Jun 28, 2021

Laurie Barkman Adds Mergers and Acquisitions Services With Stony Hill Advisors Partnership

Stony Hill Advisors Expand Services to Western Pennsylvania with Addition of Laurie Barkman

Laurie guides business owners through the process of buying and selling businesses and exit planning.

Merger and acquisition advisory firm, Stony Hill Advisors, is excited to announce that they are expanding their M&A Advisory services to Western Pennsylvania with the addition of Laurie R. Barkman.

As an M&A Advisor with Stony Hill, Laurie will guide business owners through the complex process of selling and buying businesses. Laurie is a highly accomplished business executive with more than 20 years of experience as a C-Suite and operational leader of entrepreneurial and middle-market companies.

“Laurie’s extensive experience as an executive allows her to understand all aspects of the client’s company and provide the best guidance for a successful exit and business transition,” says Paul Visokey, President and Founder of Stony Hill Advisors. “Laurie’s experiences and passion for helping business owners will make her a tremendous asset to the business community in Western Pennsylvania.”

Before joining Stony Hill Advisors, Laurie was CEO of GENCO Marketplace, a privately held recommerce logistics company acquired by FedEx Corporation (NYSE: FDX), and Managing Partner of Topanga Partners, a boutique private equity firm where she led deal sourcing, strategy, and due diligence. During her career, Laurie drove market growth and value creation initiatives at American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE: AEO), JazzHR, The Art Institutes, and Ingersoll-Rand Company (NYSE: IR). Laurie earned a Master of Business Administration from Carnegie Mellon University and a Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University. She also is a Certified Value Builder Advisor and Exit Planner.

In addition to her role as an M&A Advisor with Stony Hill, Laurie is also the Founder and CEO of her company, SmallDotBig LLC, a strategic advisory firm for owners of small to mid-size companies. With SmallDotBig, Laurie provides exit and succession planning services to help owners increase the value of their business and plan ahead for future transitions.

“I help entrepreneurs build value in their business, and when they’re ready, profit by letting it go,” says Laurie Barkman. “I am excited to work with business owners on transactions that reward them for their hard work and ensure they look back on their transition without regret. It’s about bringing a breadth of experience to business owners who deserve a trusted advisor to guide their next steps.” 

Laurie Barkman represents clients from emerging entrepreneurial companies to family-owned and mature multi-location businesses in the Western Pennsylvania region, focusing on Services, Software, Technology, Retail eCommerce, and Transportation Logistics verticals.

To contact Laurie or learn more, click HERE.

About Stony Hill Advisors:

Stony Hill Advisors is a merger and acquisition advisory firm providing intermediary services for lower middle-market companies and small business entrepreneurs throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Ohio, Connecticut, the New York metro region. Their professional services include mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, exit value planning, business valuations, and transaction consulting. Stony Hill Advisors assist clients across a wide variety of industries with specialists in Business Services, Transportation Logistics, Software, Technology, Retail, eCommerce, and Food and Beverage. For more information, visit https://stonyhilladvisors.com/

About SmallDotBig LLC:

SmallDotBig LLC is a business transition advisory firm for companies in the lower middle market. With more than 20 years of experience, Founder/CEO Laurie Barkman guides business owners who aim to maximize enterprise value, create succession plans, and identify M&A strategies. Laurie is also the host of the Succession Stories Podcast where she has lively conversations with compelling business leaders and thinkers on transition planning and leading with purpose. Listen to the Succession Stories Podcast on all streaming platforms. To learn more, visit https://thebusinesstransitionsherpa.com.

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