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Collectively, the team of Paragon Ventures have
more than 100 years of healthcare, medical technology, legal,
finance and business
development experience. They have handled a wide range of sales and
mergers, both large and small. As entrepreneurs themselves, the principals
understand the financial and emotional issues involved in owning and
selling a company.
Our professionals are:
dealmakers focused on maximizing the financial and non-financial
objectives of our clients;
technicians capable of structuring and closing a wide array of complex
mergers and acquisitions transactions
business persons possessing a diverse range of experience not only in
business, but also in law, accounting, banking, logistics and finance; and
advocates always representing our clients' best interests.
Founder - Managing Partner - President
S. Rose is the founder and President of Paragon Ventures and has
more than 35 years of health care experience. Marc began his career
in health care at an early age working in his family-owned pharmacy
chain and home health care services business aptly named Medical
Home Care Service.
In 1984, he
led the sale of the family homecare business to Glasrock
Home Health Care. After the sale, Marc held executive
positions with Glasrock and played a key role in their
vigorous growth and expansion plans including numerous
acquisitions. In 1991, he left the corporate world and
formed M. S. Rose & Associates offering high- level
executive search and business management services to the
home health care industry. M. S. Rose & Associates
flourished from the start and as a result of overwhelming
demand for specific health care merger and acquisition
expertise, Marc started Paragon Ventures in 1994 to serve
the needs of business owners aimed at maximizing
shareholder value and exploring all of the strategic
options available to them.
past 20 years, Paragon Ventures has successfully
represented business owners in the sale of over 135
businesses and consulted with thousands of business owners
on the sale of their businesses, the M&A process,
valuations and long-term strategic exit planning. Marc is
a nationally recognized speaker at industry trade events
and frequently writes articles and makes presentations on
mergers, acquisitions and strategic exit planning for
entrepreneurs. He graduated with honors from Rutgers
University in 1979 with degrees in Economics and
resides in the Philadelphia suburban area and is a devoted
family man. Marc is an avid reader and enjoys golf,
cycling, travel and all types of music.
Managing Partner - Chief Executive
has more than 30 years of entrepreneurial experience in healthcare
business development, sales, marketing, mergers and acquisitions.
Jonathan joined Paragon Ventures in 1999 and the firm has
successfully completed over 135 transactions in 43 states across the
USA. In 1979 Jonathan founded PRN - The As Needed Company, a capital
equipment rental and asset management services company and a master
distributor for MEDIQ, Inc. Jonathan was also the founder of
Medtech Biomedical Services Inc. a biomedical equipment maintenance
and repair business. Medtech was subsequently merged with PRN
and in 1990 the combined companies were sold to Kinetic Concepts,
Inc. (KCI) an international healthcare company. The merged companies
were then sold to MEDIQ, Inc. in 1994. Today, the business
resides within Hill-Rom, formerly a Hillenbrand Industries company.
then co-founded Associated Resource Management Services,
LLC (ARMS), an asset management firm serving hospitals,
nursing homes and home healthcare providers.
a member of the American Marketing Association, American
College of Healthcare Executives, Association for the
Advancement of Medical Instrumentation and the Healthcare
Information Management Systems Society.
frequently writes articles for healthcare trade journals,
newsletters and presents seminars on asset management,
business development, mergers and acquisitions.
Scott Fife, Vice President
more than 25 years of experience in the healthcare
industry. He has been involved in Materials Management,
Distribution, Operations, Sales, and Executive Management
phases of the various healthcare entities.
he began his healthcare experience with Johnson Rents
which eventually sold to Foster Medical Corporation. He
started the inventory control department within the
company and then later ran the materials management
segment, before the company was sold to Apria Healthcare.
held the positions of Vice President of Operations and
General Manager with two regional healthcare entities
before venturing out on his own. In 1993, Scott started
his own medical equipment company that serviced patients
in eight U.S. states and territories. He handled patients
in the respiratory, DME, wound management systems and
nursing home supply segments of the healthcare industry.
He divested of the company in 2005.
joined the Paragon Ventures team in 2005 to assist other
company owners through the process that he had just
completed. He chose to work with Paragon Ventures due to
the company’s excellent Mergers & Acquisitions track
record and outstanding industry reputation.
graduated with honors from The Pennsylvania State
University with a degree in Business Logistics. He later
received a Masters Degree in Computer Science from
Villanova University. He currently resides in the
Philadelphia suburban area with his wife and three
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April H. Mason, Managing Director
has over 22 years of healthcare and management
experience. In 1984, April began her career at Lifeplus,
Inc., a home medical equipment company, as a Customer
Service Representative. Over the next several years,
April held multiple management positions within the
organization and in 1995 she was appointed President and
Chief Operating Officer. The company grew into
multi-million dollar organization with nine locations in
four states. In 1999, April also became a shareholder in
the privately owned business. In her role as President,
April managed all aspects of the growing business
including the successful acquisition of several smaller
April served as a board member
and President of the New England Medical Equipment
Association, and served as a Director on the American
Association for Homecare board for several years. In
2002, Lifeplus was selected as the Best Home Medical
Equipment Company and awarded the HME Excellence Award.
After years of advocating for
health care and small business, April successfully ran and
was elected to the New Hampshire House of Representatives
in 2004. Also in 2004, Lifeplus was sold to Apria
Healthcare and following the company’s transition, April
retired from the company. In 2006, the April Mason
Advocacy Award was established by the New England Home
Medical Equipment Association to recognize national
legislators who advocate on behalf of the homecare
In 2007, April joined Paragon
Ventures as a Managing Director and brings her years of
healthcare and management experience to the Paragon team.
April also serves as Board Chair for Portsmouth Christian
Academy in Dover, NH and remains politically active both
locally and nationally.
April resides in the Seacoast
area of New Hampshire with her husband and two
Email April Mason:
Kenneth Federman, Corporate Counsel
Federman, Esq., is a founding partner of Rothberg Federman.
He concentrates his practice in transactional business
work, real estate transactions, commercial litigation,
estate planning, Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act
and representation of taxpayers before the IRS.
becoming a member of the Pennsylvania and New Jersey Bars
in 1993, Ken became interested in and devoted to real
estate law. He has developed a practice which embraces all
aspects of a real estate transaction. Ken drafts complex
Agreements of Sale, reviews and places title insurance
policies, and is a licensed mortgage loan originator.
Ken is a
member of the Pennsylvania, American and Bucks County Bar
Associations. He is also admitted to practice in the
United States Supreme Court, Pennsylvania Supreme Court,
New Jersey Supreme Court, United States Court of Federal
Claims, United States Tax Court, United States Court of
Appeals for the Third, Fourth and Eleventh Circuits, and
the Federal District Courts located in Pennsylvania and
received his Bachelor of Science from Temple University in
1980, his Master of Science in Taxation from Temple
University in 1988, and his Juris Doctor from Widener
University School of Law in 1993 where he graduated with
honors – Magna Cum Laude. Ken is also a former Certified
Public Accountant and in that capacity was previously
employed as Audit Supervisor at Laventhol & Horwath CPA’s
(a former national accounting firm) and former Vice
President of Finance at Jules Jurgensen, Rhapsody, Inc.,
and Tropex Inc..
Bernadette Matarazzo, Client Development Specialist
(Bernie) Matarazzo is our Client Development Specialist. She
has extensive experience in business development, sales, market
research, and marketing in financial services.
Bernie graduated with Honors from
LaSalle University and currently resides in the Philadelphia
suburbs with her husband and three boys.
In addition to her working career,
Bernie is active in support of community and educational
opportunities for children in need.
Email Bernadette Matarazzo:
Elliott M. Rose - Business
Samuel Kraemer, Broker - California
Elliott Turner, Broker -
Raymond Smith, Broker - Florida
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