Speaker: Joe Durnford


Joe Durnford

CEO and Senior Managing Director, J.D. Ford & Company

Mr. Durnford is an entrepreneurial, energetic and innovative deal maker, who in 1996 founded JD Ford & Company, a boutique investment bank focused on providing merger, acquisition, valuation and financial advisory services to middle market companies.

Mr. Durnford’s, industry experience is broad-based. Over the past 25 years, Mr. Durnford has been directly involved in over 100 middle market merger and acquisition transactions with aggregate value of nearly $3 billion.

Mr. Durnford and his firm have been received numerous awards for excellence in M&A including: Deal of the Decade (2001-2011), Lower Middle Market Deal of the Year (2010), Consumer Retail Products Deal of the Year (2010), Information Technology Deal of the Year (2009), Consumer Manufactured Products Deal of the Year (2004)

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