About Our Team

Our Team

We are a close knit team of successful entrepreneurs with multiple exits under our belts.
We understand the ups and downs of building a business and we know the sacrifices that you and your families have made to get to where you are today. If you are considering selling your business, we would consider it a true honor to help build the best possible M&A team for your business and stay by your side to help you maximize your exit.

For Founders, By Founders

Our team has over 60 years of combined experience starting, building and selling businesses.
We all are here to help our fellow business owners create the exit they deserve.

Todd Sullivan.

Todd Sullivan

CEO, Managing Partner

Todd graduated from Yale University where he was a 2-time MVP of Yale’s ice hockey team. After a year as a minor league hockey player in the San Jose Sharks and Toronto Maple Leafs organizations, Todd returned to school for his MBA at the University of Michigan where he graduated as Entrepreneur of the Year.

Todd went on to build and sell four companies over the next 25 years with offices in Boston, San Francisco, Chicago, New York and Detroit. After the sale of his last business in 2015, Todd has dedicated his time to educating his fellow founders about the M&A process and helping many of them maximize the sale of their businesses.

Today, Todd lives in Michigan with his wife and three children and enjoys tennis, golf and hockey whenever he gets a chance to play.

“I’ve been fortunate enough to have thoroughly enjoyed my entrepreneurial journey. I’ve learned what it takes to not only get the most money for your business but also how to identify the right buyer who will grow your company and allow your employees to thrive under new ownership. My team and I built Exitwise to share our insights and experience with our fellow founders and to help each of you create the exits you, your families and your employees deserve.”

Brian Dukes.

Brian Dukes

Managing Partner

Brian graduated from Michigan Technological University with a BS in Mechanical Engineering and as Captain of the Men's Basketball Team. After a four-year stint at Deloitte Consulting, Brian returned to school to get his MBA at the University of Michigan.

Brian went on to join his first startup, a Ford Motor Company Joint Venture, and cofound a technology and digital marketing services agency. Through those experiences, Brian embraced the opportunity to provide M&A education and support to his fellow business owners as they navigated their own entrepreneurial journeys.

Brian lives in Michigan with his wife, three kids and two dogs, and enjoys traveling with his family and playing golf.

"In previous M&A roles, I've managed both buy-side and sell-side transactions. My learnings can be boiled down to one point of view - to maximize the sale of your business, your number one priority should be to surround yourself with the most highly qualified, industry-specific, M&A advisors, attorneys, and investment bankers as possible."

Dominic Massad.

Dominic Massad


Dominic Massad is a Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer at Exitwise. Dominic is responsible for overall Technology Direction & Strategy, Software Engineering, and Product Development. Prior to Exitwise, he served as Director of Software Engineering at Novation Analytics, where his work lead to an acquisition by S&P Global (IHS Markit).

Dominic has more than two decades of experience building high-performing teams, solutions, and products for leading organizations and clients. He specializes in web/software architecture, complex logic, predictive technologies, M&A technical audits and due diligence. Dominic holds a BS in Computer Science from Central Michigan University.

Dominic resides in Michigan with his wife and 3 children. In addition to launching companies and products, he is passionate about continuing to develop Exitwise's world-class tech and helping other founders. Dominic enjoys spending time with his family, working out, and playing soccer.

Matt Damman.

Matt Damman

Managing Partner

Matt is a Managing Partner at Exitwise, bringing over 25 years of management and C-level experience as a founder and operator, while also completing several M&A transactions for both his own companies and as an advisor.

Matt started his career in the tech industry before spending several years with a hedge fund, a boutique investment bank and then J.P.Morgan’s Private Bank. Matt’s family history of entrepreneurship is in his blood, and he left the banking industry in 2012 to dive headfirst into the world of founding, fundraising, creating, buying and exiting several businesses along the way. Matt’s experience advising on transactions led to completing over $110M in private equity-sponsored transactions in health care, manufacturing, and marketing technology/e-commerce over the past several years.

Matt graduated from the University of Michigan and holds an MBA in Finance & Supply Chain from Michigan State University.  In 2015, Matt and his wife created Walkie Chalk, winning multiple "Toy of the Year" awards, taping on Shark Tank, and receiving a deal from Kevin O’Leary. He currently lives in Michigan with his wife, three kids and their dog, Louie. He enjoys college football, golf, and coaching youth sports.

Aditya Vageesh.

Aditya Vageesh

Vice President

Aditya holds bachelor's degrees in Neuroscience and Cognitive Science from the University of Michigan and is pursuing an MBA in finance and strategy from the University of Chicago Booth.

Aditya started his career by working on expanding a UK based consulting company into the US. This experience helped cultivate his entrepreneurial spirit and inspired him to join the founding team at Exitwise. Today, Aditya helps develop the technology platform and business strategy, while working as an advisor on several middle market M&A transactions.

KK Henneghan.

KK Henneghan

Creative Director

KK received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design from Michigan State University. After graduation, she worked in marketing for several high-profile companies providing graphical design expertise to growing businesses in Detroit.

After the experiencing the acquisition of her last employer, KK launched her own graphic and web design studio. Today, KK has joined the Exitwise team to drive the creative direction of all marketing efforts and support the mission of helping fellow founders create the exits they deserve.

KK lives in Detroit, MI with her husband.