“I am delighted to announce that John-Michael Girald has recently joined our firm,” said Peter R. Worrell, Managing Director of The Bigelow Company LLC. “Girald’s unique experience in having worked with both large corporate and entrepreneurial investment banking firms means that he will be able to bring a broad perspective of value-adding strategies to Bigelow’s clients. This meaningful addition to our professional staff further demonstrates Bigelow’s continuing commitment to bring the best industry talent to bear on our client opportunities.”Most recently, Girald was a Senior Analyst in the Philadelphia-based middle market investment banking practice of Legg Mason Wood Walker, Inc where in some ways similar to Bigelow, they specialize in assisting companies with acquisition and merger strategy and implementation. While at Legg Mason, Girald focused on client needs in all facets of corporate finance transactions, including initial public offerings, formulation of growth financing strategies, the private placement of debt and equity, and a strong emphasis on merger and acquisition transactions.Prior to his three years with Legg Mason, Girald earned his Bachelors degree in Finance from Villanova University, where he also minored in Management Information Systems. He is now a resident of Salem, MA.The Bigelow Company is best known for serving as private investment bankers to owner-managers of some of the most successful entrepreneurial companies in North America. Bigelow concentrates its resources exclusively on capturing sustainable enterprise value for its entrepreneurial clients.