Name: Tom Schramski PhD CMAA
Firm Name: Vertess
Country: USA - Arizona
Expertise: Business Services

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Professional Biography:

I am a Certified Merger+Acquisition Advisor (CMAA), consultant, and entrepreneur with over 35 years of very successful leadership experience in the healthcare marketplace, including co-founding and building a $25 million human services company. My M+A background has incorporated national seller and buyer representation across the healthcare spectrum and I was recognized for my executive leadership in the 2005 Entrepreneur of the Year issue of Inc., as well as the Harvard Business School Press publication, Equity. As the Founder of Vertess my focus is on helping owners build remarkable value in their companies and maximizing value in the transaction process. I also work as a strategic consultant to various healthcare entities, including nonprofits, as they look for creative ways to thrive in the healthcare new normal. In addition, I am the Editor for the Vertess biweekly publication, SalientValue, and the author of Selling Your Baby (2nd Edition) as well as a national presenter.


Vertess is an international healthcare consulting and merger/acquisition firm. The executives of healthcare and human service companies seek our advice and guidance in completing successful transactions. We also provide professional consultation to entities that want to increase their value prior to a transaction or are seeking assistance with developing and implementing a strategic plan of action, including nonprofit organizations.

We have over 100 years of collective executive healthcare leadership and merger/acquisition experience represented on our team with demonstrated results in diverse areas of healthcare – ranging from behavioral health, substance abuse and intellectual/developmental disability services to medical equipment, home health/hospice and urgent care centers. Each of our Managing Directors has launched, built and successfully exited their own healthcare companies, giving us a unique and valuable perspective on our marketplace.