About Us: Team
Morgan & Westfield is a leading M&A firm specializing in business sales, mergers, acquisitions, and valuations for privately owned businesses. Here are some of the people who make it happen.
Jacob Orosz is President of Morgan & Westfield, author of numerous articles and books, including The Art of the Exit, A Beginner’s Guide to Business Valuation, The Exit Strategy Handbook, Closing the Deal, Acquired, and host of the M&A Talk podcast series. He has over 20 years of experience facilitating mergers, acquisitions, sales, and other business transfers with transaction values up to $75 million. Jacob has successfully participated in or managed the sale of over 300 privately held companies representing both buyers and sellers.
Jacob has represented clients in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, and Asia. He founded Morgan & Westfield in 2008 and is actively involved in both Main Street and middle-market transactions, assisting domestic and international clients with business sales, mergers, acquisitions, valuations, and exit planning. Jacob focuses on sell-side services and is the leader in many middle-market transactions.
Emery has been working with his son Jacob and the Morgan & Westfield team for 10 years, sharing his expertise in running and managing small and mid-sized companies. He has extensive industry experience, from managerial positions supervising up to 1200 people, to working with nationwide franchisors, to owning and operating two businesses of his own. He brings this range of knowledge about the small and mid-size business market into each conversation he has with potential buyers and sellers. When he is not working with Jacob, Emery enjoys spending time with his wife and family.
Bob began his career as a reporter for The Wall Street Journal, covering the rough-and-tumble world of commodities trading from the Journal’s Chicago bureau. His later career included editorial and management positions at the former Knight-Ridder, where he played a key role in training international journalists and developing a real-time financial news and information service geared to brokers and stock market traders. More recently, Bob served as Managing Editor for investment publishers in Washington DC and Austin, Texas.
Bob feels fortunate to have worked in the information industry both pre- and post-internet. His early stories for The Wall Street Journal were written on a typewriter, and his later work involved using technology to instantly transmit news alerts around the world with the push of a button.
A native of Wisconsin, Bob remains a loyal fan of the Green Bay Packers. Since 2011, Bob has lived in California with his wife Pam, a nursing administrator.
With a BFA in Stage Management and an MBA in International Business, Pamela’s career is varied, including twenty years in professional theatre, managing sales in the Pacific Northwest for a publishing company, and working as a technical recruiter for Microsoft. Through it all is her love of learning and writing, which she has regularly used as a copy editor with Morgan & Westfield since 2017.
Jane San Miguel
Client Services Team
Jane joined Morgan & Westfield in 2014 after a career in human resources in the retail and advertising industry. This experience on top of a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology has served her well in the field of M&A. Jane most enjoys learning about clients’ businesses, understanding their journeys through their company’s histories, and helping to market them for sale.
Jane’s fierce sense of loyalty and love of learning are obvious in her dedication to the Morgan & Westfield team and clients. Outside of work, Jane keeps busy with her family, singing, playing with her children, and cooking new foods.
Client Services Team
Arra has a Bachelor’s Degree in management accounting and is currently in her last year of law school, taking up her Juris Doctorate degree. Becoming a lawyer has been Arra’s dream since she was young. Her original plan was to be in the judiciary, but as time passes, Arra finds herself increasingly interested in corporate law.
Before joining Morgan & Westfield, Arra worked in Abu Dhabi as an accountant for two years. Two important things in life for Arra are character and competence. She enjoys working with her team at Morgan & Westfield, viewing it as a tremendous learning opportunity. When Arra’s not working or studying, you’ll likely find her with a book in one hand and a cup of coffee in the other.
Client Services Team
After earning her Bachelor of Science in Accountancy, Chesea began working in manufacturing and distribution. She also gained experience as a bookkeeper for a few U.S. and Canadian companies in the industrial services sector. Passionate about learning the world of M&A and continuously improving in her field, Chesea has leveraged her know-how and experience in order to exceed client expectations. She continues to grow by reading books and diving into anything that widens her knowledge of the job.
Chesea is a passionate foodie, outdoor enthusiast, and spiritual person. When she’s not working, she’s spending her free time taking long walks, meditating, or going to the beach or gym, enjoying her time with friends and family, as well as her cats and dogs.
'M&A Talk' Podcast Production
Mike started his professional career as an Audio Engineer, working at some of the most prestigious recording studios in the United Kingdom, Germany, Japan, and the United States. Later, moving his skillset over to post-production, he was appointed as Director of Production for one of the world’s leading audio branding agencies. He managed a team of highly skilled producers who crafted audio marketing for over 36,000 subscribing clients, including Coca-Cola, Audi, and Samsung. He helped develop pioneering techniques in digital editing and post-production in a process that was granted a patent in the UK.
Today, Mike specializes in dialogue editing, restoring audio, and podcast editing and mastering. He enjoys keeping up with the latest in technology, coding, writing and playing music, and spending quality time with his family.
Director of Financial Analysis
Gino is an international senior finance executive with operating and financial experience in a variety of industries. His areas of expertise include mergers and acquisitions, due diligence analysis, quality of earnings reports, financial statements, post-acquisition integration, start-ups, capital raises, and equity and debt structures.
Gino qualified as a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants in the UK and has an MBA in Business Administration with a specialty in Finance from Manchester University’s prestigious Alliance Manchester Business School in England.
Ana joins us with considerable experience in marketing, advertising, project management, and executive support. As a senior executive assistant to the president of a construction company, events project manager of a multinational retail firm, and owner of an events organizing company, Ana has supported C-suite and senior-level executives. She brings an eye for detail, extensive project management, and process-streamlining experience to every team at M&W.
Ana graduated with honors from St. Theresa’s College, earning her Bachelor’s in Corporate Communications. A busy mom of three who loves spending time with family and friends, Ana also enjoys reading and DIY projects at home when she has free time.
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