Rick Shapiro

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Mr. Shapiro is the President and CEO of The Wheatley Group, a full service “Merger and Acquisition Firm,” located in Scottsdale, Arizona. He is actively involved in the overall management of the firm, and directly handles all aspects of his clients’ initiatives and engagements. He works closely, from start to finish, in the valuation, packaging, positioning, marketing, negotiation and closing “process.”

Mr. Shapiro has sold companies in virtually every sector of the marketplace to all kinds of buyers, including NYSE, NASDAQ, larger privately held companies, private equity groups, affluent individuals and other strategic and financial buyers. Mr. Shapiro is an Attorney (inactive), Licensed Real Estate Broker, and Certified Business Intermediary. He has also won numerous awards, presented by a regional association of his peers, for high dollar volume of business sales.

He is available and ready to help you prepare for, and achieve, your exit or entrance strategy goals.

• Merger and Acquisition Source
• Association for Corporate Growth
• Arizona Bar Association (inactive)
• Arizona Society of CPAs (affiliate)
• Phoenix Chamber of Commerce
• International Business Brokers

• Arizona Business Brokers Association
• New York Bar Association (inactive)
• Business Law Section/Arizona Bar Association
• Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce
• Phoenix Rotary 100 Club
• Leader/Speaker at Conferences & Seminars
• National Business Institute
• Lorman Education Services
• CLE International
• Numerous Bar Associations
• University MBA Programs
• Chambers of Commerce

• Ithaca College, B.A. Magna Cum Laude, 1975
• Law School, Saint Louis University, J.D., 1979
• Law Journal, Administrative Editor

• Certified Business Intermediary
• Attorney, Arizona and New York (inactive)
• Licensed Real Estate Broker
• Numerous Awards