Merger and Acquisition Advisors - Experts in Lower Middle Market

Trusted Advisors Guided by Integrity and Passion

Our professionals have decades of experience selling companies across diverse industries. We take a hands-on approach to understand every business, specific industry trends, the market landscape, and our client’s competitive advantages.

Scott L. Sharp

Managing Partner / Founder

Scott is the founder of S. Lawrence & Company and has nearly 40 years of experience as a business owner as well as serving as an advisor to family-owned and privately-held businesses since 2006. He is passionate about helping lower middle-market and middle-market business owners choose the right path of transition as they prepare to sell their businesses because he has been in their shoes. Scott is a Certified Merger and Acquisition Advisor (CM&AA). He also has professional training in Turnaround Management, Six Sigma, Operational Analysis, Financial Analysis, and Project Management (PMP).


In addition to his merger and acquisition expertise, Scott has served as an adjunct professor of business management, financial analysis, and marketing. He also participates in a number of industry associations including Alliance of Merger and Acquisition Advisors (AM&AA), Turnaround Management Association (TMA), Stevens Center for Family Business, Small Business Association of Michigan (SBAM), GLBR Conscious Capitalism Chapter and their CEO Roundtable.

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Mark Urbonas

Managing Director

Mark is a Managing Director on the S. Lawrence & Company mergers and acquisition team.  He has compiled a diverse professional background over nearly five decades, including experience in product engineering, manufacturing, material systems, shipping, warehousing, domestic and international logistics, procurement, customs, safety, and quality. Mark has experience in the automotive, airline catering, custom manufacturing, and consulting industries.

Kristin Sherman

Chief of Staff

Kristin has ten years of experience in program and logistics coordination, research consulting, and executive assistance. She has a diverse background in interpersonal and business communication, and she understands first-hand the importance of cultivating relationships when transitioning business ownership. 


Kristin graduated Summa Cum Laude from Saint Xavier University in Chicago with a degree in Clinical/Counseling Psychology and a minor in Pastoral Ministry.