Craig Clay has been with Donnelley Financial Solutions for 20 years and is the President of Global Capital Markets. Craig’s responsibilities include customer satisfaction and retention, owning the vision, strategy and goals for the Capital Markets and Global outsourcing business and aligning regional market strategies with the overall strategy. He is also responsible for delivering superior service distinctiveness to customers and delivery technology solutions to answer client needs. Craig has demonstrated leadership, a customer focus, and commitment to results throughout his career with Donnelley and its corporate predecessor, RR Donnelley.
Prior to joining RR Donnelley, Craig was with American Eurocopter a subsidiary of Aerospatiale. Craig received a BBA in Finance and International Business from Baylor University and MBA from Southern Methodist University.
Dave has been the Chief Financial Officer of Donnelley Financial Solutions since the October 2016 spin-off from RR Donnelley. In this role, he has responsibility for all of the company’s finance functions.
Prior to this, Dave held a variety of roles within RR Donnelley’s Finance function. From 2011 to 2016, Dave served as Senior Vice President, Investor Relations & Mergers and Acquisitions. He served as Vice President, Investor Relations from 2009 to 2011 and as Vice President, Corporate Finance from 2008 to 2009. From 1992 to 2004 and then from 2005 to 2008, Dave served in various capacities in financial management and financial planning & analysis for RR Donnelley.
Dave graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from the University of Illinois, and later earned a Master of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.
Michael Gray is head of Neal Gerber Eisenberg’s Private Equity, Venture Capital and Growth Company practice. He concentrates his practice in private equity, venture capital, hedge funds, fund formations, mergers and acquisitions, and intellectual property. He represents investors, companies, and executives in private equity and venture capital transactions; mergers, acquisitions and restructurings; executive compensation; general contract and intellectual property agreements and the structuring of partnerships, corporations and limited liability companies. He also has extensive experience advising investors in funds and advising funds on their formation and compliance needs (both on-shore and off-shore). His clients include private equity and venture firms, asset management firms, hedge funds, family offices, publicly traded companies, institutions, entrepreneurs and middle market businesses. Prior to joining private practice, Michael was an investor where he sourced, evaluated and closed private equity and venture capital transactions. He also was responsible for mentoring and monitoring management teams at the board and operating levels. Michael leverages this investment experience to advise clients on strategic, financial, management and operational issues.
Mr. Hunt began his term as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Apollo Investment Corporation in May 2012. Previously, Mr. Hunt was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Yankee Candle which he joined in April 2010. Prior to joining Yankee Candle, Mr. Hunt served as the Executive Vice President of Strategic and Commercial Development for Norwegian Cruise Lines from 2007 to 2009. Prior to joining Norwegian Cruise Lines, Mr. Hunt served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Restructuring Officer of Tweeter Home Entertainment Group, Inc. from 2006 to 2007 and Chief Financial Officer and Co-Chief Executive of Syratech Corporation from 2001 to 2006. Prior to Syratech, Mr. Hunt held several senior financial leadership positions including Chief Financial Officer of NRT Inc., Culligan Water Technologies, Inc. and Samsonite Corporation. Mr. Hunt earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance from the University of Vermont and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Mr. Macakanja is an Investment Banking Managing Director in the Chicago office of J.P. Morgan. Mr. Macakanja has led the execution of numerous M&A assignments and corporate restructurings. M&A assignments include both buy-side and sell-side engagements for large public and private companies as well as a wide range of cross-border transactions. Prior to joining J.P. Morgan, Mr. Macakanja worked at Lazard in the investment banking group.
Mr. Macakanja received an M.B.A. with high honors and concentrations in Finance and Accounting from the University of Chicago and a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University.
Daniel Perez is Director of Business Strategy for Donnelley Financial Solutions' Venue virtual data room and end-to-end deal solutions suite, with responsibility for the strategic marketing and branding direction for Venue globally. Daniel has been with Donnelley Financial Solutions for 6 years, and prior to joining Donnelley, he worked at both NBC Universal and BBC America in the digital media and marketing divisions in New York. Prior to moving to New York, Daniel worked both as in-house and agency marketing roles in Las Vegas, as well as executive producing a television series for the City of Las Vegas. Mr. Perez holds a Bachelors Degree in Business and Psychology from Pepperdine University and a MBA from the Gabelli Graduate School of Business at Fordham University.
David Steinkeler joined Baird in 2010 and is a Director in Baird’s Global Industrial Group focused on the industrial technology and testing/inspection/certification/compliance (“TICC”) sectors. David has advised on over $6.5 billion of aggregate transaction value and is responsible for sector coverage, origination and execution of mergers and acquisitions, equity offerings and other financial advisory services. Prior to joining Baird, David worked at UBS Investment Bank in the Diversified Industrials Group. David received his M.B.A. with distinction from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and his B.S. with honors from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.
Mr. Stern is a member of Houlihan Lokey’s Financial Sponsors Group. He has broad experience in a wide range of sellside and buyside M&A transactions, having advised North American and European public and private companies pursuing mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, private capital transactions, and exclusive sale mandates. In addition, he has advised on numerous fairness opinions and corporate valuations across many industries. Mr. Stern’s prior role at Houlihan Lokey was in the firm’s Consumer, Food & Retail Group, where he was one of the leaders of the food & beverage practice.
Before joining Houlihan Lokey, Mr. Stern worked as a Corporate Finance Associate with the investment banking division of William Blair & Company, LLC, participating in multiple sellside and buyside M&A transactions, including the J.M. Smucker Company’s acquisition of the Jif® and Crisco® brands from The Procter & Gamble Company. Mr. Stern also worked as an Associate in the investment banking division of Salomon Smith Barney. Before attending business school, he worked as a consultant with Accenture Ltd., focused on both strategy and systems consulting in the financial services industry.
Mr. Stern graduated cum laude with a B.A. in Economics from Bucknell University and graduated with distinction from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, receiving an MBA with concentrations in Finance and Accounting.
Mr. Stern is also active in The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, where he serves as a trustee on the Illinois Chapter Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Board of Trustees.
Angela (or Ange as she likes to be called) joined Donnelley Financial Solutions in May of 2017 and is responsible for driving strategic growth initiatives, brand strategy and positioning for the company.
Ange has significant experience in senior marketing leadership roles in the U.S. and globally across a variety of industries including information, financial services and technology. She has a strong track record and a passion for driving growth through developing and implementing innovative go-to-market strategies focused on data analytics, brand awareness and digital execution.
Ange is originally from Melbourne, Australia and started her career as a financial analyst at Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ Bank) where she held numerous positions both as an analyst and strategic marketer. Once arriving in the US, she worked for American Express, building out digital businesses such as its International Payments division in the US and Europe. She also led the global marketing efforts for Dun and Bradstreet driving their brand awareness to continue to expand Dun and Bradstreet's presence as an international player. In addition, Ange spent time on the west coast at Intuit and then headed east to NY to drive product marketing for Lexis Nexis and most recently joined Donnelley from HUB International where she was CMO.