Meet Our Team

Management

  • Partners

    Founders
    Ian Stewart
    Ian Stewart- Founder and President

    Ian is a founder and President of The Madison-Davis Group. He has a depth of experience providing search expertise for domestic and international leadership roles in the Equipment Lease and Asset Finance markets. He brings an overarching understanding of the business requirements of his clients and an empathy for his candidates that consistently results in effective conclusions to the searches he conducts.

    Prior to founding Madison-Davis, Ian was a Division Manager for Wells Management Corporation in NYC.

    Ian earned an MBA from George Washington University and is the father of two.

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    Gerry GiambalvoGerry Giambalvo- Founder; Managing Partner – Investment Banking Division

    Gerry Giambalvo is a Founding Partner and Head of the Investment Banking Division. After focusing in the recruitment and placement of Equipment Finance professionals; Gerry started a new division in 1986 specializing in Investment Banking. Since that time, he has been responsible for new business development and recruiting in Corporate Finance and Capital Markets in a wide range of Industry and Product Groups including Debt and Equity Private Placements, Mergers and Acquisitions, Leveraged Finance, Securitization, Loan Syndications, Debt Capital Markets, Project Finance and the Industry coverage groups.

    Prior to joining Madison-Davis, he spent three years with Wells Management, a generalist executive search firm. He began his career with GE Credit Corporation.

    Gerry earned a B.S.degree in Finance from Fairfield University.

    Contact Gerry Giambalvo


    Partners

    Christopher Byrnes- Managing Director, Investment BankingChris Byrnes 1_14

    Christopher Byrnes is a Managing Director and Partner in the Investment Banking Division of The Madison-Davis Group, Inc. Chris joined Madison-Davis in 1989 to assist a Senior Partner in establishing and building a new division focusing in Investment Banking. He has been responsible for new business development and recruiting in Investment Banking, Corporate Finance and Capital Markets in a wide range of Industry and Product Groups including: Private Placements, Mergers and Acquisitions, Leveraged Finance, Securitization, Loan Syndications, Fixed Income Sales and Trading, Debt Capital Markets, Project Finance and the Industry coverage groups.

    Prior to joining Madison-Davis, Chris spent nine years in Corporate Finance and Accounting.

    Chris earned a B.A. in Accounting from Franklin & Marshall College in 1979. Chris continued his education in the graduate program at Fordham University and completed his M.B.A. in Finance from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 1989.

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    Wayne Plump 500Wayne Plump, VP Partner and Marketing and Operations Manager

    Wayne has been a Financial Executive Recruiter since 1979 and helped found the Madison-Davis Group, Inc. in 1982.

    He has always been driven by the challenge of providing clients with the best talent they could hire and presenting individuals with opportunities they would otherwise not have been afforded.

    In 2007 Wayne took on the role of Marketing Director/Operations Manager in an effort to diversify the company into new areas, brand the Madison- Davis Group name and develop new recruiting strategies to benefit our clients and sustain our growth. He is also responsible for maintaining systems and technology and ensuring best practices throughout the company.

    Previously he worked within the Equipment Leasing and Life Science/Laboratory Products groups focusing his recruiting efforts on front line and senior level Business Development, Sales and Marketing professionals.

    Prior to Madison-Davis; Wayne was a Sales Manager with Knickerbocker Toy Company.

    Wayne earned a B.A. in political Science from Queens College in 1976 and remains active in pursuing Foreign Policy Education.

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  • Compliance, Attorneys & ISDA Negotiators

    Jared Bukzin 500Jared Bukzin- Team Leader, Compliance & Legal Division

    Jared Bukzin joined Madison-Davis in 2010 to establish and lead the Compliance & Legal Division of Madison-Davis. The division focuses on Financial Services clients including Banks, Investment Banks, Hedge Funds and Finance companies.

    Prior to joining Madison-Davis, Jared spent 3 years recruiting for Compliance and Operations for Hedge Funds at the Execu-Search Group.

    Jared earned a Bachelors’ in Business and Marketing from the University of Miami in 2006.

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    Matt Yeager- Executive Recruiter, Compliance & Legal Division   Matt Yeager

    Matt Yeager joined the Compliance & Legal Division of Madison-Davis in 2013 after 6 years in outside sales in an unrelated industry. Matt focuses on Financial Service clients including Banks, Investment Banks, Hedge Funds and Finance companies. He targets roles ranging from Analyst to CCO with a particular specialization in New York based roles.

    Matt earned a Bachelors’ in Criminal Justice from the University of New Haven in 2010 and completed his Masters’ in National Security and Public Safety from the University of New Haven in 2011.

    Contact Matt Yeager


     

  • Corporate Finance

    Gerry GiambalvoGerry Giambalvo- Founder; Managing Partner – Investment Banking Division

    Gerry Giambalvo is a Founding Partner and Head of the Investment Banking Division. After focusing in the recruitment and placement of Equipment Finance professionals; Gerry started a new division in 1986 specializing in Investment Banking. Since that time, he has been responsible for new business development and recruiting in Corporate Finance and Capital Markets in a wide range of Industry and Product Groups including Debt and Equity Private Placements, Mergers and Acquisitions, Leveraged Finance, Securitization, Loan Syndications, Debt Capital Markets, Project Finance and the Industry coverage groups.

    Prior to joining Madison-Davis, he spent three years with Wells Management, a generalist executive search firm. He began his career with GE Credit Corporation.

    Gerry earned a B.S.degree in Finance from Fairfield University.

    Contact Gerry Giambalvo


    Christopher Byrnes- Managing Director, Investment Banking   Chris Byrnes 1_14

    Christopher Byrnes is a Managing Director and Partner in the Investment Banking Division of The Madison-Davis Group, Inc. Chris joined Madison-Davis in 1989 to assist a Senior Partner in establishing and building a new division focusing in Investment Banking. He has been responsible for new business development and recruiting in Investment Banking, Corporate Finance and Capital Markets in a wide range of Industry and Product Groups including: Private Placements, Mergers and Acquisitions, Leveraged Finance, Securitization, Loan Syndications, Fixed Income Sales and Trading, Debt Capital Markets, Project Finance and the Industry coverage groups.

    Prior to joining Madison-Davis, Chris spent nine years in Corporate Finance and Accounting.

    Chris earned a B.A. in Accounting from Franklin & Marshall College in 1979. Chris continued his education in the graduate program at Fordham University and completed his M.B.A. in Finance from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 1989.

    Contact Chris Byrnes


    Lisa PicLisa Bender- Senior Vice President, Investment Banking Group

    Lisa joined The Madison Davis Group in 2010 in the Investment Banking and Corporate Finance Group. She focuses in on placing senior executives in Debt Capital Markets, Fixed Income Sales and Trading, Loan Syndications and Corporate and Investment Banking.

    As Former Senior Vice President of Harris McCully, Lisa managed the Executive Search practice, which focused on placing senior-level executives in financial institutions. She coached individuals in transition and marketed career transition services and professional development programs.

    Prior to joining HMA, Lisa was the Director of Executive Search at a $30 million diversified search firm headquartered in New York City. She managed a staff of four professionals who specialized in all sectors of the Financial Services Industry.

    Lisa started her career in search and marketing as a Manager of Research for the retainer-based search firm Bacci, Bennett, Owen and Tappen in San Francisco. She went on to become Eastern Regional Sales Manager of Interdatum, Inc., a search, research, and consulting firm, where she marketed the company’s services to Fortune 500 and financial institutions in the Northeast and Southern United States.

    Lisa attended New England College and a received a B.S. in Psychology from Stockton College.

    Contact Lisa Bender


  • Equipment Leasing

    Ian StewartIan Stewart- Founder and President

    Ian is a founder and President of The Madison-Davis Group. He has a depth of experience providing search expertise for domestic and international leadership roles in the Equipment Lease and Asset Finance markets. He brings an overarching understanding of the business requirements of his clients and an empathy for his candidates that consistently results in effective conclusions to the searches he conducts.

    Prior to founding Madison-Davis, Ian was a Division Manager for Wells Management Corporation in NYC.

    Ian earned an MBA from George Washington University and is the father of two.

    Contact Ian Stewart


    Nicky Gross 2Nicky Gross VP; Region Manager, Equipment Leasing and Finance Division

    Nicky joined Madison Davis in 1988. She offers over 20 years of expertise in executive search and has been dedicated to the equipment leasing and commercial finance groups. Nicky leads the senior level searches within Credit/Risk nationally for the group. She is responsible for new business development and placement of senior level executives encompassing all disciplines in Credit/Risk and Operations in the Northeast and Midwest. She also is responsible for all sales, syndications and marketing positions in the Midwest.

    Before joining Madison-Davis Nicky managed Regional Accounts for Cosmopolitan.

    Nicky earned a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Pace University.

    Contact Nicky Gross



    Virginia Spinella- Executive Recruiter Equipment Leasing

    Virginia joined Madison-Davis in 1998, and has been responsible for developing new clients and filling searches within the Equipment Leasing and Finance industry. She has covered the Midwest territory for 14 years, working with Nicky Gross.

    In 2012; Virginia took on a new role assisting with searches in the Northeast and Southeast for Ian Stewart.

    Virginia is a 1994 graduate of Pace University with a BBA in Marketing Management.

    Contact Virginia Spinella


    Joshua KleinmanJoshua Kleinman VP, Region Manager Equipment Leasing Division

    Joshua joined Madison-Davis in 2012 and specializes in the placement of executive level professionals in Business Development, Management, Credit and Risk, specifically in the areas of Equipment Leasing and Finance as well as Asset Based Lending.

    Prior to joining Madison-Davis, Joshua was a Partner and Recruiter with Pathfinders Staffing in New York City.

    Joshua earned a B.A. in Political Science from Colgate University.

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  • Operational Excellence Lean Six Sigma

    Dan AlzapiediDan Alzapiedi National Practice Leader; Operational Excellence, Lean Six Sigma

    Daniel joined Madison-Davis in 1999 as a seasoned search professional with over 15 years’ experience in full lifecycle recruiting in the technology space. He currently manages the Operational Excellence Lean Six Sigma and Strategic Technology practice (CIO- CTO and positions that report to C level Technology leadership) accepting both retained and contingency assignments in the US, Europe, India and Asia.

    Daniel specializes in developing client relationships and recruiting difficult to find skill sets / cultural matches for client companies that are engaged in Lean Six Sigma, Business / Enterprise Transformation, Change Management, Lean Enterprise, Toyota Production Systems, Strategic Technology Initiatives. He has successfully supported industries including: Pharmaceuticals, Medical Devices, Bio-Tech, Government Services, DOD, Pharmacy Benefits Management, Media, Insurance, Healthcare, Oil/Gas, Banking, Education, Publishing, Food, Retail, Hospital Healthcare, Big 4, Investment Banking and more.

    Prior to joining Madison Davis, he held the position as Partner of a boutique retainer search firm on Wall Street servicing the needs of Global Financial Services and Investment Banks.

    Daniel earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Iona College with concentration in Marketing / Minor in Computer Science.

    Contact Daniel Alzapiedi