Barry Epstein, president of Vertex Capital, represents buyers and sellers throughout the life safety sector. With over 25 years of industry experience, he has completed numerous acquisitions in areas that include monitoring, integration, fire, guard and medical alert. He is a frequent industry speaker on growth through acquisitions, exit strategies and the current state of the acquisition marketplace. Vertex represents buyers ranging from public companies and private equity to super regionals and local buyers. The company represents sellers of all sizes, from SDM 100 companies to local dealers. Prior to founding Vertex Capital, he served as senior vice president at SLP Capital, a specialty finance company which provided capital to the life safety sector. He also served as a lender at FSS, a specialty lender to the alarm industry. Epstein holds an MBA and a BBA from the University of Texas McCombs School of Business.