Mr. Girardi is a Managing Director focusing primarily on the Food & Beverage / Consumer Goods sectors at HT Capital Advisors. Mr. Girardi has more than twenty years of experience in the identification, planning and execution of domestic and cross-border Merger and Acquisition transactions.
Prior to joining HT Capital in 2012, Mr. Girardi was Director, Corporate Development for Unilever where he managed their Merger and Acquisition initiatives in the Americas region for thirteen years. Mr. Girardi has held corporate development, strategic planning and financial management positions during his twenty-plus year tenure with global consumer products companies, such as Unilever and Reckitt & Colman. During his career, he played an integral role in the successful completion of more than fifty acquisitions and divestitures; including several multi-billion dollar deals involving major consumer brands, such as Lysol®, Woolite®, Wisk®, Tresemme®, Hellmans®, Knorr® and Lawry’s®. Most recently, he advised Hormel Foods on their acquisition of Justin’s® nut butters and Hillside Candy on its sale to Highlander Partners.
Mr. Girardi has been an invited expert speaker and panelist at several Food and Consumer Products industry Merger and Acquisition conferences. He is a member of Financial Executives International and Association for Corporate Growth. Additionally, he holds Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and Certified in Financial Management (CFM) designations.Mr. Girardi is a Managing Director focusing primarily on the Consumer Goods sector at HT Capital Advisors. Mr. Girardi has more than twenty years of experience in the identification, planning and execution of domestic and cross-border Merger and Acquisition transactions.
Mr. Girardi holds an MBA in Finance from Rutgers Business School and received a BS in Accounting from Montclair State University. Mr. Girardi is a FINRA registered representative and holds Series 7, 63 and 79 licenses.