BGL Welcomes HRO Industry Veteran as Managing Director
August 21 2014
Brown Gibbons Lang & Company (BGL), a leading middle market investment bank, is pleased to announce the addition of Clifford M. Sladnick as managing director. A seasoned industry executive and advisor in the Human Resources Outsourcing (HRO) sector, Sladnick expands BGL’s Business Services practice and will lead the firm’s effort in Human Capital Management Outsourcing.
Mr. Sladnick’s distinguished 37-year career includes senior executive positions with leading public and private companies in the HRO space. He brings extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, corporate development, human resources, legal, investor relations, and strategic planning; having completed over $3 billion of corporate acquisitions and divestitures in the business services and outsourcing, financial services, and consumer products industries.
Prior to joining BGL, Mr. Sladnick served as president of Hampton Advisors, an advisory and consulting firm focused exclusively on the HRO industry, where he advised operating companies and private equity investors in acquisitions and divestitures, as well as corporate strategy. Sladnick’s professional experience also includes 3 years as chief administration officer for professional service organization Gevity HR, where he led corporate strategy, legal, investor relations, HR, compliance, planning, and M&A, including the ultimate sale of the company; 3 years as vice president of corporate development for Brunswick Corporation, where during his tenure he led a transformation of the company through 9 divestitures and 16 acquisitions and joint ventures; 9 years as senior vice president and general counsel with St. Paul Bancorp, and 9 years as a corporate partner with McDermott, Will & Emery.
Mr. Sladnick is a graduate of the University of Illinois, where he received a BS in accounting, summa cum laude, and was valedictorian. He received a JD from the University of Illinois, magna cum laude, and was a member of the Law Review, and a MM from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, also graduating with honors.
About Brown Gibbons Lang & Company
Brown Gibbons Lang & Company is a leading independent investment bank serving the middle market. BGL specializes in mergers and acquisitions advisory services, debt and equity placements, financial restructuring advice, and valuations and fairness opinions, with global industry teams in Consumer Products & Retail Services, Energy & Environmental Services, Healthcare & Life Sciences, Human Capital Management Outsourcing, Industrials, Metals & Metals Processing, Plastics & Packaging, and Real Estate. BGL has offices in Chicago and Cleveland and real estate offices in Newport Beach, San Antonio, and Tampa, in addition to Global M&A partner offices in more than 50 countries across 5 continents, which allows us to deliver to our clients unparalleled access to corporations, investors, and opportunities globally. For more information, please visit www.bglco.com.