Jeffrey Knakal is an experienced investment banker having built successful practices for JP Morgan, Credit Suisse and Daiwa Securities in New York and achieving a number of “first-time” time transactions for Fortune 500 companies. In 1994, Jeff founded Growth Partners to provide a next-generation offering to C-Suite executives of middle-market companies based on the integration of strategic engineering and investment banking. The firm possesses a turnkey set of M&A, capital formation and corporate development capabilities. It specializes in “Value Creation” activities, which pertain to defining and executing a company’s next-level development to create new value (Jeff founded two $100 million companies based on horizontal integration theses and acquisitions), and “Value Realization” activities, which pertain to preparing for, and executing a liquidity event in a manner to maximize value. Jeff has degrees from the Wharton School and NYU.