Client Testimonials

Here what our clients have to say

M&A Buy-Side

“The Morrissey Goodale team was outstanding to work with as we navigated a merger with one of our long-time teaming partners. They provided a unique understanding of our needs coupled with an in-depth knowledge of market conditions throughout this process. Their steady hand and input were greatly appreciated and immensely helpful.”

Brian D. Smith, P.E., President/CEO – J-U-B Engineers, Inc. (ENR #235)

“Our collaboration with Morrissey Goodale over the past couple of years has been consistently positive and productive, particularly highlighting their responsiveness and fairness in handling transactions, as well as their ability to find viable and strategic targets for our firm. Our interactions have included acquiring companies represented by Morrissey Goodale and engaging their services to identify sole source acquisition targets for us. In every instance, their team has demonstrated a deep understanding of our firm’s strategy and a strong network within the AE industry. Their proactive approach in sourcing firms has been instrumental in facilitating successful deal closures that align with our People-Focused, Sustainable, and Digitally Integrated vision going forward. Morrissey Goodale has significantly contributed to our company’s growth and success, and we therefore place great value on our relationship with them as we continue to differentiate and grow our company.”

Jesse Kropelnicki, CEO – Verdantas, Dublin, OH (ENR #113)

“We have worked with the team at Morrissey Goodale on multiple deals over the past several years. We have both acquired firms that Morrissey Goodale has represented for sale, and we have purchased firms that they sourced for us as a buyer’s representative. Throughout the process involved, we have come to value Morrissey Goodale’s insights, extensive market knowledge, and relationship base within the AE Industries. Equally important, we have found their proactive and even-handed approach to be of great value in getting deals done. We place great value on our ongoing relationship with Morrissey Goodale and its principals as we continue to grow our company.”

Tim Vaughn, EVP, Mergers & Acquisitions – Bowman Consulting, Reston, VA (ENR #78)

“Morrissey Goodale has functioned as an extension of our staff, primarily helping us identify strategic fit firms for acquisition, and also advising us throughout the acquisition process. The team at Morrissey Goodale has also advised us regarding strategy, helped us fill an open board seat, and generally helped us look to the future. They are easy to work with, keep us updated on where they are with various projects, and most importantly produce results.”

John Kissinger, President / CEO – GRAEF, Milwaukee, WI (ENR #370)

“Morrissey Goodale acted as our buy side advisor for a transaction in 2022. We have also worked with them for an outreach program to identify potential targets in the US. The firm is well organized and has a deep database for firms and M&A transactions. Overall, I would say they have a great deal of knowledge and data on the AE market, and M&A activity specifically.”

Izzat Katkhuda, CEO – ACES, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

“The breadth and depth of knowledge, relationship and experience in the AE industry has proven invaluable to us at the company, holding company and investor level. Whether on acquisition buy side support, benchmarking the firm or giving advice on strategy, the team always knocks it out of the park. This team is a trusted advisor with every engagement.”

Kurt Bergman, Executive Chairman – PRIME AE, Baltimore, MD (ENR #229)

“Jon Escobar is a rock star! Jon led the Morrissey Goodale team to help us identify target firms, orchestrate due diligence, and pave a clear path for closing & integration. Jon’s market knowledge, deal-making skills, and his unequivocal commitment to being there with us throughout the process was invaluable in helping us successfully complete our first closing in record time. Sambatek has been growing organically and now, with a strong M&A partner in Morrissey Goodale, we can accelerate our growth and opportunity for enhanced services for our clients across the nation.”

Sirish Samba, President & CEO – Sambatek, Inc., Minnetonka, MN

“I appreciate our relationship with Morrissey Goodale as a trusted advisor and for providing exceptional customer service, industry insight, advisory services, and research throughout the M&A process. They have a strong record of delivering us high-quality candidates coupled with strategic advice and in-depth industry knowledge. As we at Cooper Carry, Inc. continue our strategic growth in-part through acquisitions, our plan is to collaborate with the team at Morrissey Goodale.”

Ray Bouley, Chief Growth Officer – Cooper Carry, Atlanta, GA (ENR #263)

“The Morrissey Goodale team is a trusted partner to Lochner for mergers and acquisitions. With their deep knowledge of the AE industry and the buy-side and sell-side dynamics, they have the unique ability to forge win-win solution for all parties involved in these complex transactions. We greatly value their responsiveness, attention to detail and helpful influence throughout the M&A process and look forward to working with them in the months and years ahead as Lochner continues to expand its infrastructure platform.”

Terry Ruhl, PE, F. ASCE, DrBA, Chairman & CEO – Lochner, Chicago, IL (ENR #103)

“Morrissey Goodale has been an invaluable advisor to Schnabel in our recent growth and over the years. Their knowledge of the A&E industry, M&A trends, and the acquisition process has been an integral part of our ongoing growth strategy and has had a significant impact on our M&A transactions. Their commitment to our firm and the level of service they provide have been instrumental to our success. We value the ongoing partnership and will continue to tap into their extensive industry knowledge and know-how.”

Walter J. Rabe, PE, President / Chief Executive Officer, Board of Directors – Schnabel, Glen Allen, VA (ENR #203)

“The advisory Team at Morrissey Goodale delivered exactly what we needed during our consideration of ownership transition strategies. Once we decided to go external, they provided outstanding advice, negotiations reinforcement and transaction management. Through a challenging and stressful process, the MG Team kept us on task and was confident we could achieve our objectives.”

Dean Niese, President & CEO – The Mannik & Smith Group, Inc., Maumee, OH (ENR #292)

“We appreciate the top-notch professional and extremely responsive team at Morrissey Goodale. Morrissey Goodale is a leader because of its experience and knowledge of the AE industry which allowed the team to understand our growth strategy, work efficiently, and provide full-service tangible advice when we needed it before, during, and after our M&A transactions.”

Chad R. Brown Chief Legal Officer – Thompson Engineering, Mobile, AL (ENR #200)

“For STV, Morrissey Goodale has been a valued partner as we grow our professional services platform. Their experienced team has supported our merger and acquisition program with their deep industry knowledge, strong relationships and transaction experience.  They have been and continue to be on the forefront of industry and transaction trends. From start to finish, their ability to be responsive, agile and creative throughout the M&A process has been a key factor in our success.”

Gregory A. Kelly, P.E., Chief Executive Officer – STV, New York, NY (ENR #35)

M&A Sell-Side

“I can’t say enough at how happy T-O Engineers was with Morrissey Goodale through this experience. Their service was impeccable, and the knowledge and experience Nick Belitz and his staff exhibited was beyond what we expected. They went above and beyond and were team members navigating through the acquisition process. Nick was our coach and partner. We sincerely thank Morrissey Goodale for all their help and will continue to refer them to others as the opportunities arise.”

William H. Russell, President – T-O Engineers, Meridian, ID

“Morrissey Goodale did a thorough and professional job representing BBA throughout the transaction, from presenting us in the best possible light to a broad range of potential acquirers, to explaining the nuance of multiple offers, to final negotiations. Their team was a pleasure to work with.”

Bruce Brooks, President – Bruce Brooks & Associates, Philadelphia, PA

“The Morrissey Goodale team helped us join Salas O’Brien. Their industry knowledge was invaluable as we considered the strategic options available to our firm. They were with us every step of the way, providing trusted advice and insight. They brought to bear all of their experience so we knew what was going to happen next and when it would happen. I can’t say enough about how proactive they were with their communications and how responsive they were to our needs as a client.”

Michael McNamara, P.E., Partner – EME Group, (New York, NY) a Salas O’Brien Company

“It was a pleasure to work with the Morrissey Goodale team in the merger of our firm into IMEG. They were with us every step of the way – from assessing and positioning us in market, to confidentially meeting with potential partners to selecting our preferred partner. They were always looking ahead so that we could be prepared for what was next – super responsive and always available to us. Their expert advice got us across the finish line so that as part of IMEG we can create even greater value for our clients and shareholders and more opportunities for our employees.”

Bruce Lilker, CEO – Lilker Associates (and IMEG Company), New York, NY

“It was a pleasure to work with the Morrissey Goodale team in joining forces with our new owner, CHA. The firm’s principals and transaction advisors were with us every step of the way, from positioning our firm in the market to confidentially meeting with potential partners to selecting our preferred buyer. Their expert advice got us to a successfully closed deal so we can create even greater value for our clients and more opportunities for our employees. In particular, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to Nick Belitz, who was pleasant, knowledgeable, and patient throughout the whole process. His overall experience and coaching style were exceptional and made it that much easier for our final decisions. I certainly recommend Nick and his organization to any business owner who may be thinking of potentially merging or selling.”

Moses Javan, CEO – Javan Engineering, Inc., Fort Washington, PA

“Morrissey Goodale was a trusted advisor in our recent merger with Sanderson Bellecci. I had developed relationships at a couple of the M&A Symposiums over the past years so I was comfortable engaging their services at the beginning of our discussion phase. I valued the teams knowledge and experience throughout the process since this was a first time experience for me. It was obviously not a first time experience for the Morrissey Goodale team as they were able to provide actionable advice based on a deep well of experience with similar deals. Their obvious experience helped to give me the confidence I needed to move forward with a great deal.”

Chad Coleman, President – Coleman Engineering, Roseville, CA

“We appreciate your counsel during this event. Your negotiation tactics were significant and helped us get more than we expected. You did not take your eye off of the ball with regards to purchase price. Your efforts on steering this process were exceptional and the fit with RMA is exactly what we were looking for. We are very thankful for you and the Morrissey Goodale team, and I know that we will cross paths moving forward.”

William R. (Reg) Christopher, PE, CEO – Insight Group, N. Charleston, SC

“After 32 years focused on growing and managing our business, we suddenly found ourselves in an unknown setting, evaluating and properly reacting to unsolicited expressions of interest from larger companies interested in acquiring ours. We needed a trusted guide that would serve as our compass in traversing what, for us, were uncharted waters. Morrissey Goodale was that guide. They shepherded us through and got us to where we wanted to go.”

Willy A. Bermello, Chairman of The Board | Principal – Bermello, Ajamil & Partners, Coral Gables, FL

“We retained the experts at Morrissey Goodale over the course of two years. At our request, Morrissey Goodale began with the evaluation of an unsolicited offer to purchase our firm. Eighteen months later, when we were ready to consider a merger, Morrissey Goodale provided comprehensive counsel to prepare us for our journey. Their honest and concise evaluation of our firm provided the necessary level of expectations and advice to our principals throughout the merger process. Morrissey Goodale’s marketing and representation efforts brought multiple offers from well-positioned national firms. Morrissey Goodale facilitated an equitable negotiation process and ultimately delivered a win-win merger for our firm and the offeror. Beyond the merger, we continue to benefit from the valuable information that Morrissey Goodale provides to its clients and the design industry.”

Charles G. Cala Jr., Principal – High Mesa, a BOWMAN Company, Albuquerque, NM

“It was an absolute pleasure to work with the Morrissey Goodale team in the sale of our firm to JMT. From assessing our firm and positioning us in the market, to meeting and negotiating with potential partners, to selecting our preferred partner and progressing through due diligence, the Morrissey Goodale team was with us every step of the way and made sure we fully understood what was happening and what we should expect to come next. Their expert advice, transparency, and guidance through the entire process was invaluable.”

David T. Covarrubias, PE, CEO – Structural Engineering Associates, San Antonio, TX

“The Morrissey Goodale team were great to work with in the sale of our firm.  Their knowledge of the M&A market for environmental consulting firms resulted in us finding a great merger partner. They structured the sale in a way that was mutually beneficial to both parties and did it while keeping us informed all along the way. As we navigated this journey, I really appreciated the patience and guidance the Morrissey Goodale team gave us.  No doubt that they’ll be our M&A advisor of choice if we do this again.”

Mike Blankinship, President – Blankinship & Associates, Davis, CA

“Thank you, thank you… for all of your great work during this long and somewhat arduous journey!  We couldn’t have done it without your expertise, guidance and perseverance! I also very much appreciate your sense of humor through it all!”

Paula Deasy, Board of Directors – DiGioia Gray, Monroeville, PA
Morrissey Goodale advised DiGioia Gray on their sale to Gannett Fleming (ENR #26)

“The excellent team were with us at every step of our process to prepare our firm for sale. They strategically worked with us early on to position our company for a successful outcome. I appreciated their extensive market knowledge and the care they took to understand our company and our goals. I have and will continue to recommend the team at Morrissey Goodale!”

Jill Wells Heath, EVP – NV5, Hollywood, FL (ENR #22)

“The Morrissey Goodale team were instrumental in helping us understand the M&A space for AE firms that desired to transition their firm to a new ownership. Not only did Morrissey Goodale take the time to educate our leadership, but they were instrumental in finding a partnership that was a true win-win. Morrissey Goodale took the time to understand our current situation, and provided excellent service to myself and my team. Mick was at all of our meetings, advising us on all of our options and helped us understand and get comfortable with the transaction. It was a huge event in the life of the firm and provided lasting benefits for ownership as well as tremendous opportunities for all parties. Having the “experts” at the table with you every step of the way was critically important to the success of the entire process.”

Brian Curley, AIA former Managing Partner of PDT Architects sold to CHA Consulting, Albany, NY (ENR #69)

“The Team at Morrissey Goodale delivered! Having not worked with an M&A advisory firm, I was apprehensive, the Morrissey Goodale team quickly put any doubts we had at ease. Their knowledge and guidance throughout the entire process was unparalleled and their professional manner in dealing with prospective buyers and my team went beyond my expectations. Professionalism and extensive knowledge in M&A transactions coupled with their personal attentiveness confirmed we made the right choice”

Steven J. Mainardi, PE, Formerly President – Delta Engineering & Inspection, Inc., Lakewood Ranch, FL
Morrissey Goodale represented Delta in the firm’s sale to Rimkus (Houston, TX) in November 2022.

“Close collaborative work with any partner can be complicated no matter what the circumstances, but when faced with a worldwide pandemic and while navigating a first-time sale of one’s company, feels especially daunting….that is, unless the work is done with Morrissey Goodale (MG). MG’s unparalleled ability to confidently guide our board of directors, from start to finish and through all components of acquisition, was the gift we never could’ve expected in 2021. Expert guidance, industry knowledge, candid sharing of perspectives and thoughtful connectivity to curated, potential partners, provided CP&Y the reassurance and confidence our team needed to select our ideal partner in STV, Inc. From outstanding communication and open accessibility, to unparalleled service, I couldn’t be more pleased with the experience shared with the team at MG. I am grateful to count the team at MG not only as valued and knowledgeable colleagues, but also now too, as dear friends.”

J.J. Roohms, P.E., (Formerly) President – CP&Y, Dallas, TX
Morrissey Goodale represented CP&Y in the firm’s sale to STV, Inc. (ENR #37) in September 2021.

Strategy & Strategic Planning

“Morrissey Goodale has been a valuable partner to us on strategy, industry insights and helping us to think bigger. We find their market research and knowledge to be accurate and insightful, particularly regarding M&A. Their thoughtful approach to problem-solving and assessment of current events provides us with commentary that challenges conventional thinking, which I find refreshing and helpful in fully navigating today’s complex environment.”

Gayle Packer, Chair & CEO – Terracon, Olathe, KS (ENR #18)

“We’ve relied on the Morrissey Goodale team for business strategy for over a decade. They never fail to deliver informed advice and guidance in a direct and understandable manner. They are always there to take my call and are consistently responsive to our changing organizational needs. We value their deep industry understanding and network of connections.”

John A. Bologna, P.E., President/CEO – Coastal Engineering, Orleans, MA

“Morrissey Goodale expertise and leadership in leading our M&A Strategic Planning Initiative has been fantastic. They were very organized and collaborative in the process and really helped us drive focused strategic targets that align with our short-range and long-range strategic objectives. They also excelled in gathering input and facilitating in-person working sessions using very direct advice tailored to our needs and objectives to drive meaningful conversations. Their knowledge of the M&A industry and again their expertise and leadership is top-notch and would recommend them to help you guide and define your M&A strategies.”

Brock M. Storrusten, PE, AECPM, Chief Strategy Officer – WithersRavenel, Cary, NC (ENR #306)

“Larson Design Group (LDG) selected Morrissey Goodale to assist with our strategic planning efforts by providing market research and intelligence because of our previous successful experiences working with them as our buy-side M&A consultant for our architectural and engineering firm. They supported our efforts in four ways. First, they evaluated our primary markets and validated their health going forward, looking for trends, opportunities, and innovations. Second, they examined adjacent markets that would be a “short commute” for us to expand our core client base. Third, they provided demographic research that helped to inform our geographic expansion plans. Fourth, we challenged them to provide “blue sky” investment opportunities, emerging markets, and innovations, considering markets that LDG might otherwise have overlooked. The process was very collaborative, they interviewed our people, obtained a solid basis of understanding of our existing core markets and services, and then proceeded to go through an initial phase of research, a “check-in” call with each of our groups, and then a second wave of research that culminated with several presentations of their findings. Their research was reliable, insightful, and sometimes pleasantly surprising. Morrissey Goodale gladly accepted questions throughout the process. Their deliverables were solid and on time, and the presentations of their findings fostered spirited back-and-forth conversations. Their final product was beyond a summary of what they found; it provided the “why” and “how’ behind many of the trends. I highly recommend their research services.”

Stephen M. Hammel, Senior Vice President & Chief Business Development Officer – Larson Design Group, Williamsport, PA (ENR #246)

“As Syska Hennessy evolves as a business, it’s important for us to set clear strategic goals and determine how to achieve them. A collaborative and reliable partner, Morrissey Goodale has helped us develop and implement our strategies so we can accomplish our objectives and grow. Together we produced a plan that focuses on meaningful outcomes, which will benefit all of Syska’s stakeholders.”

Michelle Galindez, LEED AP, Director of Marketing & Communications / Associate Partner –  Syska Hennessy Group, New York, NY (ENR #170)

“We’ve used Morrissey Goodale to assist us with strategy and strategic planning since 2018. Our Board and Executive Team value the industry knowledge that Morrissey Goodale brings to assist with our strategic decision-making and strategic plan execution. We value their responsiveness and their commitment to understanding our business and what’s important to us.”

Bob McDermott, President – Huitt-Zollars, Dallas, TX (ENR #185)

“We’ve engaged Morrissey Goodale for both strategic planning and, most recently for M&A planning and pursuits. They have tremendous industry experience and I appreciate the direct, ‘cut to the chase’ advice I can count on them to give me. They are certainly a trusted advisor for ESA. The team played a pivotal role in our most recent 2021 acquisition of the Sitka Technology Group. They continue to work closely with us to build and evaluate a dynamic M&A “leaderboard” of opportunities for us to consider as we pursue our strategic growth goals.”

Leslie Moulton-Post, President & CEO – Environmental Science Associates (ESA), San Francisco, CA

“Morrissey Goodale is a valued partner of T&H. Over the years they assisted us with strategic planning, meeting facilitation, key hire recruiting, and growth through acquisitions. Considering the areas of our business they touch, it is clear they are a trusted ally. Their knowledge of the engineering consulting industry helps our internal discussions as we continue to improve.”

Sam McCachern, President / CEO – Thomas & Hutton, Savannah, GA

“For close to 20 years, Morrissey Goodale has served as a trusted advisor to Merrick. Whether assisting with strategy and planning, market development, executive search or navigating the dynamic M&A environment, Morrissey Goodale has made a positive impact on our company. Their expertise in guiding and influencing the growth of Merrick is an attribute I rely on while charting the vision for the future of Merrick. I can recommend Morrissey Goodale with complete confidence for your strategic advisory needs.”

Christopher Sherry, Chairman and CEO – Merrick, Greenwood Village, CO (ENR #99)

“Morrissey Goodale’s team has been a trusted advisor to the CMA executive team as we navigate our growth strategy in this ever-changing AE market.”

Jose L. Acosta, P.E., EVP – Chen Moore and Associates, Fort Lauderdale, FL

“I have enjoyed more than 10 years of service from Morrissey Goodale including strategic planning to M&A Advisory services. My first strategic planning exercise with Morrissey Goodale over 10 years ago was such an eye-opening experience. It really helped me to see multi-dimensional things that allowed me to change and grow the firm. We developed a mission statement and core values that we believe in and lived by them. It made a significant difference.”

Ramesh Gunda, Founder – Gunda Corporation, Houston, TX

“Our interactions with Mick and the team at Morrissey Goodale are always informative, insightful, and thought provoking. Our industry is going through substantive and rapid change and the Morrissey Goodale view is one we value as we strive to make good choices in a VUCA world. The weekly “Word on the Street” newsletter is always a highlight, and the support we have received in developing and considering our strategic choices has been great. A great team, easy to work with, with lots of evidence based insights – very happy to have Morrissey Goodale on our side!”

Richard Hancy, Executive Leader – Global, Tonkin + Taylor, New Zealand

“Over the past four years as the AE industry has evolved, we have appreciated the highly personal, intuitive, and progressive approach the team at Morrissey Goodale has provided us. The professionals at Morrissey Goodale have a deep understanding of the market and possess the ability to be nimble and innovative as the industry changes and grows. Their advice has helped contribute to our firm’s success and we appreciate their partnership and continued support as we look to create greater value for our client base and enhanced opportunities for our team.”

Matt Bissett, President, Atwell, Southfield, MI (ENR #71)

“We’ve trusted Morrissey Goodale to advise our Board and Principals on strategy and strategic planning.  Their team brings both a wealth of industry knowledge and expert facilitation that together have allowed our team craft, update and execute a vision and plan for growth and success – for our clients, employees and shareholders. The Morrissey Goodale team has always gone above and beyond to meet our needs.  I can whole heartedly recommend them. “

David Brian, President – GDS Associates, Inc., Marietta, GA

“The team at Morrissey Goodale was invaluable to our firm’s development of an effective five-year strategic plan. Their deep understanding of the AE industry and related market trends helped us align our current strengths with future growth opportunities and set an actionable plan in motion for achieving those goals. They were incredibly hands-on throughout the process; their guidance has made us confident that we will hit—and most likely surpass—our targets.”

Kevin Fitzpatrick, PE, President & CEO – Benesch, Chicago, IL (ENR #104)

“Morrissey Goodale has deep connections across the AE industry. They know big and small design firms and various types of investors. Those connections have helped us to take a broad view of how we approach our M&A strategy.”

Events / Symposiums

“Morrissey Goodale’s Symposiums offer the most relevant insights into the industry and the A/E/C market. They should not be missed.”   

Kristi Tahmasiyan, Director of M&A, Terracon Consultants, Inc. (ENR #18)

“Great opportunity to learn more about what’s happening in the industry, perspectives from buyer and seller side; and of course meeting such a high calibre of people who attended.” 

David Luscombe, Group Executive – M&A and OGF, GHD (Brisbane, Australia) (ENR #27)

“The Symposium is an absolutely great source of industry information, and an excellent place to collaborate with peers in our industry.”

Dan Huntington, Executive Vice President, IMEG Corp (ENR #52)

“This was a great symposium to learn about the M&A process. There was a wealth of information shared. It was informative to hear the presenters from both sides speak about their experiences.” 

Gail Baker, Principal & COO, DTR Consulting (Roseville, CA)

“Morrissey Goodale team never disappoints. They run a first class event at a first class venue. I learn something new at every conference. Corinne manages all the logistics like she is landing plane on a aircraft carrier. Everything and everyone is where they need to be when they need to be there. Well done!” 

Gary H Elzweig, P.E., F.ASCE, Vice Chairman and CSO, UES (Orlando, FL) (ENR #34)

“Appreciate that MG has added mini specialized sessions to the front end of the meeting. More intimate setting encourages more Q&A.” 

Jay Clare, EVP Strategic Growth, Kleinfelder (San Diego, CA) (ENR #45)  

“I thought I kept a pretty close watch of the industry trends – it turns out there is a lot more complexity to what is happening and this was a great conference to help sort it all out.” 

Jonathon Zabrocki, President, Robinson Engineering, Ltd (Frankfort, IL)

“Great sessions on M&A from both the buyers and the sellers. Learned and lot and shared with others on the state of the A/E industry.” 

Kart Vaith, PE, Chief Strategy Officer, Ardurra Group Inc. (Miami, FL) (ENR #84)  

“Excellent event.” 

Paul Greywall, President and CEO, Trinity Consultants (Dallas, TX)   

“The best networking and business development event I’ve been to in years.” 

Ryan Suydam, CXO, ClientSavvy, (Middlesex, North Carolina)

“Morrissey Goodale does a great job of tailoring the panel discussion questions to issues that really matter in mergers and acquisitions.” 

Chris Young, CEO, Plummer (Fort Worth, TX) (ENR #338)

“GREAT event — good information and great platform for networking / learning more” 

Todd Young, Sr. VP and CFO, CMT (Springfield, IL)

“Very informative and well run event. I would highly recommend.” 

Daryl Benkendorfer, President,  Benkendorfer+Associates (Austin, TX)

“This symposium provided valuable information and networking opportunities. Essential for business owners and management.” 

Peggy Carrasquillo, President, KT Civil (Austin, TX)

The Morrissey Goodale symposiums is a must for any A&E from owner looking for a strategic guide for exit strategy game.

Timothy Bonura, Managing Partner All South Consulting Engineers (Metarie, LA)

It was very educational.

Giti Zarinkelk, President, Zarinkelk Engineering (Houston, TX)

“The information provided at this symposium are great for quick corporate decision making.”

Dustin O’Neal, President, Costello Inc. (Houston, TX)

“Rich, informative content combined with key industry leaders in the room. Morrissey Goodale brings it all together and helps makes sense of the trends and forces shaping our industry.”  

Mike Carragher, CEO & President, VHB (ENR #62)

“The variety of timely topics, pacing of the presentations, insights from the panels and opportunity for networking resulted in time well spent.”

Scott Murphy, President and CEO, Morrison Maierle (ENR #311)

“Outstanding event filled with great content and insightful speakers.”

Jeff Peacock, Board Chair, Parametrix (ENR #143)

“The Symposium was an excellent event with ample networking, education and real-world examples of M&A experience. I greatly enjoyed it!”

Frank Ricciardi, CEO Weston & Sampson (ENR #140)

“The Symposium The Morrissey Goodale team hit the mark – great content, great presenters, great venue!was an excellent event with ample networking, education and real-world examples of M&A experience. I greatly enjoyed it!”

Jason Fralick, P.E.  President  Herbert, Rowland & Grubic, Inc. (ENR #336)

“This symposium was a great overview of M&A trends in the AE world along with recent examples of transaction best practices.”

Jim Canfield, President/CEO WithersRavenel (ENR #306)

Very informative event with a great variety of panelists and subject matter to get the full scope of the M&A environment.

Mel Thompson, Partner, Grimm and Parker Architects (ENR #480)

“The Morrissey Goodale event is the perfect combination of a room full of leaders, decision makers, and entrepreneurs with deep industry experience, succinct presentations of critical forecasts and market trends, and fun!  A perfect sized attendee group in a stellar venue to naturally network and have meaningful conversations.” 

Carla Johnson CEO, Earthvisionz (Colorado Springs, CO)

“Great location. Great gathering of Industry leaders. Excellent dialogue and exchange of information. Well done! “

Todd Kenner, President and CEO, RESPEC (Rapid City, SD)

“Well done on all counts. From current M&A data to expert opinions to networking, there was a ton of actionable information.”

Mike Blankinship, President, Blankinship & Associates (DAVIS, CA)

“Excellent program and fantastic opportunities to connect with so many quality people. This was time very well spent. Thank you.”

Chad Coleman, President, Coleman Engineering (ROSEVILLE, CA)

“Always useful information, for the buyer, the seller, or anyone who needs to understand the state of the industry.”

Sean M. O’Hara, Founder, EVstudio (DENVER, CO)

“The symposium was very informative and it’s obvious the Morrissey Goodale folks have a thorough understanding of our industry.”

William Walker, President, The WLB Group

“I enjoyed the unique information provided on M&A activity and related multiples. Much better information than others are presenting. It was also a very high quality of attendees and everyone was open to conversation and sharing their experiences.”

Steve Winchester, Chief Executive Officer, Harris & Associates (CONCORD, CA)

“Well organized, MG speakers were excellent with the right amount of humor mixed in with serious subject matter.”

Kenneth Puncerelli, CEO LAI Design Group (GREENWOOD VILLAGE, CO)

“It was a great learning experience for me as a new owner of a small firm. I gained a lot of insight and met some wonderful contacts.”

Joshua Cheatham, President/CEO, Furtado & Associates (Seattle, WA)

“No one in AE M&A industry provides, more relevant, up to date information, presented in a clear and concise format than MG”

Daniel A Summers, President, BSSW Architects. Inc. (Fort Myers, FL)

Appreciate the conference, well done and very informative; made new contacts as well.

Dikran Kalaydjian, President, Land & water Engineering Science (Tampa, FL)

“The Symposium was very informative for those seeking to learn more about the M&A process. If you are looking to grow your organization through acquisition or sell, this symposium gives your great insight into how to prepare your organization for either strategy.” 

Dave Funk, Vice President of Business Development & Marketing, AG|CM, INC. (Corpus Christi, TX)

“Impactful and efficiently run conference as always.” 

Darrin Willer, Executive Vice President, National Transportation Business Line Leader, DCCM (Houston, TX)(ENR #130)

“I gained a lot of insight from this conference. Good information on M&A trends and nice panel discussions. Well worth the time!” 

Neil Dobler, SVP/Director, Bartlett & West, Inc. (ENR #258)

“Great information and networking event in a great setting.”

Mike Scipione, Chief Development Officer, Weston & Sampson Engineers (ENR #140)

“The Symposium is a great way to connect and share with other business- and strategic-minded leaders in and outside the AE industry and share successes, lessons learned, and processes in M&A. Thanks to the Morrisey Goodale people for sharing your first-class knowledge in the M&A world and being hospitable and welcoming hosts! This Symposium is a must for growth leaders.”

Brock Storrusten, Chief Strategy Officer, Withers Ravenel (ENR #306)

“The Morrissey Goodale team did a great job putting together a program that was right on topic for both buyers and sellers.”

Jon Kessler, Director of Strategic Development, Gannett Fleming (ENR #29)

“As always the MG never disappoint, the agenda was lively, the speakers were insightful and the venue was excellent. Mick and his team are the best in the business.”

Gary H. Elzweig, P.E., F.ASCE, Vice Chairman and Chief Strategy OFFICER, UES (ENR #34)

“The MG team does an excellent job putting on a top notch event.  Kudos to everyone at Morrissey Goodale.”

Mike Martin, Sr. Vice President, Merrick & Company (ENR #99)

Kleinfelder has benefited by sending several of our executive team members to various regional symposiums. The knowledge gained and networking are extraordinary.

Jay Clare, Senior VP, Strategic Growth, Kleinfelder Group (ENR #45)

“This symposium is a must for all A/E leaders interested in buying or selling a firm. It is a very efficient and fun way to meet a lot of people in our space and catch up on important M&A trends. I would not miss it.” 

Michael L. Davis  Senior Vice President/Chief Strategy Officer, WGI (ENR #171)

“As always the conference was first class and lots of great attendees. Very informative and even though I have been involved in M&A for 20+ years I learned 2 new trends that we will use in future transactions. So many opportunities built in for networking was a plus also.”

Jim Tull, CFO, Crafton Tull (ENR #428)

“The quality of content, attendees and conference accommodations were really terrific. Morrissey Goodale only does it First Class!”

Scott Woerman, Vice President, Landau Associates, Inc (Seattle, WA)

“I primarily attended to learn and connect with peers in the industry regarding strategy and innovation and the symposium hit the mark.  I made several great connections that will continue throughout my professional career.  It was a great group of high-level individuals within our industry sharing best practices for firm success. Thanks!”

Russ Sanford, Chief Growth Officer, Kleinschmidt Associates (Pittsfield, ME)

The Morrissey Goodale team put together a first-class event. They have struck a wonderful balance between state of the industry updates, M&A education, and networking that is beneficial for a wide variety of A&E professionals.  I would highly recommend this event to anyone who is looking to further develop their M&A knowledge.

Johnny Heller, Vice President, Commercial Development, Trilon Group

“The Symposium was a great networking event and the presentations were led knowledgeable industry leaders with useful information. Always a great event.” 


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