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The founders the Cervus Group & Fund are Phil Hirsch and Hank Adamany. 

Phil has been president and CEO of a publicly-held consumer products company, COO of 3 high technology companies, VP responsible for world-wide planning and business development for a Fortune 100 company, as well as the CFO for several companies in the technology, hospitality and consumer products industries.  While a partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers, Phil served as managing partner of the firm's transaction support  (mergers & acquisitions) practice for the U.S. West Region, U.S. corporate finance liason with Japan and later as managing partner of the firm's Century City, California office. 

Phil was awarded his Master’s degree in Management from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, majoring in management and accounting.  He received his Bachelor of Science in Economics degree from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, majoring in finance. While at the University of Pennsylvania, he also received a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in political pcience from the College of Arts and Sciences. 

He currently serves on the faculty of Cal State University - Fullerton and the Keller Graduate School of Management teaching undergraduate and M.B.A. courses in strategic management, business planning and leadership and organizational behavior.  Phil has been a frequent contributor to a variety of publications including Entrepreneur Magazine, Boardroom Reports and Technology Business.

Phil can be reached at (949) 500-7958 or at phirsch@cervusgroup.com.

Hank has been CEO for a services company, GM/VP of a $700 million technology business and a partner/global leader of a consulting practice of more than 1,000 consultants.  During his career as an executive Hank has built six businesses in a variety of industries ranging in size from $25 million to over $275 million.  Hank is a CPA and a former partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers and Deloitte.  

Hank was awarded his Master’s degree in Operations Research from Case Western Reserve University, simultaneously completing all his doctoral course work.  He received his Bachelor of Sciences degree in Management Sciences from Case Institute of Technology which included majors in Engineering, Sciences and Business.   

He has co-authored two books on managing change in the organization, Better Change (1995) and Paradox Principles (1997), Irwin Professional Publishing and has been a frequent contributor to a variety of publications including Fortune and Boardroom Reports.

Hank can be reached at (949) 887-1600 or at hadamany@cervusgroup.com