CJ is a member of Woodbridge’s Due Diligence/Underwriting team of financial professionals. He works closely with clients in order to ensure prospective buyers are presented with accurate and reliable financial information. CJ joins Woodbridge from The Walt Disney Company where he served as part of the Disney/ESPN Media Networks Business Strategy team. While there, he assisted in and drove decisions for content distribution deals by creating sales proposals, financial analyses and management presentations for new and on-going distribution negotiations. Prior to his role in Business Strategy, as part of ESPN’s International Accounting team CJ led the consolidation, reporting and financial analysis of all ESPN business in EMEA and Asia Pacific as well as all international joint ventures. CJ began his career in public accounting at PricewaterhouseCoopers where he audited a variety of public and private clients, aided companies through transitional phases (mergers, divestitures, etc.) and communicated audit results to executive and board leadership. CJ holds a Masters degree in Accounting from Fairfield University and received his undergraduate degree in Accounting from Bentley University.
Bryan brings an extensive investment banking background to Woodbridge clients. His transaction experience includes all aspects of mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt capital raisings and valuation analyses. Prior to joining Woodbridge, Bryan served as COO for Jones Companies, having been promoted from VP, Partnerships, Strategy & Corporate Development. Previously, Bryan led and successfully negotiated transactions across a range of industries for BMO Capital Markets. Earlier in his career, he worked as an analyst at Bank of New York and Putnam Lovell NBF. Bryan earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from University of Colorado at Boulder.
Kyle is a member of Woodbridge’s Due Diligence/Underwriting team of CPAs and financial analysts. He works with clients to ensure their company’s financial information is accurate, verifiable and properly presented to buyers. Prior to joining Woodbridge, Kyle worked for two leading accounting firms performing financial audits to identify and resolve issues. He has experience analyzing company financial statements, systems, controls and operations. Kyle is a CPA and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Finance from Central Connecticut State University, where he is currently pursuing an MBA in Data Analytics.
Prior to joining Woodbridge, Greg has spent the last 14 years advising senior executives and business owners. Most recently, he worked for Vistage International where he worked with top professionals to provide leadership training and consulting services to CEOs and business owners looking to address strategic challenges, grow their revenues or develop succession or exit plans. Prior to that he spent several years as a private banker and advisor to family offices and executives and board members of public and private companies and ran a brokerage team representing sellers and buyers in industrial, commercial and multifamily property transactions. He is a graduate of Washington & Lee University, majoring in Economics with additional studies in Corporate Finance.
Over a 20+ year career Mitch helped create multi-channel campaigns and marketing efforts for brands such as: Samsung, Crocs, Oxford Health Plans, Weizmann Institute of Science, Citibank, Soles United, Wellesley College, American Express and Diet Coke, to name a few. Mitch has a keen ability to quickly and quietly locate the heart of a brand and then rip it out of its chest for the world to see.
Robert Koenig founded Woodbridge in 1993 after having grown Koenig Corporation, an art supply retail distribution and manufacturing company, from $5 million to $100 million in sales. While president of Koenig Corporation, Robert completed 30 add-on acquisitions and drove organic growth to capture 10% of the U.S. art supply market by the time the company was sold to a strategic buyer. Since leading Woodbridge, Robert has successfully completed several hundred million dollars worth of transactions across a broad range of industries. He is known for his integrity, expertise and passion–as well as for his exceptional dexterity at getting deals done. Robert’s innovative, marketing-driven approach to M&A and his skill at winning the best possible deal for clients have elevated Woodbridge to the prominence it enjoys today. Robert has industry expertise in consumer products, retail, industrial products and aerospace.
Kyle oversees Woodbridge’s underwriting process (due diligence), a component of every sell-side transaction. Clients benefit from Kyle’s comprehensive background in financial consulting for private equity and closely-held businesses. Prior to joining Woodbridge, Kyle served as a manager at CohnReznick, LLP, a leading U.S. accounting and advisory firm. In this role, Kyle specialized in transactional due diligence and litigation support services, including investigative/forensic accounting and valuation services. Kyle is a member of the CT Turnaround Management Association. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), holds an Accredited in Business Valuation Designation (ABV), and earned his Accounting degree from University of Connecticut.
Brie works to ensure Woodbridge’s marketing campaigns succeed. She is focused on contacting all buyers/investors who have expressed interest in the firm’s sell-side clients to answer initial questions, provide additional information and motivate them to submit offers. Prior to joining Woodbridge, Brie held marketing, sales and training positions at several organizations. She holds a BA from Kansas Wesleyan University and an MA from Avila University.
Prior to joining Woodbridge, Raquel worked in administrative and sales roles for a U.S. consumer products distributor and a major Brazilian telecommunications company. At Woodbridge she is focused on screening interested buyers of the firm’s sell-side clients and handles other deal-related administrative responsibilities. Proficient in Portuguese and Spanish, Raquel holds a BA from Brazil’s UNIFAC University and Certification from the School of Languages in Dublin, Ireland.
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.