Partner - New York
Linda is a New York based Partner and Co-Head of the Digital Media Group at AGC Partners. She is a Wall Street veteran with over 25 years of experience. Her focus includes adtech, data services, digital marketing and media, ecommerce services, mobile, social, payments/financial technology, and SaaS/outsourcing services. Prior to AGC, Linda founded Gridley & Company LLC, a boutique investment bank focused on the Information and Internet services industries, in 2001 and was President & CEO until September, 2014. She started her career in the M&A technology group at Lehman Brothers in the mid ‘80s and subsequently went to Furman Selz as head of their Internet and Information Services Group in the late ‘90s which was later acquired by ING Barings and then by ABN Amro. She is a frequent speaker at Digital Media industry conferences and author of many Digital Media industry overviews including “Gridley’s Guide to Digital NY.” Linda was also named as an AlwaysOn Digital Media Power Player in 2012 & 2013. The AlwaysOn Power Players list honors the most influential people in the banking, venture capital, legal, talent, government, and accounting world. Linda currently holds her Series 7, 24, 63 and 79 FINRA licenses. She received her MBA degree from the Amos Tuck School and her A.B. degree from Dartmouth College.
Linda is a member of the President’s Leadership Council at Dartmouth and a trustee of The Brick Presbyterian Church in New York City.
As a thought leader in the Digital Media and Information Services Industries, Linda has authored many industry trend reports and has been a guest speaker at numerous industry conferences.
"AGC has deep roots and expertise in our industry. They were able to help us craft our story and use their extensive network to get us in front of a broad set of key, strategic buyers. Their understanding of our business and their knowledge of the market were critical to our ultimate success."
— Ken Allard, Chief Executive Officer, L2
(AGC Partners acted as sole financial advisor to L2 in March, 2017)
— Paul Farnell, CEO of Litmus
(AGC Partners acted as sole financial advisor to Litmus in October, 2015) "eCommerce services is a very dynamic and disrupted market with lots of growth opportunities for the foreseeable future. The Optaros team is thrilled to have been acquired by IPG’s MRM//McCann with whom we share a common vision of the Connected Consumer Journey. Linda and her team understood the opportunities for Optaros and were able, through their industry knowledge and connections, to articulate that value to a variety of strategic buyers. We were pleased with the guidance and with level of detail and attention that they brought to our transaction."
— Rob Willms, President and CEO of Optaros
(AGC Partners acted as sole financial advisor to Optaros in December, 2014)