TESTIMONIALS

Comments from professionals and clients with whom we have worked:


"Alan Gelband did an excellent job in representing Five Guys in raising the equity capital we needed to accelerate the expansion of our business. We were particularly impressed by his ability to quickly solve or resolve difficult challenges. Without his intelligence, creativity, persistence and professional demeanor we would not have been able to complete this transaction."

Jerry Murrell
CEO
Five Guys Famous Burgers & Fries

"I have known Alan Gelband for 30 years and find him to be a very smart investor, an effective and diligent investment banker and a very good friend."

Nicholas Pritzker
President
Hyatt Development

"Alan Gelband is the consummate investment banking professional. In our dealings with him, he has been very straightforward diligent, and has displayed an acute awareness for finding the type of investment opportunities that fit our objectives."

Jeffery C. Walker
General Managing Partner
JP Morgan Partners

"Alan Gelband is an extremely talented, resourceful M&A executive who is highly respected in the industry. He brings years of experience and insight to the job at hand but most importantly, he has conducted himself with the highest degree of integrity and ethics in a sometimes difficult industry."

Jay Jordan
The Jordan Copmany

"We have known Alan Gelband for over ten years and he has always shown a great deal of discretion, tenacity and an ability to get a transaction completed. He is very hard-working and totally committed to producing results while maintaining the highest level of integrity."

Geoffrey F. Rehnert
Founder and Co-CEO
Audax Group.

"We have known Alan Gelband for several years, and in our opinion he is an investment banking professional who you can trust and depend on no matter how difficult and challenging the assignment."

John A. Gerson
Chief Financial Officer
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Company

"When Alan Gelband brought Capital Dimensions Inc. to our attention, he had a very good understanding of the earnings which Capital Dimensions could prospectively bring to Medallion Financial Corp. This is the first acquisition we have made where the management of Capital Dimensions exceeded the earnings which they projected by a wide margin. We enjoy doing business with Alan and look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship."

Andrew Murstein
President
Medallion Financial Corporation

"Alan Gelband showed a great deal of insight and sensitivity to our needs as management when he introduced us to (JP Morgan) Chase Partners and Apollo Investors to purchase Whitmire Distribution Company. We feel that with his wide contacts in the investment community, he is a unique resource for management seeking financial partners to buy their companies."

Mel Whitmire
Former Chairman of the Board and CEO
Whitemore Distribution Company
(acquired by JP Morgan Partners and Apollo Partners before being sold to Cardinal Health)

"We have done business with Alan Gelband for 20 years and find him highly creative, effective, straightforward and honest."

S. A. Spencer
Chairman
Holding Capital Management Corp.

"Alan Gelband helped us acquire and finance the acquisition of Big Lake Services Company, LLC.. He was instrumental in negotiating the terms of our acquisition, creating the financial structure and securing the capital for us to make the acquisition. I was impressed that the way he said the transaction would go in the beginning is exactly how it happened. It was refreshing to have someone talk straight and make things happen."

Casey Davidson
CEO
BLSCO Newco, Inc.

"I have done business with Alan Gelband and find him competent, intelligent, and a pleasure to deal with."

Harold M. Wit
Managing Director
Allen & Company, Inc.

"Alan Gelband's business acumen is well documented. Less well known is Alan's commitment to his industry association, the Association for Corporate Growth, which has 6,000 members globally. Alan has made an ongoing contribution to the industry group. As president in the early 1990's, he led a successful effort to refocus ACG, took dramatic steps to solve a difficult financial deficit, and pioneered a strategic planning process that has positioned the association for dramatic growth in size and stature. Alan continues to serve ACG in a variety of ways as an honorary director. As one who has seen his quiet but determined skills in action for the past 12 years, I have the highest regard for his commitment and dedication. I have benefited from his counsel all during these years."

Carl A. Wangman, CAE
Executive Director
Association for Corporate Growth


Disclaimer

All testimonials that appear on this website were given freely and without compensation. Testimonials may not be representative of the experience of other clients or parties. Testimonials are no guarantee of future performance or success.