Ronald G. Crane serves as Managing Director and head of sell-side Mergers & Acquisitions for the firm.
Mr. Crane brings more than 30 years of executive responsibility owning, managing and selling companies. Ron is passionate about helping business owners receive maximum value for their years of hard work and sacrifice in building their business. Prior to joining DCA, he served as Managing Director at Vercor and Wall Street Ventures, both M&A firms headquartered in Sacramento. Mr. Crane worked primarily with privately held companies throughout the western United States, with a particular emphasis on the Sacramento and Central Valleys.
Prior to Wall Street Ventures, Mr. Crane was President and CEO of Watson General, an environmental construction and remediation company. During his tenure, he guided the Company into the remote environmental monitoring business by means of highly sophisticated statistics analysis and the development of telemetry software. Watson General was sold to a subsidiary of Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR) in 2000.
Prior to Watson General, Mr. Crane was General Manager of ProData in Sacramento. ProData provided management and technical IT consulting to public and private sector clients in the western US and merged with a national IT services firm.
Prior to ProData, Mr. Crane was a partner in Sartoris, Inc., a software and service provider of financial management systems to public agencies throughout the United States and Canada. Mr. Crane was responsible for the firm’s activities in the Midwestern and Eastern US and Canada. When acquired by Electronic Data Systems (EDS), the company had the largest and most prestigious installed user base of any software firm in the nation.
As an entrepreneur or corporate executive, Mr. Crane successfully completed eleven M&A transactions, and has since helped dozens of successful business owners realize similar success and liquidity. The experience gained as a buyer or seller in these transactions gives him an owner’s unique perspective and insight: not only relative to the M&A process, but also to the emotional aspects inherent in this type of transaction.
Mr. Crane has been enthusiastically involved in many charities and volunteer organizations, including Make-A-Wish, Big Brothers, Big Sisters, Habitat for Humanity and Shoulder to Shoulder.
Ronald G. Crane
Managing Director and Head of Sell-Side Mergers & Acquisitions