Shariefa is a member of our dedicated support team based in South Africa for Woodbridge International. She along with other team members assist with our global outreach campaigns. Shariefa has worked in the retail industry for the last 10 years in the Collections department as a credit advisor as well as marketing and call centre experience.
Rochelle is a member of our dedicated support team based in South Africa for Woodbridge International. She, along with other team members, assist with our global outreach campaigns. Rochelle has 19 years of experience in the Insurance as well as the Marketing industry. She worked for National Brands Ltd for over 8 years in the Accounts Department. Prior to Woodbridge International, she worked for Metropolitan Life as a Claims Consultant.
Prior to joining Woodbridge, Raquel worked in administrative and sales roles for a U.S. consumer products distributor and a major Brazilian telecommunications company. At Woodbridge she is focused on screening interested buyers of the firm’s sell-side clients and handles other deal-related administrative responsibilities. Proficient in Portuguese and Spanish, Raquel holds a BA from Brazil’s UNIFAC University and Certification from the School of Languages in Dublin, Ireland.
Over a 20+ year career Mitch helped create multi-channel campaigns and marketing efforts for brands such as: Samsung, Crocs, Oxford Health Plans, Weizmann Institute of Science, Citibank, Soles United, Wellesley College, American Express and Diet Coke, to name a few. Mitch has a keen ability to quickly and quietly locate the heart of a brand and then rip it out of its chest for the world to see.
Melissa is a business reporter and analyst with over 15 years of experience covering a wide variety of companies operating in diverse industries. She is a member of Woodbridge’s growing team of accomplished business analysts focused on writing our well-respected offering memorandums for sell-side clients. Melissa holds a BA in Journalism and Corporate Communications from Southern Connecticut State University.
Kyle oversees Woodbridge’s underwriting process (due diligence), a component of every sell-side transaction. Clients benefit from Kyle’s comprehensive background in financial consulting for private equity and closely-held businesses. Prior to joining Woodbridge, Kyle served as a manager at CohnReznick, LLP, a leading U.S. accounting and advisory firm. In this role, Kyle specialized in transactional due diligence and litigation support services, including investigative/forensic accounting and valuation services. Kyle is a member of the CT Turnaround Management Association. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), holds an Accredited in Business Valuation Designation (ABV), and earned his Accounting degree from University of Connecticut.
Justin focuses on engaging interested buyers and motivating them to submit competitive offers for our clients’ companies. He is responsible for following up with book-holders and bringing as many as possible into the auction process. Prior to joining Woodbridge, Justin served in marketing roles at two investment firms. He holds a Bachelor’s in Business with a concentration in Marketing from Eastern Connecticut State University.
Prior to joining Woodbridge, Greg has spent the last 14 years advising senior executives and business owners. Most recently, he worked for Vistage International where he worked with top professionals to provide leadership training and consulting services to CEOs and business owners looking to address strategic challenges, grow their revenues or develop succession or exit plans. Prior to that he spent several years as a private banker and advisor to family offices and executives and board members of public and private companies and ran a brokerage team representing sellers and buyers in industrial, commercial and multifamily property transactions. He is a graduate of Washington & Lee University, majoring in Economics with additional studies in Corporate Finance.
Simon joined Woodbridge International as part of our Business development team. He has since progressed to establish and manage our 1st African office based out of Cape Town, South African. Prior to joining Woodbridge Simon has many years of experience in Hospitality and co-founded a company focused on the production, brand development and export of wine. At Woodbridge, Simon is responsible for operations through Business development and Marketing in North America, Europe & Africa. Simon brings 13 years of marketing experience to Woodbridge and holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Cape Peninsula University of Technology in South Africa and has completed studies in Small Business Management & Entrepreneurship.
Mr. Sekhon has direct investment and M&A experience in numerous transactions representing over $500 million in market value. His industry experience includes enterprise software, manufacturing, business services, medical devices, wireless communications, RF integrated circuits, semiconductors, environmental remediation and commercial real estate. Since 1995, Mr. Sekhon has served as a director or observer on the Board of Directors of twelve portfolio companies and one Small Business Investment Company (SBIC). Tex has been instrumental in the structuring and funding of numerous entrepreneurial endeavors. Mr. Sekhon has led several equity investments in various retail, office, multifamily, industrial, and land acquisitions and developments representing over $100 million in total project value. Tex holds a BA in Business Administration from the University of North Texas. Tex has industry expertise in aviation and technology.