Milton H. Barbarosh – President and Founder
Stenton Leigh Group, Inc.
1989 to present – President
Full service financial advisory company with merchant banking capability. Activities include advising on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, public offerings, performing business valuations and fairness opinions, and implementing turnarounds, in addition to making select principal investments. Also, act as Director and Officer to various private and public companies.
JW Charles Group, Inc.
1987 to 1989 – Chief Executive Officer
This Company was a holding company which included a 200 person New York Stock Exchange securities brokerage company (JW Charles Securities, Inc.) an investment banking company (JW Charles Capital Corp.), a 200 person real estate brokerage company (JW Charles Realty, Inc.), a mortgage insurance company, a residential development company, combined annual gross transactions of over $1.75 billion.
As CEO, a major restructuring was performed which involved selling core businesses, reducing staff, closing offices and enhancing revenues.
JW Charles Capital Corp.
1986 to 1989 – President
Commenced employment to establish a full service Investment Banking group providing acquisition, divestiture, valuation, corporate finance and financial restructuring services, and continued to oversee this area after becoming CEO of JW Charles Group in 1987.
The Royal Bank of Canada
1983 to 1986 – Manager: Mergers & Acquisitions – Merchant Banking (Canada)
Commenced employment as Assistant Manager and was promoted to Manager in early 1985 as a result of achievements and the comprehensive nature of duties performed. Instrumental in establishing The Royal Bank’s Canadian M&A Group by applying professional and technical M&A expertise not previously available in this newly formed department.
As Manager, responsible for conducting and directing all aspects of M&A assignment including acquisitions, divestitures, valuations, financing, leveraged buyouts, strategic planning, etc., for assignments in numerous industries with transaction values ranging from millions to billions of dollars, and being both domestic and international in nature.
Ernst & Young (formerly Clarkson Gordon)
1980 to 1983 – Manager: Mergers and Acquisitions Services
Commenced employment as Senior Staff Member and was promoted to Manager in June, 1981 in recognition of outstanding performance. This included handling numerous high profile mergers and acquisitions and business valuations assignments.
Part of the founding team of Clarkson Gordon/Woods, Gordon Mergers and Acquisitions Services Group. Responsible for conducting and directing all aspects of business valuation acquisitions, divestitures, financing and Foreign Investment Review Act assignments in various industries, including: oil & gas; manufacturing; securities brokerage; and high technology.
KPMG Peat Marwick (formerly Thorne Riddell and Co.)
1976 to 1979 – Audit Senior Accountant
Responsible for the completion of all aspects of audits in a diverse number of industries. Given special assignment to the Bankruptcy & Insolvency Department receiving exposure to a large variety of clients and receivership and insolvency matters.
2003 Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
1995 National Association of Certified Valuators
1989 National Association of Real Estate Appraisers (RPM)
1989 Certified Real Estate Appraiser (CREA)
1989 Florida Real Estate Commission Salesman’s License
1987 The Institute of Business Appraisers, Inc., Member (IBA)
1987 Securities Licenses: (Inactive
Series 7 – General license
Series 63 – State license
Series 24 – General principal
1987 American Society of Appraisers
Senior Member of American Society of Appraisers
Business Valuations (ASA)
1985 York University, Fellow Canadian Institute of Chartered Bankers (FICB)
1983 University of Toronto, Member Canadian Association of Chartered Business Valuators (CBV)
1980 York University, Masters in Business Administration (MBA)
Major in International Finance, with Distinction
1978 Canadian Chartered Accountant Member in Ontario and Quebec (CA)
1977 McGill University, Graduate Diploma in Public Accounting (DPA)
1976 Concordia University, Bachelor of Commerce (B. Comm.)
Honors in Accountancy, with Distinction Gold Medal in Accountancy
Program completed on full tuition scholarship on accelerated basis.
1974 Vanier College, Diploma in Business (CEGEP), Scholarship Winner
Memberships & Affiliations
The National Center for Employee Ownership – Consultant Member
The ESOP Association
Presidential Business Commission – State of Florida (Congressional Committee)
Honorary Chairman – Republican Party Business Advisory Council
International Association of Consultants, Valuers and Analysts (IACVA)
Cenetec, LLC Board of Advisors
Fleet Bank – Director on Florida Advisory Board
National Association of Certified Valuators
Young Presidents’ Organization
Chairman, International Mergers & Acquisitions Forum, Young Presidents’ Organization
Association for Corporate Growth
International Business Brokers Association
Florida Business Brokers Association
American Society of Appraisers
The Institute of Business Appraiser
Florida Real Estate Association
York University Alumni
Concordia University Alumni
McGill University Alumni
University of Toronto Alumni
Institute of Canadian Bankers
Boca Raton Golf Club & Resort
National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD) – Membership Committee – Former Member
Treasurer and Board Member of Charitable and Religious Institutions
HARRIS-BENTLEY LIMITED, MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS IN CANADA, founder and former editor
THE ACQUISITION DECISION, book published February, 1985 by The National Association of Accountants (United States) and the Society of Management Accountants of Canada (co-authored).
Author of numerous other short articles and frequent lecturer.