Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Matthew J. Bruderman

Mr. Bruderman leads all merchant and investment banking activities for Bruderman Brothers LLC, and takes great pride in being personally involved in each transaction undertaken by the firm. Mr. Bruderman has been active in financial services for nearly 20 years, and represents the third generation of the Bruderman family in the industry. Early in his career he held positions in sales, investment and merchant banking, financial planning, and investment management at T.R. Winston & Company, Shearson Lehman, and Merrill Lynch.

As a merchant banking and private equity investor, Mr. Bruderman has acquired and sold businesses ranging from $10-100 million in enterprise value. He has often been the majority shareholder of these portfolio companies, and he has served as Chairman and CEO of many of them, overseeing as many as 750 employees at one time. As part of his experience as a merchant banker, Mr. Bruderman has worked with major lending institutions, managed payroll and debt obligations, and owned factories, manufacturing facilities, and retail stores. Additionally, Mr. Bruderman has founded businesses in finance, retail, consumer products, apparel, and healthcare.

As an investment banker, Mr. Bruderman has advised on transactions of up to $1 billion across North America, Europe, and Asia. He has managed transactions in finance, consumer products, healthcare, technology, communications, apparel, aerospace, chemicals, energy, trucking, logistics and distribution, manufacturing, automotive, agriculture, and real estate.

Mr. Bruderman is an active and private philanthropist who acts as a trustee for several not-for-profit institutions. He has represented, worked for, owned, and operated many family businesses and sits on various public and private boards. He still works with his father today, and leads his family's business and family office.

Mr. Bruderman holds his SS-7, 63, 24 and 65 securities licenses and is currently Chairman of Bruderman Brothers, LLC, a broker-dealer, and Bruderman Asset Management, LLC, an investment advisor, which are both registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

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