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Meet The Transition Advisors

1st Med Transitions mission is to provide our clients with the ability to make an informed financial decision regarding the purchase of sale of their specialized practice. Our intricate knowledge of each professional vertical allows us to better understand and manage each transaction to a successful outcome.

Michael S. Furlong
CEO & Founder (800) 815-0590 x 201 mfurlong@1stmedtransitions.com

Founder of 1st Med Transitions, Mike has 15 years of professional experience in Dental Practice Sales, Mergers and Acquisitions. He has personally managed over $155 Million in successful Practice Transactions.

Before founding 1st Med Transitions, Mike honed his Industry & Transition Knowledge as the Director Of Practice Lending at 1st Med Financial, a boutique medical practice finance company that quickly became an industry leader in originating and closing Dental and Medical transactions.

It was at 1st Med Financial, working with industry brokers, he realized there was a "Smarter Way To Sell Your Practice". He developed our digital marketing system and streamlined transition process that utilizes modern technology to speed up the communications and transaction process.

This new approach to practice sales allows 1st Med Transitions to substantially reduce costs and transfer the savings to our clients. Our sellers typically save 40% to 60% in commissions over traditional dental brokers.

Mike hold a B. S. Degrees from the University of Central Florida in Finance and Management Information Systems.


What Some Of Michael's Clients Have To Say:


"Mike is proof that you don't need a broker who lives in your immediate area. I found that he was always on top of the process and was able to bring all parties together to close the deal."

Dr. Martha Murphy, DDS
Gaithersburg, MD

"Mike hung in there and worked hard to get the best deal possible, and that's what we wound up with!"

Dr. Stuart Krohn, DDS
Rockville, MD

"His knowledge of the local and national market and his commitment to finding me the best buyer helped me in my journey to sell my practice."

Dr. Sonia Smith, DDS
Fort Worth, TX

David Goldstein
Senior Transition Advisor (800) 815-0590 x 202 dgoldstein@1stmedtransitions.com

David is a Dental Practice Sales, Mergers and Acquisitions specialist. He is passionate about helping Dental practice sellers reach their professional and retirement goals. With 1st Med Transitions, David performs practice valuations, financial modeling and transition planning. He works diligently to assist clients in the successful marketing and sale of their practices and consistently garners rave reviews from his clients.

Prior to joining the 1st Med Team, David worked as a Financial Advisor for Wells Fargo assisting clients with their personal and business investment goals.

David has over 10 years experience in Dental Practice Mergers and Acquisitions. He holds a B.S degree from Florida Atlantic University in Finance.


What Some Of David's Clients Have To Say:

"David was friendly, informative, responsible, and responsive to all of my questions and concerns from start to finish of the entire process."

Dr. Gordon Sokoloff, DMD
Coral Gables, FL

"David's knowledge and experience really became apparent as we approached the closing date, and I am sure I received the very best guidance through the entire transaction."

Dr. Brian Glover, DDS
Raleigh, NC

"David's commitment to our practice well-being and our professional future well-being was truly unmatched."

Dr. Najib Adi, DMD
Gainesville, VA

Bob Cagle
Dental & Medical Transition Advisor (800) 815-0590 x 205 bcagle@1stmedtransitions.com

Bob has been doing business transition brokerage since 2016, with a concentration on dental practice sales throughout Virginia, North Carolina and the DC corridor. Bob's banking background enables him to advise Sellers on financial preparation and marketing to achieve the top selling price and find only the best qualified and compatible Buyers.

Bob has been involved in the banking and financial services industry for over forty years, specifically in the lending arena for commercial and residential real estate. He has worked for some of the largest banking institutions like Wachovia, Chase and Countrywide. He also owned a mortgage brokerage company for 12 years and worked with private venture capital funds and SBA lending.

Bob resides in Richmond, Virginia and is a graduate of East Carolina University.


Alan Cox
California Transition Advisor DRE Lic#: 01181288 (800) 815-0590 x 207 alan.cox@1stmedtransitions.com

Alan has over 20 years' experience in the business lending and real estate industry, including a strong transactional background in mergers and acquisitions. Alan has consistently been recognized for his negotiating skills, relationship building and his problem-solving skills.

Alan is a licesned California Real Estate Broker and brings his vast knowledge to the team. He resided in sunny San Diego, but can assist buyers and sellers throughout the state of California.


Nikki Szpira
Veterinary Transition Advisor (800) 815-0590 x 208 nszpira@1stmedtransitions.com

Nikki has over 10 years of experience in the veterinary field both as a veterinary technician for veterinary schools, specialty and emergency centers as well as on the manufacturer side focusing on diagnostic and surgical sales.

Nikki’s unique experiences gives her the insight to work towards her client’s best interest and has unparalleled achievement for customer satisfaction.

Nikki holds a BS in Biological Sciences from the University of Missouri, as well as an AAS in Veterinary Technology from Penn Foster.


Meet The Support Staff

Suzanne Jerome
Marketing / Social Media Manager (800) 815-0590 sjerome@1stmedtransitions.com
Magdalena "Maggie" Stojko
Transitions Associate (800) 815-0590 mstojko@1stmedtransitions.com

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