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Clients

Our client roster has been known to generate a “wow” reaction. Yes, the names are well-known and impressive. Yes, they cover manifold industries. Yes, many are “regulars.” But what really grabs attention are the success stories.

(Take a look at what they said.)

And the list grows on…

Consumer Goods/
Retail and Service

Ainsworth Pet Nutrition
Bare Escentuals
Carter’s, Inc.
Chick-fil-A
Cox Automotive Group
Denny’s
Hanesbrands, Inc.
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company
Rain Bird

Financial Services/
Private Equity

Alvarez & Marsal
BB&T Capital Partners
Berkshire Partners
Blackstone Group
Catterton Partners
Investcorp
Kohlberg & Co
Madison Dearborn Partners
New Mountain Capital
Providence Equity Partners
Sterling Partners
SunTrust Banks
The Vistria Group
Voya Financial, Inc. (formerly ING U.S.)

Industrials/
Distribution

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock
Hoechst-Celanese
Interline Brands
Shaw Industries
Dematic Ltd.

Non-profit
Episcopal School of Jacksonville
United States Olympic Committee (USOC)

Real Estate/
Development

Carter and Associates
Simon (formerly The Mills Corporation)

Healthcare
Ameritox
Baptist Health
BayCare Health
Results Physiotherapy

Technology
Autotrader.com
Corning Inc.
FishNet Security
IBM
L-Com Global Connectivity
Lockheed Martin
MKS Instruments, Inc.
NextG Networks

Media
CNN
Cox Communications
Cox Enterprises
Cox Media Group
Scripps Networks Interactive
The Weather Channel
Turner Broadcasting

I like the fact that they’re not soft spoken. Their communication is forthright and they are willing to have the hard discussions. They’re candid and add value – not just window dressing.

Richard Jenkins, Managing Director
Alvarez & Marsal

The Ampersand folks have excellent judgment. They are insightful, get at critical issues, and tease things out of people that are difficult, but make them comfortable doing it. They excel at putting a leader in a new role or considering a candidate for broader responsibilities.

Tom Nolan, Operating Director
Berkshire Partners

Our success is a direct reflection of our work with Ampersand. They are a true business partner and we try not to make a move without them.

Jill Wilson, SVP HR
Carter’s Inc.

Matt provided me rich insights and, more importantly, concrete steps to take my leadership and career to the next level. I trust the Ampersand team to help develop our critical talent at Cox Communications.

Jill Campbell, COO
Cox Communications

Matt has worked with a number of our leaders and has provided significant support as they have transitioned into new, more responsible roles in our company. In every case those leaders have had great things to say about Matt and how he has helped them with their teams and their own leadership development.

John Dyer, EVP & CFO
Cox Enterprises

Ampersand’s unique blend of consultative experience and pragmatic application has helped ING and our executive team better understand what leads to success or derailment. They take the time to understand the organizational environment and culture to ensure their work aligns with the company’s goals. As a trusted partner for many years, Ampersand has helped us create a more intentional link between executive development, cultural transformation, and long-term profitability. Having worked with a lot of executive and leadership development companies, Ampersand is by far the crème de la crème.

Brannigan Thompson, SVP, Head of Organization, Leadership and Talent, Voya Financial, Inc.
(formerly ING U.S.)

We think of Ampersand as one of our most important business partners. In fact, we wouldn’t hire a senior executive without their input. The Ampersand team has helped us bring a number of A players into our organization and each has been highly successful. Their insights help us find that important nugget of information that enables better onboarding and development of critical talent.

Mike Grebe, CEO
Interline Brands

Ampersand was an invaluable resource as we evaluated, developed, and aligned top talent in our portfolio companies. Over the course of one particular investment, their insights gave the Board needed confidence to make important decisions and the management team critical information to help identify and develop top talent. In the end, we realized a very successful exit.

Chris McCollum, former Managing Director
Investcorp International

I think of ALG as a boutique firm where we can get a really specialized menu of services. That’s a great position to be in – putting the right process with the right program to effect the greatest change.

Robert Isaman, Operating Partner
Kohlberg & Company

Our interaction with Ampersand was extremely positive. We engaged them in a very important organizational project and we were able to customize their material to adapt to our needs. Their team brought credibility, professionalism, and expertise to the project planning and interactions with members of our executive team and board of directors, all of whom come with diverse backgrounds and interests. They encapsulated their findings and recommendations in a presentation which evidenced accuracy, credibility, and insight.

Phil Zucchi, VP/ Sr. HR Advisor
MKS Instruments

What sets Ampersand apart is the team’s acumen and learning agility – their ability as a firm to rally appropriate resources. I was quite impressed with everyone’s ability to get it quickly around the business drivers.

Chris Powell, Former VP of Human Resources
Scripps Networks Interactive

The team at Ampersand has a proven track record of helping us successfully identify the right leaders to scale our businesses.

Stephen A. Thompson, Founding Principal
Sterling Partners