About Us

Over 50 years of combined management experience at your service.


Too many companies struggle to produce healthy
bottom lines and/or favorable valuations.

EBITDA Growth Systems’ mission is to help business
owners and executives substantially increase the profitability and value of
their companies. We work with clients that have achieved some level of
operational success but have not yet crossed the chasm to reach maximum
profitability (EBITDA).

Entrepreneurial enterprises hold tremendous
promise for improving the quality of life for their owners and executives. The
secret to unleashing that promise lies in a dynamic perspective to business
that is typically missing in small- to mid-sized companies. Our business growth
experts have traveled many miles in the shoes of their clients, learning and
growing with each and every step. Today, they have dedicated themselves to
sharing their valuable knowledge and business acumen honed through decades of
relevant financial and operational experience.

Our system works. In fact, we guarantee to double your companies valuation. Now that’s a promise you can take to the bank.

Michael Watkins

Michael Watkins is a Principal at EBITDA Growth
Systems and the author of the book, Scaling to Exit. Michael’s personal
mission is to help organizations transform themselves into growing, profitable
companies. His expertise is the result of more than 30 years in senior
executive roles in a variety of settings from publicly traded companies to
technology start-ups. Those experiences created in him a passion for lower
mid-market sized businesses and the unique challenges that they face on a daily

Over time, he discovered that his client companies
receive the best value and impact when his resources come along-side them, roll
up their sleeves, and join them in trenches. This radically different approach
to management consulting—which substitutes advice and counsel with hands-on
training, coaching, and development—is the foundation for our approach.

Michael’s formal education includes: Juris
Doctorate from the University of Maryland School of Law; Masters of Business
Administration, Finance from Hood College; and Bachelors of Arts, English from
the University of Rochester. He is also a member of the Pennsylvania State Bar.

David Capkovitz

Dave Capkovitz is a family man, as well as a Principal at EBITDA Growth Systems, and a scaling small business owner. He is a passionate business leader driven to help organizations grow in sales, profitability, teamwork, accountability, and efficiency. His expertise is the result of more than 25 years in senior executive roles in a variety of settings from start-ups to world-class medical device companies.

Dave has extensive experience in manufacturing and business management. He started out as a tool and die maker in 1996 and went on to found eight start-up manufacturing and service companies with four successful exits to date. When it comes to growing businesses, he has a successful track record achieving growth rates from 90% – 300% in 12 to 60 months.

Dave has chosen to become a profitability specialist so he can use his past experience to enhance the lives and businesses of leaders like you.

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