John Illes

John Illes joins the Las Vegas office of Merit Harbor Capital after running his own firm, BergSpyder LLC, which provided management consulting and mergers and acquisition services to lower middle market companies.

Mr. Illes helped his client companies identify key value creators that enhanced their market positions. He has led a range of sell-side M&A engagements with companies in Business Services to Manufacturing that employed a variety of transaction structures. Mr. Illes specializes in Consumer Goods, Retail, Restaurant/Hospitality, Manufacturing and Energy sectors. Previously, Mr. Illes held senior executive positions in the United States and Europe with investor-owned companies of all sizes. He has been VP of Marketing & Operations, President, & COO. Mr. Illes offers clients a unique and pragmatic perspective to the M&A process that enables him to build a bridge between successful owner-operated businesses and institutional business investors.