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.
It was a pleasure working with AGC. Their commitment to the process was palpable. They have a very strong team who were not only super smart and responsive but also insightful and very well versed on our "industry. Their partners are very well connected and definitely deserve immense credit in getting us to a very successful deal close. It was an intense process and they were there with us every step of the way. I’d definitely recommend Ben, Linda and the team at AGC to other companies considering a fundraise."
— Paul Farnell, CEO of Litmus
(AGC Partners acted as sole financial advisor to Litmus in October, 2015)
— Rob Willms, President and CEO of Optaros
(AGC Partners acted as sole financial advisor to Optaros in December, 2014) "Linda and her capable team at Gridley & Company made Collective Bias’ growth capital raise seamless. Gridley’s outstanding relationships brought efficiency to the process enabling our management team to focus on running the company vs. being distracted."
— John Andrews, Co-founder & Former CEO of Collective Bias