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Our Team

  Benjamin Gordon

Benjamin Gordon – Managing Partner
ben@bgsa.com

Benjamin Gordon is founder and Managing Partner of BG Strategic Advisors. Clients include a range of leading companies from Wall Street, venture capital, and the supply chain industry. Benjamin is responsible for leading key client engagements and setting the direction of the firm.

Prior to founding BG Strategic Advisors, Benjamin founded 3PLex, the Internet solution enabling third-party logistics companies to automate their business. Benjamin raised $28 million from blue-chip investors including Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, BancBoston Ventures, CNF, and Ionian. He generated 3PLex feature stories in the New York Times, Business Week, ABC, Journal of Commerce, Lehrer News Hour, and other media. Benjamin recruited a CEO in late 2000 and formed BG Strategic Advisors the following year. 3PLex has since been sold to Maersk.

Prior to 3PLex, Benjamin led strategy projects in transportation and technology at Mercer Management Consulting, where he developed one of the first e-marketplace strategies for a logistics client. Previously, Benjamin worked with the CEO of Automotive Management, Inc. (AMI) to grow its logistics operations. Benjamin also worked as a venture capitalist with the BRM Group, where he assessed business-to-business e-commerce companies.

Benjamin is an active civic leader who is committed to giving back to the community. As founder and chairman of GesherCity, he has boosted young adult volunteerism in the greater Boston area. In three years, the organization has grown to over 2,000 members in five locations.

Benjamin received a Masters in Business Administration from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale College.

 

  David Stubbs

David Stubbs – Operating Partner
dave@bgsa.com

David Stubbs is an Operating Partner with BGSA.

Previously, David Stubbs was with Kuehne + Nagel from 2000-2009.  As Senior Vice President and General Manager for the Lead Logistics business, he started up and managed the P/L of the first global 4PL in logistics industry.  David was a leader in the replication of the offering in Europe and Asia to provide global platform for growth.

Prior to joining KN, David spent 21 years with Champion International (now International Paper) a Stamford, CT based forest products company where he held a variety of sales, marketing, and logistics positions.  His last position there was Vice President- Supply Chain.

David is a graduate of Haverford College with a bachelor’s degree in Economics and of The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with an MBA in Finance.

 

  James Kang

James Kang – Senior Vice President
james@bgsa.com

James is responsible for leading transactions and managing client relationships in the TMT sector. He brings nearly 20 years of investment banking, operational management and entrepreneurial experience to our clients across all industry sectors.

Before joining BG Strategic Advisors, James worked at various bulge bracket banks including Citigroup, Lehman Brothers and Barclays Capital where he advised on several M&A and Capital Markets transactions for industry leading companies including Comcast, Time Warner and Verizon. Prior to Business School, James was an E-commerce and Internet pioneer as Co-founder and President of Kozmo.com, the first last mile, Internet enabled delivery and logistics company in the world.

James received a Masters in Business Administration from The Sloan School of Business at MIT and a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from NYU's Stern School of Business.

 

  Ryan Kuhn

Ryan Kuhn – Vice President
ryan@bgsa.com

Ryan is responsible for leading transactions and managing relationships in BG Strategic Advisors' energy practice. Ryan joins BGSA from World Fuel Services (NYSE: INT), a Fortune 100 global energy marketing, distribution and logistics company headquartered in Miami, Florida. While at World Fuel, Ryan partnered with the CEO and CFO in order to lead the company's M&A effort globally, in addition to driving other various strategic initiatives. Ryan oversaw $500mm+ in aggregate M&A transaction value and also co-founded the company's venture capital group.

Before World Fuel, Ryan served as M&A advisor and principal investor on behalf of William I. Koch's multinational energy and commodity firm ‒ Oxbow Carbon. While at Oxbow, Ryan provided strategic insight and M&A transaction execution services across various energy-related sectors and geographies.

Ryan began his career at J.P. Morgan in New York City where he advised on a range of M&A and capital markets transactions for companies including Emerson Electric, Tyco International and Goldman Sachs Capital Partners.

Ryan received a Bachelors of Science degree in Applied Economics and Business Management from Cornell University.

 

  Shai Greenwald

Shai Greenwald – Director of Business Development
shai@bgsa.com

Shai Greenwald joined BG Strategic Advisors in 2002. Shai works with clients on implementing successful growth strategies through M&A, with a focus on exploring opportunities in emerging markets. Among others, Shai worked on the AirRoad sale to Reliant Equity Investors, the Unicity sale to PBB, and the PWC purchase of TransLink. Shai is also responsible for the firm’s market intelligence and market research.

Prior to joining BG Strategic Advisors, Shai worked with FleetBoston Financial and EMC as a change agent leading organizational development and process improvement projects. Shai started his career as an executive recruiter with Heidrick and Struggles.

Shai holds an MBA from Boston University.

 

  Shai Greenwald

Andrea Vandersall – Senior Associate
andrea@cambridgecapital.com

Andrea Vandersall is a Senior Associate with Cambridge Capital, an affiliate of BGSA. She is responsible for leading investments in the food and agribusiness supply chain. She brings with her a range of experience in asset management, investment banking, and private equity.

Prior to joining Cambridge Capital, Andrea worked at Profile Capital Management, a private investment firm based in Chicago. While at Profile Capital Management, Andrea analyzed investment opportunities in the business services sector. Before attending business school, Andrea worked for Seale & Associates providing M&A advisory services to clients across a wide range of sectors. Andrea started her career at Cambridge Associates where she advised institutional clients on asset allocation and investment manager selection.

Andrea received a Masters in Business Administration from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from Johns Hopkins University.