The Midwest Team

Experience isn’t costly...It’s Priceless

The Midwest Group team is comprised of experienced, professional individuals.  We are proud of both the length and breadth of our collective experience.

Joe Bartosek, CPA, MSA    Joe has 30+ years experience in the business sales and acquisitions industry beginning in the merger and acquisition department of a Big Eight accounting firm.  He has started, bought, owned, operated, and sold many businesses over his career.  His incomparable ability to distill information and help parties find common ground has allowed him to participate in 100s of transactions throughout his career, including angel investing, recapitalizations, LBOs, private equity, and franchise development.  Joe’s business ownership, accounting, operations, and business brokerage experience make him a valued participant in any transaction.  Joe is the founding partner of Midwest Group.

Michael Rockouski  Mike has over 25 years of wide ranging business experience.  He has founded, bought, managed, and sold several businesses throughout his career and has ownership and management experience in a multitude of industries including Manufacturing, Distribution, Business Services, Consumer Services, Event Production, and Retail.  Mike extends his practical experience with educational proficiencies in Economics and Strategic Planning enabling him to do practical and effective SWOT analyses and deploy private equity best practices in his work. This broad-based experience, as well as excellent analytic and interpersonal skills has uniquely aided Mike as a business intermediary.  Mike is a partner of Midwest Group.

John Radgowski  With over 25 years experience as an intermediary, John has coordinated the sale and/or acquisition of a broad variety of privately held businesses.  Receiving national recognition for his achievements and excellent service, John has successfully completed hundreds of transactions providing maximum value for his clients, while consistently exceeding their expectations.  He was previously an Executive Vice President and Director of Operations for a national retail chain with annual sales over $700 Million.  John is also an experienced evaluator proficient at completing affordable opinions of value for all business sectors.

Terry Flanagan    Terry has over 30 years business experience, both on the business side of the health care industry as well as owning his own business valuation firm.  As an accredited valuation expert Terry has an in-depth understanding of the operations and what drives value for many industry segments.  His valuation experience includes valuing professional practices, closely held businesses, and businesses in the lower middle market category for SBA lending, exit strategies, buy/sell agreements, estate tax planning, gift tax, and marital dissolution reasons.  Additionally, owning his own firm allows Terry to truly know and understand the everyday real concerns, choices, and considerations every owner faces.

Michael Bauer    Mike has over 35 years of experience in the real estate and restaurant industries, a true testament to his philosophy of putting his clients’ interest above all else.  Honed over the course of his career, his specialized knowledge and resources afford him the ability to successfully guide his clients through the buy/sell/lease process with confidence.  Mike is an exceptional adviser who knows how to navigate with and on behalf of landlords, tenants, municipalities, independent and multi-unit operators, regulators, attorneys, and funding sources.

Chris Clark, Facilities & Real Estate, Affiliate    Chris has a 20 year professional background in facilities maintenance, customer service, real estate sales and investment, property management, and information technology.  A graduate with honors from Roosevelt University, he has run his own business and worked for small companies as well as large, international corporations.  Chris’ knowledge, experience, and entrepreneurial spirit bring a unique perspective to companies he is working with.

Robert Kubiak, CPA, Affiliate    Bob has over 40 years of experience that includes Big 8 public accounting as well as key financial executive positions with both public and privately held corporations.  This includes IPOs, acquisitions, divestitures, turnarounds and workouts.  A high honors grad from Loyola University and the University of Michigan Executive Program, Bob has a unique ability to quickly boil down complex matters and develop common sense solutions.  Bob also has a long history of real estate investing and providing advisory services to real estate buyers and sellers.  This makes him an invaluable component of our Marina/RV Park development team.

Dario Del Fiacco, CPA, MBA Affiliate  Dario has more than 27 years of business experience.  His career started in public accounting with a Big Eight accounting firm.  Eventually he entered the corporate world advancing to the executive suite in the Healthcare Manufacturing and Distribution industry, placing him in the lead on many Merger & Acquisition projects.  Dario also is an entrepreneur and small business owner, founding and leading a Real Estate Development and General Contracting firm as well as being a principle in, and President of Midwest Group Accounting and Tax Service, Inc.

David Preston, Affiliate  David serves are our liaison in our affiliation with  David is a senior commercial executive and independent business consultant with over 40 years of proven success in institutional, partnership, and entrepreneurial environments.  His special skills include international banking, strategic and operational management, and a refined ability to create and build profitable business organizations. David is a licensed real estate broker in multiple states on the east coast of the United States.

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