Ashish is personally involved with every Persient client, putting his 20+ years of experience to work to help them achieve the best realizable value. He started his career as an entrepreneur in industrial manufacturing, before selling his business to a public company and moving into investment banking. He has advised dozens of middle-market, family-owned businesses, entrepreneurs, private and public companies, multinational companies, ESOPs and management groups. But he has never forgotten what it feels like to be on the business-owner’s side of the table, including the anxiety and self-doubt that comes with navigating the M&A process alone. He earned a Master of Business Administration degree in banking and finance from Case Western Reserve University and holds Series 7 and 63 licenses from SEC/FINRA.
Brian is an experienced M&A advisory professional and licensed Certified Public Accountant in the State of California. With 10 years of experience across boutique middle-market investment banking and Big Four financial services, he uniquely understands the issues business owners and companies face when undergoing a merger or acquisition. He has advised on transactions for a wide range of clients across various industries, working with entrepreneurs, family-owned and privately held businesses, private equity and corporate buyers, and also has experience with IPOs, divestitures, and complex financial reporting. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Ohio University and Series 63 and 79 licenses from SEC/FINRA.
Alan’s experience covers a range of investment banking activities including general corporate advisory work on financial strategies, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, public and private financings, venture capital, project financings, tax shelters, securities analysis, and corporate restructurings. His extensive career includes serving as Director for many public and private corporations and leadership roles with several high-profile legal and financial services firms, including McFarland Dewey, DLJ, Lehman Brothers, and Lazard Frères. He holds a Bachelor of Law (LLB) from Yale Law School and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale College.
Drummond serves in a senior advisory role for Persient, with more than 40 years of business leadership experience. Throughout his career, he has focused on transportation, manufacturing and real estate operations, as well as restructuring businesses. His professional background includes running his own business consulting group as well as serving as managing director of FIL Partners, Inc., director and CEO of Gamewear Team Sports, partner with McFarland Dewey, and past director of Dynamic Metal Forming, SDC International, Tubular Corporation of America, The Slater Companies and General Trailers Ltd. (the largest tractor trailer producer in Europe.) He also held various leadership positions at USX Corporation (U.S. Steel), Mosbacher-Jacobs Properties, Inc., KCS Industries and Fruehauf Trailer. He is past chairman of the board of Clearpool, Inc., a public/private educational program in inner-city New York, and has served on the board for numerous other philanthropic and entrepreneurial organizations.
Efficient processes will never replace exceptional experiences. We designed our workflow to strengthen collaborative relationships, maximize communication, and drive precise execution.
Industry specialization is not the only indicator of expertise. We excel at getting the information to develop true market insights, unlocking synergistic potential and intangible value at the global level.
Tenacity for Results
While other firms are driven by volume, we are driven to get you the best realizable value. We don’t stop until the best achievable terms have been negotiated, benefitting not only the owners and their businesses, but also the community they serve.