Ben Sardiñas – Managing Director
Ben Sardiñas is Managing Director of Healthcare Mergers and Acquisitions. The bulk of his career has been spent founding and growing business in South Florida. An entrepreneur at heart, he feels most comfortable taking ideas and making them into profitable businesses. He has founded four companies in South Florida and successfully sold one of them to a global consulting firm – AnswerThink (now The Hackett Group – Nasdaq-HCKT) – where he served as a practice leader and executive, and was part of the team when the company had its IPO.
He has helped numerous firms from small companies to the Fortune 500 with business strategy, corporate direction, and technology implementation. He continued his career as co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer of Avisena, a healthcare management company based in Miami that manages over to $400 million in accounts billing for over 100 customers throughout Florida and Georgia.
Sardiñas holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering specializing in Medical Instrumentation Design with a minor in Chemistry from Florida International University. He received the Charles E. Perry Visionary Award for Outstanding Alumni from Florida International University in 2003.
He has served on the Board of Advisors to the Eugenio Pino Center for Entrepreneurship at FIU, the Advisory Board of the Institute for Technology Innovation at FIU, and the Board of Directors of the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce. He also served as an Associate Member of the Associated Home Health Industries of Florida (AHHIF).
Enrique Garcia – Managing Executive
Enrique Garcia is Managing Executive and Co-Founder of Healthcare Mergers & Acquisitions. With over 200 healthcare transactions, he has significant experience in mergers and acquisitions negotiations, investment opportunity analysis, debt and private equity financing of transactions, healthcare real estate acquisitions and leasing transactions, and other complex business transactions. He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge of the brokerage industry including innovative strategies and deal structures to help clients achieve their goals.
Enrique has over 25 years of experience as a Broker having successfully negotiated deals in domestic and international markets in healthcare, commercial real estate, land development, and mergers and acquisitions.
Enrique graduated with honors from the University of Miami School of Liberal Arts with a Bachelor of Arts & Science. He is a skilled negotiator with a win-win approach, strong people skills, and with a diverse cultural background.
George Gabela – Managing Executive
George Gabela is Managing Executive and Co-Founder of Healthcare Mergers & Acquisitions. He has successfully represented business owners in the sale of over 100 healthcare businesses. Offering his advice to business owners from the sale of their business, the M&A process, valuations, to the long-term planning in support of a strategic exit. His experience in the Healthcare market includes the purchase and sale of managed care medical practices, independent physician groups, and multispecialty groups to large consolidators in the healthcare market.
He brings a fundamental and applied understanding of finance, valuation, and negotiation; supporting the delicate balance needed to bring the stakeholders together and successfully negotiate a win-win transaction.
His career spanning more than 25 years has included senior executive positions with such companies as General Electric, AlliedSignal/Honeywell, and Raytheon International Inc.
George is a graduate of the General Electric Leadership & Development Program, Global Marketing & Sales Program, and various quality and business management programs. George graduated with honors from the University of St. Louis with a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering, and earned a Master’s degree of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati.
Robert Wilbur – Senior Associate, Pharm.D., CPh.
Through his 26 years in the profession of pharmacy, Robert has been involved in almost every facet of the industry. He has served as the Chief Clinical Pharmacist for a large metropolitan hospital, lecturer for three international pharmaceutical companies, a manager for a national home healthcare company, Vice President for an international healthcare company, Director of Operations for a regional multi-site integrated healthcare system, and as a pharmacy management consultant. As a consultant, Robert has assisted Healthcare Systems, Hospitals, Pharmaceutical Manufacturers, and Pharmacy clients with strategic planning, new service line development, pharmacy service integration, pharmacy development, and business transition. He has overseen the startup of more than 100 pharmacies including retail, mail order, long term care, and specialty / compounding pharmacies ranging in size from small, local businesses to large, national operations.
Over the past eight years, Robert has served as an associate with Healthcare Mergers and Acquisitions, participating in numerous pharmacy business transactions. Through leveraging his extensive experience and background, Robert has developed a high level of expertise and proven skill sets that allows him to provide clients with the experience, leadership, and industry knowledge necessary to achieve a successful transition.
Raul Mendez – Senior Director (Coming Soon)
Andy Hernandez – Senior Consultant (Coming Soon)