About Heritage

History & Profile

Michael P. Kelly founded Heritage Business Services, Inc. in 1998 and is currently its President and Chief Executive Officer. Under his leadership the company has enjoyed substantial success and growth to become a leading M&A provider with a national presence. Mr. Kelly has more than 20 years experience in negotiating and closing M&A transactions.   

Prior to starting Heritage, Mr. Kelly held executive positions with several manufacturing and service companies. In each of these positions, Mr. Kelly strategically managed corporate growth and profitability through timely acquisitions and prudent divestitures. As President and Chief Executive Officer of Heritage Credit Reporting, Inc., a leading credit reporting service, Mr. Kelly managed the company's expansion through growth and acquisitions. The company grew from a small local service to one of the largest credit reporting services in the Midwest with a national scope.  

Mr. Kelly also held executive positions as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Nightingale-Conant Corporation, the worlds leading producer of audio cassette programs; Vice President Finance, RHM Holdings, Inc., a $300 million food manufacturing company with eight subsidiaries; Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Spectrum Information Products Corp., an investment company established to acquire and manage manufacturing companies in the office products industry; and Vice President Controller, Wilson Jones Company, a $200 million manufacturer of office supplies and equipment. 

Mr. Kelly earned a B.S.B.A. degree in Accounting from Loyola University, Chicago, IL 1975 and a M.B.A. in General Management from the Executive Program at Northwestern University's Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Evanston, IL, 1984. 

Business Profile

Heritage Business Services, Inc. was founded in 1998 to provide consulting and intermediary services to public and private companies in diverse industries throughout the United States. Heritage is a leading firm in mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, business brokerage, business valuations and management consulting services. Heritage has represented leading NYSE and NASDAQ companies in their acquisition and expansion programs.


Heritage Business Services, Inc. is licensed and registered as a Business Broker with the Illinois Securities Department, State of Illinois, pursuant to the Illinois Business Broker Act of 1995.


Network and MLS Affiliations

As a member of the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) and the Midwest Business Brokers and Intermediaries (MBBI) association, Heritage has access to hundreds of offices throughout the United States and Canada. IBBA is the largest national business brokerage association in North America providing information on numerous buy/sell offerings. Buyers and sellers are registered in our extensive confidential database. 

Heritage also has access to many other large and extensive Multiple Listing Services (MLS) in the United States. Buyer and seller names and locations are withheld for confidentiality purposes. BBN and other MLS services allow us to search and match the requirements of thousands of buyers and sellers on a confidential basis across the nation.


Heritage Business Services, Inc. is a member of the following organizations:
·        International Business Brokers Association, Inc. (IBBA), Chicago, IL
·        Midwest Business Brokers and Intermediaries (MBBI), Chicago, IL
·        Better Business Bureau of Chicago and Northern Illinois, Inc. (BBB), Chicago, IL


Heritage Business Services, Inc.

Mergers & Acquisitions

Westchester, IL 60154


Contact: Michael Kelly

Telephone: 708-492-0065

Facsimile: 708-492-0064

Email: mkelly@hbsinet.com

Web Site: hbsinet.com