Meet Our Firm

Results matter. Our clients’ goals are our goals.

Gordian Group is one of the nation’s leading independent investment banks specializing in complex and distressed financial advisory work. We offer expertise in corporate restructuring and reorganizations, mergers & acquisitions, public and private financings, complex structured finance, and matters requiring opinions and expert testimony. Gordian Group has consistently been named one of the leading national investment banks in financial restructurings by the M&A Advisor, The Deal and Turnarounds & Workouts.

CEO Henry F. Owsley, Chairman Fred Zeidman, and President Peter S. Kaufman

Our Mission: Relentless. Results.

The stakes are high for our clients. The economic fortunes of shareholders, entrepreneurs, family groups, investors, private equity firms and employees are on the line. Gordian Group ensures that engagements are managed by senior professionals who deliver decades of corporate restructuring experience. Results matter — we work tirelessly to deliver clients with solutions and results under the most trying of circumstances.

Our Clients: We Work for You, Not Us.

For 30 years, we have successfully completed over 300 engagements. Almost all of our corporate restructuring and M&A work have been on behalf of companies, boards of directors and existing equity holders, including private equity firms, entrepreneurs and family groups.  Our firm does not trade securities or have a bondholder advisory practice. This lack of conflicts enables clients to benefit from Gordian Group’s experience, creativity, and tenacity. Clients take comfort in knowing their goals are our goals, too.

Alexander cuts the Gordian Knot · Jean-Simon Berthélemy (1743-1811)

What's In Our Name? Mythology.

In Greek mythology, the Gordian Knot represents a complicated and seemingly unsolvable problem.

According to the legend, the man clever enough to unravel the Gordian Knot would inherit a kingdom in Asia Minor. Many men attempted this task in hopes of collecting a rich reward, but only one man proved victorious.

Alexander the Great was one of many men who tried to untie the knot. He failed at first, but tried a unique approach — he swiftly cut the knot with his sword. No one had previously thought to employ such an unconventional method.

For solving a challenge that seemed impossible, Alexander the Great inherited the crown.

And Now, It's Gordian Group Untangling the Challenging Knots that Bind Your Business.

The legend of the Gordian Knot still has relevance, particularly in today’s complex financial environment. Clients come to Gordian Group with challenging knots and untapped opportunities.

For more than 30 years, we have employed a range of creative strategies to help clients cut through complex issues, solve problems and unlock value.