Brown Gibbons Lang & Company has added Clifford Sladnick to the firm as a new managing director. Mr. Sladnick expands BGL’s Business Services practice and will lead the firm’s effort in Human Capital Management Outsourcing.
Mr. Sladnick’s 37-year career includes senior executive positions with public and private companies in the human resources outsourcing (HRO) industry. He has experience in mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, corporate development, human resources, legal, investor relations, and strategic planning; and has completed over $3 billion of acquisitions and divestitures in business services and outsourcing, financial services, and consumer products industries.
Prior to joining Brown Gibbons Lang, Mr. Sladnick served as president of Hampton Advisors, an advisory and consulting firm focused on the HRO industry, where he advised companies and private equity investors in acquisitions and divestitures, as well as corporate strategy. Mr. Sladnick’s experience also includes 3 years as chief administration officer for Gevity HR, where he led corporate strategy, legal, investor relations, HR, compliance, planning, and M&A, including the 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 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.
Brown Gibbons Lang & Company (BGL) provides corporate finance advisory and transactional services to middle market companies with enterprise values up to $500 million. BGL specializes in mergers and acquisitions advisory services, debt and equity placements, financial restructuring advice, and valuations and fairness opinions, with 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 was founded in 1989 and has offices in Chicago and Cleveland and real estate offices in Newport Beach, San Antonio, and Tampa (www.bglco.com).
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