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.
More than 25 years of business experience and over 10 years of transaction work. Background includes managerial, operational, sales and financial positions with consulting firms, venture-funded companies, publicly-traded retailers and online marketing companies. Has successfully advised on sell-side and buy-side transactions in a range of industries, including business services, distribution, marketing/advertising, consumer products, data marketing, software, live event services, telecommunications, security services, food and beverage equipment, and commercial cleaning. Leads the firm’s outreach efforts by organizing events and participating in university and professional conferences where he regularly speaks on business transactions, entrepreneurship, networking and marketing. Author of Mergers & Acquisitions For Dummies (John Wiley & Sons Inc. 2011) and Venture Capital 101 (self-published 2003). Graduate of DePaul University (B.S. – Finance and M.B.A.).
More than 15 years of investment banking experience with a broad knowledge of the mergers and acquisitions area. Significant experience in conducting transaction and industry-specific research in a variety of industries including, among others, the building products, metals, flow control (pumps, valves and filters) and energy distribution industries. Currently produces the firm’s quarterly flow control Industry In-Sight™ and Middle-Market In-Sight publications, as well as monthly articles for Pumps & Systems magazine.
More than ten years of experience in investment banking. Transaction experience includes assistance as a team member in various client representation projects in the building products, food processing and energy distribution industries. Mr. Kakareka is a graduate of Eastern Illinois University (B.S. - Business) and Loyola University Chicago Graduate School of Business (M.B.A.).
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Financial industry experience includes financial statement analysis through quantitative and qualitative analytics for private companies in the manufacturing, life sciences/biotechnology, healthcare and retail industries. Mr. Breslau is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame (B.S. – Science Business and M.B.A.).