WHAT IS MAXIMUM VALUE GROUP?

Disruption has become the norm and the pace of change accelerates daily.

As new audiences and new technology generate new demands, agile companies must seize these opportunities to sharpen their strategies and transform their markets.

THAT’S WHERE WE COME IN

We find opportunity where others see adversity.

We provide advice on strategic restructuring, growth plan development, and opportunities to connect with multiple industry participants to access capital and/or initiate buy side and sale side opportunities.

MAXIMUM VALUE GROUP IS THE COMPANY THAT GETS THINGS DONE.

ABOUT US

Competition is intensifying. More and more, successful businesses must be ready to respond to complex and unpredictable challenges.  But how?

Our deep industry knowledge coupled with our close partnerships with clients enable us to bring fresh perspectives and creative thinking to the problems we solve.

Our entrepreneurial spirit drives us to continually discover better ways to address clients’ needs, ultimately effecting positive change for them, for their clients, and for their industries.

MEET OUR LEADER

Picture1-roundBrian Hershkowitz is Chief Executive Officer of the Maximum Value Group, and brings more than 30 years of senior executive management experience to his clientele.

Previously, Brian served as President of Fidelity Information Services, an S&P 500 company, and its predecessor firms . For more than five years Mr. Hershkowitz led the firm to extensive growth from a pink sheet entity trading below $1 per share to a part of the nation’s leading index. This was attained through organic growth and accretion (through 24 acquisitions).

In addition to taking synergies and combining customer, product, and organizational assets, he developed the company’s international outsourcing business lines, created and monetized its data assets in an analytics division, and helped instill the firm as the top provider in all its market spaces.

Mr. Hershkowitz’ has been a leader in the mortgage banking and related industries. His previous positions included serving as President and COO of LandSafe, a leading settlement service provider and subsidiary of Countrywide, and a decade serving Countrywide in the areas of strategic planning and executive management. Earlier in his career, he was a Director at the Mortgage Bankers Association, where he worked with all areas of mortgage banking to promote an industrywide, comprehensive understanding of the mortgage business, its flow of funds and the need for strategic planning.

Hershkowitz also founded the association’s technology committee and conferences and its practice of supporting industry needs through technology and education.

Mr. Hershkowitz is a graduate of St. John’s College, in Annapolis, Maryland; and has done additional post-graduate work at the University of Maryland. He is a regular attendee at Stanford University Law School’s Directors College and received specialized training in a NYSE sponsored/ISS certified program at Columbia University for Audit Committee members. Mr. Hershkowitz has also had training in the UK (Financial Times Non-Executive Director Programme) and Japan (BDTI Japan Certification), where he has served firms at a variety of capitalization levels. Mr. Hershkowitz is also a listed Director in India. During his tenure as the Director of a NYSE traded firm, Mr. Hershkowitz was appointed to lead a Special Committee to explore and advise on the acquisition by other public firm, experience that has been invaluable to him and his practice.

Brian Hershkowitz serves on several boards, including USAA Real Estate Company/United Lender Services, as well as those of a select group of private companies in the real estate finance related and offshore outsourcing industries. He serves as executive advisor to several firms in Asia, and enjoys speaking at events in the region.

Mr. Hershkowitz is very active in the outdoors, including cycling, running, mountain climbing and surfing, as well as in his community where he participates and sits on several non-profit boards.

 

Our Values
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INNOVATION

We are committed to developing and delivering thorough and sound solutions to every challenge. We have a structured approach, rapidly testing ideas, sharing learning, and encouraging people to challenge established practices to achieve continuous improvement.

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LEADERSHIP

We seize initiative and welcome responsibility. We want our leaders to speak out, make themselves visible, and promote their views. They must be creative, thoughtful and innovative, but they must also be accountable and take responsibility for their actions.

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LEARNING

It's been said that remarkable leaders never stop learning. Learning experiences present themselves every day, and most often arise through curiosity or mistakes. While learning can be course based, it can also be through independent reading, course work, certification and seminars.

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SERVICES

Providing advice and guidance for smarter decision making.

INTERIM EXECUTIVE SERVICES

INTERIM EXECUTIVE SERVICES

Short term support for Boards and Investors who need evaluation, planning and executive leadership for firms in the US or abroad.

Case Studies

CHALLENGE: Invigorate and refocus management team following the departure of a poorly performing CEO. Re-establish damaged customer relationships with distributors around the world.
IMPACT: Brian was able to renew a commonly defined mission and culture of trust with both management and customers over the course of one year.

COMPANY PROFILE: US Based, Privately Held
CHALLENGE: Large business unit suddenly leaderless due to medical emergency
IMPACT: (Current MVG advisory client) Brian brought in a team who maintained client revenue and prevented employee attrition. In addition, when it became clear the executive would never return, he stayed with the client on site and recruited, trained, and then continually mentored the new executive.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

                                                                                                                               

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Experienced, certified and up to date independent direction for private and public firms in the US, UK, and Japan.

Case Studies

COMPANY PROFILE: US Based, Public, MidCap
IMPACT: Brian’s public board experience in the US included service on a Special Committee when an unexpected tender offer was made for the public entity. Coordinating investment bankers and leading the other independent directors in the process, other suitors were brought to the table which not only substantiated the sale, but brought more enterprise value per share then had been proposed by the original hostile acquisitor.

COMPANY PROFILE: US Based, Private
IMPACT: Brian worked with a private company to seek a celebrity endorser as a way to eliminate distribution issues. The novel approach worked, and the company found itself distributed throughout the US and to several regions abroad in a very short timeframe.

M&A ADVISORY

                                                                                                                               

M&A ADVISORY

Assisting clients with best execution and full advocacy throughout the process.

Case Studies

COMPANY PROFILE: US Based, Privately Held
CHALLENGE: Define synergistic opportunities for merger
IMPACT: The MVG team assessed that a rather than a sale, making two key acquisitions was a better strategy than departing the business. MVG’s client is now an industry leader.

COMPANY PROFILE: Japan, Privately Held
CHALLENGE: Find capital in difficult market conditions
IMPACT: Brian helped unlock an opportunity for a business to recapitalize itself by selling off unused IP assets to a very interested marketplace, thus bringing the firm a novel source of funding

REAL ESTATE FINANCE & MORTGAGE SERVICES CONSULTING


REAL ESTATE FINANCE & MORTGAGE SERVICES CONSULTING

Consulting and keynote presentations at events on all aspects of the real estate finance and services related space.

Case Studies

Considered an expert on all aspects of the real estate finance and services related space, Brian is a popular keynote presenter at industry events, counsels and think tanks.

Brian’s Midwinter Housing Finance Conference was the culmination of many years of public speaking at industry events, at HUD, and at school programs across the US. His insights and sharing of timely, critical, and relevant information in a concise format has been commented on and appreciated by audiences in the US and Asia.

MVG BY THE NUMBERS

0 Clients in 7 Countries in 8 Years
0 Best Execution Recommendations
0 Board of Director Positions
0 Starbucks Stars

1187 Coast Village Road
Suite 1-624
Santa Barbara, CA  93108

(805) 453-6120

brian@maximumvaluegroup.com