specializes in the valuation, value planning, and sale of “mid-sized” businesses. In addition, he has personally supervises strategic acquisition searches for selected client corporations. Richard has been and continues to be an active member of the board of directors of a number of close-held business. He brings a wealth of knowledge and practical experience from his personal ownership of manufacturing businesses over the years, has varied direct management responsibilities in public companies and private enterprises, and has advisory experiences in start-up companies, turn-around situations, and tranactional management.

Richard holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering and a MS in Management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY.Prior to starting Management Services & Development, Ltd. in 1979, he served as in engineering and financial managment positions for several fortune five-hundred corporations, and owned and operated three manufacturing businesses. In addition, he has taught at Wentworth College, Rollins College, and IUP (Indiana University of Pennsylvania), as well as for the IBBA, the largest international organization of business intermediaries.

Richard also holds certification as follows: Certified Management Accountant (CMA) from the Institute of Certified Management Accountants, Certified Business Appraiser (CBA) from the Institute of Business Appraisers, and Certified Business Intermediary from the International Business Brokers Association.It was Richard’s experience from counseling business in transition that prompted the development of the Priorty Semianrs. He felt that business owners could benefit significantly from early access to comprehensive, professional information that could be used to increase the value of their businesses. This “picture” of an educational delivery system to provide business owner’s with full control of useful information led to the development of the specific educational materials found at www.MergerMentor.com and our seminars specifically for business owners and their advisors.

Call our office today at:  814-938-8170 to determine how to put our knowledge and experience to work for you and your business. 
Have a questions about how to increase your wealth through the power of your business, we have the answers.


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