Our Team

 

Our TeamEric R. Lundstrom, Founder and President

Founded Focus Capital Advisors, Inc. after a very successful twenty-five year career in public accounting, including twenty years as a Partner with one of the country’s fastest growing CPA firms and Leader of the firm's Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. His specialty has been in Dealmaking while also providing Tax Planning and Strategic Consulting to a substantial client base of mid-sized businesses. A significant number of his clients have been in the manufacturing, distribution, and service industries primarily in the greater Chicago and Los Angeles markets, and he remains active in a variety of trade associations. Eric is a Certified Public Accountant with a BS from Illinois State University and professional memberships in the American Institute of CPA's, Illinois CPA Society, the Midwest Business Brokers and Intermediaries and the Association for Corporate Growth. He also is an officer and Board member with Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation and dedicates his time and financial resources to helping the organization serve the needs of children battling this terrible disease.

Contact Eric: (630)795-1495 ext.204 – elundstrom@fcateam.com


Eric E. Dunn, Managing Director

Eric joined Focus Capital in 2007 as a Senior Associate, he was promoted to Associate Director in 2009 then promoted again to Managing Director in 2011. Prior to joining Focus Capital, he was Senior Vice President of Sales for a middle-market business services firm providing IT services and Due Diligence services for M&A transactions. Prior to that, Eric was a co-founder of The Software Alliance, software and intellectual property transaction services firm, the firm was successfully sold to a mid-cap technology provider. He is a Certified Merger and Acquisition Advisor (CM&AA) by Loyola University and the Alliance of Merger and Acquisition Advisors. He also holds a B.S. degree in Business from Southern Illinois University. 

Eric is the Past President and Board Member of the Midwest Business Brokers and Intermediaries (MBBI), a member of The Executives Club of Chicago and the Alliance of Merger and Acquisition Advisors (AMAA). Eric is also an active advocate for The Alliance for Lupus Research.

Contact Eric: (630) 795-1495 ext. 214 – edunn@fcateam.com


Michael B. Ribet, Managing Director

Michael Joined Focus in 2007. Previously, he was a partner at Capital Results LLC, a Chicago investment banking firm. Michael has completed numerous transactions representing both buyers and sellers. He specializes in recapitalizations and private equity acquisitions. Michael was CEO of two information technology companies during the nineties, Internet Dynamics and Nexiv. Earlier Michael spent 15 years at IBM in sales and marketing management.

Michael has a BA in Mathematics and Computer Science from New York University and an MBA from the University of San Francisco. Michael is a past President of the Mid-west Business Brokers and Intermediaries (MBBI).

Contact Mike: (630) 795-1495 ext.215 — mribet@fcateam.com

 


 

Our TeamFrancisco J. Flores, CPA, Managing Director

Francisco has over 30 years of experience in banking and leveraged lending. His focus has been on solving clients’ problems by structuring the appropriate financing necessary for the execution of their business plans. He is highly skilled in sourcing credit providers, negotiating credit restructurings for financially-distressed companies and evaluating and underwriting credits, including asset-based, enterprise value, term loans and structured leases.

Francisco served as Board Director and Chairman of the Education Committee of the Chicago/ Midwest Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association; has been a member of the Association for Corporate Growth and Commercial Finance Association; served as Chairman of the Stewardship and Finance Committee of Holy Spirit Catholic Community in Naperville, Illinois. He has a BA from Northwestern University, an MBA in Finance from DePaul University, and is a CPA and Certified Mergers & Acquisitions Advisor.

Contact Francisco: (630) 768-9112 – fjflores@fcateam.com


 

Kevin Simpson, Managing Director

Kevin joined Focus Capital in 2003 and has been instrumental in closing many complex deals for the firm.  In addition to traditional M&A intermediary services Kevin also provides buy side due diligence expertise. His background includes fifteen years in public accounting at Friedman, Eisenstein, Raemer & Schwartz (FERS), as a partner and a member of the Executive Committee. Kevin also spent four years as the Chief Operating Officer and National Director of Consulting Services for the accounting firm industry leader Practice Development Institute.  Additionally, he specializes in strategic planning and CFO and turn-around services to a wide range of businesses with an emphasis on manufacturing, distribution and professional service firms. 

Kevin is a Certified Public Accountant, a graduate of Northern Illinois University and holds an MBA from the Keller Graduate School of Management with a specialization in accounting and finance.  He is a member of the AICPA and the Illinois CPA Society, the Alliance of Merger and Acquisition Advisors (where he is a Certified M&A Advisor) as well as the Midwest Business Brokers and Intermediaries.

 

Contact Kevin: (630) 795-1495 ext. 206 – ksimpson@fcateam.com


Our TeamJohn E Stephenson, Associate

Prior to joining Focus Capital, John was an Associate at a buy-side Merger and Acquisitions Advisory Firm where he was promoted from an interned Analyst to Associate very rapidly. John holds a B.S. in Economics from Brigham Young University Idaho. Before attending college John did voluntary missionary service for 2 years in Colorado. While in Colorado, John taught individuals and families in both the English and Spanish languages.

 

 

 

 

Contact John: (630) 795-1495 ext. 226 – jstephenson@fcateam.com

 

 

  
     

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