Robert WeinbergPresident/CEO

President
10279 Boca Woods Lane
Boca Raton, Florida 33428
Phone: (561) 482-1250
email: Bob@FirstBoca.net

 

Advisory and Intermediary Services

Mid-Market Business M&A, Corporate and Project Finance, Commercial Real Estate Sales and Acquisitions.

 

Business Consultant

Advisory for non-ordinary course of business engagements.

Awards:

  • Mid-Market M&A Specialist of the Year (USA): Corp. Live Wire 2017
  • Best Mid-Market M&A Firm (USA); Corp America, Legal Elite” 2016
  • Most Outstanding in Investment Banking (Global): Excellence Awards, AI Global Media 2016

Plus, numerous additional awards (See Award Publication Detail Below). Recently interviewed on nationally syndicated “Big Pitch Radio” with Kevin Harrington, one of the original Sharks on Shark Tank and introduced three business acquisition fund principals to prove that the money is available for mid-market business owners seeking sale or recapitalization.

 

Current Business

Chairman and President of First Boca Associates, Inc., a boutique advisory firm specializing in confidential Investment banking transactions for mid-market business clients and investment resources ranging from privately held to NYSE. FBA serves as a business advisor specializing in initiating mid-market M&A transactions and also advising growth companies with market leading or disruptive technologies. Additional advisory engagements allow clients to leverage FBA’s extensive business experience and relationships, include major commercial real estate and project finance. First Boca Associates, Inc. has been established for over 20 years as a national award winning advisory firm with a flawless regulatory record.

 

Business Experience Prior to or Separate from Founding FBA:

  • Manufacturing: electric valves, medical devices, radiant heat, electronics
  • Distribution: lighting, electrical equipment, HVAC, automation electronics
  • Retail: Apple computer store with training and repair facilities;
  • Service: co-owner of largest private satellite cable company in New England
  • Real Estate Owned or Developed: office buildings, distribution facilities, shopping centers, land, retail, residential development,
    • Board of Governors of the University of Hartford Construction Institute.
    • Founding investor in the Florida Real Estate Journal.
    • Chairman of Manchester CT Downtown Development Board.
  • Energy Conservation: As a national leader and pioneer in the marketing and distribution of energy efficient lighting, Mr. Weinberg served on the national advisory board of North American Philips’s electronic ballast division and advised and executed state utility level programs.
  • Marketing: A founder and Vice Chairman of Crossfire Network, Inc. a marketing advisory firm, formed with Richard Haggart, former president of Rubbermaid Sales Division, and James A. Walgreen, Jr. former Walgreen executive, that provided clients with marketing access to prominent names in retail mass marketing. Owner, Chairman and CEO of national award winning electrical distribution company achieving First Place for Comprehensive Marketing Programs and Best Industry Catalog in the USA (more details below).
  • Medical: Owner of medical device manufacturer with patented electro-stimulator for a variety of therapeutic and pain relief applications

 

Prior to 1994

Chairman and owner of State Street Technologies, a management company (family office) for his business and real estate holdings, including a national award winning electrical distributor. As a marketing innovator Mr. Weinberg’s firm placed first nationally in major industry publications for “Comprehensive Marketing Programs” along with several first-place national awards for best catalog. As CEO of an industry leading innovator, Mr. Weinberg was honored as one of the 12 “Top Business Strategists and Planners” by vote of the major electrical equipment manufacturers. As the owner of one of America’s most advanced electrical distributors and the largest solely owned business in central Connecticut, KPMG Peat Marwick selected Mr. Weinberg for its “Close-up on Success” Entrepreneur’s Round Table. Mr. Weinberg served as chairman, director and board of governor’s member of numerous corporate, civic and charitable organizations.

As a Founder and Chairman of the Board of Precision Dynamics, Inc., a manufacturer of fluid control products, Mr. Weinberg initiated and negotiated a sale of the company to Brunswick (NYSE), after only six years of exceptionally profitable growth,

As an electrical engineer at Skinner Valve (now Honeywell): Designed solenoid valves and lead R&D on linear induction motors. Mr. Weinberg invented a totally new class of ultra-efficient, pulse-operated, bi-stable, latching, electromagnetic actuators with basic patents issued worldwide. A valve, incorporating this technology and requiring only a momentary electrical pulse to operate, was the subject of a color cover and multi page article in “Design News” magazine.

As the first electrical engineer a Gerber Scientific Instrument: Designed graphical data analysis and transport equipment for space launch graphical data analysis and Soviet nuclear detonation detection.

 

Education & Affiliations

Worcester Polytechnic Institute, BS in Electrical Engineering

WPI: BSEE; RE/ M&A brokerage license: Florida, Georgia, Colorado (Pending) and Texas Securities Commission M&A license.

 

Personal

Personal: Lives in Boca Raton, Florida with his wife Margie, has 2 married daughters and 4 grandchildren and enjoys tennis, running and helping his clients achieve their objectives.

Awards

First Boca Associates, Inc. Global, National & Regional M&A Advisory Award Winner: 2017, 2016 & 2015:

  • USA Mid-Market M&A Specialist of the Year: Corp. Live Wire 2017
  • Most Outstanding in Investment Banking (Global): Excellence Awards, AI Global Media 2016
  • Best Mid-Market M&A Firm (USA): Corp America Legal Elite” 2016
  • Most Outstanding M&A Specialist for Mid-Market Businesses (USA):   “Corporate Livewire” 2015                  
  • Corporate Adviser of the Year (USA):   “AI Global Media” 2015
  • Leading Adviser (USA):   “Acquisitions International, Global Advisory Publication”  2015                            
  • M&A Advisory Firm of the Year (USA):  “Business Worldwide Corporate Excellence Award”  2015  
  • MID-MARKET M&A ADVISORY FIRM OF THE YEAR, FIRST BOCA ASSOCIATES, INC.  ACQ Global Awards US (FL)  2016
  • NICHE M&A ADVISORY FIRM OF THE YEAR (REAL ESTATE), FIRST BOCA ASSOCIATES, INC.  ACQ Global Awards US (FL) 2016
  • NICHE M&A ADVISORY FIRM OF THE YEAR (Oil & Gas), FIRST BOCA ASSOCIATES, INC.  ACQ Global Awards US (FL) 2016
  • GAMECHANGER OF THE YEAR, ROBERT WEINBERG, FIRST BOCA ASSOCIATES, INC. ACQ Global Awards US (FL) 2016 

M&A Advisory Firm of the Year: M&A Insider Award (FL) 2017