Brigitte Grava, an accomplished scholar from the University of Tampa, holds both a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and a Master’s of Science Degree in Entrepreneurship from her alma mater. Brigitte’s dedication to academic excellence is shown in her performance as an undergraduate student as she was invited to the Adam Smith Economic Honor Society in addition to graduating from her Master’s program at the top her class in 2022. With over 5 years of industry experience, including a specialized focus on mergers and acquisitions during her 3-year tenure at a boutique investment bank, Ms. Grava brings a wealth of financial expertise to her endeavors. Her exceptional execution of economic and financial analyses, coupled with her strategic insight, empowers her to provide invaluable recommendations for business growth and corporate development. Brigitte is skilled at navigating intricate M&A transactions, consistently delivering optimal outcomes for her clientele. Her track record speaks volumes about her ability to handle every facet of these transactions with finesse, resulting in remarkable results for her clients.
Armed with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, specializing in Personal Finance from the University of Wisconsin Stout, Andrew possesses a wealth of knowledge and expertise in the Commercial Finance industry. With a solid background in community banking spanning 3 years and an additional year as a commercial credit analyst at Bankers Healthcare Group, he has demonstrated exceptional proficiency in the financial domain. Notably, Andrew has also successfully ventured into the real estate sector, establishing three thriving businesses in recent years.
Beyond his professional pursuits, Andrew cherishes quality time with family, friends, and his two beloved dogs. He finds solace in exploring new destinations through travel and engaging in outdoor activities such as hiking, golf, pickleball, and hockey. A true sports aficionado, he ardently supports the Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Brewers, and Chicago Blackhawks.
After receiving his Bachelor degree in 1978, Alex started his professional career with a reginal CPA firm in New Orleans as Auditor. In 1980 he moved to Los Angeles to join ABPA, a national employee benefit administration firm. He was promoted to Accounting Manager when he left the firm in 1988 when he was recruited by Dallas TX based Caltex petroleum Corporation, a JV of Chevron USA and Texaco Oil Company. Alex served as Director of Finance in various countries, including the Philippines, Greater China (China, Hong Kong and Taiwan) and Australia. Alex left Caltex in 1995 to start his own accounting firm in Burlington North Carolina. By 2006 his firm has grown to a regional presence with offices in Cary, Burlington, Greensboro, Charlotte and Rock Hill, SC. Alex sold his successful practice in December 2006 just before the latest financial meltdown. Since 2007, operating under the firm name Alliance Consulting Group, Alex has been a financial and management consultant advising clients on complicated fiscal matters and improve overall efficiency in management and operation. In 2015, Alliance Consulting added digital marketing to its service area to meet the changing landscape of business. Currently his firm manages private equity funds of Family Offices and other high net worth individuals, with focus on multi-family apartments and purpose-built Student Housing apartments near major universities throughout the country.