Daniel’s role will focus on assisting our North American and International Closers with tracking bids. His main objective is to make sure the sale runs efficiently and Woodbridge clients receive the highest possible sales price for their business.
After interning and working part-time for two years in the both New Haven, CT and CapeTown, South Africa offices, Daniel joined Woodbridge full-time. He is a graduate of the College of Charleston with a BS in International Business, with a focus in Finance.
Colin’s role will focus on assisting our North American and International Closers with tracking bids as well as preparing management meeting presentations.
Prior to joining Woodbridge, Colin gained experience in wealth management serving both individual and institutional clients.
He graduated from the accelerated MBA program at Quinnipiac University, receiving his bachelor’s degree in finance and his MBA with a concentration in finance. While at Quinnipiac, Colin was a healthcare and utilities sector analyst for the student managed portfolio, as well as a volunteer for the Quinnipiac GAME forum.
Ben’s sole focus at Woodbridge is his ability to obtain bids from buyers. He serves as an advocate for selling our client’s business. Prior to joining Woodbridge, Ben worked as a technical recruiter at Jobspring Partners in Boston – a professional IT staffing agency matching the most qualified IT professionals with companies of all sizes. He received a double major in Economics and English from College of the Holy Cross.
Dan has extensive investment banking experience structuring and executing M&A transactions across a wide-range of industries and deal structures. Prior to joining Woodbridge, Dan served as a VP in the Mergers & Acquisitions group at Wells Fargo, focusing on the Energy, Power & Utilities sectors. He began his investment banking career in the Mergers & Acquisitions group at Deutsche Bank, advising clients primarily in the Industrials, Energy and FinTech sectors. Dan holds a BA from Columbia University and an MBA from the University of Virginia Darden Graduate School of Business.
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.
With over 25 years’ experience, Rez Mahboubi is a seasoned M&A and Corporate Development executive with extensive global experience sourcing, structuring and executing M&A, private equity and strategic investment transactions across a wide range of industries. Prior to joining Woodbridge , Rez led various M&A transactions involving public and privately-held companies. Earlier in his career, Rez held investment banking positions at BNP Paribas, Barclays and JP Morgan. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from the University of Glasgow and an MBA from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School with majors in finance and strategy. He is also a UK Chartered Management Accountant.
Based in the Washington, DC area, Goldie has over 15 years of international investing and consulting experience in emerging markets, with a focus on Latin America and the Caribbean. Prior to joining Woodbridge, Goldie was responsible for private equity transactions for the Inter-American Development Bank’s (IADB) private sector arm in Washington, DC. She has completed transactions in industries such as food & beverage, energy efficiency, education, housing, financial institutions and fund of funds. Earlier in her career, Goldie was a consultant at the Wharton Small Business Development Center and at Zemi Communications. She earned an MBA from UPENN’s Wharton School with majors in Finance and Management, an MA in Political Science from Hebrew University, and a BA in International Relations from Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM).
Derek is an accomplished corporate development and mergers and acquisitions professional with extensive finance and mergers and acquisitions experience across industries. Prior to joining Woodbridge, Derek was the Vice President of Corporate Development for Sony DADC New Media Solutions, Sony’s cloud-based platform-as-a-service digital video distribution service. In his executive role at Sony, Derek led all potential acquisitions, divestitures and investments, corporate development, long-range planning, forecasting and oversaw the Global Video P&L. As part of his role, Derek was on Sony DADC New Media Solutions Executive Management Committee.
Prior to Sony, Derek led and sold his family’s 35-employee audio/video installation business, was a financial and strategic consulting to a number of companies across industries, and led strategic planning for EMI Music. He began his post-business school career managing mergers and acquisitions for EY.
Derek holds an MBA in Finance from the Charles H. Kellstadt Graduate School of Business at DePaul University and a BS in Business Administration from Miami University (OH).
Ash is an accomplished mergers and acquisitions professional with a background in negotiation, corporate planning and business strategy. Prior to joining Woodbridge, Ash served as Director, Planning & Corporate Development for Allstream, a major Canadian communications company. At Allstream, among other responsibilities, Ash managed mergers and acquisitions, which included identifying needs and cultivating acquisition opportunities, overseeing due diligence, negotiating definitive agreements and assisting with integration. Earlier in his career, Ash was a Senior Auditor at AlliedSignal and, earlier, a Senior Associate at PwC. He holds an MSc in Finance from Drexel University, an MBA from the University of Scranton, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).
Elias has two decades of experience advising business owners of privately-held companies on how to prepare for the sale of their company. Prior to joining Woodbridge, Elias held various consulting positions with Citigroup Capital Markets and Emerge M&A Inc. In addition, he spent four years in the aerospace industry with Rockwell International. An entrepreneur in his own right, Elias founded and grew three successful companies associated with real estate, mortgage and funding of commercial projects. He attended the University of Nevada where he studied Business and Psychology.