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Jon A. Gordon

Mr. Gordon has over 15 years of experience in investment banking and private equity, with both large and middle market companies. His background includes mergers and acquisitions, raising capital and recapitalizations as well as strategic and financial advisory services.

Prior to co-founding Palladian Capital Partners, Mr. Gordon was a Managing Director in the Financial Sponsors and Mergers and Acquisitions Groups at Lehman Brothers where he headed Transaction Development for financial sponsors. Mr. Gordon initiated several M&A assignments with financial sponsors on both the sell-side and buy-side; developed a series of reports, databases and presentations for coverage officers in the Financial Sponsors Group and customized M&A/investment idea presentations for a variety of clients. He executed transactions in the industrial, food retail, business services, consumer products and health care industry segments with total value in excess of $2 billion.

Mr. Gordon was previously a Director in the Mergers and Acquisitions Department at Credit Suisse First Boston where he spearheaded execution for clients in the industrial, consumer products, business services, and retail and education industries. He also provided mergers and acquisitions coverage for a number of large and middle market financial sponsors, executing M&A transactions on their behalf with aggregate value in excess of $1.5 billion, as well as executing M&A transactions on behalf of corporate clients in excess of $2.5 billion.

Mr. Gordon began his investment banking career at Furman Selz Incorporated, where he managed transaction execution and relationship maintenance. Mr. Gordon led public and private offerings of equity and debt, leveraged buyouts, restructurings and financial advisory assignments and co-headed the transportation industry group.

Mr. Gordon was involved in private equity at Tribeca Holdings, Inc. where he identified and evaluated LBO candidates as well as participating in transaction structuring and financing. During his tenure he reviewed over 40 companies, and closed a $125 million acquisition of a retailer as principal, executed another acquisition, and subsequent sale, of a $140 million revenue children's wear retailer.

Mr. Gordon began his business career as a management consultant at Booz-Allen & Hamilton, Inc. where he worked with a number of large corporate clients.

Mr. Gordon is a graduate of Harvard College where he received an A.B. magna cum laude and has an MBA with distinction from the Harvard Business School.