G. Cook Jordan, Jr.   | William R. Snow   | Lori A. Callaway  
David A. Kakareka   | Blake F. Breslau  

G. Cook Jordan, Jr.
Co-Founder, Managing Principal

CAREER SUMMARY
Over 20 years of private equity and investment banking experience, seven years of executive and operations experience in middle-market companies. Transaction experience in the following industries: education/career colleges, retail propane distribution, building and construction products, specialty chemicals, food processing and distribution, telecommunications, plastic injection molding, financial services, warehousing/logistics, software and manufacturing process control technology. Mr. Jordan has served as a Director and variously, Chairman of the Audit Committee or the Compensation Committee of many public and private companies, including NutriSystem®, Inc. (NASDAQ GS: NTRI), Atlantic Premium Brands, Ltd. (Other OTC: APBL.PK), Sylvan Learning Centers, Inc., Propane Continental, Inc., Tom's Foods, Inc., Truswal Systems, Inc., Durowal, Inc. and Smart Warehousing, L.L.C. He was a co-founder of Liberty Propane, L.P., Liberty Propane, G.P. and Smart Warehousing, L.L.C.

CAREER DETAIL
Mr. Jordan is a Co-Founder and Managing Principal of Jordan, Knauff & Company.

Prior to the founding of Jordan, Knauff & Company, Mr. Jordan served as the General Partner-in-charge of the Chicago, Illinois, office of C.I.D. Equity Partners, a leading provider of venture capital and mezzanine financing to high growth companies. Before joining C.I.D. in 1998, he was a Principal and Manager of the Chicago, Illinois, office of C3 Holdings, L.L.C., a private merchant bank that specialized in acquisitions and industry consolidations.

From 1988 to 1996, Mr. Jordan served as Manager of Venture Capital with Allstate Venture Capital, the $600 million venture capital investment division of the Allstate Insurance Company (NYSE: ALL), headquartered in Northbrook, Illinois. While at Allstate, he specialized in providing capital and assisting management teams in the development and financing of later-stage manufacturing and distribution companies, with a particular interest in industry consolidations.

Mr. Jordan began his career in 1975 at the Kansas City, Missouri, office of Merrill Lynch, where he became a Commodity Specialist focused on commercial and industrial commodity trading programs. In 1981, he joined George T. Cook Company, a broker and processor of railroad and industrial scrap metals with operations in Kansas City, Missouri, and Shreveport, Louisiana. After managing the company's processing operations for two years, he organized a leveraged buyout and became the company's President and Chief Executive Officer.

Mr. Jordan has significant transaction experience in the following industries: education/career colleges, retail propane distribution, building and construction products, warehousing and logistics, specialty chemicals, food processing, telecommunications, plastic injection molding, financial services, software and manufacturing process control technology. He has been a Director and variously, Chairman of the Audit Committee or the Compensation Committee of many public and private companies, including NutriSystem®, Inc. (NASDAQ GS: NTRI), Atlantic Premium Brands, Ltd. (Other OTC: APBL.PK), Sylvan Learning Centers, Inc., Propane Continental, Inc., Tom's Foods, Inc., Truswal Systems, Inc., Durowal, Inc. and Smart Warehousing, L.L.C. He was a co-founder of Liberty Propane, L.P., Liberty Propane, G.P. and Smart Warehousing, L.L.C.

Mr. Jordan is a graduate of Georgetown University (B.S.B.A. - Finance).



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