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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.

 

  Mitchell Gordon

Mitchell Gordon – Managing Partner
mitch@bgsa.com

Mitchell was President of Morpheus Capital Advisors, a leading Merchant Banking Firm serving middle market companies, from 2003 to 2013. In that capacity he provided capital markets and M&A advice, helped start a number of companies, and made principal investments in a wide range of companies.

Mr. Gordon was CFO, Executive Vice President, a member of the office of the President and served on the Board of Directors of Interpool, Inc. (NYSE: IPX) from 2000 to 2003. He helped grow Interpool into the world's largest container and chassis leasing company. During his tenure as CFO, Interpool's stock outperformed the S&P 500 by over 170%.

Prior to joining Interpool, Mitchell was President of Atlas Capital Partners, a private equity investment firm, which he founded. Mr. Gordon was formerly Managing Director and Co-Head of Salomon Smith Barney's Transportation Investment Banking Group. Prior thereto, he served as Senior Vice President and Head of the Transportation and Automotive Investment Banking Groups at Furman Selz. He has served as Vice President of Investment Banking at Needham & Company and was previously Manager of Strategic Planning for American Broadcasting Companies.

Mitchell has also served on the Board of Directors of two public companies, Interpool, Inc. and Indigo Aviation, as well as the global advisory board of NedShip Bank Group. He also served on the Board of Directors of Almedica Inc., a privately held pharmaceutical logistics company and serves on the Board of Directors of the Best-Shot Foundation as well as Mesa Airlines. He is the Chairman of the Hunter (CUNY) College Neighborhood Advisory Committee.

Mr. Gordon holds a BSBA from Washington University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

 

  Thomas Cook

Thomas Cook – Managing Director
tom@bgsa.com

Thomas started his career in the Merchant Marine and U.S. Navy, now honorably discharged. He served in numerous officer positions around the world heavily involved in transportation, logistics and supply chain management.

Mr. Cook is the author of over 12 books on global trade and is an expert in international business and supply chain operations.

Prior to joining BG Strategic Advisors, Mr. Cook was a Managing Director/CEO for 31 years at American River International (ARI) until April, 2013. ARI is a boutique consulting, training and logistics service provider based in New York. His firm was involved in several acquisitions and has been involved with BGSA for over ten years.

Thomas is involved in numerous industry organizations and companies as a lecturer, consultant and expert on global supply chain management.

Mr. Cook received an undergraduate and graduate degree in Transportation and Business Management form Maritime College in New York City.

 

  Abe Garver

Abe Garver – Managing Director
abe@bgsa.com

Abe Garver is responsible for leading transactions and managing client relationships. Before joining BG Strategic Advisors, Abe worked for Focus Investment Bank in New York where he advised on a wide range of M&A transactions in the e-commerce sector.

Abe has also worked for Merrill Lynch’s M&A Technology Group and Ernst & Young’s Business Valuation Group. Abe is a Guest Commentator for Fox Business News and Bloomberg TV. He has also written the ‘Moving The E-Markets’ column for Forbes.

Abe received a Masters in Finance from the Manderson Graduate School and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Southern California.

 

  Ramon Suazo

Ramon Suazo – Managing Director
ramon@bgsa.com

Ramon is responsible for leading transactions and managing client relationships. Before joining BG Strategic Advisors, Ramon was a Managing Director at The Clarendon Group, where he served as Head of Transportation & Logistics Investment Banking.

Prior to The Clarendon Group, Ramon worked in investment banking with HSBC Securities, Stifel Nicolaus Weisel and Lehman Brothers.  He began his career as a management consultant with Booz Allen & Hamilton.

Ramon received a Masters in Business Administration from The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and a Bachelor of Arts from Loyola University Maryland.

 

  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.

 

  David Saperstein

David Saperstein – Senior Vice President
david@bgsa.com

David is responsible for leading transactions and developing new business relationships.

Before joining BG Strategic Advisors, David worked at Goldman Sachs in London where he advised on a range of M&A, LBO and Capital Markets transactions for companies including Cadbury, Kraft, TPG and Compagnie Financere Richemont.

Prior to Goldman Sachs, David worked in corporate finance at Deloitte in Paris and in business development at Military Advantage in San Francisco.

David received a Masters in Business Administration from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Stanford University.

 

  Jason St. Onge

Jason St. Onge – Senior Associate
jason@bgsa.com

Jason is responsible for executing transactions and developing new business relationships.

Before joining BG Strategic Advisors, Jason worked at Windjammer Communications, a Mast Capital Management portfolio company, as an internal consultant focusing on M&A, finance, and operations.

Prior to Windjammer, Jason worked in private equity at Brantley Partners and in investment banking at Brown Gibbons Lang & Company, both in Cleveland, Ohio.

Jason received a Masters in Business Administration from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Richmond.