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Almich & Associates
26463 Rancho Pkwy S
Lake Forest, CA 92630-8326
Contact: Mr. Robin D. Almich, CPA, President
Phone: (949) 600-7550
Fax: (949) 600-7558
www.almichcpa.com
robin@almichcpa.com

Almich & Associates is a Certified Public Accounting and Business Services firm that specializes in the education, healthcare and not-for-profit industries. We offer valuable professional accounting and business solutions nationally in this highly regulated market. Some of our services include Financial Statement Analysis and Financial Statement Audits; Title IV Planning and Audits; Income Tax Planning and Preparation Services; Acquisition, Divestiture and Change of Ownership Planning and Implementation.

Capstone Partners LLC
176 Federal St Lbby 3
Boston, MA 02110-2223
Contact: Mr. Jacob Voorhees, Director & Principal
Phone: (617) 619-3300
Fax: (617) 619-3301
www.capstonellc.com
jvoorhees@capstonellc.com

Capstone Partners LLC is a leading international investment banking firm dedicated to serving the corporate finance needs of middle market business owners, investors and creditors. The firm provides merger & acquisition, private placement, corporate restructuring, valuation and financial advisory services. Capstone maintains various industry specialties including business services, consumer products, education & training, government services, health & medical, manufacturing & industrial, and technology & media. The firm also possesses merchant banking capabilities to actively co-invest in transactions.

Case Sabatini CPAs
105 Bradford Rd Ste 300
Wexford, PA 15090-6920
Contact: Mr. David J. Mesko, CPA, Director of the Career Colleges Group
Phone: (412) 304-9045
Fax: (724) 940-9452
www.casesabatini.com
mesko@casesabatini.com

Case Sabatini CPAs: Title IV Compliance Audits and consulting, Financial Statement and OMB A-133 Audits, Acquisition Due Diligence for buyers and sellers, 401(k) audits, tax planning and preparation (C Corps, S Corps, LLCs, Partnerships) for clients nationwide. Experienced with auditing large school groups with varying program lengths and disbursement types (clock, credit hour or modular) and small schools new to Title IV arena. Proud members of APSCU and AACS.

Cooley LLP
1299 New Hampshire Ave NW Ste 700
Washington, DC 20036-2305
Contact: Mr. Jonathon C. Glass, Partner
Phone: (202) 776-2691
Fax: (202) 776-4691
www.cooley.com
jglass@cooley.com

Dow, Lohnes & Albertson offers comprehensive legal services to all segments of the education industry. Services for career colleges include advice on student financial aid, accreditation, licensure, acquisitions, finance, telecommunications, and information technology.

Dunn & Davison, LLC
1100 Walnut St Ste 2900
Kansas City, MO 64106-2177
Contact: Mr. Ronald L. Holt, Co-Leader, Higher Education Practice
Phone: (816) 292-7604
Fax: (816) 292-7601
www.dunndavison.com
rholt@dunndavison.com

With offices in Kansas City, North KC, and St. Joseph, MO; Leawood, KS; and Houston, TX, we provide legal services for higher education, immigration, dispute resolution, asset protection, banking, commercial litigation, employee benefits, estate planning, mergers and acquisitions, and tax planning. Our higher education services include accreditation consulting, regulatory and student litigation, sale of institutions, and compliance consulting on key rules such as incentive compensation, gainful employment and distance learning.

Executive Search Group
125 Steamboat Ave
North Kingstown, RI 02852-5800
Contact: Mr. Michael J. Cobb, President
Phone: (401) 788-9373
Fax: (401) 667-7953
www.esearchgroup.net
esearch@att.net

Executive Search Group has a nationwide network of candidates. Our strengths are placing candidates as Campus President's, Executive Director's, Director of Admission's, Director's of Financial Aid/Compliance, Dean/Director of Education, Career Services Director, Regional Director's of Admissions, Regional Director's of Finance/Compliance Regulatory and Regional Academic Dean's. We look for candidates from within and from outside the industry. Ethics, confidentiality, and professionalism... it is with these principles in mind that we conduct our business.

Homer Bonner Jacobs
1441 Brickell Ave Ste 1200
Miami, FL 33131-3445
Contact: Mr. Kevin P. Jacobs, Managing Member
Phone: (305) 350-5100
Fax: (305) 372-2738
www.homerbonner.com
kjacobs@homerbonner.com

HomerBonner is a boutique litigation firm offering comprehensive legal services across the country. Our attorneys are well-versed in nearly every aspect of law pertinent to higher education. We counsel institutions on a wide-range of matters including administrative issues, employment law, regulatory compliance, licensing and accreditation. We also handle student and employee disputes in federal and state courts, as well as in arbitration.

Ifficient
1756 Platte St
Denver, CO 80202-6137
Contact: Mr. Jon P. DelRusso, Chief Interactive Officer
Phone: (862) 703-0336
www.ifficient.com
jdelrusso@ifficient.com

Ifficient is a 100% results driven network that thinks like an agency. Our technology allows advertisers to reach targeted consumers via Inquiry Generation, Cost Per Action, Display, Social Media, List Management, and Mobile. Through our flagship portal, DegreeChemistry.com, we drive highly targeted EDU inquiries, combining industry leading SEO, SEM, Email, Social, Display, and Mobile efforts.

Jopling, Inc.
PO Box 326
Ingomar, PA 15127-0326
Contact: Mr. J. Mark Jopling, President
Phone: (412) 303-7971
www.joplinginc.com
mjopling@joplinginc.com

Jopling, Inc., is an investment banking firm that specializes in the sale of career schools. Jopling is widely recognized for the high quality of its work, especially with respect to its due diligence before bringing a school to market. Among its successful sale assignments are Western Career College (Dick and Bobbi Nathanson), Apollo College (Marge Carlson), York Technical Institute (ESOP, Jack McCartan), Webster College (Callen family), San Diego Golf Academy (Peter and Dana Powell), Tulsa Welding (Mike Harter and Roger Hess) and RSI (Liz Loney-Cline and John Cline).

Knutte & Associates, P.C.
7900 S Cass Ave Ste 210
Darien, IL 60561-5066
Contact: Ms. Kathleen M. Hays, Marketing Director
Phone: (630) 960-3317
Fax: (630) 960-9960
www.knutte.com
kathyh@knutte.com

K&A has been providing career colleges with guidance and solutions for over twenty years. The range of services to career colleges includes financial audits, SFA compliance audits and attestations, monthly financial statements, business valuations, regulatory ratio monitoring, tax planning and preparation, and profit sharing and retirement plans. K&A is licensed nationwide and is committed to providing and maintaining service excellence for every client.

McClintock & Associates, P.C.
1370 Washington Pike Ste 201
Bridgeville, PA 15017-2839
Contact: Bruce M. McClintock, CPA, President
Phone: (412) 257-5982
Fax: (412) 257-2549
www.mcclintockcpa.com
bmcclintock@mcclintockcpa.com

McClintock & Associates is a certified public accounting firm headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, offering a wide range of financial services for businesses and individuals. As a recognized leader in the career school/post-secondary education marketplace for 35 years, the firm serves the accounting needs of more than 100 career schools nationwide. McClintock & Associates is a strategic industry partner that specializes in financial statement audits, financial aid audits, acquisition due diligence, tax planning and preparation, and compliance consulting.

Ritzert & Leyton, P.C.
11350 Random Hills Rd Ste 400
Fairfax, VA 22030-7421
Contact: Mr. Peter S. Leyton, Esq., Attorney At Law
Phone: (703) 934-2660
Fax: (703) 934-9840
www.ritzert-leyton.com
pleyton@ritzert-leyton.com

Ritzert & Leyton has over 20 year's experience representing and counseling institutions of higher education in the highly specialized and regulated areas of federal student financial assistance, accreditation and licensure before federal and state agencies, national and regional accrediting agencies and in federal and state court and with respect to mergers and acquisitions and related corporate and tax matters involving private career schools.

Shefrin and Associates, LLC
22601 N 19th Ave Ste 229
Phoenix, AZ 85027-1362
Contact: Mr. Jeff S. Olson, Managing Partner
Phone: (623) 582-9891
Fax: (623) 582-1355
www.shefrin.net
jolson@shefrin.net

Shefrin and Associates (S&A) is the industry leader in Transaction Management and Executive Recruitment. S&A works directly with Owners and Private Equity groups in the sale and acquisition of Private Career Colleges. Our Recruiting Division specializes in placing Corporate Management, Campus leaders, C-level Executives. Leveraging decades of experience, and an extensive contacts network enables our clients to better navigate current industry challenges and obtain their best possible outcomes.

Spectra Advisors
92 Red Barn Rd Ste 200
Trumbull, CT 06611-1059
Contact: Mr. Jeffrey A. Goldwasser, Principal
Phone: (203) 887-5023
Fax: (203) 261-1936
www.spectra-advisors.com
jeff@spectra-advisors.com

Spectra Advisors is focused exclusively on the education market and specifically on the postsecondary school industry. Established with the intent to provide professional, results-oriented M & A expertise, Spectra specializes in both leading transactions for school owners and shareholders. During their respective careers, the principals of Spectra Advisors have assisted over thirty-five school owners and their respective shareholders with various finance-related transactions.

Student Aid Administrators
1037 Palisades Blvd Ste 4
Osage Beach, MO 65065-3527
Contact: Ms. Ruth Chrismore, President
Phone: (573) 302-7400
Fax: (573) 302-7426
www.studentaidadministrators.com
ruth@studentaidadministrators.com

SAA provides 3rd party federal student aid servicing and consulting services for schools participating in the Title IV programs. Our specialty is small vocational/technical and private career schools. Owner has over 25 years' experience in administering federal student aid in schools and also guaranty agency experience with responsibility for monitoring compliance of schools and lenders in the FFELP program.

Susan F. Schulz & Associates-Schools for Sale International, Inc.
2831 NW 23rd Ct Ste 1-2
Boca Raton, FL 33431-4063
Contact: Dr. Susan F. Schulz, President
Phone: (561) 483-9554
Fax: (561) 451-4602
www.sfsintl.com
susan@susanfschulz.com

Established in 2003, Schools for Sale International, Inc. (SFSI) specializes solely in the marketing and sales of private, for-profit, post- secondary career schools and colleges. We work with all sized schools and offer professional services that successfully bring together buyers and sellers. From business brokerage to mergers and acquisitions, we are career school specialists with a qualified list of school owners and investors interested in acquisitions. We are skilled in analysis, marketing, and strategizing to obtain maximum value for your school and ease the transaction process. The principals of SFSI are Dr. Barry J. Berkowitz, Certified Business Intermediary and Real Estate Broker and Dr. Susan F. Schulz, a lifelong education consultant and Real Estate Associate. Contact us for a complimentary preliminary valuation.

TJS Deemer Dana LLP
PO Box 9706
Savannah, GA 31412-9706
Contact: Mr. Kenneth P. Wood, CPA, Partner
Phone: (912) 238-1001
Fax: (912) 238-1701
www.ddfcpas.com
kwood@ddfcpas.com

Deemer Dana & Froehle LLP's mission is to create value in each relationship by delivering the most professional service possible in a timely manner without compromising our responsibilities to those who rely on our independence. Our Education Services Group has extensive experience in providing student financial aid audit services, consulting to institutions attempting to gain accreditation, resolving compliance issues and enhancing student financial aid staff training. We offer the expertise you need to support your institution's success.

Weworski & Associates
4660 La Jolla Village Dr Ste 825
San Diego, CA 92122-4613
Contact: Mr. Joseph M. Weworski, CPA, Managing Partner
Phone: (858) 546-1505
Fax: (858) 546-1405
www.weworski.com
jweworski@weworski.com

Weworski & Associates is a Certified Public Accounting firm that was formed specifically to service the proprietary school industry. Our firm has built a solid reputation for providing quality and timely services to our clients. We provide a wide array of services, including financial statement audits, student financial aid audits, income tax planning and preparation, acquisition due diligence, and other management advisory services to over 200 proprietary schools.


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