Lawrence Siff, CEO
Prior to founding Neptune Advisors, Mr. Siff was Principal and Managing Director of Gordon Brothers Group, a $50 billion investment and transaction advisory firm. At Gordon Brothers Group, Mr. Siff founded the consumer products and branding businesses, which grew to become two of the firm’s largest divisions. As its Director of Strategic Acquisitions, he led acquisitions ranging from $5 million to $1.2 billion. Mr. Siff served on the Executive Committee and was an advisor to GBMP, an equity and debt fund. Over his 30-year career as a growth-oriented corporate executive, Mr. Siff led manufacturing, technology, consumer, wholesale and retail businesses. He was the President and CEO of Babystripes, Inc., an online retailer of luxury baby gifts, and the President and CEO of Cherry Tree Products, Inc., a manufacturer, wholesaler and retailer of high-end children’s clothing. Mr. Siff was the President and CEO of Ambassador Shoe, B-W Footwear Inc. and B/W/A International, where he established operations at 38 factories in 9 countries and successfully sold the company to strategic acquirers. Mr. Siff began his career at Procter and Gamble where he created the Wholesale Club Division which today accounts for over $3 billion in sales.
Mr. Siff currently serves on the Board of Directors of Kayem Foods Inc and Mason Companies, Inc. and is an Industry Advisor for Silverwood Partners, a boutique investment bank. He is a Trustee of the Museum of Science, Chairman of the Asia-America Chamber of Commerce, a Director of the Smaller Business Association of New England(SBANE), Two-Ten International Footwear Foundation(Executive Committee), Winsor School Corporation and a member of the Chief Executives’ Club of Boston. He is the past Chairman of the Board of Brimmer and May School and a past Director of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG). Mr. Siff has been a speaker at Brandeis University International Business School, Babson Olin Graduate School of Business and Harvard Business School. He has been an instructor for Pinnacle Solutions Exit Planning Advisor certification course and a monthly Contributor to Forbes. He graduated magna cum laude from Brown University and the Executive Program at Dartmouth’s Amos Tuck Business School.