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August 15, 2016

BGL Opens New Office and Expands Investment Banking Team

BGL is pleased to announce the opening of its Philadelphia office and the addition of eleven talented professionals to its Investment Banking team in recent months.

Deepening the bench strength of BGL’s specialized sector teams are:
Ethan D. Goodson as vice president in Healthcare & Life Sciences. Ethan has joined from Houlihan Lokey, where as a member of the MedTech M&A group he led sell-side and buy-side processes for clients in the Medical Products & Devices, Life Science Tools & Diagnostics, and Healthcare IT sectors. Previously, he was a member of the Global Healthcare Group at UBS Investment Bank, where he provided financial advisory services to leading clients in the MedTech, Life Sciences Tools & Diagnostics, and Healthcare IT sectors, and a member of the Biotech Equity Research Group at Sanford C. Bernstein. Prior thereto, Ethan spent four years on the buy-side at a middle market private equity firm where he was a board observer for several private companies. Ethan earned an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BA in Economics and Philosophy from Columbia University.

Brett A. Kornblatt as vice president in Metals. Brett was previously a vice president in the Global Industrials & Business Services Group at Credit Suisse, where he led transaction execution on numerous strategic advisory and capital raising mandates for clients across multiple industry verticals. His previous experience also includes positions as associate in the Investment Banking Group at Mesirow Financial and senior audit associate in the Financial Services Group at McGladrey & Pullen. He earned an MBA from the Robert Emmett McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University and a BBA in Finance and Accounting from University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business.

The Cleveland and Chicago offices add to their associate and analyst teams:
Mahima M. Patnaik as associate in the Cleveland office. Mahima joins BGL from Iron Investment Management, where she was responsible for institutional business development, client service, and consultant relations. Prior to that, Mahima was with Crito Capital where she assisted in raising capital for hedge funds, private equity, and venture capital firms. Ms. Patnaik earned an MBA from the University of Virginia Darden Graduate School of Business and a BS in Neuroscience with a Management Certificate in Finance from the University of Rochester.

Joining the Cleveland office as analysts:
Joseph T. (Taylor) Richard. Taylor joins BGL after receiving a Specialized Master of Finance from The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business. He completed his undergraduate studies from Western Kentucky University with a BA in Economics and Political Science, Magna Cum Laude.
Patrick B. Shevelson. Patrick joins BGL as a recent graduate from Kenyon College where he earned a BA in Economics.

Garrett L. Trebilcock. Garrett joins BGL after having completed his studies at The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business where he earned a Specialized Master of Finance and a BS with concentrations in Business Administration, Finance, and Logistics Management, Cum Laude.

Joining the Chicago office as analysts:

Sravanthi Putumbaka. Sravanthi joins BGL from Ziegler Capital Markets where she was a senior analyst. Ms. Putumbaka previously held positions as associate consultant with Utilities International, a management consulting firm to the energy and utilities industries, and financial analyst with Websoft. Sravanthi earned a BS in Economics from DePaul University.

James J. D’Onofrio. James joins BGL Healthcare Transaction Advisors from VMG Health where he was a financial analyst. He received a BBA from the Neeley School of Business at Texas Christian University.

Zachary M. Ganieany. Zachary joins BGL as a recent graduate from DePaul University where he earned a BS in Finance Honors, Magna Cum Laude.

Samuel R. Harrison. Samuel joins BGL after graduating from Miami University’s Farmer School of Business where he earned a BS in Finance, Magna Cum Laude.

Daniel P. Smallegan. Daniel joins BGL after graduating with a BA in Finance from Michigan State University.

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 Business Services, Consumer, Environmental & Industrial Services, Healthcare & Life Sciences, Industrials, and Real Estate. BGL has offices in Chicago, Cleveland, and Philadelphia and real estate offices in Chicago, Cleveland, Irvine, and San Antonio, in addition to Global M&A partner offices in more than 50 countries across 5 continents. BGL is able to deliver to our clients unparalleled access to strategic relationships, investors, and opportunities globally. For more information, please visit