Ephor Management Science - Ephor Group is an advisory firm that provides expertise, resources and useful capital for emerging businesses.

The Ephor Story


The Outcome of Management Science & Useful Capital is Wealth Creation

 

The Ephor story is one of principles, a love of process, and wealth creation.   Founded in 2003 by Garry E. Meier, today Ephor is comprised of a seasoned team of experts at transforming small books of business into platform leaders (specifically companies that are “perform driven” by the daily performance of their employees such as technology-enabled service businesses). 

Every member on our team has a rare combination of both Operating (CEO, CFO, CSO) experiences for the industries they serve as well as institutional investment experience with private equity and related investment types which allows our team to tie strategy to tactics on any issue and solve each challenge with a) domain expertise, b) a solution that increases valuation, and c) tactics which guarantee meaningful ROI.      

Nothing is more important to us than the success of our client companies.  Along with serving as a guide and partner for our clients as their wealth advisor, our proprietary wealth creating methodology the Perform Business Process provides a framework leaders can use to guide their growth and evolution through the stages of their business cycle development. 

What makes us special (and thus generates better returns for our clients than traditional consultants) is the combination of the following components:

  1. Intense focus on our three industry verticals: healthcare business services, business process outsourcing, and marketing technology and services.
  2. Our process orientation and wealth creation methodologies: Perform Business Process

Garry E. Meier founded Ephor Group to pass on the management methodologies and wealth creating strategies he and his colleagues developed over the past three decades.  Garry originally founded the Ephor Group as SPM&I (Strategic Performance Management & Improvement) in 2003 following two public company Chairman and CEO assignments, and after having been involved in some of America’s well known high growth success stories including Edward Jones & Co.  & Technology Service Solutions .  SPM&I was rebranded Ephor Group in 2007.  

Garry’s management and wealth advisor expertise is illustrated in such notable success stories as:

  1. Founding Partner of Edward Jones & Co – One of all the all-time great American service business success stories which brought “Wall Street to Main Street.”
  2. One of Garry’s marquee deals was Technology Service Solutions (also known as “TSS”) which developed A+ Certification and was sold to IBM in the 90’s as part of their transition from hardware/software to services.
  3. Chairman & CEO of Outsource International which was the largest BPO/HRO provider in 2000 and ended up being purchased by Spherion and Gevity.
  4. Created the largest ASO provider (HRAmerica) which was purchased by Gevity. 
  5. ePago (Payment Processing bring banking to the “unbanked”) purchased by LACS which was later purchased by Western Union.
  6. ADPi, an Emergency Medicine Billing Services for Revenue Cycle Management purchased by Intermedix in 2008. 

 

Garry has had a dozen Chairman, Board, and Advisor roles which are a library of great American success stories.   Today, Garry provides board level guidance and oversight to Ephor’s portfolio clients and other institutional investors.

 

Read more: Garry Meier’s “Yellow Brick Road” to Wealth Creation

Quotes
Owners and financial types are always telling me that their company has a sales or capital shortage problem—and 100% of the time ineffective processes, lack of outside perspectives, and flawed operating support structures are the root cause barrier to creating wealth.
- Garry E. Meier
News & Updates



Apr 2016 – Ephor Group, LLC Files for Arbitration Against LitCap

Potentially $1.2 Million in Breach of Contract Obligations. . . read more



Sept 2010 – Ephor Group Launches Houston TeXchange to Create Forum for Wealth Oriented Executives

Resource & Networking Peer Group for Technology Enabled Business Services Executives. . . read more here about Houston TeXchange

July 2010 – Happy 4th of July from Ephor Group!

As you prepare for the second half of 2010, let us share with you a few of ourrecent publications which will lend some guidance and support in achieving your 2010 goals and objectives.   See the resources here.


June 2010 – Ephor' client Serenity Systems Acquires Certain Assets of Lighthouse Consultants.

Serenity Systems, a provider of IT Managed Services for organizations with enterprise systems, today announced the acquisition of certain assets of Lighthouse Consultants. Read the rest of the announcement here.  

 

June 2010 - The CFO’s Role and Agenda for Capitalizing on Useful Capital

Garry E. Meier, Ephor Group Chairman, presents  to myCFOnetwork CFO’sRead more here.

May 2010 - Ephor' client HRAdvance Acquired by Hewitt.

Learn more at: Hewitt.com

April 2010 – Ephor releases FAO (Financial and Accounting) Outsourcing Brief

Download the report here.

Feb 2010 – Ephor' client Serenity Systems Acquires Certain Assets of Kommar Solutions.

Learn more at: serenitysystems.com


Feb 2010 – American Small Business Vulnerability to Slow Economic Recovery

Learn more on Ephor Group's eNewsletter.


Feb 2010 – Capital & Financing Options in 2010

Download the report here.