The breadth of Ansaco’s transaction and operating experience enables investment within various stages of a company’s lifecycle. We seek high quality companies with proven management teams to acquire and grow alongside existing employees. We know that the best opportunities come from perpetuating the brand and reputation established by skilled entrepreneurs and management teams that have made their company successful. After completing an investment, Ansaco’s team works closely with management to identify key strategic issues and opportunities for long-term growth.
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT
Ansaco’s real estate investment strategy is focused on acquiring retail, office, multi-family, hospitality and mixed-use properties in the Mid-Atlantic region. We can use our extensive real estate and financial backgrounds to evaluate and execute quickly on opportunities. Ansaco’s strategy is to unlock new value in the underlying real estate through repositioning, renovations and improved property financial performance. We seek to own and operate but are willing to consider best-in-class partners.
Brad Ansary spent over ten years in investment banking helping US and foreign companies raise capital in the public and private markets and execute strategic M&A transactions. Brad is a voting member of Ansaco and is focused on their corporate and real estate investment activities.
Prior to running Ansaco, Brad worked along side the CFO of Credit Suisse performing budgeting and forecasting, strategic planning and expense analysis. Previously, Brad worked at ABN AMRO where he specialized in debt private placements for large cap European companies. Brad started his professional career at the boutique investment bank, Advest, Inc. where he concentrated on raising public equity for companies in a variety of industries before assisting with the development of the firm's real estate capital markets practice.
Jeff Ansary is a veteran of the Hospitality and Real Estate Industry with 20 years of experience in development, finance and mergers and acquisitions. Jeff is a voting member of Ansaco and is focused on leading their real estate and corporate investment activities.
Prior to joining Ansaco, Jeff built and led the Global Development Finance Group at Hyatt Hotels Corp and was involved in a variety of single and multi-asset real estate transactions. Before joining Hyatt Corp, Jeff worked in the Lodging Finance and Business Development Group at Marriott and focused on mixed-use development projects. Earlier in his career, Jeff worked in Strategy and Financial Planning & Analysis for a technology start-up which eventually grew to become the largest B2B exchange for the Retail / CPG industry.
Jeff is actively involved in running the Ansary Foundation which is dedicated to education and promoting entrepreneurship for students.
Chief Operating Officer
Barry Lemay has extensive executive operating experience managing manufacturing companies and building leadership teams within organizations. Barry is focused on overseeing the operations of Ansaco’s corporate acquisitions and finding new opportunities.
Prior to joining Ansaco, Barry worked for JSJ Corporation, a privately held family owned collection of six manufacturing and services businesses, where he functioned as Senior Vice President and COO. Barry was responsible for development and execution of strategic business plans and achievement of profitability objectives for each of the JSJ companies which achieved combined record revenues under his leadership. Previous to JSJ, Barry was President and CEO of Corpay Solutions, formerly the payment processing division of National City Processing Company. Barry began his career at General Motors where, during his seventeen-year tenure, he was responsible for new-model pricing and served in a variety of supervisory and managerial roles in finance and operations. At GM, Barry was mentored by W.E. Deming and led the implementation of the Deming Principles into non-manufacturing functions.
Senior Vice President of Business Operations
Joan Hill has spent her entire carrier in manufacturing and has over 25 years of operations leadership experience delivering financial results and driving organizational efficiencies of mid-sized and Fortune 500 corporations. Joan is focused on leading the day-to-day operations of Johnson & Hoffman as well as participating in strategic planning and evaluation of acquisition opportunities for Ansaco.
Prior to joining Ansaco, Joan was Sr. Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of izzy+, a commercial furniture business owned by JSJ Corporation. Previously, she was Chief Operating Officer of Jami, Inc. a private equity based holding company for commercial furniture businesses. At Jami, she successfully acquired distressed businesses and turned them around through cost and operational improvements. Earlier in her career, she headed Operations and Human Resources for consumer and durable goods manufacturers.
Doug Ansary has over 20 years of professional experience in Human Resources and Marketing. Doug is a voting member of Ansaco and is focused on investment research, special projects and deal sourcing.
Prior to joining Ansaco, Doug worked at Intel for 10 years as a Senior Staffing and Recruitment Manager, where he developed strategic hiring practices for the company. Previous to Intel, Doug was the Director of Sales and Marketing for Mullet Bay Resort & Casino and Regional Marketing Manager for Manor Health Care. At Manor Health Care Doug was responsible for managing the department budget, as well as establishing and implementing the company’s sales and marketing strategy.
Johnson & Hoffman
Johnson & Hoffman (J&H), a leading global supplier of complex, deep-drawn, thin-walled, precision metal stampings as well as other diverse, metal-stamped components. J&H serves the automotive, electronic, medical, industrial and aerospace and defense industries.
J&H (www.johnsonhoffman.com) is based in Long Island, NY, and has been in business since 1949. As part of the acquisition, Ansaco acquired the company’s facility in Carle Place, NY.
Lambert Publications, organized in 1981, has been a publisher of high-priced international directories and now focuses on publishing historical non-fiction and children’s books. Lambert is the imprint of Lambert Publications, an Ansaco company.
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