Louis C. Berezovsky
Chief Financial Officer
Louis Berezovsky joined Applied Consultants as the Chief Financial Officer in July of 2013. He has 25 years of experience in senior financial management positions across a variety of industries including the past 16 years of working in private equity sponsored portfolio companies. His accomplishments include the completion of more than 50 add-on acquisitions as well as multiple recapitalizations and successful sale processes.
Prior to joining Applied Consultants, he served as the EVP and CFO of ABRA Auto Body and Glass. ABRA is an industry leading collision repair organization operating over 170 collision repair centers in 17 states. Louis provided financial and M&A leadership through the completion of 9 add-on acquisitions from 2012 to 2013, accounting for the addition of 46 collision repair centers and a successful recapitalization in May 2013.
Prior to ABRA, Louis spent 7 years at ConvergeOne, a leading integrator of best-in-class communications and data solutions. Louis joined the ConvergeOne as the CFO in 2005. During his tenure, ConvergeOne achieved considerable acquisition and organic growth as the Company nearly tripled its revenue. Louis played a key role in the successful completion of 4 add-on acquisitions and related integration, a dividend recapitalization and a successful sale process.
Prior to ConvergeOne, Louis spent 12 years at AIR-serv, a route based services business operating air and vacuum vending machines serving the convenience store industry. After joining the Company, in 1991, Louis held various accounting and finance positions of increasing responsibility. He was a key member of the senior leadership team that initiated an industry consolidation strategy resulting in the completion of 40 acquisitions within a 5-year period. As the CFO, he led the Company through a successful sale process in 2003 to another private equity firm. After the sale of AIR-serv, Louis continued working with the AIR-serv’s former private equity sponsor from 2003 to 2005 in senior management capacities for several portfolio companies until joining ConvergeOne in 2005.
After receiving his B.S. in Accounting from the University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management, he began his career at a Minneapolis based CPA firm. He is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA). He also serves as a member of the Board and as the Chairman of the Finance Committee for the Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota.