Daniel S. Gordon, CPA
Daniel Gordon brings over 20 years of experience in accounting and managing high growth pest control companies. As an owner, manager, chief financial officer and industry consultant he has been involved with the development of several pest control companies from inception to hundreds of employees.
Dan is an expert in structuring pest control company merger and acquisition transactions with an eye on tax minimization while maximizing business value. He has facilitated transactions maximizing after tax proceeds for his clients totaling in the hundreds of millions of dollars over the past few years.
He brings extensive experience in working with Pestpac, Servsuite, PestRoutes, and Quickbooks in order to understand and extract additional company value when representing pest control clients in the selling process.
He also has extensive experience in navigating thru complicated due diligence issues for his clients.
M&A deals in the Stamford, CT office of Touche Ross & Co. predecessor firm to Deloitte
LLP, an international accounting and consulting firm.
In addition to his client work, Daniel Gordon is a frequent speaker for various pest industry organizations including NPMA, several state pest associations, Workwave’s Pestpac, Servsuite, and Real Green Software user conferences. Topics include route management, Business building, pricing for profit, running an efficient office as well as merger, acquisition and generational planning.
Dan is also a columnist for PMP Magazine and a contributor to PCT Magazines and is a graduate of Northeastern University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Accounting and Management.
Stephen J. Linskey, CFA / MBA
Steve brings over 20 years of financial expertise as an analyst, a structured finance specialist and buyside director for a fortune 50 firm. He holds an MBA from the Rutgers Graduate School of Management with a concentration in finance earning the Dean’s Fellowship award in 1997. Steve began as a financial analyst in the independent energy field and was responsible for valuations and structured financings for power plant projects in the U.S., China, Mexico, Argentina, Croatia and the U.K.
After his career in energy, he took a position at Verizon Wireless in 2000, in their corporate development group. For almost 19 years, he led M&A transactions ranging from $500k license deals to leading the valuation and due diligence for the $28 billion merger with Alltel communications in 2009. That led to the subsequent $2.5 billion divestitures in 2010 required by the Dept of Justice to AT&T and ATNI where he authored the Confidential Information Memorandum, managed due diligence, negotiated the Asset Purchase Agreement as well as the Transition Service Agreement. In that deal Steve led management presentations to prospective buyers including Private Equity firms, regional wireless operators and the ultimate buyers; AT&T and ATNI.
While at Verizon, Steve successfully completed over 80 transactions valued at over $45 billion. In addition to front-line negotiations, his skillset includes in-depth business valuations, detailed discounted cash flow modeling and industry benchmarking.
Steve has appeared as an Expert Witness, representing Verizon in several lawsuits where he provided expert testimony in Federal and State court and authored a Fair Market Value report to support Verizon’s position in one of the suits.
He holds a designation as a Chartered Financial Analyst since 2002 and is a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts. He is also working toward becoming an Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) designated by the American Society of Appraisers.