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Edward C. (Ted) Mendrzycki

Mr. Mendrzycki is a senior financial executive, with an extensive background in both public and private companies as a valued strategic advisor. His background includes a proven track record as successful negotiator of acquisitions, divestitures, and large vendor contracts.

Prior to working with Palladian Capital, Mr. Mendrzycki spent three years as the Vice President and Chief of Staff to the CFO of MasterCard International. During his tenure, Mr. Mendrzycki led an organization-wide detailed review of the existing financial process and controls, assessed skills of finance personnel throughout the company, and identified performance metrics to ensure Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. He developed and delivered in-depth technical finance training, focusing on accounting, financial reporting, and financial analysis to over 250 members of the finance organization. In addition, Mr. Mendrzycki managed the accounting, financial reporting, budgeting and forecasting for finance, human resources and facilities with a small professional staff and a budget in excess of $100 million. He was actively engaged in the financial analysis of acquisitions, capital expenditure projects, and large vendor contracts, including developing comprehensive models with proper accounting treatments, and overseeing the negotiations. He was also involved in the S&P annual review and debt rating process.

Mr. Mendrzycki was previously at Bowne, the leading document provider in the finance industry. Mr. Mendrzycki was a key member of the business development team that completed the financial analysis, due diligence, business case and negotiation for over 20 acquisitions as part of the execution of the acquisition strategy, which increased revenue from $400 million to over $1 billion. Earlier in his career at Bowne, Mr. Mendrzycki led the development of the company’s marketing information system that facilitated for the first time the reporting of trends, market activity, and market share, as well as appropriate resource allocation.

Mr. Mendrzycki began his business career in the banking industry as a corporate banking officer at J.P. Morgan Chase, where he worked with middle market companies.

Mr. Mendrzycki is a graduate of Tufts University, where he received a B.A. in Economics. He earned his M.B.A. from New York University.