Paul Cocco, Snack Foods Industry Veteran Joins BMI Mergers & Acquisitions; Expands to Harrisburg

BMI Mergers & Acquisitions announced the addition of Paul Cocco to its team. Mr. Cocco brings 25 years of Fortune 200 experience in the consumer packaged goods industry.  He also owned a battery sales, distribution and recycling company.

Mr. Cocco held various sales and marketing leadership positions at The Hershey Company where his general management talents were put to work directing Sales, Marketing and Business Planning departments. He has extensive experience with top retailers and distributors across consumer products channels and represented The Hershey Company on several acquisition teams, including the group which purchased Mauna Loa Macadamia nuts for $130M.

Paul Cocco began his relationship with BMI Mergers & Acquisitions as a business buyer and then as a seller. He and his wife transformed a struggling operation to Pennsylvania’s highest volume battery recycler in just six years by streamlining the supply chain, developing strategic buying and selling relationships and executing a product branding strategy which contributed to the company quadrupling in value.

Tom Kerchner, Managing Director of BMI commented, “Paul’s combination of Fortune 500 sales and marketing experience with small business operational success will be a great partner to BMI and our clients who want to buy, sell or merge a business.”

Paul has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Marketing & Entrepreneurship from Baylor University. He works out of BMI’s Harrisburg office and resides in Hershey, Pennsylvania with his wife and two children.

About BMI Mergers & Acquisitions
BMI specializes in the sale and acquisition of privately held businesses.  Our process is designed to be thorough, confidential and attract a large pool of qualified buyers.  The end result:  Maximum Value for business owners.  Our professionals include certified business intermediaries, certified business brokers, licensed holders of series 79 and 63, and licensed real estate representatives.

With offices in Stamford, Connecticut, Philadelphia, Harrisburg and Allentown-Reading Pennsylvania, BMI is a member of the M&A Source, International Business Brokers Association, and the ACG.

Securities transactions are handled thru StillPoint Capital, Member FINRA and SIPC, Tampa, FL.