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Al DantoAL DANTO, Managing Partner

Al Danto is the managing partner of The Danto Group which advises the owners of privately held companies in developing and completing exit strategies, valuations and due diligence representation.  In addition The Danto Group and its associates make strategic investments in qualified entrepreneurs.

Al started Structured Graphics at the age of 24 and grew the company through a series of 10+ acquisitions into one of the southwest’s largest printing and document management businesses. The company was acquired in 2000 by a Private Equity Group.

After the sale, Al embarked on a passionate mission to help entrepreneurs both start and exit businesses as a private investor and advisor.  This led to ownership of business interests in a wide range of industries including: Healthcare Staffing, Landscaping, Professional Services, Document Processing and Software.

Al has guided and advised over 30 private business owners in the exit of their businesses.    These include partnership buyouts, acquisitions, joint ventures, sales to private buyers and a variety of others.

He has served on a variety of boards both for and non-profit, including the alumni board of the Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University and the Entrepreneurs Organization.

He received his undergraduate degree in Business Administration and Mathematics from Central Michigan University and an MBA from Rice University. He is a member of NACVA (National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts) and is a Certified Valuation Analyst.

Al continues to support the community by teaching the next generation of entrepreneurs as an instructor at the Jones School of Business at Rice University, a frequent speaker and workshop instructor.   He and his wife Donna founded and run the First Colony Dream League serving the special needs children of Fort Bend County.

In his spare time Al enjoys spending time at his property in East Texas and continues to play Ice Hockey a passion that started growing up in Michigan.


CASEY BRIGHT, Senior Financial Analyst

Casey Bright specializes in financial analysis and small business valuations by conducting market, company and industry research as well as cash flow and other analyses. Casey also plays a vital role in other aspects of the business, supporting past and ongoing M&A transactions over the last 2.5 years at the Company.

He is an avid St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan, enjoys traveling, trying new food, barbecuing at home and is learning to play golf.

Mr. Bright holds a B.S., magna cume laude, in Economics and a Business minor from Northeastern University.



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