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ABOUT US
About: Who We Are
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Founded in 2015, Wyse Advisors is a boutique financial services firm focused on delivering distressed restructuring solutions, performance improvement, M&A advisory and capital financings for lower to middle market companies.

Combining deep investment management expertise and specialized operational experience, our team services the full lifecycle of any client’s needs with a personal touch Having sat in every position from investment banker to interim CEO, the Wyse Advisors team & its vast network of industry experts leverage our diverse experience to deliver value at every stage of growth to catalyze positive change.

OUR TEAM
Team
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Mike Wyse

Managing Partner

Professional Competencies & Select Experience

  • 20+ years of executive management experience

  • Board of Directors, One Aviation, Chairman

  • Board of Directors, The Buckingham, Chairman

  • Board of Directors, JDN

  • Wyse Advisors LLC

  • Great American Group / B Riley

  • Zolfo Cooper

Education

  • B.B.A / M.B.A – St. Bonaventure University

Industry Experience

  • Aviation

  • Business Services

  • Communications

  • Telecommunications

  • Energy/Alt. Energy

  • Entertainment

  • Financial Services

  • Healthcare / Senior Living

  • Industrials & Manufacturing

  • Media

  • Retail

  • Technology

Professional Background

Mike Wyse is the Managing Partner of Wyse Advisors LLC, in New York. He has 20+ years of leadership experience spanning a variety of industries. Mike specializes in providing streamlined solutions to complex problems. Whether it is advising his clients, running companies or sitting on Boards of financially challenged companies, Mike’s experience and vast network allows for getting to a solution in the most efficient and cost-effective manner.

Having sat in every possible seat in these types of situations (Advisor, CRO, C-Level Management, Independent Director, Banker, Investor, Liquidator), Mike brings a truly unique and unmatched perspective. Most recently, Mike has served as CRO / CFO / Investment Banker to The Original Soupman, CEO / CRO of Ensequence, CRO of Strand Genomics, and CRO and Independent Director of numerous private situations. Mike has served in various high-profile roles, including serving as Expert Witness in the Sears Bankruptcy. Previously Mike invested in Distressed Companies, with numerous successes through his Good Co / Bad Co strategy, while at Great American Group.  The strategy involved teaming up with a “healthy investor” to purchase the assets of a financially challenged company, with the “good” assets acquired by the healthy investor and Mike would deal with those deemed not part of the “go-forward” plan.  Mike’s experience spans the globe.

Mike holds a combined BBA / MBA with a concentration in Accounting from St Bonaventure University. He is a Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor.  Mike currently serves on the Board of Directors of One Aviation, The Buckingham and JDN.

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Robert Peterson

Managing Director

Professional Competencies & Select Experience

  • Over 30 years of executive management experience

  • Board of Directors, SpeakWell Rocks, LLC

  • Founder KKER Investments, LLC

  • Chief Revenue Officer

  • Corporate Strategy, M&A

Education

  • B.B.A – St. Bonaventure University

  • Wharton School – Executive Education

Industry Experience

  • Aviation

  • Business Services

  • Communications

  • Financial Services

  • Healthcare / Life Sciences

  • Industrials & Manufacturing

  • Media

  • Retail

  • Restaurant / Hospitality

  • Technology

  • Security / Managed Services

Professional Background

Rob Peterson is a Managing Director at Wyse Advisors LLC, in New York. Rob has over 25 years of diverse business experience from public accounting through global corporate strategy, sales and partnership development. There are few industries which Rob has not touched with experience including Government Contracting, Healthcare, Banking, and Manufacturing. Rob has maintained leadership roles in both small start ups and large corporate environments.  Historically a technology focus in telecom Rob has created value in Managed Network Service, Mobility and Security based companies.  From his early career, Rob has created calm in very chaotic environments with a focus toward efficiencies and growth including being named as a “100 Heroes” while MCI was going through one of the largest bankruptcies in history.  His two year assignment in Tokyo as Regional VP of Asia for Verizon included one of his most challenging, yet rewarding, global experiences by managing his team through the Great Tsunami and aftermath in 2011. Through it all, he maintained a steady hand and focus enabling growth of the company by 100% in two years. 

Rob has led large global organizations in companies such as Verizon, MCI and British Telecom.  Recently bringing that experience into smaller companies such as TenFour / Alliant where he was brought in to both stabilize the revenue and lead through a bankruptcy event and asset sale. At Acuative where he successfully led the way through the integration of the TenFour / Alliant assets for 12 months. 

 

Rob brings his diverse background to provide a true business leader’s perspective with a focus on operational efficiencies, value creation, customer experience and employee culture.  

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Josh Gatlin

Director

Professional Competencies & Select Experience

  • 10+ years in restructuring, investment banking, and operations

  • 10+ restructuring assignments in past three years

  • President for high growth Pilates franchise

  • 12+ M&A transactions and capital raises executed

Industry Experience

  • Consumer

  • Software

  • Data

  • Healthcare

  • Fitness

  • Restaurants

Education

  • B.B.A - University of Texas at Austin

  • Series 7, 63, and 82 licenses

Professional Background

Josh Gatlin is a Director at Wyse Advisors, with over eight years of restructuring, investment banking and operational experience. At Wyse Advisors, Josh helps run the execution of restructuring, M&A advisory, capital raising, and liquidation assignments.

Prior to Wyse Advisors, Josh was a Senior Associate at Asgard Partners, where he focused primarily on restructurings and debt / equity capital raises. During his time there he worked on multiple debtor side restructuring engagements, including  being the primary resource for Avadim Health’s pre-bankruptcy reorganization. Josh also worked in operations for two years while serving as President for a fast-growing Pilates franchise, where he helped build out the corporate marketing, financial controls, and franchise sales efforts.

Josh started his career at Vaquero Capital, where he focused primarily on M&A and capital raising assignments within the software and internet spaces. During his time there, he executed 5+ growth equity transactions from inception to financial close.

Josh holds a B.B.A in Economics from the University of Texas at Austin and also holds Series 7, Series 63, and Series 82 licenses.

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Cole Celenza

Manager

Professional Competencies & Select Experience

  • 2+ years in corporate valuation advisory

  • Transaction Advisory

  • Financial and Tax Reporting

  • Portfolio Valuation

Education

  • B.S. – Stockton University

Industry Experience

  • Industrials

  • Oil & Gas

  • Consumer

  • TV / Radio

  • Trade Finance

  • Blockchain

  • Restaurants

  • Healthcare

Professional Background

Cole Celenza is a Manager at Wyse Advisors, with over two years working as a corporate valuation advisor. At Wyse Advisors, Cole assists in the execution of restructuring, M&A advisory, and asset sale engagements. 

At Wyse Advisors, Cole supported the sale of a Texas based sushi restaurant group and a prominent national Italian-style restaurant chain. He also played an integral role in the operational and financial of a consortium of senior living facilities operated by a 501(c)(3) organization. 

Prior to Wyse Advisors, Cole focused primarily on the valuation of privately held debt, equity, and business enterprises for financial reporting and tax purposes across a variety of industries. Cole performed solvency and fairness opinions in support of mergers, acquisitions, and dividend recapitalizations of multi-billion-dollar enterprises. He also conducted mark-to-market valuations of middle-market private equity firms' investments in companies ranging from the pre-IPO to late-stage growth phase. 

Cole holds a B.S in Business Studies from Stockton University.

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Professional Competencies & Select Experience

  • 2+ years in Private Equity Advisory / M&A

  • 1+ years in Management Consulting 

  • Transaction Advisory 

  • Market Research

  • Portfolio Reporting & Analysis

Industry Experience

  • Healthcare

  • Logistics

  • Software

Brennan Clements

Senior Associate

Education

  • B.S  - Texas A&M University

Professional Background

Brennan Clements is a Senior Associate at Wyse Advisors, with over two years working in private equity advisory. At Wyse Advisors, Brennan helps support the execution of advisory and asset sale projects.​

At SCALE Healthcare, Brennan focused primarily on financial consulting & strategic deal advisory for various healthcare assets seeking to augment operational performance & organically expand. Brennan performed financial modeling in support of mergers, acquisitions, & restructuring of multi-million-dollar enterprises. He also led debt capital raises & valuations of middle market assets for various investment groups ranging from private equity firms to family offices. At Orox Capital Management LLC, Brennan conducted financial analysis & reporting for distressed portfolio companies across numerous industries.

Brennan holds a B.S. in Biomedical Sciences from Texas A&M University.

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Mike Franciosa

Associate

Professional Competencies & Select Experience

  • 6+ years in banking, corporate development and operations

  • 3+ M&A transactions executed in past two years

  • Corporate Strategy & Development roles for high growth Healthcare and Private Equity backed companies 

  • Lead in-house US policy analyst for global daycare operator

Industry Experience

  • Healthcare

  • Daycare/Early Childhood Education

  • Banking

Education

  • B.S. Economics – Niagara University

  • M.S. Economics – DePaul University

Professional Background

Mike is an Associate at Wyse Advisors.  He assists in the execution of the firm’s restructuring, M&A advisory, and asset sales. Additional responsibilities include conducting in-house research to support the firm’s deals and engagements.

Prior to joining Wyse Advisors, Mike was a Corporate Development Analyst at Brightpath Early Learning, where he focused on U.S. based acquisitions and policy analysis for federal and state legislation regarding early childhood education.  Mike began his career in banking, aiding stress tests and capital allocation functions along with developing derivative strategies for portfolio hedging.


Mike earned a Bachelor of Economics from Niagara University and completed graduate work in economics at DePaul University.  He is an active member of Upstate Capital Association of New York and Upstate New York’s Turnaround Management Association chapter.

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Jainee Shah

Senior Analyst

Professional Competencies & Select Experience

  • 1 year in Private Equity

  • 1 year in Equity Research

Education

  • Masters in Quantitative Finance – Northeastern University

  • Bachelors in Management Studies (Finance) – University of Mumbai

Industry Experience

  • Software

  • Technology

  • Real Estate

  • Healthcare

  • Consumer Discretionary

Professional Background

Jainee Shah is a Senior Analyst at Wyse Advisors, with experience in Private Equity and Equity Research. At Wyse Advisors, Jainee assists in the execution of restructuring, capital raising, and M&A advisory. 


Prior to Wyse Advisors, Jainee worked at Atento Capital, a private equity buy-side firm where she focused primarily on origination, screening and financial analysis of lower middle market opportunities. As an Equity Research Analyst at a fund with an AUM of $1.6M, she gained experience in conducting quantitative research and valuations across the public equity market.


Jainee holds a Masters in Quantitative Finance from Northeastern University and Bachelors in Business Management Studies (Finance) from the University of Mumbai.

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Professional Competencies & Select Experience

  • 3+ years in Consulting, Restructuring, & investment banking

  • 3+ Consulting & Restructuring engagements over the past year

  • 1 M&A transaction executed in past two years

Industry Experience

  • Software

  • Packaging

  • Printing

  • Digital Marketing

  • Industrial Machining

Education

Terrill Thorne

Senior Analyst

  • B.S. Management/Entrepreneurship – Virginia Commonwealth University

  • Venture Creation - Virginia Commonwealth University Da Vinci Center

Professional Background

Terrill Thorne is a Senior Analyst at Wyse Advisors, with over two years of investment banking experience. At Wyse Advisors, Terrill assists clients with financial modeling, managing cash flows, and analyzing operational efficiencies to reduce risk and improve performance.


Prior to Wyse Advisors, Terrill worked at Glover Park Capital, where he focused primarily on sourcing, strategy, and M&A advisory for buy-side and sell-side engagements. During his time there, he focused on engagements in various industries including digital marketing, industrial machining, packaging, printing, and software. 


Terrill holds a B.S in Business Management/Entrepreneurship from Virginia Commonwealth University.

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