About McLerran & Associates
Since 1987, Texas dentists have trusted McLerran & Associates with their practice transition needs. We are a full-service practice brokerage firm offering dental practice appraisal, practice sales, transition consulting, partnership structuring and associate placement services. Our focus is to evaluate the personal and professional goals of our doctors and then develop a customized transition strategy to meet their individual needs. With more than 25 years of experience and over 1,000 successful practice transitions under our belt, we have the expertise to handle every aspect of your practice sale and ensure that you maximize the value of your practice while providing for a smooth transition of ownership for you, the buyer, your patients, and your staff.
Paul McLerran completed his undergraduate studies at Baylor University and was part of the first graduating class at UTHSC San Antonio, School of Dentistry in 1974. Paul practiced general dentistry in San Antonio from 1974 to1983. During this time, he experienced every phase of being a dentist, as he worked as an associate, owned and sold several offices, employed associate dentists, bought into a practice, practiced in a partnership, and eventually sold his partnership interest when he retired from dentistry due to a physical disability. Paul has personally experienced most phases of being a dentist and practice owner, which allows him to provide a greater level of empathy to dentists in transitional situations. Paul has earned the prestigious commercial real estate designation, CCIM and also earned his Certified Financial Planner designation (CFP) in 1988. Paul established McLerran & Associates in 1987 and has been providing practice appraisal, sales, associate/partnership structuring, and transition consulting services to dentists throughout Texas for over 25 years. Paul lives in San Antonio with his wife Carolyn and has two children. In his free time, Paul enjoys working in his greenhouse, playing golf, and fishing in Port Aransas.
Brannon Moncrief grew up in the Houston area and graduated from Texas A&M University in 2002 with a BBA in Finance. Prior to joining McLerran & Associates, Brannon served as the Director of Dental Lending for a nationwide dental lender for 8 years, where he gained an in depth knowledge of the business of dentistry and was involved with hundreds of dental practice transitions. Brannon’s unique combination of analytical and sales skills in addition to his extensive experience in practice transitions allows him to serve as a valuable advisor and resource to our clients. Brannon currently lives in Austin with his wife and daughter. In his free time, Brannon enjoys cooking, going to concerts, trying new restaurants, traveling, playing golf, and spending time with friends and family.
Ryan Moncrief was born and raised in the Houston area and obtained his BBA in Marketing from Texas State University. Ryan led a successful career in finance/marketing prior to entering the dental industry as a Territory Manager with Patterson Dental. After spending several years immersed in both the clinical and business sides of dentistry, Ryan left Patterson to become a partner in McLerran & Associates. With a passion for helping others and perspective gained through working alongside dentists, their teams, and other industry partners, Ryan is dedicated to providing our clients with customized solutions to reach their goals. Ryan, his wife Amy, and their daughter Quinn reside in Austin, TX and enjoy spending time doing anything outdoors, cooking, traveling, and exploring Austin’s food and music scene.
Principal – Houston & East Texas
Patrick has worked for over 21 years in the Houston/East Texas dental market and has 11+ years of practice transition consulting experience, as well as significant experience in dental group practice management and information technology systems sales and implementation. He holds the prestigious Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) credential from the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) and has completed graduate studies in Health Care Administration at TWU Houston Medical Center and Hospitality Business Management at The University of Houston (Conrad Hilton College). His understanding of the financial realities facing dental professionals in private practice and his market knowledge will help dentists to achieve their goals both now and in the future.
Practice Transition Consultant
Kevin earned his BS in Accounting and Economics from The Ohio State University and completed his CPA certification shortly thereafter. Prior to joining McLerran & Associates, Kevin served as an underwriter for the nation’s largest dental lender and co-founded the nationwide dental practice valuation firm Dentappraisal. Kevin’s accounting and dental lending background provide him with a unique perspective and the experience and knowledge necessary to complete accurate and detailed valuations for our clients.
Practice Transition Consultant
Arie Muniz is originally from the Houston area and earned a BS in Communications from Appalachian State University. Prior to joining McLerran & Associates, Arie worked as a Business Banker for a regional lender, where he helped launch a dental practice finance program and provided countless dentists across Texas with funding for practice acquisitions and real estate projects. Arie’s background in dental lending and business development/relationship building provides him with an ideal perspective to help our clients accomplish their goals. Arie resides in South Austin with his wife Alaina and their son Luca. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, being outdoors, and spending quality time with friends and family.
Vice President of Operations & Buyer Liaison
Kristyn grew up in North Houston and graduated from Texas A&M University with a BS in University Studies Leadership Studies and minors in Business and Communications. Kristyn worked as a Closing Coordinator for a nationwide dental lender for 3 years prior to joining McLerran & Associates in September 2013. She’s a critical part of our team and is dedicated to creating a welcoming and memorable experience for each and every one of McLerran & Associates’ buyers and sellers. Kristyn resides in Austin, TX with her husband, son, and their puggle. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, reading, trying new restaurants, and spending quality time with family and friends.
Vice President of Operations & Buyer Liaison – Houston & East Texas
Ashley is a native Houstonian and obtained her BA in International Studies and a Minor in Business from Texas A&M University in 2005. Prior to joining McLerran & Associates, Ashley spent 13 years as a Senior Closing Coordinator for a nationwide dental lender. She is dedicated to creating a welcoming and memorable experience for each and every one of McLerran & Associates’ buyers and sellers. Ashley resides in Spring, TX with her husband and their two children and spends her free time traveling, reading, doing all things Christmas, and cheering on the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Football Team.