Mike Berns and Howard Hauser are exceptional entrepreneurs with over 40 years of experience leading small to medium companies and large organizations.
40+ years Experience.
Mike Berns and Howard Hauser are rare entrepreneurs with over 40 years of experience leading small to medium companies and large organisations.
40+ years Experience.
Mike and Howard have been business partners since 2002 when they formed Growth Management Partners. In that company, they led and coached owners of small to mid-sized manufacturing/distribution companies to dramatically accelerate their growth of revenue, profits, cash flow, and company value.
In September 2021, they launched BizSplice, to focus on strategic acquisitions and sales. The objective was to create even greater value for clients.
They observed that owners of small to mid-sized companies looking to buy or sell a business were being underserved. The business brokers and M&A firms were treating these businesses as a piece of real estate.
These firms focused on standard financial models and neglected the real business opportunities that exist in every business.
From Mike’s experience and background, he knew that there were tremendous opportunities that were not being recognized or captured in the marketplace. BizSplice was founded to fill this void.
Growing up in Chicago and playing on championship football teams in both high school and college shaped Mike into a fierce competitor. He learned that if you want to win, you have to do the work to earn the prize.
Mike had an early exposure to business watching his father operate his office equipment repair business. Mike saw first-hand what it takes to be successful in running and growing a business. He also learned the importance of fulfilling your customers’ needs.
Mike’s first corporate position launched him on a career of corporate turnarounds, business acquisitions/sales and high-growth leadership. The owner of that first company recognized Mike’s exceptional talent. He taught, coached, and molded Mike’s drive to win.
He understood and helped develop Mike’s analytical mind, teaching him to become an outstanding strategist and visionary leader.
Mike learned about turnarounds and how to acquire companies from the ground up – by first doing, then managing, and ultimately leading every key activity. Mike went on to lead dozens of strategic acquisitions and sales.
Mike brings his math degree, hyper-analytical mind, and entrepreneurial drive to identify and quantify hidden opportunities, create outstanding financial deal structures, as well as financial performance analysis.
Howard grew up outside of a small town in eastern Pennsylvania. He found expression for his creative side in every musical activity available throughout high school. He co-founded a band and started playing in clubs at age 15.
Ultimately, this group became the top band in Allentown, PA by the time he graduated from college with a business/accounting degree.
Howard learned about business working in his father’s wholesale flower growing business starting at age 12. Being the oldest of seven children, he was expected to teach and supervise his younger siblings as they worked in the greenhouses on weekends and in the summers.
This background led him to have a first-hand understanding of what it takes to be successful running and growing a business. As Howard matured, he learned to identify and master new disciplines to be successful.
These early life experiences prepared him for his first corporate position. Here, he was asked to clean up a dysfunctional billing department and get it operating smoothly.
His success in this position launched him into dozens of successively more challenging turnaround positions in a variety of industries.
This eventually led to company turnarounds with full P&L responsibility.
Howard uses his creative problem solving, change leadership, and financial skills to restructure and optimize departments, divisions, and companies. All of which produce dramatically better efficiency and financial performance.