The Team


Confidence – Belief
Faith – Reliance


Credibility – Accuracy
Genuineness – Truth


Center – Heart
Sharp – Bedrock – Crisp


Founder and Managing Director

Cristian Anastasiu came to Mergers and Acquisition naturally. Prior to founding Excendio Advisors and a successful career in IT M&A, he was an operator – as CEO and sales executive, a buyer and a seller of several technology companies ranging from Fortune 100 to middle market and startup.

Since 1999, Cristian participated in more than 100 transactions involving sellers with revenues in the $5 million to $150 million range in IT Services and Software. His experience includes acquiring and integrating companies for Cisco and leading the effort to sell the ERP provider BRAIN to Infor as CEO.

Over the years, Cristian has earned a reputation for relentlessly pursuing his clients’ best interests and for his industry insights.

Before his role in Mergers & Acquisitions, Cristian served as CEO and President for BRAIN North America, a unit of a global ERP and Supply Chain Management software provider. Cristian positioned the company and led the sale effort when its parent company was acquired by Infor, who became the third largest ERP vendor worldwide after SAP and Oracle.

At Cisco, Cristian was Director of Worldwide Sales Operations. Some of his responsibilities included acquisition integration, global account management and advanced services sales. Prior to that, Cristian was the Sales Manager for Cisco’s Financial Services sales organization and built a $100 million operation. He received the “Cisco Sales Manager of the Year” award.

Cristian has served in various other management positions for technology companies like Gupta Technologies and ITT Semiconductors. He is a gifted communicator and problem solver.

Cristian holds an MSEE from the Technical University Darmstadt and an MBA from Golden Gate University, San Francisco. He is a Fulbright Alumnus and a published author in numerous professional journals.


Senior Advisor

Bill Vinck brings to his clients a wealth of experience in Mergers & Acquisitions, IT and consulting.

After a successful career in corporate America, Bill spent the last 12 years advising entrepreneurs and business owners on a range of topics including mergers & acquisitions, strategy, business formation and growth, and successfully led many middle market IT M&A transactions, several of them with an international component.

Early in his career, at Chrysler Motors in Detroit, Bill worked on the integration of a number of acquisitions including AMC, Maserati and Lamborghini. At S.C. Johnson Wax, Bill was the Head of Worldwide Information Systems and led the completion of the integration of the Drackett Company systems.

Bill was recruited to the East Coast as the first VP and CIO of AIG in New York where he led an international organization across all business lines and ultimately was sought out as COO to Omnipoint Communications, post IPO. Bill’s unique talent and experience took the organization to the next level and finally to a successful acquisition by VoiceStream, which later became T-Mobile.

His academic background includes an MBA from the University of Chicago in Economics as well as an MA and PhD in Philosophy from DePaul University in Chicago. He currently serves on the Board of Advisors of the School of Hospitality Management, DePaul University, Chicago, IL. He has traveled extensively and has lived and worked in Europe, Asia, and Latin America, and is fluent in Spanish.

Bill proudly served our country as a Marine with two combat deployments. He has a Black Belt in Korean Tae Kwon Do and has developed a painful proficiency in Krav Maga. His current athletic pursuit is Power Lifting.

Bill is married with 4 adult children and two very spoiled Australian Shepherds.


Senior Advisor

Anthony Kelly has an extensive background in IT services and product development as well as over 15 years in Mergers & Acquisitions. He is a serial entrepreneur and investor.

Prior to his entrepreneurial efforts, Anthony was a global internal consultant for technology implementation for Marion Merrell Dow and a consultant with AT Kearny and Andersen Consulting.

He founded, scaled, and exited 4 IT Services companies focused on technology solutions, consulting and point solution development over the last 27 years. Anthony has built companies in both the private and government sectors.

In growing his companies, he was able to be on both the buy and sell side of acquisitions, making 17 acquisitions and winning Deal Maker of the Year-Cincinnati.

Anthony has assisted other entrepreneurs in building their companies by setting up of Minority, Women-owned and Veteran-owned companies. From start-up, seed, to VC and PE funding, he has helped companies in developing an organic platform as well as an M&A strategy to accelerate their growth and maximize their value.

Anthony has extensive international experience in businesses in North America, Europe and Southeast Asia. He is an adjunct professor in entrepreneurship. Anthony is also a published author on technology selection and implementation.


Senior Advisor

Stan Collesano brings a unique and diverse background to the world of IT Mergers & Acquisitions and to Excendio’s clients, and a 25-year track record as a corporate and transaction attorney, a strategic and financial advisor to lower middle market organizations and more recently as a tech entrepreneur.

During his 15 years as an attorney, Stan practiced in the areas of Business and Corporate law, handling corporate formation, negotiation, transactional and litigation matters, along with specialized Insurance Defense for clients such as General Motors, Dunlop Tire Corporation, Pepsi, and many major insurance companies.  During his legal career, he has represented both buyers and sellers in M&A transactions.

Later, as a Business Consultant and Coach, merging his law and accounting degrees he advised executives and small to medium size companies ranging from $1 million to $50 million in revenue. As part of his consulting services, Stan provided detailed evaluations and recommendations for new business ventures as well as performed compressive due diligence review and analysis to prepare companies for M&A transactions.

As a tech entrepreneur, he has founded, developed, and launched an insurance-based consumer website/App and a financial-based software for businesses.

Stan received his BS in Accounting from Canisius University, Buffalo, NY and law degree from Western Michigan School of Law, Lansing, MI. Stan servers as Co-Chair of the Small Business Advisory Council for the Cyber Readiness Institute.

Stan is married and has three children. Having been a collegiate cross-country and track athlete, he continues to pursue his love of running and has coached runners for over 30 years.



Senior Advisor

Uday Mehta advises clients on a wide range of topics around M&A and enterprise growth initiatives.

Prior to Excendio, Uday founded and led the growth of Aptude, a leading digital transformation company with more than 500 employees headquartered in Chicago, and with offices in Mexico, India, and Malaysia. Aptude was ultimately acquired by New Era Technologies in 2022, followed by Uday participating in the successful acquisition integration of the company into New Era’s global platform.

Aptude was founded in 2000 and served a broad range of global Fortune 500 and mid-size enterprise customers in verticals such as transportation and logistics, healthcare, and social media. Aptude's success and stellar reputation can be attributed not just to its technical prowess or business acumen, but to its holistic approach that prioritized both customer satisfaction and employee engagement.

Uday played a pivotal role in Aptude’s growth and success, having taken full ownership of strategic planning across key areas such as Business Development, Marketing, Technology, Financial Management, and HR. He was extensively engaged in overseeing the comprehensive financial activities of the company, encompassing analysis, strategy formulation, compliance, accounts payable and accounts receivable management, and internal controls. In addition, Uday spearheaded Aptude’s global expansion to three key strategic locations: Mexico, Malaysia, and India, and played a key role in fostering the customer and employee centric culture.

Uday holds an MS from the University of Houston and a BE from the University of Bombay. He resides with his family in Chicago.


Senior Advisor

Simon has an extensive background in R&D and technology management. He started his career with roles at AT&T Unix Labs and Siemens.

As an entrepreneur and CTO, Simon led the growth and helped scale Kemp Technologies, a Load Balancing and Application Delivery Appliance leader. Under his leadership the company evolved from a startup into a highly successful global player backed by VCs and later PEs.

Simon co-founded Roach & Stolz, where he was instrumental in developing standardized best practice approaches to conducting software technology and IT due diligence assessments for the investor community in the US and Europe, successfully leveraged globally for pre and post-acquisition scenarios.

Today, with a deep hands-on foundation in Mergers & Acquisitions, Software Technology & Innovation, People & Culture and Process & Organization Building, Simon provides advice and coaching for technology leaders around the world.