The M&A Advisor Hall of Fame

The M&A Advisor was founded in 1998 to offer insights and intelligence on M&A activities. Over the past years the firm has established the premier global network of M&A, Turnaround and Finance professionals. Today, The M&A Advisor presents, recognizes the achievements of, and facilitates connections between the industry’s top performers worldwide.

The M&A Advisor introduced the Lifetime Achievement and Leadership Awards program and established the M&A Advisor Hall of Fame to recognize extraordinary industry stalwarts. Selected by a committee of industry experts, the award recipients are judged on their individual accomplishments, the contribution they have made to their firm and its employees and the lasting benefits that they have brought to their profession at large.

Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients

Peter G. Peterson
Senior Chairman
The Blackstone Group


David T. Morgenthaler
Founding Partner
Morgenthaler Ventures

Wilbur L. Ross
Chairman & CEO
WL Ross & Co.

Bruce Wasserstein
(In Memoriam)

Former Chairman & CEO

Bruce V. Rauner

John K. Castle
Chairman & CEO
Castle Harlan


Charles Downer
C.W. Downer & Co.
Robert "Steve" Miller
American International Group

Harvey R. Miller
(In Memoriam)

Partner - Business Finance & Restructuring
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP


Jack Butler
Chief Executive Officer
Birch Lake Holdings, LP


H. Rodgin Cohen
Senior Chairman
Sullivan & Cromwell
Wang Wei
China M&A Group

Alexis Rodzianko
American Chamber of
Commerce, Russia

Mario Garnero
Brasilinvest Group
Rajiv K. Luthra
Co-Founder and Managing Partner
Luthra and Luthra Law Offices

William C. Repko
Senior Managing Director of
Advisory Business and
Co-Head of Restructuring Practice
Evercore Partners

David Bonderman
Founding Partner
TPG Capital


Richard D. Parsons
Senior Advisor
Providence Equity Partners

Barry W. Ridings
Managing Director
Vice Chairman
US Investment Banking
Lazard Freres & Company
Sheila T. Smith
Corporate Restructuring Group
Thomas Farrell
Executive Vice President
Generational Equity Group
Shaolin Gong
Former Chairman,
China Merchant’s
Securities Co. Ltd
Supervisory Board of China M&A Association
Samuel J. Gerdano
Executive Director
American Bankruptcy Institute
James H.M. Sprayregen
Restructuring Partner
Chicago and New York Offices
Kirkland & Ellis
Tim Farazmand
Palatine Impact Fund
Thomas Farrell Memorial Award Recipient
Robert "Bobby" BlumenfeldExecutive Director
ACG New York

Leadership Award Recipients

Andrew W. Rice
Sr. Vice President - International
The Jordan Company
Howard D. Morgan
Castle Harlan

Corinne Ball
Partner and
Head of Restructuring
Jones Day


René-Pierre Azria
Senior Partner
LionTree Advisors
Rodger Krouse
Sun Capital Partners
Marc J Leder
Sun Capital Partners

Patricia Menendez-Cambo
Chair - Global Practice Group Greenberg Traurig


Mark Zeffiro
Chief Financial Officer


Selig Sacks
Managing Director and
General Counsel
Ruton Capital


Jeff Drazan
Managing Partner
Bertram Group
Leonard M. Tannenbaum
Chief Executive Officer
Fifth Street Management
John Ferrara
Founder & President
Capstone Partners
Tim Coleman Van Conway Thomas Lauria Laura Brank
Senior Managing Director
Head of Restructuring & Reorganization
Chief Executive Officer
Conway MacKenzie
Global Head of the
Financial Restructuring and Insolvency Practice
White & Case
Russia Practice Head
James DeNaut Peter S. Kaufman

Randall S. Eisenberg 

J. Scott Victor

Sr. Managing Director
Joint Int’l Head of
Investment Banking
Nomura Holdings

President and Head of
Restructuring and
Distressed M&A
Gordian Group

Managing Director


 Founder and Managing Director
SSG Capital Advisors
Jim Bunn
Senior Managing Director
Head of Investment Banking
Raymond James
Bob Profusek
Head of M&A
Jones Day
Michelle H. Harner
Professor of Law and Director
Business Law Program
University of Maryland Francis King
Carey School of Law
Gregory Bedrosian
CEO and Managing Partner
Redwood Capital
Martyn Curragh
Global Private Equity Leader
US Deals Leader
Marshall Sonenshine
Sonenshine Partners
John Reiss
Partner, Global Head of
Mergers & Acquisition Group
White & Case
Marc J. Leder
Sun Capital Partners
Judge Kevin J. Carey
Bankruptcy Court for The District of Delaware

Ceasar N. Anquillare
Chairman and CEO
Winchester Capital

Keith Maib
Senior Managing Director
Mackinac Partners

John Bolduc
Executive Managing Director
H.I.G. Capital

Patrick M. O'keefe
Founder and CEO

Ian Bagshaw
Co-Head Private Equity
White & Case

Richard Madden
DC Advisory UK