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Petruski Joins GA Global Partners as Managing Director

February 06, 2019, 07:38 AM
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GA Global Partners (GA Global), an asset disposition solutions provider, announced that Michael Petruski will join the firm as Managing Director of Marketing and Business Development. He joins from Great American Group Advisory & Valuation Services, LLC (Great American Group Appraisal), a leading provider of advisory and valuation services and a wholly-owned subsidiary of B. Riley Financial, Inc. In his new role, Petruski will be responsible for the marketing and business development for industrial and wholesale asset dispositions.

“Mike’s extensive industry expertise in international procurement and machinery sales, combined with his relationships with lenders and restructuring professionals, makes him uniquely qualified for this role as well as enables us to expand upon GA Global’s asset dispositions practice,” said Adam Alexander, President of GA Global. “He is a valued addition to our team and I look forward to seeing him contribute to our success.”

“For years, I’ve admired the platform GA Global has established. This is an exciting transition for my career and is reflective of the dedication I have for an industry I have been a part of for more than 30 years,” said Mr. Petruski. “I’m grateful for my time at Great American Group and cherish the years I’ve spent witnessing the growth of this company and working with my talented colleagues.”

Michael Marchlik, CEO of Great American Group Appraisal added: “Mike has been instrumental in the growth of our advisory and valuation business and level of service we provide to clients each day. I’m grateful for Mike and thank him for his contributions to our firm.”

Petruski previously served as Executive Vice President and General Manager at Great American Group Appraisal. He has extensive expertise on complex, syndicated ABL credit facilities and the type and scope of valuations necessary to expedite such transactions from a lender’s perspective. Prior to joining the firm, he spent many years at American Can Company in manufacturing, procurement and international machinery sales. Additionally, he has held positions at several well-known financial institutions including Wachovia Capital Finance and Citigroup. Petruski is a member of the Commercial Finance Association and the Turnaround Management Association. He received a B.A. in Biology from West Virginia University and an M.S. in Administration from Western Connecticut State University.

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