professionals at Fogel International, Inc. have diverse industry
backgrounds from which we assist our Clients in making
informed strategic business decisions.”
Lawrence M. Fogel
M. Fogel, Senior Managing Principal is nationally
recognized as a mid-market merger and acquisition specialist.
His strengths include superior negotiating skills in closing
transactions, maintaining positive communications between
the parties, overall problem-solving and financial structuring
of difficult transactions.
International evolved from an entity co-founded by Mr.
Fogel in 1969. Prior to that time, he was an account
Executive with Walston & Company and H.O. Peet &
Company, both members of the NYSE.
Fogel has served as a director on the boards and advisory
committees of various national corporations, including
Chairman of the Board of AFS Technologies, Inc., GEM
Distribution Inc., Karbach Building Company, Arizona
Valley Development, and ANENT Systems Corporation.
P. Frank Limbaugh, Director Specialty Finance
Frank Limbaugh has over 32 years experience in the financial services industry. An innovator with a proven track record of maximizing profits in competitive complex environments for domestic and internationally based
corporations. He possesses extensive experience in providing focused leadership. His experience encompasses finance, marketing, sales and operations.
Frank was the president of the Technology Division of Deutsche Financial Services, a world leading financial institution with over $800 billion in assets. During his 22 year employment with Deutsche he designed and implemented highly successful alliances with major companies such as Inacom, Ingram Micro, MicroAge, TechData, Cisco, Hewlett-Packard and Compaq. In addition, he provided strategic leadership for the Technology Divisions $2 billion portfolio, generating $25 billion in sales activity.
For more than 11 years, Frank served as Division Vice President/General Manager of Borg Warner Acceptance Corporation (Transamerica Finance), where he worked with clients to resolve their financial opportunities.
Frank received his Masters of Arts in Management from the Peter Drucker School of Management, Claremont University. He also completed the Advanced Management program, University of Southern California, and the Executive Program at the University of California, Irvine, Graduate School of Management.
Ahim Kandler, Director Israeli Investments, has over 12 years experience in all aspects of international business development and business planning for technology and industrial companies. Mr. Kandler has been involved in a number of capital raising activities for Israeli companies seeking venture capital abroad and prepared numerous business plans which helped early stage companies raise capital.
Commencing before 1989, he has a strong background in engineering and business administration. Mr. Kandler is the founder and managing partner in a boutique consulting and advisory firm, AHIM Business Development, which acts as Fogel International, Inc.'s Israeli office. Prior to founding AHIM in 2001, he worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers where he was in charge of business and financial planning for technology companies. Prior to that he worked for Daimler Benz Aerospace in Germany as a financial adviser on a large-scale project for the European Space Agency. Mr. Kandler has a German graduate degree in business administration from LMU University in Munich and Wissenschaftliche Hochschule in Lahr.
Subbu Krishnan, Director of Technology Investments has over 16 years of strategic management consulting, IT consulting and project/program management experience. He has advised high- and low-growth, high- and low-tech, large and small companies on strategic issues, including IT, at strategic management consulting firms including The Chicago Group and Merrill Lynch. He has managed multi-million dollar IT portfolios and programs and has managed upto 400 IT professionals.
He has had P&L responsibilities of multi-million dollar SBUs at IT firms like Keane, Inc., American Express and Cognizant Technologies.
Programs/portfolios that Subbu has managed consisted of complex application development and technology infrastructure projects that addressed various strategic business objectives – productivity, legal/compliance, profitability goals and fundamental needs – thereby enabling the strategic vision of the company.
He is currently focused on working with various private equity groups, venture capital firms and corporations looking to acquire or divest technology assets, primarily in the following areas -
- Software & Services
- Infrastructure, Internet and Digital Media
Mark Genz, Director Buyer Searches
Mark’s experience lies within the capital markets and business development. His success is based on his ability in establishing and maintaining long term relationships with his clients. Throughout his career he has been focused on working with entrepreneurs.
Prior to joining Fogel International, Inc., Mark worked at Capital Advice, a boutique investment bank. During his tenure there, he helped develop their buy-side division and took lead in sourcing deal flow for various private equity groups throughout the U.S. Prior to joining Capital Advice, Mark worked at Christensen IR, an investor relations firm. There he was responsible for various investor outreach projects and his main focus was to drive shareholder value. In addition, he engaged in high level sales of IR products to prospective clients. He began his career at Stevens Foster, a $600 million dollar private wealth management firm that focused on the investment needs of high net worth entrepreneurs. Recently, Mark joined Fogel and has been focusing on buyer searches for private equity groups, venture capital firms, and corporate/strategic buyers to strengthen their current portfolio through acquisition, merger, or add-on acquisitions.
Mark is originally from Minnesota where he earned his Bachelor of Arts in Financial Economics and English from Gustavus Adolphus College. He also currently holds his real estate license and formerly held his series 6 & 63 securities.
Arnold Eisenberg, Southeast Director of Marketing, has over 35 years of experience in all aspects of related business situations. In his successful career, Mr. Eisenberg has been involved in various related business issues such as, Mergers, Acquisitions The selling of Individual Enterprises.
He served for 20 years as The CEO of Zar Industries, a very successful distribution and wholesaling company in the Garment industry.
He also served on The Board of Directors of 4 other Garment Industry related companies.
After a short retirement, Mr. Eisenberg entered The Advertising Industry,where he has become extremely successful.
Along with his marketing skills, he has exceptional sales skills that have proved to be very beneficial to the companies he has been involved with.
His visionary thought process is very beneficial in all areas of business.
J. Toth, Senior Financial Analyst/Consultant to Fogel International, Inc. Bryan has been working with a broad range of companies throughout
the United States in the resolution of capital needs for
over 25 years. Since obtaining a BBA from the University
of Toledo in 1978, Mr. Toth gained extensive experience
in directly consulting well over 2,500 small to middle-market
companies in the proper cash management, equity and debt/lease
structures, retirement plans, and investments. Industry
sectors include, but are not limited to manufactures,
wholesalers, distributors, and services industries ranging
from low to high-tech. These opportunities allowed providing
advice on corporate growth, acquisitions, recapitalizations,
contractions/divestitures, turnarounds and bankruptcies.
Mr. Toth carries experience gained with such organizations
as Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Financial Services and Security
Pacific in addition to management positions held with
Security Pacific, Bank One and Pacific Century Bank. He
has obtained Series 7 and Series 66 licensing.
has serviced professional and civic organizations such
as the Arizona Manufacturing Network, Enterprise Network,
The Executive Advisory Group, The Foundation for Technology
Financing, Chicanos Por La Causa, The Greater Phoenix
Chamber of Commerce’s Capital Access Committee,
St. Vincent de Paul Society and the Knights of Columbus.
Chris Diamond 1991-2003
Administrative Assistant to Senior Managing Principal 1991-1994
Administration and Research 1994-2003
Chris continues as an occasional Consultant to the firm
Chris joined Fogel International, Inc. in 1991 as an Administrative Assistant to the Senior Managing Principal. She was responsible for the day to day administrative functions including heavy contact with clients, in person, on the telephone and via e-mail.
At this time the firm was a paper-based office. Chris introduced computers to the office, streamlined the firm’s internal procedures and implemented changes to the firm’s overall functions. She created, developed and maintained large proprietary databases of intermediaries, financial firms and business associates in MS Access. Chris trained our internal associates and their support staff on the use and functions of the databases and as a result, transactions could be processed more effectively and accurately resulting in improved efficiency and revenue for the firm.
Promoted in 1994 to research and administration, Chris took on the additional responsibilities of the product research department. Her primary function as a researcher was to analyze, evaluate and research products, technologies, services and marketing channels for client acquisitions. Her research reports and summaries were used as an informational tool to both internal and external clients.
Chris developed excellent client rapport, always maintained the highest level of confidentiality regarding client transactions, and was instrumental in implementing business solutions that moved the transactions forward to closing.