Michael Cruz - IT Industry Specialist

Michael's career in the software space led him to an executive position with Intgres, a leading database technology in the 80s and 90s. He also positioned Verity for a very successful public offering in 1995. Later, he led Documentum into a new area of sales - the financial markets - and changed the view of the company from a repository oriented technology to a document assembly provider for Wall Street firms. He has also led a Knowledge Management Implementation company that was named in the Top 10 by Knowledge Management Magazine. Most recently, he aided a management team turnaround, and then helped sell White Amber to Taleo, a leading SaaS provider.

Michael is an expert at assessing business technology. He has been personally involved in public offerings, private placements and mergers many times over his career.

Kelley Small - Media and Agriculture Industry Specialist

Kelley has been closely associated with Efficient Evolutions for  quite a number of years. For over 25 years, Kelley had tremendous success through the start up, development and subsequent sale of niche publication titles. Many titles were purchased and others were start-ups developed to serve various industries, and later sold to larger media companies.

In 2001, Kelley received a Presidential Appointment to the United States Department of Agriculture, FSA and was later named Chairperson of the Massachusetts State Committee of FSA. While in this position, Kelley was responsible for the communication to local agencies and developing proper media for that information. This opportunity led to positions within the industry helping agricultural experts and companies develop their businesses and leverage opportunities for a profitable venture.

Dr. Jack Holder - Transportation, Waste Management and Public Services Specialist

Jack has decades of experience in managing, buying and selling companies. He has been part of the Efficient Evolutions team since 2006. Jack has a particular expertise in the areas of transportation, waste management, academia, and in managing public contracts. His work experience includes positions as Eastern Regional Vice President for Waste Management Inc,, and  Division Vice President for Yellow Freight Inc. He has extensive experience dealing with municipalities and public contracts.

Jack attended Indiana University on a football scholarship , and continued his education to earn an MBA and Doctorate. He has authored five books and more than 25 articles in professional journals and has taught at the university level in the USA, Europe, Asia, and Africa. He is the founder and President of Redloh International, an international consulting firm located in Maryland.

The Team

Anja Bernier - Managing Director, Business Appraiser & Deal Coordinator

Anja Bernier, Managing Director of Efficient Evolutions, is an experienced company sale & acquisition advisor. She is also a Certified Business Appraiser (CBA) and Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) and has experience as an Expert Witness in Federal Court on Business Operations & Business Appraisal related matters.

Anja founded the company in 2005 after spending more than a decade working in Marketing, Strategic New Business Development , Corporate Strategy and Mergers & Acquisitions for some of the world's best known companies, such as Kraft Foods and Dannon (Danone). While reporting directly to the CEO of a privately owned, multi billion dollar European company, Anja had the sole responsibility for establishing a US subsidiary which involved intensive M&A work.

She is sought after as a speaker at national and international conferences, and as a guest lecturer on Mergers & Acquisitions, International Business, and Entrepreneurship at top business schools such as Boston University.

Anja was born and raised in Germany and her work experience covers 5 countries on 3 continents. She is bilingual in German and English, and proficient in Dutch. More information about her background and work references can be found on her LinkedIn profile at www.LinkedInProfile

About us

The Company

Founded in 2005, Efficient Evolutions is a company sale, company acquisition, and business appraisal consultancy based in the Boston Metro West area. Most transactions we are involved in have a value between $1 million and $20 million. We service most industries, and have recently handled engagements in industries such as Healthcare, Biopharma, Consumer Products, Environmental & Engineering Services, Medical Devices, Business Services, Transportation, Manufacturing, Human Resources Consulting & Software, Instrumentation, IT and Software, Media, Distribution, Medical Cannabis, Cloud Based, Real Estate Development / Marketing.

We represent small and medium sized companies, individual investors, and private equity firms and handle transactions all over the US and overseas.

Our management team strives to bring the best of their experience of working for multi-billion dollar companies, to small and mid-size companies while keeping our prices low enough to make them affordable to our client target group. Buying or selling a company is often a once in a lifetime occasion, so you want to make sure that you are a big fish in a small pond when choosing the team that represents you. So if your company has a value below $20 million and you want great service and attention, give us a call at +1 781 806 0880.