GroupArgent is the result of the combined interest and experience of our partners who, sharing the same core values, came together to create an investment bank and business accelerator focused on the digital economy. Our core values define how we make every decision affecting our clients, our firm, and our employees. We aspire to learn from, and share our own insights with the best minds in the digital economy; we believe in personal accountability; we conduct our affairs with due regard and respect for like-minded people; and we are passionate about building a successful enterprise with the hope that it will outlast us.
Drew is a partner and founder of GroupArgent and brings extensive experience with companies in the Digital Economy as strategic advisor, investor, operator and board member.
Drew has led transactions for the firm in digital advertising, content and cloud computing, including GroupArgent’s investment in and acceleration of RootAxcess (www.rootaxcess.com) a cloud solutions provider where he serves as Chief Financial Officer and Board Member . Drew also serves on the board of directors of Otelco, Inc. (Nasdaq: OTT), a communications and data provider and one of his former private equity investments he took public in 2004.
Prior to founding GroupArgent, he was a private equity investor at Seaport Capital, a media, communications and business services focused private equity fund where he invested in companies within the online lead generation, digital media, marketing services, direct response media and communications sectors. He served on multiple boards, driving strategy and business development activities, overhauling operating and financial reporting, budgeting, arranging bank and other debt financings and leading follow-on acquisitions.
His investment banking experience prior to GroupArgent includes BT Alex. Brown’s Financial Sponsors team and Deutsche Bank’s Industrial Technology team where he provided strategic advisory and financings for Data Economy related transactions totaling over $3.0 billion.
Earlier in his career, Drew was a member of the finance and business development team for MFS Communications, one of the pioneering companies in competitive local telephony and data communications throughout the United States.
Drew holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration, summa cum laude, from the University of Dayton and an M.B.A. in Finance, with distinction, from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management. He resides in New York with his wife and two sons.
Maurice is a founder of GroupArgent and covers the digital content and cloud solutions practices of the firm. Maurice has over 15 years of transactional experience and in technology sales and operations.
During his tenure at GroupArgent, Maurice has closed mergers & acquisitions and capital placement transactions in excess of $300M in aggregate value in the online media, software and defence technology verticals.
Prior to founding GroupArgent, Maurice worked an as Associate at the Zanett Group, a New York City hedge fund. There he worked closely with Pierre-Georges Roy on the acquisition of six ERP and infrastructure as a service firms while building a large pipeline of potential investment targets. Prior to that, Maurice worked as a banker at Morgan Stanley in the Telecommunications group and as a technology specialist at IBM.
As an investor and entrepreneur, Maurice co-wrote the business plan and served as Chief Financial Officer of EmergingCast, a digital content production company accelerated by GroupArgent and sold to Demand Media, a New York Stock Exchange listed company, 18 months after inception. Maurice was also a founder and CEO of Prodigy Associates, a IT services firm providing staffing solutions to the U.S. Government.
Maurice holds a B.S. in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia and an MBA in Finance from Columbia Business School. He resides in New York with his wife.
Pierre is a founder and partner of GroupArgent and covers the Saas, interactive advertising and e-commerce practices of the firm. He has 20 years of experience as a strategic adviser, investor and operator in the firm's Focus Sectors.
Pierre has 20 years of transactional and investment experience, the last six of which have been focused on advising and accelerating digital companies throughout the Americas. Prior to forming GroupArgent, Pierre was a partner at The Zanett Group, a New York City hedge fund, a finance lawyer at Clifford Chance, a global law firm, and a securities lawyer at Stikeman Elliott.
Pierre’s transaction experience includes financings by placement of debt and preferred and common stock for Telesystem International Wireless (sold to Vodafone), Americel S.A., POPcast, NextEd, Chinadotcom and NetCel 360. He also advised the Hearst Corporation on its acquisition of the San Francisco Chronicle, ATT on its sale of Listel, the State of Sao Paolo phone directory, Telenor on its acquisition of Comsat Mobile Communications, Global Crossing on its pan European roll out, the Hungarian state privatization agency on the sale of 14 state-owned electricity production and distribution companies, Digital Ventures and In Zearch on their sale to FOX Interactive Media, and BuyDomains on its sale to Highland Capital Partners and Summit Partners.
While at The Zanett Group, Pierre was responsible for the sourcing, acquisition and oversight of six ERP and IaaS businesses which were integrated into a NASDAQ listed entity controlled by the fund and for which he acted as Chief Legal and Corporate Development Officer. In 2010, Pierre accelerated EmergingCast, a digital content production company which was sold to a New York Stock Exchange listed company in 2011. He currently serves as Vice-President Business Development of RootAxcess, a cloud solutions company funded and accelerated by him and his Partners at GroupArgent.
Pierre earned a Baccalauréat in Philosophy, Mention Bien, in France and holds two law degrees from McGill University, where he served as Managing Editor of the Law Review. Originally from Canada, Pierre has lived in Europe for 15 years and is fluent in English, French and Spanish.
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Carl has over 15 years of senior leadership experience in GroupArgent’s target digital economy sectors.
For over 15 years, Carl has held senior positions in technology digital marketing and traditional marketing firms, serving Fortune 100 brands in the U.S. and Latin American markets. Prior to joining GroupArgent, Carl was Executive Vice President at GlobalHue, a top independent communications agency. In his nine years with GlobalHue, Carl held leadership positions including president and founder of the agency’s digital practice, founder of the agency’s retail practice, senior client services lead on the agency’s flagship account, Chrysler Group, and most recently, head of business development. During his tenure, he played a key role in growing the firms revenue’s and moving the company into the clear leadership position in its category.
Previous to GlobalHue, Carl held key marketing and management positions with Digitas and Lab Corporation of America and a finance management position with Boston-based Commonwealth Fund. In total, Carl’s work has spanned industries including retail, telecom, automotive, government, financial services, travel/tourism, ecommerce, and real estate.
Carl received a B.A. from Loyola University in Chicago and an M.B.A. from the F.W. Olin School of Business at Babson College. He is also an alumnus of INCAE (Instituto Centroamericano de Administración de Empresas).
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Alexis leads the GroupArgent Financial Technology practice.
Pierre leads GroupArgent’s efforts in the Brazilian Market, bringing more than 16 years as a senior leader and successful Digital Economy entrepreneur.
Pierre also is an active early-stage investor in the region as a founder of TechRok Ventures,
Prior to his work with GroupArgent, Pierre was a co-founder and CEO of Tribal, a Digital Agency he founded in 1998. He sold Tribal in 2008 to Digitas, a part of Publicis Groupe, in one of the biggest Digital Agency deals in the Brazilian market at that time.
In addition to a deep network within the Brazilian Digital Economy, Pierre is particularly adept at accelerating businesses by finding and preparing the appropriate team for driving increased revenues and enhancing margins.
He is currently a board member of three digital companies where he takes great pride in coaching the entrepreneurs to help them succeed in the Brazilian Market. He is an active speaker both within and without of Brazil, including engagements in France, Czech Republic, the U.S. and The Netherlands.
Senior Partner - Results International, London
Andy is a partner with Results International and brings over 20 years of finance and accounting experience in prominent industry positions.
Senior Partner - Results International, London
These included marcoms group Triangle Communications (acquired by Publicis in 2001); publishing and TV media group Northern & Shell plc; international recruitment group Elan plc, where he raised £14m prior to its sale to Manpower Inc. for £88m; and online financial media business Raw Communications, raising £20m prior to its sale to Thomson Corporation Inc.
Andy has led on recent transactions including:
- The sale of Chemistry Communications plc to Publicis Groupe
- Latitude to Callcredit
- Total Healthcare Group to United Biosource Corporation Inc
Andy's fundraising includes Media Measurement Ltd's funding by Beaumont Capital; US private equity funds Pegasus and Cartesian investing in Gyro plc and Creston plc respectively; the IPO of Mission Marketing Group plc and a debt funded merger of Richmond Towers with Chrome Consulting.
Managing Partner, Results International, London
Keith joined Results International in 2005 and has over twenty years of experience in corporate finance, during which time he has advised on a wide range of entities from small startup companies to large public institutions.
Managing Partner, Results International, London
Keith has over twenty years of experience in corporate finance, during which time he has advised on a wide range of entities from small startup companies to large public institutions. Keith has worked on a diversity of transactions including disposals, fund raisings, acquisitions, IPO’s, joint ventures, mergers, MBOs and MBIs. Amongst his media clients Keith has worked with Spannerworks, Flamingo, Brand X, Williams Murray Hamm, Snowball, Hotwire, SAS, Monitor Media, Transactis, Punktilio, Synergy and AIA.
Keith started his career with Ernst & Young, where he trained as a Chartered Accountant and worked in both London and Sydney. In 1988 he joined investment bank Granville Baird, working at various times for the private equity, mergers & acquisitions and public company teams. In 1993 he rejoined Ernst & Young, becoming a partner in 1996 and subsequently Head of Media M&A and then Head of M&A.
Damian is a GroupArgent partner, serial entrepreneur, and angel investor.
Damián is a partner and former client with GroupArgent who brings significant experience with companies in the Digital Economy as an operator, senior executive, and investor. He has compiled one of the most successful track records for an entrepreneur and investor in Latin America. Damián exited multiple businesses that he either founded or co-founded, three of which GroupArgent acted as sole financial advisor. He continues to stay abreast of activity in the Digital Economy throughout Latin America through Patagonia Ventures, an early stage venture capital firm he founded.
Damián co-founded EmergingCast, Inc., in conjunction with GroupArgent which was a company dedicated to producing, aggregating and syndicating short form videos through online, television and mobile devices. He and GroupArgent sold that business to Demand Media (NYSE: DMD) in July of 2011 and he continues to serve as that company’s Head of Latin America.
Prior to that, He founded Digital Ventures (aka: Directa Networks) and InZearch, and grew those businesses into one of the most preeminent ad networks in Latin America. These businesses were acquired by FOX/News Corporation in July 2007 in a transaction led by GroupArgent. Following the acquisition, Damián served as FOX’s Vice-President - Global Business Development and Co-Managing Director for International Media Channels and led the international expansion to Latin America, Europe and Asia/Pacific, the coordination of 21 offices, the launch of new product lines and worked on the acquisition and integration of additional ad networks.
As a serial entrepreneur, Damián founded CuponesOnline.com Inc (Online Sweepstakes), Netkiosk S.A. (Internet Public Kiosk) and InterMarketing Group (Direct Marketing Agency). He also worked in managerial positions at Global Mind (Online media planning agency), Datatrak (Automatic Vehicle Locations) and Unisys Sudamericana (IT).
Damián holds a Bachelor in Business Administration (Universidad de Belgrano), a Master in Business Administration (Universidad de Belgrano) and a Postgraduate in Telecommunications (Universidad de San Andres & ITBA).
Gerd is a Senior Advisor with GroupArgent concentrating on FinTech and international opportunities.