Bruce is the founder of Affinity Ventures and has been involved with M&A transactions since 1986. He was the VP of Mergers & Acquisitions of a private equity backed management buyout of a healthcare company in 1986. After going public in 1990, the company grew from $60M to $525M and merged with another public company to form Apria Healthcare, a billion dollar public company in 1995.   Bruce received the industry’s highest designation, Merger & Acquisition Master Intermediary, held by less than 80 professionals, in 2008.  He currently leads Affinity Ventures’ deal making team, which has been involved in over $2 billion in transactions. Mr. Burns understands the unique challenges of starting and running companies, having founded and sold 8 privately held businesses over the past 30 years. He is an active private equity investor and has served on the board of 10 privately held companies.

Prior Experience
Regional Manager, Abbey Home Healthcare, Inc.
CEO, Abbey Party Rents, Inc.
Executive Vice President, Inc. Abbey Party Rents, Inc.
VP, Abbey Home Healthcare, Inc.
VP of Mergers & Acquisitions, Abbey Home Healthcare, Inc.
CEO, Advanced Respiratory Solutions, Inc.

Education / Qualifications
Attended the University of Chicago Executive MBA program
BS, Business Administration & Economics, Northern State University, SD
M&A Master Intermediary (M&AMI), Certified Merger & Acquisition Intermediary (CMAI)  and Certified Business Intermediary (CBI)

Other Interests
Sports cars, motorcycles, motor racing, bicycling and snow skiing