JOHNS CREEK, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mertz Taggart, a merger & acquisition firm that focuses exclusively in healthcare services, has announced that Mike Weldon has joined the firm as a Managing Director.
Previously, Mr. Weldon was with Lord Abbett, a Jersey City, NJ based asset management firm with over $140 billion in assets under management (as of 12/31/2014) where he rose to the position of Partner and Director of Marketing over a successful 17 year career.
As Director of Marketing, Mike was responsible for coordinating Lord Abbett’s marketing initiatives across its national sales force and helping to craft the company’s message. Never satisfied with the status quo, Mike increased the company’s visibility and penetration through programs he initiated including webinars, videos, and enhanced in-person events. During Mike’s time in marketing, he was a key contributor as the firm grew from less than 20,000 mutual fund sellers to over 60,000, and from less than $5 billion in gross mutual fund sales to over $30 billion.
Cory Mertz, Managing Partner and co-founder of Mertz Taggart said, “As we continue to build our presence in the healthcare industry and further develop our position as a premier healthcare services M&A firm, it is important that we add depth and experience, and Mike’s unique background complements our team well.”
Mr. Weldon said: “I am delighted to be a part of a firm with such a solid reputation in their industry. The magnitude of change across the entire sector will give us the opportunity to bring our expertise to a wide variety of healthcare companies creating optimal exit strategies for our clients.”
With his engaging style and expertise in financial markets, Mike is frequently invited to speak at conferences across the country. He is also the holder of the Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA) designation and FINRA Series 7, 24, 63, and 65. Mr. Weldon received his BS in Finance from the University of North Florida and his MBA from the University of Georgia.
About Mertz Taggart: Mertz Taggart is a middle-market, merger and acquisition (M&A) firm that specializes exclusively in healthcare services. Since 2006, its founders have completed more than 60 healthcare M&A transactions across the country. For more information, visit www.mertztaggart.com.