WPM What We Do-shutterstock_59784463Leadership Team
Our team at Whitmore, Prokes, Micallef & Associates shares more than 150 years of combined business merger and acquisition experience. Having been through the transfer process many times with businesses of all sizes and types, we know what it means to be in your shoes and we’re ready to put our expertise to work for you. And, as an International Business Brokers Association member organization, we have access to buyers and sellers throughout the world.

EXPERIENCE. EXPERTISE. TRUST.

G. DAVID WHITMORE, CBI

PRESIDENT

With more than 40 years of industry experience, David has successfully represented and negotiated the sale or acquisition of hundreds of companies in both stock and asset sales as a Certified Business Intermediary. Prior to co-founding WPM & Associates, he was a principal at Singer, Whitmore & Associates Business Brokers in Bingham Farms, Mich. In addition, he has personally owned and successfully operated five closely held companies. He is a member of the International Business Brokers Association, Midwest Business Brokers and Intermediaries, M&A Source, and is past president of the Michigan Business Brokers Association State Board and its Metro Chapter. In 2005 David was named “Broker of the Year” by the Michigan Business Brokers Association.

JAMES A. PROKES

PARTNER

Jim has more than 30 years of business management experience with companies ranging from $1 million to $340 million in annual revenues. As the owner of multiple companies, Jim truly understands the business transfer process on a personal level and brings unique entrepreneurial knowledge to his role as partner. Before acquiring and founding his own businesses, Jim held the position of CFO for a large conglomerate from 1996-2000 and there he was involved in over 8 medium and large acquisitions.

JEFFERY V. MICALLEF

PARTNER

Jeff’s 30 year career lends focused expertise in the areas of business development, business marketing and services experience. Prior to Jeff’s affiliation with WPM & Associates, Jeff acquired or co-founded three other Michigan based businesses, MiPro Consulting, Staff Connections and Bleu Cheese Properties, where he remains a key member of the businesses’ leadership teams. He also spent nine years with ADP and then nine years at PeopleSoft, where he served as Strategic Accounts Director, responsible for sustaining and expanding relationships with PeopleSoft’s most strategic accounts headquartered throughout the Midwest. Some of those accounts include Ford Motor Company, General Motors, DaimlerChrysler, Kelly Services, Amerisure, AAA Michigan, Border/Waldenbooks, , Dominos Pizza, and Lear Corporation. Jeff holds a BBA from the University of Michigan and is currently a Trustee on the Huron Valley Educational Foundation.

SANDY CARSON 

ASSOCIATE

Sandy leverages over 20 years of experience in the advertising and marketing field to benefit those individuals looking to sell their business. Sandy has 14 years of experience in the mergers and acquisitions arena and has had the unique distinction as a past President of the Metro Chapter of the Michigan Business Brokers Association (MBBA). Sandy is an alumna of Ball State University in Indiana and has lived in Michigan for the past 30 years.

MICHAEL J. ZWENG 

ASSOCIATE

Mike has 20 years of experience in the accounting field. He has worked both in public accounting and in private accounting. He has experienced mergers and acquisitions from the buyer’s and seller’s side while working as the Controller of multiple organizations. Michael attended Michigan State University on an Evans Scholarship and holds a B.A. and M.B.A. from MSU.