Abraxas Group Adds Brett Ladendorf as Managing Director

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Middle Market advisory firm adds experienced finance professional to team.

Abraxas Group LLC (“Abraxas”), a boutique advisory firm focused on supporting Middle Market companies in transition, is pleased to announce the addition of Brett Ladendorf in the role of Managing Director.

Brett joins Abraxas Group with an impressive set of accomplishments and experience over his 15 years in finance. Most recently Brett led a strategic growth initiative at a Chicago-based business services company. Previously, as a as a member of a hedge fund, Brett developed expertise in investment strategies across the capital structure and worked with management teams to identify, refine, and implement opportunities for unlocking value. In a role as a commodity trader, Brett honed a deep understanding of market volatility and developed a skillset centered around risk management best practices.

Brett began his career with roles in corporate finance in the telecommunications industry, and later in commercial banking as a credit analyst. He earned his MBA from the University of Chicago and his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Additionally, Brett’s writings have appeared in Bloomberg Markets, Trader’s Magazine and The Financial Times.

Regarding his decision to join Abraxas Group, Brett noted:

“Middle Market companies will have some challenging quarters ahead. Uncertainty will affect the way managers operate business lines, negotiate pricing, manage working capital, and approach strategic opportunities. At Abraxas, our role will be to see beyond the interruption while working to mitigate any immediate adverse circumstances. The opportunity is not limited to helping companies recover, but rather it extends to helping companies execute business transformations that will result in considerable value creation.”

Founded in 2015 by David Johnson (@TurnaroundDavid), Abraxas Group has adopted and refined a service delivery model in which a single professional assumes a C-level leadership role and drives a business transformation. This approach has generated stellar results across industries and ownership structures in the middle market.

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