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Group125 LLC launches consulting, interim management and back office support practice


Suzie Boland
RFB Communications Group

Group125 LLC launches consulting, interim management and back office support practice
Firm will serve high growth, middle market and early stage companies

Tampa, Fla. – (Jan. 18, 2012) – Group125, a professional services firm, has launched to help business owners become more successful with improved bottom-line results and greater shareholder value. 

Group125 was created by Co-founders and Managing Partners Mike Eitler and Marshall Morris, who recently combined their respective firms, Blue Lion Consulting, Inc. and Cynmar Advisors, LLC, to form Group125.  Both began their careers as CPAs in Big Four public accounting firms and then spent a substantial amount of time serving in financial and operational leadership positions in private industry, and most recently, as partners in a national consulting practice before launching their own firms.

“Thinking like investors and acting like management are factors that differentiate Group125 in the marketplace,” says Managing Partner and Co-founder Mike Eitler. “This simple statement indicates to family offices, institutional investors and their advisors our firm’s unique capability to provide practical solutions to complex problems and to mobilize quickly to execute value-added solutions.” 

Based in Tampa, Group125 delivers these services on a national level to high growth, middle market and early-stage companies through its consulting and interim management practices, as well as its back office support practice.  Clients represent a wide range of industries including civil and utility contracting, international energy infrastructure, therapeutic equipment manufacturing and distribution, and national fashion and entertainment marketing. 

In addition, though, the firm has a unique aspect – that of its acquisition practice.  Group125 actively seeks to invest in growth and distressed companies through a variety of equity and debt structures. “Both Mike and I have launched and run entrepreneurial ventures in the past and gained insights into what differentiates a good idea from a successful company,” says Morris.  “We believe our ability to provide growth consultation as well as investment opportunities presents a clear advantage for current and prospective clients.” 

Professionals in Group125 possess extensive senior level financial and operational experience in both public and private companies, including family and private equity-owned startups and high-growth organizations.  The firm offers its services through several different practice areas, including transactional readiness and support, post-merger integration, profit and process improvement, strategic planning and transitional support, interim management and outsourced services. Partners and associates have been on the front line of strategic initiatives in financial and operational performance in startup and high-growth environments, including acquisitive growth strategies. 

“We’ve helped companies achieve success and avoid disaster from both sides of the desk, as senior operational and financial executives and as advisors, which provides us with a unique and valuable perspective,” says Eitler.  Morris adds, “We are highly experienced at parachuting into a client’s organization to either stabilize a volatile situation or to capture high-value opportunities, which create momentum for the organization and lasting shareholder value.”

As for the name, Eitler explains that Group125 is a single vision shared by its two founding partners and based on five pillars of success:  integrity, discipline, excellence, achievement and leadership.  The company’s mailing address is 4532 W. Kennedy Blvd., Suite 114, Tampa, Fla. 33609; telephone 813-321-7360. 

About Group125

Group125 ( helps high growth middle market and early stage companies improve bottom line results and create shareholder value through consulting, interim management and back office support services.  Founded by entrepreneurial CPAs with considerable experience in financial and operational leadership positions and successful consulting practices, Group125 delivers robust solutions to clients at multiple levels within a single functional area or across a wide area of functional areas.

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