Gary W. Ampulski, PhD, CM&AA, CEPA, is managing partner of Midwest Genesis, a business value enhancement, operational due diligence and transition planning\/execution advisory firm. He is a seasoned operating executive with experience in start-ups, joint ventures, internal growth, corporate development, turn-arounds, workout and M&A transactions. He is a former business owner and CEO of two middle market, publically held companies that have successfully executed going private sales transactions providing both liquidity and increased return for their shareholders. He has been in the business services and graphic arts industries for more than 30 years.\nOver the last eight years, Ampulski has advised private equity groups, lenders and middle market business owners on strategic planning, operating improvement and business value enhancement. He has created multiple investment theses and partnered with both private equity and buy-side investment banking advisors to connect investors with target acquisition opportunities through market assessment, platform and add-on identification, business valuation and due diligence support. He has offices in Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin.\nAmpulski holds a BS, MS and PhD in physics from the University of Michigan. He has received certification credentials as a Mergers and Acquisition Advisor (CM&AA) from the Alliance of Mergers and Acquisition Advisors and an Exit Planning Advisor (CEPA) from the Exit Planning Institute. Reach him at (847) 573-9966 or firstname.lastname@example.org.