Seattle, Washington, December 1, 2010 — Seattle-based Synergetic Finance has added hospitality expert and consultant Andy Simmons to the firm’s team. Simmons will use his extensive experience in the restaurant industry to focus on transition and exit planning for business owners. He received his bachelor’s degree from Whitman College, his culinary arts degree from The Culinary Institute of America, and an MBA from the University of Washington.

Andy Simmons

“I can help business owners who want to get out of the business at some point but don’t necessarily know how to go about it,” Simmons explained. “When planning for a sale or retirement, it is better for the client to create a plan and control those decisions.”

Prior to joining Synergetic Finance, Simmons worked internationally as an award-winning executive chef and operations manager, overseeing restaurant openings and managing operations in five star restaurants under world-renowned chefs. In addition, he has provided business advisory services to local restaurateurs, helping them to create and maintain tightened internal controls, reduce costs, and align processes with business objectives.

Simmons specializes in implementing upscale concepts to customers while controlling costs. Joe Maas, president of Synergetic Finance, asked Simmons to join the firm’s team so that they could better serve hospitality clients in terms of business planning, strategizing, valuation and consulting, and more.

“With his background as both a chef and business consultant, Andy brings a lot of experience to the table while helping us to better serve our hospitality clients,” Maas said. “We are excited to welcome him to our team.”

Synergetic Finance is an integrated financial services firm — a financial ecosystem — specializing in Financial Management, Business Valuation and Consulting, and Mergers and Acquisitions, including commercial real estate investments. For more information about the company, please visit Synergetic Finance online at http://SynergeticFinance.com or http://SynergeticFinance.com/blog or contact Synergetic Finance president Joe Maas.

For more information, please contact:

Joseph Maas, CFA, AVA, CM&AA, CFP®, ChFC, CLU®, MSFS, CCIM, CWPP
Synergy Financial Management, LLC
701 Fifth Avenue, Suite 3520, Seattle, WA 98104
206-386-5455
Joe@SynergeticFinance.com