Our Team

Bernie Wilimitis

“In all communication, the most important and respectful act is to Listen”.

As a Partner in Patriot Mergers and Acquisitions, Bernie excels at listening to his clients and helping them navigate the complex process of Selling or Buying a business. Bernie applies his experiences and education from his roles at Fortune 100 companies, technology start-ups, and business ownership to help smooth the transition process. Bernie is an Accredited Business Intermediary who has successfully guided the transaction of multiple businesses to achieve the goals of both the seller and buyer. During his time at Purdue University, receiving degrees in technology and economics, he was also enlisted in the Army National Guard for 8 years. The ethics and discipline instilled in him during this time remains a foundation of Bernie’s daily life. In 2015, his long-time colleague and friend, Daren Henson, offered him a partnership in his business brokerage start-up. From the initiation of this partnership, Patriot Mergers and Acquisitions was born.

Bernie is married to his wife Gena, a Texas native, and grateful to reside in Brenham, TX. Their kids consist of dogs, Longhorn cattle, donkeys, and horses. Bernie is also a professional horse trainer for over 20 years and now donates his time to various rescue associations to assist them with the recovery of neglected horses so they may become safe and adoptable.

First and foremost, Bernie gives thanks to God for allowing him to use his skills to be a part of helping many business owners through the transaction process.

Daren Henson

Daren is a professional Accredited Business Intermediary and Principal at Patriot M&A where he focuses on offering business owners and business buyers education, assistance and advice on reaching their objectives. Daren is an avid learner and seeks every opportunity to learn the details of each business he represents. Having purchased, operated and sold his own family business, Daren has a very personal understanding of the tough decisions that come with business ownership. In contrast, he has also been employed in top positions with some of the world’s largest technology companies. Having received advanced degrees, including an MBA and Master’s of Science degree in Technology Commercialization, has provided Daren with a unique set of tools to help dig deep into a business to find is potential in both value and price. Having steered the acquisitions of many multi-million-dollar businesses, Daren has gathered a close following among buyers and sellers alike. Having served his country in combat on several different battlefields as a ranger trained paratrooper and sniper reconnaissance leader, he has a passion for this great country and the men and women who make it great through their perseverance as business owners and entrepreneurs. As Principal at Patriot M&A, Daren works with his partner to provide clients with a very different and more professional approach to the M&A field, focusing on clients first.

Daren enjoys racing motocross with his two young sons and spending time with his wife. The Henson family lives in Bastrop Texas where they like to spend time in the outdoors and working on their small ranch.