Principal – Mr. James M Gordon has over 20 years of experience in mergers, acquisitions, carve-outs, spinoffs, joint ventures, restructuring, value creation and performance improvement. Led regional and global initiatives valued between $20M to over $1B. Worked with founders, family offices, private equity firms, middle market and Fortune 500 companies in multiple industries including Technology, Consumer, Retail, Education, and Logistics. Experienced in enhancing EBITDA, improving gross margin, reducing operating expenses, SG&A cost take-out and COGS improvements. Ability to collaborate, build strong relationships and influence key stakeholders including Business, C-Suite and Board. As an international consultant he has provided capital asset realignment solutions for acquisition valuation, financial modeling, due diligence, and integration. Throughout his career he has brought together teams of highly skilled industry professionals to support various acquisitions with organizations such as US news and World Report, UNCF Special Programs, and the successful launch of the MSI Stem Research & Development Consortium. James has also launched his own workforce development consultancy practice, CULTIVA Solutions.
James has developed successful education projects in Canada, India, China, throughout Africa, South America and Caribbean. Prior to joining CULTIVA James Gordon provided growth-based solutions in technology for industry and federal government, supporting clients such as Veterans Affairs, IBM, and USDA working in the UK and Australia.
Mr. Gordon has a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Information Systems, a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing, and a Masters degree in Business Administration. He also is a certified Project Management Professional and Six Sigma Green Belt.