Meet The TeamPartner - New York
Linda is a Partner AGC’s New York office where she focuses on Digital Media. She is a Wall Street veteran with over 30 years of experience. Her focus includes Advertising/Adtech, Data/Data Analytics, Digital Media, Information Services, Marketing Technologies, Payments/Financial Technology, and Retail/eCommerce Technologies. Prior to AGC, Linda founded Gridley & Company LLC, a Digital Media boutique firm, 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.
The team at AGC was instrumental in driving a successful transaction through an intense process to achieve an outcome that the founders, management, and board are very proud of. Their understanding of the content marketing and management landscape and their knowledge of the key players were crucial factors in achieving such a successful result. I would strongly recommend AGC as a financial advisor and we look forward to working with Linda and her team in the future.
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.
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.