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Gordon Brothers Names Garvin Director, Business Development in Northeast

June 22, 2015, 07:57 AM

Gordon Brothers-AccuVal, the valuation division of Gordon Brothers Group, a global advisory, restructuring and investment firm specializing in the industrial, consumer products and retail sectors, announced Francis Garvin has joined as Director, Business Development of Gordon Brothers-AccuVal serving Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont. Mr. Garvin will be based out of Gordon Brothers Group’s headquarters in Boston, MA.

Garvin brings over 20 years of lending experience to the role, helping to support clients in understanding the underlying value of assets and translating the risks within valuations. He will lead the sales efforts in the northeast region by working closely with private equity and asset-based lending professionals. Michael Sullivan, Managing Director, Business Development will continue to cover New York and the rest of the mid-Atlantic region. 

“Fran’s extensive background in underwriting and managing collateral values, as well as his long-standing relationships within the lending community in the Northeast will be the perfect addition to Gordon Brothers-AccuVal and greatly enhance our team’s capabilities,” stated Frank Grimaldi, National Sales Manager, Gordon Brothers-AccuVal.

“I look forward to leveraging my industry experience and contacts to help Gordon Brothers-AccuVal grow and strengthen existing relationships,” said Garvin. “I am excited to contribute to and expand the Gordon Brothers-AccuVal platform, already a leading source for valuation support in the financial markets,” he added.

Garvin has a strong background managing and underwriting asset-based loans with a focus on collateral values. Prior to joining Gordon Brothers-AccuVal, he was a senior vice president, underwriter/relationship manager of the retail finance group at Citizens Bank, N.A., Business Capital.

Founded in 1903, Gordon Brothers Group is a global advisory, restructuring and investment firm specializing in the retail, consumer products, industrial and real estate sectors. Gordon Brothers Group maximizes value for both healthy and distressed companies by purchasing or selling all categories of assets, mitigating leases, appraising assets and operating businesses for extended periods.  Gordon Brothers Group conducts over $70 billion worth of transactions and appraisals annually. 

Gordon Brothers-AccuVal is the largest retail, commercial and industrial appraiser in the world serving the commercial finance industry.

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