Gordon Brothers Group Names Conrad Lauten Director, Business Development for Gordon Brothers-AccuVal for the Southeast Region


BOSTON, MA – July 27, 2015 – Gordon Brothers-AccuVal, the valuation division of Gordon Brothers Group, a global advisory, restructuring and investment firm specializing in the industrial, consumer products and retail sectors, announced today that Conrad Lauten has joined as Director, Business Development serving Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. Mr. Lauten will be based in Atlanta, Georgia.
 
Bringing over 35 years of experience to this role, Mr. Lauten will lead the sales efforts in the southeast region. He will help asset based lending and private equity professionals understand valuation trends, changing methodologies, industry specific issues and the underlying value of their assets.
 
“Conrad’s extensive experience and deep understanding of leveraged cash flow, asset based lending and corporate banking credit products will help our clients understand valuations and provide insight and solutions in challenging situations,” said Frank Grimaldi, National Sales Manager, Gordon Brothers-AccuVal.
 
“I am thrilled to join a team that has such an outstanding reputation for creating value and delivering quality results to clients,” said Mr. Lauten.
 
Mr. Lauten has a comprehensive background in business development and relationship management in the finance industry and holds Series 79 and Series 63 license registrations. Most recently, he was the Managing Director, New Business Development of the Asset Based Lending Division for SunTrust Robinson Humphrey. He also held other relationship management and business development positions at Atlantic Capital Bank, Wachovia Capital Finance and Deutsche Bank.
 
About Gordon Brothers Group
Founded in 1903, Gordon Brothers Group (www.gordonbrothers.com) is a global advisory, restructuring and investment firm specializing in the retail, consumer products, industrial and real estate sectors. Gordon Brothers Group maximizes value for both healthy and distressed companies by purchasing or selling all categories of assets, mitigating leases, appraising assets and operating businesses for extended periods.  Gordon Brothers Group conducts over $70 billion worth of transactions and appraisals annually.  As of November 2014, debt financing is provided by Gordon Brothers Finance Company (www.gbfinco.com).
 
About Gordon Brothers-AccuVal
Gordon Brothers-AccuVal is the largest retail, commercial and industrial appraiser in the world serving the commercial finance industry.  It operates in 18 countries throughout North America, Europe and Asia and rapidly deploys local resources from 24 offices worldwide.  Appraising over $60 billion of assets annually, Gordon Brothers-AccuVal combines the deepest industry sector expertise, real time monitoring of nearly every major disposition and over a century of real world disposition experience to accurately determine asset values.  Gordon Brothers-AccuVal helps lenders, private equity investors, corporate executives and advisors have the utmost confidence in their appraisals.  Gordon Brothers-AccuVal is part of Gordon Brothers Group (www.gordonbrothers.com), a global advisory, restructuring and investment firm specializing in the retail, consumer products, industrial and real estate sectors. Gordon Brothers Group conducts over $70 billion worth of transactions and appraisals annually.