"Seeking to unite"
Mike Dudek, Esq, CPA, President of Zygoquest
Michael H. Dudek
Zygoquest Group
Owner
1179 Harmony Hill Road
Downingtown, PA 19335
Phone: (610) 873-6555
Fax: (610) 873-6555
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About Mike Dudek, Esquire, CPA

Mike Dudek, Esq., CPA is the #1 authority on mergers & acquisitions and valuation for owner entrepreneurs in the office products, document services, technology services and telecommunication dealer community. He has negotiated and consummated over 400 deals in office products and document services sectors and over 50 deals in the technology services sector.

Financial executive with 25 years experience in strategic planning, financial operations, accounting, auditing, and acquisitions in diverse international industries. Expert at assessing operations and driving improvements through corporate and field executive teams. Proven track record for increasing profits and cash while enhancing control environments. Spearheaded acquisition of over 400 service, technology, distribution, and manufacturing companies.

Mike Dudek is an expert in the following areas:

  • Strategic Planning and Execution
  • Acquisitions, Valuation, Due Diligence
  • Corporate Finance and Accounting
  • Field Financial Operations
  • Cash and Profit Growth
  • Negotiation, Troubleshooting, Problem Solving
  • Control and Expense Management
  • Financial Models, Tools, Systems
 

Zygoquest Group, Downingtown, PA    Mergers & Acquisitions    2001 - Present

  • President, CEO, Founder & Owner        (2001-Present)

    • Zygoquest's objective is to assist entrepreneurs - Mike Dudek founded Zygoquest in order to provide merger & acquisition services to entrepreneurs. Most entrepreneurs do not have the knowledge or experience to accomplish high quality transactions. Mike Dudek gained the prerequisite knowledge and experience by personally negotiating and consummating hundreds of acquisitions with entrepreneurs.
    • Entrepreneurs should retain an expert - In most cases, an entrepreneur seller will provide information to prospective acquirers to let the acquirers determine deal pricing, terms and conditions. This process is not effective at all and instantly provides the acquirer with a strategic advantage. Dudek understands this advantage because he approached thousands of entrepreneurs to buy their companies in the last 20 years.
    • A buyer who discourages an entrepreneur from hiring an expert does not have the entrepreneur's best interests in mind - If a buyer discourages an entrepreneur from retaining an expert, raise your hand if you believe the buyer has the entrepreneur owner's best interest in mind. Why do the larger buyers utilize an acquisition expert? Sellers need an expert even if the buyer does not retain one. True experts more than earn their fees. Sellers who have not utilized a true expert do not know this fact.

Ikon Office Solutions, Malvern, PA     $5.5 billion international NYSE firm     1984 – 2001

  • Vice-President – Finance        (1998-2001)

    • Corporate officer and financial executive reported to CFO. Managed field financial operations of business units with $5 billion revenues. Managed all corporate finance and administrative departments including Controller, Treasurer, Tax, Risk Management, Shared Services, Real Estate, Internal Audit and Administrative Services. Promoted by CEO to lead all corporate finance and accounting departments after IKON discovered earnings restatement. Elected by CEO to staff and lead corporate-wide restructuring study. Instituted comprehensive cash generation and expense control programs contributing $200 million incremental cash.
  • Vice-President – Acquisitions        (1993-1998)

    • Spearheaded aggressive external growth strategy building company to second leading industry player. Led most acquisitive team in Corporate America consummating 300 acquisitions over five-year period with $2 billion annual revenue. Personally negotiated numerous transactions. Created and implemented comprehensive financial and operational due diligence programs. Trained and assimilated acquired entities. Developed financial and operational plans utilized by operating executives to leverage growth and profit opportunities.

Education and Licenses

  • Juris Doctor
    • Widener University - School of Law         Wilmington, DE         2008
  • MBA - Finance
    • Saint Joseph's University         Philadelphia, PA         1983
  • B.S. Accounting
    • Saint Joseph's University         Philadelphia, PA         1978
  • Certified Public Accountant         Pennsylvania         1978