James Nally joined Growth Catalyst Partners in August 2019 after having spent over thirteen years in the financial services industry. Prior to joining GCP, Mr. Nally was a Managing Director with The Jordan, Edmiston Group, Inc. (“JEGI”), a leading independent investment bank for the global media, marketing, technology and information services sectors, where he served in an M&A advisory capacity. During his more than six year tenure at JEGI, including four years working with Scott Peters and James O’Callaghan, Mr. Nally completed over 35 M&A transactions, representing $2.4 billion in enterprise value. Mr. Nally was responsible for transacting many of the firm’s more complex deals, such as four pre-packaged mergers, seven cross-border sales and fourteen corporate divestitures, including several from Thomson Reuters, Gartner and Reed Elsevier, respectively.
Prior to joining JEGI, Mr. Nally spent three years as an entrepreneur and corporate advisor in the asset management and special situations arenas, including stints as interim management for middle-market businesses undergoing significant change. Before this, he spent three years as a Research Analyst at Argo Partners, a New York-based hedge fund specializing in special situations investing, after serving two years as an Analyst with Alliance Bernstein in their Performance and Risk Analytics group.
Mr. Nally received his BS in Aerospace Engineering with High Honors from Georgia Tech and his MBA from Columbia Business School.