Wilma Jordan

Founder and CEO

As leader of the most successful independent investment bank for the media, information, marketing, software and tech-enabled services sectors since 1987, Ms. Jordan has been instrumental in completing more than 650 M&A transactions for global corporations, private companies, entrepreneurs, and private equity and venture capital firms.

"Our independence sets us apart, giving us
a relentless focus on maximizing value for
our clients."

Ms. Jordan’s Best Practices approach to M&A advisory services has been influential in forging the firm’s reputation for overall excellence, integrity, and the ability to maximize value for its clients. Her experience includes having founded, owned, managed, advised and served on the Boards of Directors of media, marketing, interactive and technology companies.

Ms. Jordan was one of the founders and initial shareholders of the 13-30 Corporation. She also participated as shareholder, chief operating officer and principal negotiator in the revitalization and 1986 sale of the Esquire Magazine Group. Ms. Jordan has served on the Boards of Directors of four public companies – Lin Broadcasting (NYSE), Lin Television (NASDAQ), Clayton Homes (NYSE) and Lin TV (NYSE). She recently joined the Board of Directors of Fenimore Asset Management, a preeminent wealth management group, and is a member of the Board of Directors of Connectiv, a global business information association and a division of SIIA. In addition, Ms. Jordan is a Trustee of Guideposts, Inc. and a Distinguished Speaker at the University of Tennessee’s Neel Corporate Governance Center; she received the University of Tennessee’s Accomplished Alumni Award in 2016. In 2017, she received the University of Tennessee’s Distinguished Alumna Award, the single highest alumni award given, reserved for alumni who have excelled at the national or international level.

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