Melisa Silverman is the Managing Partner of The Founders Group, a national company focused on providing business succession and transition services for closely held companies using a holistic and collaborative process that interferes the least in a business, yields business results increasing cash flow, profits and business value and frees up time for the business owner.
Melisa is also the President of Avenue M® Advisors, Inc., a national, business valuation services company. Avenue M provides business valuations for both successful families implementing wealth transfers and business owners planning for growth, regulatory compliance, litigation, acquisition, taxation, and transition strategies. She also consults with companies to help them build financial projections, perform operational assessments, financial and process improvements, sales and marketing support, due diligence and much more.
The Founders Group utilizes a holistic and collaborative process to plan and implement a business succession or transition plan for a business owner seeking to exit their business in the near to distant future.
The valuation reports are compliant with USPAP and NACVA standards as well as compliant with the requirements of the IRS, SEC, ERISA and DOL. Ms. Silverman is a certified exit planning advisor through the Exit Planning Institute (EPI), a certified valuation analyst through NACVA, a senior business analyst through the International Society of Business Analysts (ISBA) and a certified machinery & equipment appraiser through the National Equipment and Business Brokers (NEBB).
Melisa has a BA from Indiana University and a JD from Nova Southeastern Shepard Broad Law Center.
Ms. Silverman was the 2018 Recipient of the Peter Christman Exit Planner of the Year Award from the Exit Planning Institute and she was a 2017 Nominee for Leader of the Year Award from the Exit Planning Institute.