Wesley Simmons

Director | Client Advisory Services
Wesley Simmons joined the Bailey Routzong team 4 years ago and he has been instrumental in adding value for 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 exit from 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 Simmons, Bailey Routzong strengthened our ability to provide a level of proficiency no other firm in the country can match for both preschool and K-12 school owners alike.

Edward A. Routzong, Bailey Routzong Partner
Ed Routzong has over 30 years of professional experience in the education industry. During the late 1970’s and early 1980’s 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.

In 1994 he co-founded Bailey Routzong as Head of its Brokerage Division, and was responsible for the sale of over 200 schools plus the sale or lease of those schools’ related real estate.

Ed now serves as Partner in charge of BRCA’s Real Estate Services Division, where he advises clients on tax advantaged structures for their real estate and future BRCA sponsored real estate investments for post-exit earnings opportunities.

Dean Bailey, Bailey Routzong Partner
Dean Bailey has over 30 years of entrepreneurial experience in real estate, construction, finance, and development of “worksite” and community childcare facilities.  He began with his own commercial real estate firm and added property management and construction divisions over the years.  He built a company that developed over one million square feet of building space with a market value of almost 100 million dollars.

Dean then turned his focus toward the education industry, continuing his success.  In 1994, Bailey teamed with Ed 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.

Dean expanded BRCA’s real estate activities by focusing his decades of real estate development experience to create BRCA’s “new school development service” division. This division acts as full scope developer or development advisor for operators desiring new school locations and facilities, anywhere in the mainland U.S… BRCA’s unique combination of in depth knowledge regarding the financial metrics of successful school operations and the community demographics necessary to support a successful school operation, insure the school operator that BRCA will source the correct location and construct a prudent project budget to help maximize the operator’s success with their new school.

Connie Magee, Administrative Manager

Connie Magee

Director of Operations
Connie Magee joined Bailey Routzong Capital Advisors 17 years ago in the role of Administrative Manager.  She pulls from almost 30 years of experience and has worked extensively in administration throughout her professional career.  Connie began working in 1985 as an executive secretary and was soon promoted to regional manager over five locations of a prominent insurance company prior to moving into the field of real estate management where she handled the administration for her team overseeing 15+ residential and commercial developments.

Connie is responsible for Information Technology Management Systems, Databases, Financial and Payroll Management, Contract Management, Client Services, General and Office Management, as well as direct involvement with Research and Marketing.

As Director of Operations, Connie’s largely internal role ensures that the entire administrative function strategically aligns with supporting the operation and purpose of all divisions of Bailey Routzong to deliver excellent service to our clients.

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