Mr. Pierce’s background spans 25 years of advisory, financing & principal investment, and executive management experience. During the span of his career he has structured and executed over 70 financing, acquisition and divestiture transactions totaling more than $4 billion. He has advised boards and led clients through numerous debt refinancings and restructurings, forbearance agreements and recapitalizations. Mr. Pierce has also underwritten and structured the issuance of financing instruments to fund capital investment, growth initiatives, and amend unfavorable covenants or operating limitations. His transactional experience spans securities ranging from leveraged debt, revolving credit facilities, term loans, public bonds, interest rate derivatives, certificates of participation, private equity and public equity. Mr. Pierce’s advisory experience extends to mergers & acquisitions having counseled many corporations both undertaking acquisitions and initiating divestitures of subsidiaries or entire enterprises. This M&A experience extends to due diligence preparedness, target analysis, transaction structuring & financing through integration planning and complete post-merger integration.
His advisory background includes extensive operational improvement programs and financial leadership including the formulation and management of corporate turnaround plans, developing and implementing cash and liquidity forecasting and monitoring programs, corporate strategic planning, operational efficiency & right-sizing, and product and divisional profitability. His advisory background is complemented by his operating experience as CFO or interim CFO, and corporate development/M&A executive roles for both private equity-backed companies and publicly-traded corporations.
Mr. Pierce has worked with in numerous sectors including telecom, media, financial technology, retail, consumer goods, healthcare, software, banking, logistics & distribution, apparel, and energy. He is a FINRA registered general securities principal and holds multiple investment banking & securities licenses.
Prior to joining GGG Partners, Mr. Pierce was a principal in the M&A and Corporate Strategy consulting practice of Accenture and served as CFO of a software corporation. His previous experience includes the bond investment banking division of Citigroup/Robinson-Humphrey (now part of SunTrust Robinson-Humphrey), an international leveraged finance merchant bank, and telecommunications corporation EarthLink.
Masters of Business Administration, J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University
Bachelor of Science degree in Management with a concentration in Finance, Tulane University
Professional Licenses and Certifications: Series 7, 24, 63, and 79 FINRA licenses
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