Founder & Principal Managing Director
Principal Associate Broker
Grand Rapids- Lakeshore- Main Office
State of Michigan Real Estate Principal Associate Broker License #6502431279
Rob is the founding Partner, and Principal Managing Director of Equity Group of Michigan, LLC., he holds bachelors in business management-Accounting from Grand Valley State University. He also has attended several post-graduate and continuing education workshops concerning Business Law, Financial Transactions, and Accounting...
Rob has been involved in a variety of business ventures, as well as served as an expert in various business-related transactions. These include litigation support, raising capital, to helping a company with the wind-up and dissolution of the business. In addition, Rob brings several years of hands-on experience with sales, management, marketing, advertising, and financial management. During these business opportunities, Rob has developed an intrinsic ability to utilize skills and resources and build upon them to create a positive, productive work environment.
In 2008 Rob began working with Doug in various business ventures. He is also experienced in manufacturing, wholesale, distribution, construction, service, health and education, retail and has worked successfully with companies in many other industries. His peers now recognize Rob as a leader in the merger and acquisition industry. In 2019, Rob facilitated over 26 closed transactions.
Rob is married to his wife Lisa, and together they have two sons, Jacob and Tyler. Rob and Lisa attend Ada Bible Church, and their children attend Byron Center Public Schools. Lisa is a special education teacher. Rob enjoys spending time with his family, reading, traveling, and sports.
Co-Principal Managing Director
Grand Rapids- Lakeshore-Main Office
Tom has over 25 years of senior-level experience at the GM/President/Group VP level responsible for multiple mid-sized ($15-$90 million) standalone businesses within multinational conglomerates, including Dover, Siemens, Pall Corporation, and Oak Industries. He has extensive leadership experience in all functional areas, including operations, finance, strategy, sales & distribution, product development, and acquisitions.
Most recently, Tom was an investor himself, purchasing an ownership stake in a small manufacturing company before selling the position and joining the Equity Group of Michigan. He enjoys working with small businesses and providing new ideas and energy to improve performance and grow without damaging the entrepreneurial spirit and values that made the company successful. Tom holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan and an MBA from Northwestern.
Tom is active in the community, serving as Vice Chairman of the Board for Muskegon Area First, the economic development corporation for Muskegon County, and is also on the Board of Directors for the annual Michigan Irish Music Festival. This non-profit organization has raised over $200,000 for local food pantries while also promoting local tourism and volunteerism in Muskegon.
Tom and wife Lorene have been married for 28 years and together have two daughters, Taylor and Brooke. Lorene is a Registered Nurse and currently studying to become a Nurse Practitioner. Tom enjoys sports, travel, and fitness and recently ventured to home wine making.
Northern Michigan Market Director-Cadillac
In 2020, Ken joined the Equity team serving Northern Michigan. In March of 2020, Ken sold his company Saber Tool Company in Cadillac, MI. Saber Tool Company is a custom machining facility located in Cadillac, MI., Ken was the President/CEO of Saber Tool company from 1996 to March 2020.
Prior to Ken’s purchase of Saber Tool Company, Ken worked for Inland Lakes Machine, Spartan Engineered Products, and Micro Switch Division of Honeywell.
Aside from his busy schedule, Ken is a member of the Workforce Development Board in Northern Michigan, serves St. Agnes Parish Counsel and Finance Committees, as well he is the President of the Wexford Missaukee Intermediate School Board, and is a former Marion School Board Member.
Ken is a graduate of Lake Superior University.
Ken and his wife Jodie, reside in the Dighton area of Wexford County Michigan near Cadillac. Ken and Jodie have two sons, Chad, and Eddie. Ken and Jodie, enjoy traveling, spending time on the lake, and spending time with family in their spare time.
Principal Associated Broker- Equity Ltd.
Consultant-Equity Group of Michigan, LLC., Grand Rapids- Main
State of Michigan Real Estate License # 6502128753
Doug Fournier is the founding partner and President of Equity Ltd. and has been buying, selling, and managing businesses in West Michigan since 1970. His experience includes successfully closing many business transactions.
Doug obtained his BA and MA from Western Michigan University. He taught school in Portage and at Grand Rapids Community College for a few years. Then for 20 years, he built his own business by buying and selling ten individual companies in West Michigan.
In 1990 he began his career as a Business Intermediary, and he has owned his own Mergers & Acquisition firm since 1995. He is experienced in manufacturing, wholesale, distribution, construction, service, health and education, retail and has worked successfully with companies in many other industries.
Doug is married with four sons. Two are practicing attorneys living in Chicago, and two are living at home with Doug and his wife, Pamela.
Doug is celebrating his 50th year of business transactions! Congratulations Doug for this great milestone!
Lansing/Jackson Market Director
State of Michigan Real Estate License # 6501397740
Martin is a Detroit native and was raised in Brooklyn, MI. area. In the early 1980s, Martin began his real estate and investment career. He purchased several multi-unit residential homes in the Detroit Metro Area. While working in real estate, Martin attended the National Institute of Technology and graduated in 1985.
In 1986, just after graduation, Martin purchased his first company, Clarklake Marine Sales and Service, Inc., and the legacy he built continued, and in 2005 Martin formed Blue Sky Investment Properties, Inc. Blue Sky Investment Properties is his company that specializes in Real Estate & other investment opportunities. Martin’s extensive training in Real Estate investment strategies has allowed him to help many homeowners during the Foreclosure/short-sale period between 2004-2010.
In May of 2016, Martin sold Clarklake Sales and Service, Inc. Since the sale of his Marina, he has been active purchasing real estate investment properties and other investments.
Martin is married to his wonderful wife Debbie for over 29 years, and they have two young men, Martin II, and Nicholas. Debbie is an administrative accounting assistant at a large manufacturing company located in Jackson, MI. Martin and Debbie attend St. Rita’s Catholic Church of Clarklake, MI. They both live a very active and healthy lifestyle.
Martin enjoys many sports, including football, basketball, tennis, hunting, & fishing.
Martin is an avid Harley Davidson enthusiast. In fact, he has traveled through the entire United States and parts of Canada over a span of 42 years on Harley Davidsons!
He should have been a “Rock Star”!
M&A Firm-Mailing Address
PO Box 240
Byron Center, MI. 49315
Real Estate Brokerage-
5168 Pinnacle Dr. SW
Wyoming, MI. 49519-4995
National Business Valuations Services, Inc.
(Equity Valuation Experts)
17480 Dallas Parkway Ste 220
Dallas, TX 75287
Doug Fournier, Principal Associate Broker
260 Kingswood SE
Grand Rapids, MI. 49506
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