How Business Owners Maximize their Value for M&A & How They Hire their Next Executives


Speakers & Subjects:

Dennis Johnson
Managing Director of Accounting and Tax at The Sharp Financial Group

“How companies prepare for M&A Transactions and Maximize Value of the Business”

John Hodge & Kyle Elliott
Managing Partner & Senior Associate at Miramar Global Executive Search

“How Entrepreneurs Higher Their Next Executives”

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8:00 am

8:15 am
Group Introductions

8:35 am
Dennis Johnson

9:00 am

9:05 am
John Hodge & Kyle Elliott

9:30 am

9:35 - 9:45 am
Meeting Wrap-up


Two Liberty Place
50 South 16th Street
22nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102


Speaker Bios

Dennis Johnson
Managing Director of Accounting and Tax at The Sharp Financial Group

Dennis Johnson is the Managing Director of Accounting and Tax at The Sharp Financial Group, an integrated financial management firm based in Horsham, PA. Sharp provides a holistic service offering that combines Accounting, Tax, Business Advisory and Wealth Management to help entrepreneurs and private business owners align their business and personal financial goals. 

Dennis brings over 20 years of finance and accounting experience in both public accounting and private industry. His public accounting experience at Arthur Andersen and Elko Fischer McCabe & Rudman (now Wipfli) included audit, tax and consulting projects with companies ranging from small to medium sized private businesses to large public companies. In the private sector, Dennis spent over 15 years at Airgas, Inc., a $6B industrial gas company. His experience at Airgas included leadership roles in Internal Audit, as CFO of a $500M subsidiary and as Director of Corporate Development, a group which completed over 450 M&A transactions. He also led the financial integration and SAP implementation related to a $13B global merger. 

Dennis is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Scranton and an MBA from LaSalle University. 

In his free time, Dennis enjoys spending time with his family, golfing and skiing. An avid Philadelphia sports fan, he is also actively involved in youth athletics and enjoys coaching his kids’ soccer, basketball and baseball teams. 

Dennis G. Johnson 
The SHARP Financial Group 
Managing Director, Accounting and Tax 
100 Tournament Drive, Suite 250 
Horsham, PA 19044 

Office: 215.659.2130 / Mobile: 484.589.0778 

John Hodge
Managing Partner at Miramar Global Executive Search

John has over 25 years of experience in management consulting, executive search and leadership assessment for a broad range of clients within the technology, industrial, science and global innovation sectors.  As the founder of DES Recruitment, John provided the guidance and inspiration behind its growth. The merger between Miramar and DES provides our clients with a global footprint and an enhanced portfolio of services.  John’s focus continues to revolve around working with clients across industries to provide them with support and guidance on the strategy and execution of acquiring talent. John holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Ursinus College and an MBA from Villanova University/
+1215 560 8300

Kyle Elliott
Senior Associate at Miramar Global Executive Search

Kyle is a Senior Associate in the Philadelphia office of Miramar Global Executive Search. He focuses on senior level executive searches for clients both domestically and globally. The sectors he works in include Science, Engineering, Technology and Innovation.
215.560.8300 ext 216