Bailey Routzong Bios
Wesley Simmons - Director - Client Adviosry Services
Wesley Simmons joined Bailey Routzong in early 2011 and he has been instrumental in adding value to our clients ever since. His in-depth experience in the private Preschool and K-12 industry allows him to comprehend educational philosophies, best practices, national accreditations, management, marketing, and all the important aspects of private school operations.
As a result, Bailey Routzong offers our clients ever greater expertise in positioning their schools for maximum value whether owners are seeking to sell their business, raise capital by selling their real estate, grow and expand their school business or plan for the eventual exiting of their business.
Wes worked as principal of a private K-12 school in upstate New York for seven years. He later served as the Marketing and Admissions Director for a private K-12 in Bryan TX. He successfully grew an international K-6 in Southeast Asia by working as a Director of Marketing. Most recently Wes was an Operations Consultant for one of the nation's largest private school operating companies with responsibilities for supporting the owners of 18 franchised Preschools with over 3,000 students in Houston and San Antonio, TX.
With the addition of Wes, Bailey Routzong continues to provide proficiencies no other firm in the country can match for both preschool and K-12 school owners alike.
Edward A. Routzong - Partner
Ed Routzong has 30+ years of professional experience in the education industry. In 1995 he started overseeing the brokerage division of Bailey Routzong. His primary responsibility is in working with operators to understand their financial goals and market their business at maximum value.
During the late 1970s and early 1980s Mr. Routzong served as Vice President of Operations for a major preschool company, being responsible for the operation of 200+ schools. He has owned and operated seven schools in Houston, Texas with the majority being NAEYC accredited.
Ed Routzong has an extensive background of working to improve the lives of children and has served in a voluntary capacity for many child related organizations at the local, state, and national level. He also serves as a featured speaker at many educational conferences across the U.S.
Dean Bailey - Partner
Dean Bailey has 33 years of entrepreneurial experience in real estate, construction, finance, and development of "work site" and community school facilities. He began with his own commercial real estate firm and added property management and construction divisions over the years. He built a company in the 1980s that developed over one million square feet of office space with a market value in excess of $100 million dollars.
Bailey then turned his focus toward the education industry, continuing his success. In 1995, Bailey teamed with Routzong to facilitate the company's services in school business brokerage and related real estate activities. The company quickly grew to its industry leading status by completing the sale of school businesses and real estate valued at several hundred million dollars.