Our Focus

The Vann Group is a multi-generational, family owned firm that provides
strategic consulting and transactional advisory services to small/mid-size companies. We provide the advice, guidance and execution capabilities that owners need to create,
maximize and realize the unlocked value in their businesses.

Our Capabilities


We provide companies with assistance in capital & financing acquisition, strategic planning, succession/transition planning as well as general business advice and guidance. We also facilitate the implementation of and provide ongoing support to companies that install the
Entrepreneurial Operating System®.


We are engaged by both buyers and sellers to provide buy-side and sell-side representation. We also assist in the development of strategic alliances, joint ventures and strategic alliances.

To extend our capabilities and provide more value to our clients, we invest in or create strategic relationships with industry leading companies.

Working with the Vann Group has been a tremendous investment for me. You know your working with a quality firm when you begin referring them to your customers and colleagues. I’ve had people thank me again ten years after I made the referral.

Michael Hogan, President
Applied Dynamics Corporation


In the world of transactions, a successful client engagement results in a tombstone. A tombstone signifies a deal has been completed.

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Meet Our Team

Michael Vann

Michael has been pursuing business opportunities since his earliest days,
starting with paper routes, lemonade stands and speculating in baseball
cards. In 1995 he began his advisory career with the Science Applications
International Corporation (SAIC). He joined the family business in 1999
and launched the Vann Group, where he leads its strategic consulting and
transactional advisory services business.

During this time Michael has served as a retained strategic advisor to
the owners of several high impact companies. Michael is called on by
companies to provide assistance with developing business strategies/models
and executing on strategic opportunities such as mergers/acquisitions,
joint ventures and other initiatives. In addition to his business
activities, Michael is the 1st Vice Chairman of Alden Credit Union
and a member of the Business Growth Center’s Advisory Board.


Meet Our Team

Kevin B. Vann

With over 30 years of experience, ask anyone who knows him and they’ll tell you, “Kevin knows business.” Kevin has owned and operated several successful accounting, consulting and advisory service firms in the Western Massachusetts area. Additionally, he has partnered and joint ventured with individuals and investor groups that have acquired operating businesses and real estate ventures. His business advisory and consulting services are well known and his clients consider him to be a leader in the area of business innovation and creativity. He has been a team leader and key negotiator for acquisitions and mergers with concentrations in real estate, manufacturing, transportation, retail, service groups and food service businesses. Most importantly, Kevin has a gift for identifying business opportunities and for steering clients around risks and onto the path of rewards.

Finally, Kevin is as serious about the community as he is about business. He is
active in several area civic and non-profit organizations as both a fundraiser and
volunteer. The thrust of his non-profit activities have been related to benefiting
children and to cancer related programs.



Meet Our Team

Tara Brewster

Tara Brewster joined the Vann Group in 2014, bringing with her
20 years of retail experience. She has worked for small, independent
brick and mortar businesses and multi-million dollar wholesalers,
holding positions such as Manager, Promotions Director, Buyer and
Regional Sales Manager. Tara even owned her own successful high
end men’s apparel business, Jackson & Connor in Northampton MA,
which she and her partner sold in 2013 to an employee.

Tara is an expert in the retail sector: she is able to assess where a
business needs attention and areas that can bring an immediate
increase in sales and start the profit margin heading north. Her
experience with sales, management and ownership allows her to foster
a connection with both ownership and staff.

Since joining the Vann Group, Tara has already proven valuable
in the following areas:

* Increasing revenue
* Promotional campaigns
* Project management
* Employee and customer relationships





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