Robert P. (Bob) St. Germain is a Securities Licensed and Registered Managing Director & Principal who runs the Columbus, OH office of Corporate Finance Associates, a private investment bank. He brings over 35 years of leadership experience from service in the military; from executive level positions in small to Fortune 500 corporations; and from serving both as an intermediary in a business brokerage and as a Principal at another investment bank.
He is a Registered Representative with the Series 24 General Securities Principal, Series 99 Operations Professional, Series 7 General Securities, Series 79 Investment Banking, and Series 63 Uniform Securities Agent licenses. His sponsoring Registered Broker-Dealer is Corporate Finance Securities, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC.
His practice focus is on privately held manufacturing, distribution, and B2B service businesses generating from $5 million to $200 million in annual revenues.
Bob's previous corporate M&A experience included work on acquisitions, divestitures, and joint ventures; participating on a joint venture board; serving on the sell-side management teams in separate $2.2 billion and $470 million mergers; and dealing with the many challenging post-close cultural and integration issues associated with those activities.
He has taught Strategic Planning at Franklin University in Columbus, OH; and regularly gives public and private presentations on various aspects of the M&A process.
Bob began his career in the U.S Army. Commissioned upon graduation from West Point as an Infantry officer before transferring to Special Forces, he served as a paratrooper in command and staff positions within the 82nd Airborne Division, VII Corps, and 11th Special Forces Group (Airborne) in both the U.S. and Europe. He also graduated from numerous Army leadership programs including: Command and General Staff College, Infantry Officer Advanced, Infantry Officer Basic, Airborne, Ranger, Jungle Operations, Special Forces, and Jumpmaster. He attained the rank of Major.
After earning his MBA, Bob entered the corporate sector and, over a two decades plus career, developed a broad functional background from roles in Finance, Marketing, Sales, Engineering, and Strategic Planning at Polaroid Corp., Grumman Corp., Northrop Grumman Corp., Holophane Corp., and NSI, Inc. His international experience was gained from responsibilities for business development in Europe, Latin America, and Japan.