Zweig Group Financial Advisory Team Creates Cross-Functional Focus on M&A

Fayetteville, Ark. (March 5, 2020) – Recent data shows that over 80 percent of AEC firm owners are now over the age of 50. In response to aging workforce and market demands, Zweig Group announces a cross-functional focus on mergers and acquisitions, ownership transition, and valuation, to better serve the AEC industry.

This new formation allows for a laser-focus on building valuable, thriving companies in the AEC industry and will operate under the strategic direction of managing principal, Jamie Claire Kiser.  She is joined by Tracey Eaves in valuation services, and director of ownership transition, Will Swearingen, for a combined expertise as the financial advisory services team.  This initiative comes with a renewed commitment to M&A advisory services, including a leadership change, with Kiser returning to the helm of the department she previously led from 2015 to 2018.  During her former tenure as director of M&A advisory services, Kiser drove tremendous growth in transactions. She also pioneered the highly successful M&A Next Symposium in October 2019.

New additions to the financial advisory services team include Justin Ramirez, advisor, ownership transition, and new hire, experienced M&A advisor, Jonathan Postell.

Zweig Group has a thriving M&A support team at their new location in Dallas, TX, including analysts Drake Hamilton, Andy Chavez, and James Reasoner.  Learn more about Zweig Group’s M&A services here:

About Zweig Group
Zweig Group, three times on the Inc 500/5000 list, is the leading research, publishing, and consulting resource for the built environment. The firm provides strategy, mergers and acquisitions, business valuation, ownership transition, marketing, business development, market research, financial management, project management, recruiting and executive search services nationwide. Zweig Group also provides a comprehensive suite of products including industry reports and surveys, executive training, and business conferences covering virtually every aspect of AEC firm management.  The firm has offices in Dallas, TX and Fayetteville, AR. The firm’s mission, elevate the industry, has five tenets: promote, diversify, educate, change, and celebrate. Zweig Group’s vision is to facilitate action in pursuit of elevating individuals, firms, and thus the industry. More than a mission, this is a movement to advance the AEC profession, creating a world that celebrates the built environment and recognizes its impact on individuals, communities, and commerce. For more information, visit or call (800) 466-6275.