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Are you contemplating a sale of your business? Deal Team Six® is a mergers and acquisitions podcast created specifically for family- and founder-held business owners that are contemplating a sale of their company. The podcast will include a variety of M&A topics, as well as interviews with business owners and industry professionals.

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5th May 2023, Friday

EP 013: I know You Want to – But… Think Twice About Taking Capital From a Strategic Partner When You’re a Small Business

Your hosts, Tammie Miller and Tim Oleszczuk, welcome you to another Deal Team Six podcast. Today, they address the difficulties an entrepreneur endures when it comes to funding and starting a business, and how incredibly attractive it can be when a large corporation or big competitor offers up capital. Let’s listen to the different possible scenarios!

10th February 2023, Friday

EP 012: Questions You Should Ask the PE Firm During Management Presentations

Tammie Miller and Tim Oleszczuk, your hosts, welcome you to another episode of the Deal Team Six podcast. In this episode, Tammie and Tim talk about management presentations, those situations when you are starting to bring back prospective buyers, and they are getting to the next layer of a sale process. During management presentations, the sellers get to know the potential buyers, which is a great time to ask questions.

29th July 2022, Friday

EP 011: What is an Advisory Board and How Best to Use One – A Discussion with Two Entrepreneurs

Tammie Miller, your host, welcomes you to another episode of the Deal Team Six podcast. In this episode, Tammie has conversations with two entrepreneurs/business owners about their experiences with Advisory Boards.

Today’s guests are Jarrod Lopiccolo, CEO and Co-Founder of Noble Studios, a creative digital performance marketing agency based in Reno, Nevada and Tom Nelson, President of Nelson Container Corporation, a privately held high-quality, full service, box manufacturer based in Germantown, Wisconsin.

15th October 2021, Friday

EP 010: Real Estate as Part of a Mergers and Acquisitions Transaction 

Tammie Miller and Joe Froehlich, your hosts, welcome you to another episode of the Deal Team Six podcast. In today’s episode, Tammie and Joe discuss ways to think about real estate in your M&A transaction.

14th May 2021, Friday

EP 009: Misfortunate Events: Management Presentations and Dinners with Tammie Miller and Tim Oleszczuk

Tammie Miller and Tim Oleszczuk, your hosts, welcome you to another episode of the Deal Team Six podcast. Today, they are diving deep into misfortunate events. Both Tammie and Tim have worked in M&A for more than two decades and they have experienced some strange behavior from their clients. Management presentations and dinners have proven to be very stressful moments. Listen to this episode to have a little fun and learn how to ease these crucial moments during a transaction.

9th April 2021, Friday

EP 008: Rep & Warranty Insurance in M&A with Scott Wolf and Julia Papastavridis

Tammie Miller, your host, welcomes you to another episode of the Deal Team Six podcast. In this episode, Tammie is accompanied by Scott Wolf and Julia Papastavridis both from Willis Towers Watson, to talk about Rep & Warranty Insurance in M&A transactions, and specifically what sellers should know.

12th March 2021, Friday

EP 007: Professionalizing and Selling a Family-Owned Business with Lynn Marsh

Tammie Miller, your host, welcomes you to another episode of the Deal Team Six podcast. In this episode, Tammie is accompanied by Lynn Marsh, who is now the President at Road Widener and was formerly COO of a family-owned business that was involved in a sale transaction.

Lynn shares her experience working with and contributing to the sale of a family-owned business being a non-family member; she dives deep into the pros and cons while sharing her lived experiences professionalizing and leading this company to success.

11th February 2021, Thursday

EP 006: All You Need to Know About Scaffolding Software with Brian Webb and Ali Hajighafouri

Tammie Miller and Tim Oleszczuk, your hosts, welcome you to another episode of the Deal Team Six podcast. In this episode, they are accompanied by Brian Webb, founder and CEO of  Avontus Software, and Ali Hajighafouri, Sales Director for Avontus, to talk about scaffolding, software, data, and technology.

Before Avontus, there was a lack of user-friendly software for scaffolding and formwork companies. Avontus saw an opportunity to vastly improve the way this market operates. Avontus now has offices in three continents to support over 4,000 end-users that rely on their software every day. Avontus’ software also manages scaffolding in about 80 percent of the refining capacity in the U.S., and the majority of the top 10 industrial scaffolding companies are using their software. As Avontus has grown and changed, they have always stayed true to their core belief in helping customers find the best solutions for their individual needs.

8th January 2021, Friday

EP 005: Selling to Private Equity with Jim O'Rourke

In this episode of the podcast, Tammie Miller and Tim Oleszczuk, your hosts, are joined by Jim O’Rourke who is the former president and CEO of A&A Manufacturing. Jim sold to private equity and is sharing in this episode the details about this process, the pros and cons, and how he rolled equity as part of that transaction.

11th December 2020, Friday

EP 004: Embracing the Entrepreneurial Spirit with Dustin Reynolds

In this episode of the podcast, Tammie Miller, your host, is joined in-studio by Dustin Reynolds, Vice President of business development at Badgerland Disposal. Dustin is an accomplished entrepreneur and leader who focuses on developing talent, innovation, and creativity while streamlining operating efficiencies to decrease costs and promote organizational growth. He is energetic with a winning mentality that leads to results, success, and developing diverse teams to achieve exceptional results.

13th November 2020, Friday

​EP 003: Transitioning Family Businesses to the Next Generation

In this episode of the podcast, Tammie Miller, your host, discusses transitioning family businesses to the next generation with guest, Paul Griepentrog. Paul is an Attorney, CPA, and Shareholder at Godfrey & Kahn in Milwaukee, WI. Paul has significant experience working with closely-held and family-owned businesses, with a particular focus on intergenerational business transfers.

9th October 2020, Friday

EP 002: The Evolution of the Scaffolding Industry 

In this episode, Tim Oleszczuk, your host, interviews Marc Wilson, the former CEO of Safway Services. Under Marc’s leadership, Safway grew from a company with revenues of $50 million with 40 branches to one with revenues over $950 million and 90 branches. In this episode of the podcast, Marc shares his vast experience in the scaffolding business, as well as how the industry has evolved over the past 30 years. Marc explains the differences between commercial and industrial scaffolding and discusses the necessary components for a successful scaffolding business considering integration as a fundamental aspect.

7th September 2020, Monday

EP 001: Biden's Tax Proposal: How Capital Gains Tax Can Influence Your Business Sale

In this episode, Tammie Miller discusses with Partners, Joe Froehlich and Tim Olesczcuk, the valuation impacts companies are seeing from COVID-19 and weighs those against the potential increases in Joe Biden's tax proposal.


Tammie Miller and Tim Oleszczuk started the Deal Team Six® Podcast because they saw that there was lack of representation for middle market businesses in the investment banking world. This podcast will include stories from previous transactions, M&A market information, and candid discussions around topics that are important to business owners contemplating a sale. Most of the topics are inspired by former clients and past transactions.