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Key Management Team Bios


Healthcare and Healthcare Technology Divisions


Whether you need assistance with selling a company, buying a company, sourcing venture capital funding or need a business valuation requiring an expert witness, the best way to succeed is to align yourself with the best. Our merger, financial, and operational specialists have an average of twenty years of experience. Our team works with the business owner to make sure all the variables are considered in meeting your goals and ensuring that shareholder value is being created. Below is a list of our top management team’s bios for our healthcare professionals and our healthcare technology professions. This core team is involved in all engagements to ensure that your needs are met. This guarantees that in every engagement we understand your business and the issues and challenges facing your industry. The following is a list of our core management team for healthcare and technology divisions:

Mr. Michael Ryan, Founder


Mr. Ryan has over twenty-five years of experience representing business owners, officers, and shareholders of privately held companies. He founded Worldwide Capital & Mergers in 1991.

Mr. Ryan has had experience in various industries with extensive experience in all types of transactions including: selling companies, acquisition searches, management buyouts, product licensing, business and product valuations, distressed companies, and sourcing venture capital funding. Prior to forming Worldwide Capital & Mergers, LLC, Mr. Ryan held a senior position in corporate venture capital at a Fortune 100 company. He began his career at a Big Four CPA firm in the entrepreneurial services division. Mr. Ryan is a Certified Public Accountant. He has an MBA and a BS degree from St. Louis University.


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Dr. Michael Cargile


Dr. Cargile was a practicing physician with various management and ownership positions for twenty years. In addition to being an M.D., he holds designations including Certified Merger & Acquisition Advisor and Certified Business Intermediary. Dr. Cargile has been active in the middle market mergers and acquisitions field related to healthcare for the past few years. He has completed various graduate level course work in accounting, finance, and commercial real estate. He obtained his M.D. from Louisiana State University School of Medicine.

Mr. George Cleary


Mr. George Cleary has extensive experience in operations, mergers, business development, and preparation of feasibility studies to support new business opportunities. Mr. Cleary has experience in both major corporations such as Walt Disney World Company and privately held companies including an information technology company. He is the past executive director and a current board member of the Central Florida International Chamber of Commerce. He also holds a State of Florida Real Estate License and a State of Florida Athlete Agent Certification. Mr. Cleary earned his Bachelor in Business Administration and Masters in Economics from State University of New York at Buffalo. He also has a second Masters degree in Business Administration from the University of Central Florida.

Dr. Lawrence Droutman


Dr. Droutman has led hundreds of deals in the U.S. and internationally in various industries including extensive experience in healthcare. His experience includes over thirty years in corporate mergers and acquisitions where he worked in over 23 foreign countries. In addition to English he is multilingual in French and Portuguese. Dr. Droutman recently taught graduate level corporate finance. He has a B.A. from Princeton, an M.A. from Johns Hopkins University and a Ph. D. from Columbia University.


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Mr. Michael Jewett


Mr. Jewett has over twenty-five years of experience with international telecommunications and technology companies. He has lived and worked in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, and the Pacific Rim. He has experience as an entrepreneur and with major companies including IDT Telecom. He has held positions in marketing, operations, and business development utilizing his skills in the international telecommunications and technology industry. Mr. Jewett has a Bachelors degree from the University of New Brunswick.

Mr. Roy Johnson


Mr. Johnson has forty years of business experience in various industries including owning a medical device company. Mr. Johnson was a founding shareholder, board member, and financial advisor for a medical device company. He raised capital for the initial transaction (a buyout) and assisted in the subsequent sale of the company. He also co-founded a management consulting firm. His consulting and corporate experience has been broad-based and includes corporate strategy development, linking financial performance metrics to business strategy and operations, cost management, business valuations, debt/equity financing, and business modeling. He has also written a book, Shareholder Value – A Business Experience, and is a well published writer of business articles and publications. Mr. Johnson earned his Bachelor of Arts from Upsala College and his MBA from Rutgers University.


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Mr. David Kirya


Mr. Kirya resides in Germany and has twenty years of experience in cross border transactions and transacting business globally. He has experience with both international corporations and as an entrepreneur. He has developed enterprise systems that allowed organizations to gain an in-depth knowledge and understanding of data on a real time basis in a comparative country context. His clients included major international firms such as AT&T, Nokia and Microsystems. Mr. Kirya has also planned and conducted a broad range of awareness raising media and political campaigns, special events, product launches and corporate sponsorship campaigns. He is bilingual in English and German. In addition, he has a medium multilingual fluency in French, Italian and Spanish. Mr. Kirya has a Bachelors degree in Systems Engineering from Huron University. He also has a Masters degree from Freier University in Berlin and a Masters degree from the University of Vienna. His graduate work focused on political economics.

Ms. Sharon Niederhaus


Ms. Niederhaus has thirty years experience in various home health care positions including president of an agency. She has also held numerous leadership roles in the California Association for Health Services at Home (CAHSAH). She is the past chair of the CAHSAH Board of Directors and is currently an active board member. Ms. Niederhaus has experience in all areas of home health. She began her career as a field nurse and took on expanding roles including, training, administrator, licensure issues, personnel management, and finally agency head. She also has experience in leading a due diligence team in numerous acquisitions. She has worked with both Medicare certified and private duty agencies. Ms. Niederhaus is an RN and a graduate of Protestant Deaconess Hospital School of Nursing.

Mr. David Oster


Mr. Oster has over twenty years experience in the healthcare information systems and the health insurance industry. He held executive level positions at Aetna U.S. Healthcare Inc. in information systems. He was also part of the transaction team for the merger of Aetna, Inc. and US Healthcare, Inc. His financial experience also includes Citibank. Mr. Oster has held roles in finance and as a Chief Operating Officer of privately held companies. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Mr. Ian Roberts


Mr. Roberts resides in France and has over twenty years of experience in cross border transactions and transacting business with both global financial firms and as a business owner. He has extensive global financial market experience including Union Bank of Switzerland and Dean Witter Reynolds, Inc. In addition, he was a reporter, producer and marketer of CEO interviews for the Wall Street Reporter Magazine and as an entrepreneur. Mr. Roberts also led the sales and marketing of an online web-based retailer. He is bilingual in English and French. Mr. Roberts has a Bachelors degree in International Relations from Harvard University.


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Mr. Elliott Uchiyama


Mr. Uchiyama has over twenty-five years experience in the healthcare industry. His experience includes major corporations such as Blue Cross Blue Shield and Smith Barney. In addition he was responsible for strategic planning and acquisitions at privately held companies including physician groups, imaging centers, and hospitals. In addition to English, Mr. Uchiyama is fluent in Spanish, French and Japanese. He has a B.A. from the University of California, and an MBA and J.D. from Washington University in St. Louis.

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