Calder Associates Welcomes Patrick Archer as Director of M&A
With 30 years of public and private sector experience, Patrick Archer has worked extensively in commercial banking, corporate communications, luxury residential construction and real estate development across Florida and Latin America. His finance background, communication skills, and broad industry experience will be a great addition to the M&A team at Calder Associates and an asset to his clients.
Archer has prior M&A experience assisting middle-market business owners in the preparation and sale of their companies across Florida and the Southeast. Archer also brings an in-depth knowledge of international business, having worked in several Latin American countries, including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Uruguay.
In his public sector roles, Archer served as Speechwriter & Special Advisor for the Governor of Florida, for the Chairman of the Florida Council of 100, and for the U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Portugal. Upon leaving public service in Tallahassee, Archer was named Director of Communications and ultimately high-rise Project Manager for one of Florida's leading master-planned developers, WCI Communities.
Cress V. Diglio, Managing Partner of Calder Associates of Florida, said, "We are thrilled to have someone as knowledgeable, energetic, and successful as Patrick join our growing team here in Florida. Patrick's attention to detail and desire to serve larger and more complex organizations perfectly fit what Calder Associates does best. And his experience in Latin America will now position Calder for more cross-border transactions in this diverse region which is vital to Florida's economy, trade and tourism. We are all very happy to have Patrick on our team."
"With Calder, I found a talented group of M&A professionals who share my passion for client education and exit planning. By utilizing Calder's network, proprietary process and in-house team of finance and marketing professionals, I can finally offer my clients the same level of sophisticated and tailored M&A services typically reserved for Fortune 500 companies," Archer said.
Patrick is a trilingual MBA, Certified Business Intermediary (CBI), Certified Mergers & Acquisitions Professional (CM&AP), and a licensed Florida Real Estate Broker. Patrick received dual bachelor's degrees in economics and Spanish from Washington and Lee University and a full merit scholarship to the University of Florida MBA Program where he specialized in finance and entrepreneurship. In addition to his native English, Patrick speaks Spanish and Portuguese.
For over twenty years, Calder Associates has defined professionalism in M&A services to companies in the middle market. Serving entities ranging in revenue from $5M to over $1B, Calder Associates specializes in selling and recapitalizing companies that serve in the distribution, education, healthcare, home services, manufacturing and technology sectors. Calder's unique process and dedication to understanding the core company and industry characteristics allow Calder to achieve superior levels of success and shareholder/
Calder Associates is headquartered in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey with offices in Florida and Pennsylvania.
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