Mark Gaffin is the Founder and President of The Gaffin Group. Mark brings over 25 years experience to the research, consulting, and development needs of our clients in the middle market. He has been involved in hundreds of middle market and large-cap transactions, including corporate development, debt and equity raises, and transformational MA. These efforts have included pre-transaction commercial due diligence, credit underwriting, enterprise value analysis, post-merger integration planning, and investment thesis development and execution. A consistent theme across these efforts was the ability to rapidly identify key value drivers and develop robust plans for sustainable, long-term value creation.
Mark brings a unique perspective to the research and consulting clients of The Gaffin Group as he incorporates his career experience across industry and management strategy consulting – in addition to substantive experience in the financial services industry. He has held executive financial positions at sponsored and non-sponsored operating companies, and he has worked with middle market companies as a financing professional and advisor. Moreover, Mark has valuable strategic consulting experience with a top-tier global consulting firm. As a strategy consultant, his client engagements focused on profit improvement, post merger implementation planing, commercial due diligence for private equity clients across three continents, and strategic change management. Mark has provided Board-level support to clients through both direct Board membership as well as value-added contributions through observation rights.
Mark Gaffin received his Bachelor of Business Administration from Southern Methodist University and his Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. At Booth, Mark’s concentrations were in analytic finance, econometrics and statistics. Mark is a holder of the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. Mark is also is a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Charter Holder.