Mr. Paul Hajek, Managing Director of ACT Capital Advisors, has 15 years of experience helping owners of lower-middle to middle market companies turn their businesses around, achieve exponential growth, exit their companies successfully, and reach their personal goals. He works with clients in many industries, assuring that they build and sell their companies for the maximum price. Along with being an M&A Advisor, Paul continues to operate Synergy Business Development, a business coaching and consulting firm which provides business valuation, strategic planning, and exit/succession planning & implementation services to lower-middle market companies. Paul is an experienced business owner who has acquired, built, and sold several companies using his personal funds in the past. In his earliest career, Paul worked at NASA as a Physicist and a Project Manager. Paul holds a Master of Business Administration from San Jose State University, CA, a Master of Science in Optics from University of Rochester, NY, and a Bachelor of Science in Physics from Michigan State University. He is a recipient of the Business Coach of the Year Award and holds Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA), Certified Exit Planning Advisor (CEPA), Certified Professional Business Coach (CPBC), and Certified Family Business Advisor (CFBA) designations. Paul is fluent in Czech and English. He resides with his family near Spokane, WA.