Principal - McLean, VA
Dennis Roberts is the Founder and Chairman of The McLean Group, LLC, a middle market investment bank with offices in various US cities. Mr. Roberts has more than 35 years of financial advisory and investment banking experience involving a multitude of transactions across a wide variety of industries and markets.
Mr. Roberts is the author of the widely acclaimed and internationally selling "Mergers and Acquisitions, An Insider's Guide to the Purchase and Sale of Middle Market Business Interests," published by John Wiley & Sons in 2009 and "The Art of M&A for Banks," published by McGraw Hill, LaJoux and Roberts.
He teaches, lectures and writes on M&A, business valuation and corporate finance to national audiences and has been designated "Instructor of Great or Exceptional Distinction" on numerous occasions. He has been featured in numerous media articles published in the New York Times, The Washington Post and many others. He has testified as a financial expert in many cases over the years. Among these, he served as the lead expert in valuing the Nixon Watergate Tapes.
Dennis was the Founder, Chairman and CEO of a publicly-held national bank holding company from 1984 to 1992. He also founded a large Washington, DC area accounting firm. Before and after retiring as a practicing CPA in 1998, Mr. Roberts focused on mergers & acquisitions and financial advisory services. Mr. Roberts also served as Chairman of Greater Washington Society of CPA’s Ethics Committee for several years and was a member of the AICPA regional ethics committee
A graduate of Benjamin Franklin University (which subsequently merged with The George Washington University), Mr. Roberts is a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) (retired) and Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) by the AICPA (retired). He also is an enrolled Federal Tax Accountant and a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) registered representative and firm principal (Series 7, 24, 28, 79 and 63).