Jeffrey B. Gaynor is a co-founder and Managing Director of TrueNorth Capital Partners LLC. Jeff has been lead banker on dozens of merger and acquisition assignments, representing both sale and buy side clients, during the past twenty years. Cross Border experience is evidenced by Jeff’s representation of dozens more Asian clients buying or selling in North America.
Additionally, Jeff is a seasoned restructuring professional and one of the less than 800 individuals to earn the designation as Certified Turnaround Professional. He has developed an extraordinary ability to quickly process complex financial/organizational issues, assimilate relevant data, identify options and develop a critical path for successful execution. His capabilities have been demonstrated by the successful execution of many out of court settlements, sales subject to composition agreements, article 9 sales and sales pursuant to Section 363 of the bankruptcy code. Assignments have included the role of Chief Restructuring Officer, court approved investment banker and court approved financial advisor (for both debtors and creditors).
Prior to co-founding TrueNorth, Jeff was a co-founder of Knox & Co., a boutique middle market investment banking firm. Knox & Co. was focused on cross-border advisory business for global multinationals in Japan, China and elsewhere in Asia and enjoyed a strategic alliance with Bank of Tokyo – Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd. Jeff graduated from Boston University and began his career with Price Waterhouse LLP (now PwC). He left PwC to join BASIX Corp. (NYSE) in its corporate financial group before moving to its leasing subsidiary where he had responsibility for raising third party debt and equity financing for packaged lease transactions.
Jeff holds Series 7, 24, 63, 79 and 99 securities licenses. He previously served on numerous Boards of Knox & Co. and related companies and affiliates both in the US and abroad. Jeff is a past director of the Connecticut Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association (TMA) and a current Director of the New York Chapter of the TMA and Chairman of it’s Pro Bono Committee. Mr. Gaynor is a member of the Association for Corporate Growth, the TMA and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.