EdgePoint Expands Consumer Group
Sector NewsMay 2019

EdgePoint Expands Consumer Group

By Tom Zucker,

Cleveland, Ohio; May 2, 2019 – EdgePoint, a boutique investment banking firm located in Beachwood, Ohio, announced the appointment ofSteve Tardio, Managing Director. In this role, Steve will be responsible for advising the firm’s clients in matters related to mergers, acquisitions and financingtransactions.

Prior to joining EdgePoint, Mr. Tardio spent over 20 years as a senior investment banker at HT Capital Advisors in New York, NY, Chicago, IL and Cleveland, OH. During his tenure at HT Capital, Mr. Tardio worked closely with privately held and publicly traded companies and private equity firms, leading the execution of middle market transactions across a range of industries, with an emphasis on businesses in the Consumer Products, Food & Beverage and Printing & Packaging industries. His financial advisory experience includes buy and sell-side M&A transactions, strategic alternative assessments, fairness opinions, corporate divestitures, as well as debt and equity financings. Mr. Tardio also served as President of HT Capital Securities, the broker/dealer affiliate of HT Capital.

“We are delighted to welcome Steve to the firm. His breadth and depth of experience and relationships in the consumer markets will offer our clients the opportunity to realize optimal value and outcomes,” said Mr. Tom Zucker, President and Founder of EdgePoint.

Mr. Tardio earned his MBA with an emphasis in corporate finance from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and earned his BS in Computer Science from the School of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

“Working with companies in the consumer sector has been my passion for over two decades. In my search for a new opportunity, my goal was to join a firm with an unsurpassed reputation for integrity and the trust of its clients. At EdgePoint, I will be privileged to deliver best-in-class advisory services to both existing and new clients to help them reach their goals. I look forward to contributing to the momentum that Tom and the EdgePoint team have created,” said Steve Tardio.

EdgePoint specializes in advising middle market businesses and owners regarding mergers, acquisitions, management buyouts, and corporate divestitures. EdgePoint completed more than 20 transactions in the past 18 months. The firm has 21 M&A professionals. EdgePoint is a registered broker dealer and a member of FINRA.

Tom Zucker, President | 216.342-5858 | tzucker@edgepoint.com
Steve Tardio, Managing Director | 216-342-5737 | stardio@edgepoint.com