is uniquely qualified to advise us on investor relations and his
insight has been invaluable, particularly during these turbulent times.
More than anything else, I appreciate Tim's
'no-nonsense' way of communication and telling it like it is.
Since founding StreetSmart Strategies in 2003, Timothy Gerdeman (email@example.com) has helped numerous corporations develop concise, targeted financial messages and investment themes, fueling increased equity research coverage sponsorship and materially higher equity valuations.
In several instances the recommendations of StreetSmart Strategies
impacted the ultimate direction of internal board-level strategies.
Besides currently serving as strategic investor relations counsel to certain officers of select multibillion dollar publicly-traded corporations, Gerdeman
is also an active participant in the private equity and venture capital industries both as a co-investor and a strategic service provider.
Valued for his strategic insights, Gerdeman is on the Board of Directors of revolutionary online market research firm Op4G (www.op4g.com), and he holds Advisory Board positions at luxury vodka producer Double Cross Vodka (www.doublecrossvodka.com) and custom golf club chain Club Champion (www.clubchampiongolf.com).
Gerdeman founded StreetSmart Strategies following his long tenure as an Institutional Investor-ranked specialty chemicals & materials equity research analyst at such Wall Street icons as Lehman Brothers (retiring from Lehman Brothers in 2003 as Managing Director and Senior U.S. Equity Research Analyst), Salomon Brothers and Salomon Smith Barney.
Wall Street career, Gerdeman
was intimately involved in the entire capital markets process, spanning myriad Initial Public Offerings, secondary offerings, and many noteworthy mergers & acquisitions.
Earlier in his
career Gerdeman was a Senior Consultant at international management consulting firm Kline & Company
, focusing on industrial/basic industries mergers & acquisitions and other high-level strategic engagements.
career at publicly-traded paint & coatings manufacturer Valspar Corporation.
Gerdeman taught Principles of Marketing at DePaul University (the nation's largest Catholic university) as an Adjunct Professor during the 2003 and 2004 academic years.
Gerdeman, a former member of both the Ohio Army National Guard and Maryland Air National Guard, and a 2014 graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Chicago Citizens Academy, completed multi-year terms on the Membership Committee of Evanston Golf Club and the Admissions Committee of the University Club of Chicago, and he is an active member of the FBI Chicago Citizens Academy Alumni Association.