Gordon Brothers Group Hires Chief Operating Officer


    


    
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<p><span class="xn-location">BOSTON</span>, <span class="xn-chron">April 30</span> /CNW/ -- <span class="xn-person">Gordon Brothers</span> Group, a global advisory, restructuring and investment firm specializing in the retail, consumer products, industrial and real estate sectors announced today that Stewart L. Cohen will join the firm as Chief Operating Officer on <span class="xn-chron">May 10, 2010</span>.</p>
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<p><span class="xn-person">Mr. Cohen</span> will be part of the executive and senior management team responsible for transaction origination, structuring and execution across <span class="xn-person">Gordon Brothers</span> Group's global platform.</p>
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<p>"We are thrilled to have Stewart join our team," said <span class="xn-person">Michael Frieze</span>, Chief Executive Officer, <span class="xn-person">Gordon Brothers</span> Group. "His invaluable experience running, structuring and managing transactions as a lender, operator and investor will greatly benefit the firm as we continue to grow.  Having an experienced leader like Stewart strengthens our management team at a time of great opportunity for <span class="xn-person">Gordon Brothers</span> Group."</p>
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<p><span class="xn-person">Mr. Cohen</span> most recently served as the executive vice president of special assets at Textron Financial where he was part of a senior team managing several billion dollars of loan wind downs and asset dispositions.  Prior to Textron, he served as a senior executive at a global asset disposition firm, focusing on corporate acquisition, asset disposition, special situations financing and consulting activities across all industry sectors.  Previously, he was the Chairman of Polaroid responsible for the wind down of the film business. He also founded and managed Paragon Capital and the Ozer Group.  Cohen began his transactional career at <span class="xn-person">Gordon Brothers</span> Group in 1989.</p>
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<p>"It's exciting to rejoin <span class="xn-person">Gordon Brothers</span> Group.  The firm is the market leader and gold standard in the asset valuation and disposition segment of financial services -- providing creative strategies and solutions to operating companies, lenders and investors," said <span class="xn-person">Mr. Cohen</span>. "It's a privilege for me to return to a place and work with such talented professionals at a company that has such an incredible track record of achievement."</p>
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<p>Cohen will be based at <span class="xn-person">Gordon Brothers</span> Group's worldwide headquarters in <span class="xn-location">Boston</span>, Massachusetts.</p>
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    About Gordon Brothers Group

    
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<p>Founded in 1903, <span class="xn-person">Gordon Brothers</span> Group (<a href="http://www.gordonbrothers.com">www.gordonbrothers.com</a>) is a global advisory, restructuring and investment firm specializing in the retail, consumer products, industrial, and real estate sectors. <span class="xn-person">Gordon Brothers</span> Group maximizes value for both healthy and distressed companies by purchasing or selling all categories of assets, appraising assets, providing debt financing, making private equity investments, and operating businesses for extended periods. <span class="xn-person">Gordon Brothers</span> Group conducts over <span class="xn-money">$50 billion</span> worth of transactions and appraisals annually.</p>
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For further information: For further information: Craig Venezia of Gordon Brothers Group, +1-617-422-7842, cvenezia@gordonbrothers.com Web Site: http://www.gordonbrothers.com

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