Take a closer look into the lion's den and meet the individuals that make up Team BAMA.

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Matthew Bradbury

Managing Director — The Rainmaker

As Founder and Managing Director of BAMA, Matt brings over 35 years experience supporting buy-side and sell-side engagements. When he’s not traveling the globe meeting clients or overseeing transaction activities, he’s in the Charlotte office driving business development and supporting client engagements. Matt brings strong experience in a variety of industries including for-profit education, health and fitness, industrial service, motor product, environmental service and various distribution and manufacturing companies.

Prior to founding BAMA, Matt spent 17 years in the fitness industry. Fifteen of those with The Fitness Company where he supported in-house acquisitions and held a variety of leadership roles. When he’s not closing transactions, or meeting strangers (new friends) at various conferences, Matt can be found on the tennis and pickleball courts, hanging on the dock with his nine grandkids, or tickling the ivories to Elton John or Billy Joel. He resides in upstate SC with his college sweetheart and wife of more than 40 years. And he’s a proud “drinker of the Kool-Aid” at Elevation Church.

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Ginger Dean

Project Manager/Partner — The Juggler

Ginger joined BAMA in 2007 to support marketing initiatives and transaction diligence. She coordinates deal tracking for engagements and is the liaison between BAMA’s clients, their advisors and all other parties. She also creates the Company’s marketing materials and organizes many of BAMA’s outside activities including tradeshows, speaking engagements, webinars and closing celebrations.

Ginger received a B.S. in Business Administration (Marketing) from University of North Carolina at Wilmington. She makes a home in Charlotte with her hilarious husband and two crazy sons, Landon and Brooks. She spends her weekends on the sidelines of whatever sport(s) her kids are currently playing and whenever possible, she travels and explores new destinations with her family. She’s the master strategist and scheduler of everything BAMA and is the only team member that gets to call the boss, Dad.

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Bobby Lewis

Partner — The Buy-Side Guru

Bobby splits his time supporting BAMA’s buy-side and sell-side divisions. He manages client engagements, uncovers acquisition targets and supports business development. Bobby oversees BAMA’s buy-side practice, which usually means he’s coordinating search activities for multiple clients and among 2-4 analysts or interns.

Bobby graduated with his B.S. in Business Administration from North Carolina State University and then earned his MBA from University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He joined BAMA in 2008, while still in grad school. He relieves work-related stress by kickboxing, banging on the drums and hiking through the North Carolina mountains with his wife and their three young children.

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Richard Sansom, Jr.

Associate Intermediary

With over 40 years of business experience, Richard uses this knowledge to help business owners recognize the value of their business through a timely transaction. His focus is on new engagement activities and targeting qualified buyers for BAMA’s active sell-side engagements.

After graduating from the University of Tennessee with a B.S. in Business Administration, Richard went on to earn his MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to his role with BAMA, he was the President and Owner of Blanton & Moore Company and was the Division President, and Director of the public company, Kewaunee Scientific Corporation. Richard and his wife have two grown children, Heather and Richie, and love spending time with their grandchildren. If you are in need of someone to split a pile of wood, Richard is your man. He uses that activity to keep his mind, body and ax sharp.

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Andrew Yeghnazar

M&A Lead Advisor

Andrew brings diverse experiences operating and managing niche manufacturing businesses, both domestically and overseas. This proficiency in business operations means clients get more than an investment banker leading their transaction, they get someone who sees what others fail to see, be it international expansion, strategic acquisition benefits or why your business is the ideal target to a strategic buyer. This knowledge and experience allows him to consult business owners pursuing a grow-through-acquisition strategy or contemplating the sale of their business. Andrew’s deepest experiences include fluid control distribution and manufacturing, niche manufacturing and specialty industrial products manufacturing.

Andrew is a graduate of the Harvard Business School’s Executive Education Owner/Management Program; he also holds a B.A.equivalent in business and finance from Farnborough College (Surrey University - UK). An internationalist, Andrew’s language skills include English, Arabic, Persian, Armenian, French, and Italian. While M&A is a passion, Andrew’s favorite pastime is spending time with his wife and their three boys.

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Seth Conlon

Vice President

Seth joined Team BAMA in 2020, where he supports buy-side and sell-side initiatives. His daily responsibilities include driving sell-side engagements, communicating activities with buyer and seller clients, uncovering qualified business targets for buy-side searches, conducting market research. Before joining full-time, he learned the ropes as a summer intern at BAMA.

Seth is a graduate of the University of South Carolina, earning a B.S in Business Administration – Marketing. During his free time, Seth enjoys staying active outdoors and spending time on the lake. He can be found hiking, playing pick-up basketball, working out at the gym, or wakeboarding on the lake. He is an avid sports fan of professional NC teams, including the Panthers, Hurricanes, and Hornets.

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Emilio Ercolano


Emilio provides research, modeling and transaction support for both buy-side and sell-side engagements. He is regularly active on several buy-side engagements, uncovering not-on-the-market opportunities meeting our clients specific search criteria.

Emilio was born in Italy and is bilingual. He and his wife enjoy spending their time in the lakes of South Carolina.

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Nathan O'Connor


In 2022, Nathan joined BAMA as an associate who is responsible for supporting buy-side and sell-side engagements. He regularly juggles multiple buy-side engagements, working hard to find targets meeting our clients unique metrics. He is also responsible for industry and market research for seller clients. Nathan started as an intern before coming on-board full-time.

On the weekends, Nathan enjoys exploring Charlotte and spending time with family and friends. He is also an experience beekeeper.