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.
Since 2004, Marni has brought over 20 years of experience as a financial professional overseeing the organization’s research and IT initiatives. The complexities of growing the firm, its strategic and operational solutions and what it takes to get it done leverage her diverse talents. Before joining Woodbridge, she was IT Project Manager for the Marketing/Finance team at Pitney Bowes. Along with a business degree with specialization in Management Information Systems from Western Connecticut State University, Marni brings tremendous experience, leadership, and knowledge to her clients and influences the culture that makes Woodbridge unique.
Antes de incorporarse a Woodbridge, Kyle fue desarrollador web para front-end en Affinion Group, una compañía de marketing de afinidad global. Anteriormente, Kyle se desempeñó como Director de Tecnología de la Información en ShowMotion Inc., un creador de decorados y escenarios especiales para el sector de entretenimiento. Kyle es responsable de programar y actualizar el sitio web de Woodbridge y de las funciones de TI relacionadas con la atención de los clientes. Está completando su licenciatura en Diseño Gráfico en Sacred Heart University.
Lisa’s talent for writing both compelling and accurate sell-side books gives Woodbridge’s clients a distinct advantage over other sellers in presenting their company to prospective buyers. Her professional background includes extensive experience in launching new technology solutions in both consumer and business-to-business markets. She has held senior sales and marketing positions at several IT companies and managed strategic sales and marketing initiatives for Simon & Schuster’s newsletter division. Lisa is the author of two books on online auctions and numerous business articles. She holds a BS in Communications from Northeastern University and a Master’s degree in French from the Sorbonne.
ooda es una analista de valuación de empresas, escritor especializado en negocios y productor de videos corporativos e industriales. Desde que dejó el servicio activo en la Armada de los Estados Unidos, Wooda se ha enfocado principalmente en las valuaciones de empresas destinadas a fusiones y adquisiciones pero también con fines sucesorios o impositivos. Es un Analista Acreditado en Valuaciones de la National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts (NACVA). Wooda obtuvo una Maestría en Administración de Empresas (MBA) de University of Connecticut y una licenciatura en artes plásticas de New York University en producción de películas y videos. Es veterano de la guerra del Golfo y aún mantiene su nombramiento como Comandante en la Reserva Naval de los Estados Unidos.
As Senior Managing Partner, Bob works closely with Woodbridge’s investment bankers to ensure the successful completion of all transactions and deliver a high level of client service. Bob has worked on over 200 M&A mandates in distribution, manufacturing, business services and IT, including many complex cross-border transactions. Prior to joining Woodbridge in 2005, Bob was a founding principal of Elite Investment Group, an investment banking firm serving middle-market private companies, mainly in the business services sector. Earlier in his career, Bob was senior vice president at Butler International, Inc., a $450 million outsourcing company, where he spent over nine years in a variety of key management roles. While at Butler, Bob was responsible for all acquisitions, divestitures, strategic planning and other corporate development activities. Bob started his career at Ernst & Young where he earned his CPA designation. Bob is a graduate of SUNY Albany.
Catherine joined Woodbridge in 2005 and handles a range of activities in support of the firm’s dealmaking activities. Her expertise includes conducting telephone marketing campaigns and research related to sell-side and buy-side mandates. Prior to becoming a part of the Woodbridge team, Catherine worked in customer service for PHS Healthnet and earlier in the accounting department for Cartier.
Melissa es una periodista y analista de negocios con más de 15 años de experiencia cubriendo una amplia gama de compañías con operaciones en diversos sectores. Es miembro del creciente equipo de Woodbridge de analistas exitosos de negocios enfocados en la redacción de nuestros muy respetados memorandos de oferta para los clientes vendedores. Melissa obtuvo una licenciatura en Periodismo y Comunicaciones Corporativas de Southern Connecticut State University.
Since 2005, Larry has served as Managing Director for Woodbridge International. He brings more than 20 years of experience as a financial professional advising entrepreneurs, middle-market business owners and corporate executives on strategies to maximize their company’s value. Along with heading up new business development, Larry has worked extensively in several industries including manufacturing, distribution, business services, retail and healthcare. Before joining Woodbridge, he was a commercial lender for JP Morgan Chase and Merrill Lynch. He is a frequent speaker to business groups and law firms on M&A and corporate finance issues. His “Ask Larry” video series continues to educate prospective and existing clients domestically and abroad. A graduate of Manhattanville College with a B.A. in political science and economics, Larry lives in Pleasantville, N.Y. with his wife and two sons.
Don joined Woodbridge shortly after its founding and has been involved in virtually every aspect of the business. His entrepreneurial background, tenacity and talent for developing trust among all M&A parties enable Don to bring about profitable results for clients. Don has closed deals for a variety of manufacturers and distributors. Clients value Don’s deal-making expertise, commitment and persistence. He is a graduate of Taylor University with a BS in Business/Systems and has extensive marketing and management experience. Don has industry expertise in building/plumbing products and machining.