Advice from seasoned leaders

Cliff Webster

Clifford Webster is a successful IT entrepreneur, executive, and advisor to business owners in matters of value planning, growth planning, and exit planning.

After holding key engineering positions with leading IT companies, Cliff founded Webster Data Communication in 1998 as a one-man shop. Over the next 12 years, he grew that business into an award-winning, 100-person company with double-digit annualized growth. He successfully sold Webster Data Communication to STG, Inc. in 2010.

Now a Certified Merger & Acquisition Advisor, Cliff has turned his attention to helping fellow business owners understand and benefit from the full and complex range of exit planning options and activities. Cliff’s personal mission as an advisor is to protect the seller’s interests and increase the transaction value of the seller’s business. Having seen firsthand many of the pitfalls and hazards associated with the sell-side, he has dedicated his practice to changing the paradigm for the middle-market mergers and acquisitions by bringing structure, transparency and integrity to the process.


Webster Data Communication’s notable awards include:

  • Entrepreneur Magazine’s Hot 500
  • Washington Technology Magazine’s Fast 50
  • Virginia Chamber of Commerce Fantastic 50
  • Fairfax County Economic Development Authority’s Celebration of Northern Virginia Business Success.

Certifications and Registrations

  • Cliff Webster holds his FINRA Series 82 Registration.
  • Certified Merger & Acquisition Advisor, Pepperdine University, AM&AA

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Mr. Ronald Everett

Ron Everett has served as a merger & acquisition advisor and corporate valuation expert to over 3,000 companies since 1984. He has over 25 years of specialized expertise in valuing and pricing companies for purchase or sale, initial public offerings, private placements, and recapitalizations. He has extensive experience in the valuation of intangible assets, including: patents, developed technology, software, databases, trademarks, trade names, licenses, contracts, backlog, distribution rights, customer lists, leases, royalty agreements, franchises, debt instruments and non-compete agreements.

A former Vice President and Director of the Information Technology Practice for a publicly-held valuation firm, Ron was also New England Director of Business Valuation Services for Ernst & Young, Director of Corporate Development for a large information technology company, and CEO of a regional business valuation firm.

Ron is a Certified Business Appraiser and a 20-year member of the Institute of Business Appraisers and the American Society of Appraisers. He has been qualified to testify as a business valuation expert in several states.

His client list includes many venture capital and private equity firms, such as Advent, Summit, Matrix, Greylock, Sequoia and TA Associates. Recently, as Project Director on a five-year contract with the US Small Business Administration (SBA), he performed or directed the valuation of several hundred private equity and venture capital investment portfolios in the Small Business Investment Company Program (SBIC). The SBIC Program focuses primarily on the information technology and healthcare/life sciences industries, but also includes leisure /hospitality and business and consumer services.