Jordan, Edmiston Group

The Jordan, Edmiston Group, Inc. ("JEGI") has been the leading independent investment bank for the global media, information, marketing, software and tech-enabled services sectors since 1987.[1]

Jordan, Edmiston Group, Inc.
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150 East 52nd Street
New York
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Headquartered in New York, with offices in Boston and London (via its partnership with Clarity), JEGI has completed more than 600 high-profile M&A transactions, serving global corporations; middle-market and emerging companies; entrepreneurial owners and founders; and private equity and venture capital firms.


The firm was launched in 1987 by Wilma Jordan,[2] who still serves as CEO.[3] In the late 1980s, the firm focused primarily on serving the consumer magazine market, including Texas Monthly and Spin Magazine. In the early 1990s, the firm expanded its market coverage to include business-to-business (B2B) magazine publishers, such as Capital Cities/ABC, The Economist Group, and Hanley Wood.

In 1992, former Time Inc., Newsweek, and AOL executive Mark Edmiston partnered with Ms. Jordan to form The Jordan, Edmiston Group, Inc. In the late 1990s, Edmiston left the firm to join AdMedia Partners, and JEGI formed the foundation of its current executive team, including William Hitzig joining as COO.[4] Over this period, JEGI continued to grow and expand its advisory practice to include exhibitions and conferences, information services, digital media, marketing services and related technology.

In 2004 and 2005, JEGI added new managing directors to expand its digital media, marketing services and technology practice. Throughout the late 2000s, JEGI continued to broaden its relationships with the private equity and venture capital communities.

In 2012, JEGI formed an exclusive strategic partnership with Clarity[5] in London to provide clients with global coverage and expand the firm's footprint.

In 2014, JEGI added two leaders for its technology practice to expand its reach into the software and tech-enabled services sectors. In addition, JEGI opened its Boston office to better serve clients in its current markets, as well as in new verticals.

Executives include: Wilma Jordan, Founder & CEO; Tolman Geffs, Co-President; Richard Mead, Managing Director; David Clark, Managing Director; Amir Akhavan, Managing Director; Joseph Sanborn, Managing Director & Co-Head of Technology Banking; Jeff Becker, Managing Director & Co-Head of Technology Banking; Michael Hirsch, Managing Director; Sam Barthelme, Managing Director; Adam Gross, Chief Marketing Officer; Bill Hitzig, Chief Operating Officer; and Doug Stowe, Executive Vice President.

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