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.
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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.
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.
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 Robert Koenig in 1993 and opened the doors of Woodbridge International in New Haven, CT. In addition to growing the M&A firm from scratch, Don has a proven track record of valuing and selling businesses across multiple industries and disciplines. Along with heading up new business development, Don has intimate knowledge of the buyer landscape, ranging from Private Equity Groups to Strategics. His entrepreneurial background, tenacity and deal-making expertise has helped entrepreneurs and middle-market business owners around the globe achieve a better sale price and organizational fit. Clients say Don’s more interested in listening and adding value than trying to sell you something. He’s a graduate of Taylor University with a BS in Business/Systems.