Gallant Adds Biz Development Pro

Gallant Capital has hired Jamie Kim as the firm’s new head of business development. Ms. Kim is responsible for sourcing and assessing investment opportunities, managing relationships with transaction advisors and leading the firm’s marketing strategy.

“Jamie is an outstanding addition to the Gallant team,” said Gallant Partners Jon Gimbel, Anthony Guagliano, and Desmond Nugent in a released statement. “Jamie’s extensive experience working with entrepreneurs, investment bankers and corporate executives make her uniquely positioned to source creative and unique opportunities that fit Gallant’s growth-oriented investment strategy.”

Ms. Kim has over 15 years of experience in various senior finance, commercial and business development roles. Most recently, from October 2014 to April 2019, she was the Vice President of Corporate Development & Strategy at Presto, a “front-of-house” technology platform used by restaurants. Prior to her time at Presto, Ms. Kim was a member of the business development team at Platinum Equity, where she was responsible for deal origination and managing strategic relationships with investment banks, corporate sellers and other deal intermediaries. She started her career as an investment analyst at J.P. Morgan and Merrill Lynch and holds a BA in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

“I am excited to join Gallant at such an exciting time in the firm’s growth and I look forward to leading the business development and marketing efforts for Gallant and expanding the firm’s presence in the lower-middle market,” said Ms. Kim.

Gallant Capital makes control investments in lower middle market companies in the technology, industrials and business services sectors that have from $5 million to $25 million of EBITDA. The firm was founded in January 2018 by Jon Gimbel and Anthony Guagliano, both formerly with The Gores Group. Gallant Capital is headquartered in Los Angeles (www.gallantcapital.com).

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