Jon Melzer is a managing director in the New York office and part of the Mergers and Acquisitions Advisory business unit. He has 25 years of middle market merger and acquisition, restructuring, financing and transaction opinion experience.
Jon has successfully completed more than 150 M&A, distressed M&A, restructuring and financing transactions. Jon has worked with the following industries consumer, industrial, aerospace/defense, healthcare, media, telecom/technology, business services, building products and financial services. Some of the companies Jon has worked with include Chicken of the Sea, Advanced Cast Products, ESCO Arresting Systems, Source One Healthcare Technologies, Maxwell Publishing, Flag Telecom, SimuFlite, Berger Holdings and GE Capital Corporation of Puerto Rico.
Prior to joining Duff & Phelps, Jon was co-head of M&A at Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin, head of Consumer & Industrial Products at PricewaterhouseCoopers Securities, head of M&A at Rodman & Renshaw, Inc. and co-head of Corporate Sales & Divestitures at The First Boston Corporation.
Jon received his M.S. in accounting and finance from New York University’s Stern School of Business and his B.A. in economics, with distinction, from Stanford University. He is also a certified public accountant licensed in New York State. Jon is a board member of the New York Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants. Jon is a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) registered representative and holds the series 7, series 24 and series 63 securities industry registrations.