Madison Street Named Big Winner

Building a successful business is a challenge in any industry. For companies that operate in the world of corporate finance and investment banking, building a business from the ground up is even more challenging. This is largely because the industry is dominated by organizations with billions of dollars in assets that have been in the business for over 100 years. While getting into the industry can be very hard for a new organization, one successful company has continued to show that it is able to grow and provide amazing service to customers.


The company that continues to be very impressive and grow in the field of corporate finance is Madison Street Capital. Madison Street capital is an investment banking and corporate finance firm that has been in business for only about 20 years. While it is much younger than some of the other companies in its industry, it is continuing to grow on an annual basis. One of the main reasons why it is able to continue to grow is because of the fact that it is able to provide amazing service and results to its clients. It is able to do this because of the amazing talent and experience that the team members have.


While the organization has always had a great reputation with customers and clients, it is continuing to develop a solid reputation with others in the industry as well. This was most evident at the 2017 award ceremony for the investment banking in corporate finance industry. At the 16th Annual M&A Advisor Awards, which were held in November 2017 in New York City, Madison Street Capital was clearly one of the big winners of the night.


While there are many awards that are given out at the banquet, Madison Street Capital maybe one the most prestigious award when they were named the winner of the Debt Financing Deal of the Year. They were able to win the Debt Financing Deal of the Year due to a transaction that they were able to organize for WLR Automotive. Not only was this a large deal that they were able to broker, but the deal was also integral in helping the customer continue to grow its business.


The Debt Financing Deal of the Year award was not the only involvement the firm had at the gala. Madison Street Capital was also named a finalist for both the Boutique Investment Banking Firm of the Year and the Financials Deal of the Year for deals that are under $250 million in size. While they were not able to win either of those other two awards, receiving the nomination was a major marketing tool for the company as they continue to grow.


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AIA CEO Enhances The Organization By His Knowledge And Experience

     The Editor in Chief of Architectural Record, Robert Ivy, is also an Executive Vice President/Chief Executive Officer of the American Institute of Architects. He has been guiding the editorial policy of AR since 1996 and was elected by the Board of the AIA as its Executive Vice President/CEO in Feb. 1, 2011. As a fellow of the AIA, he has been the foremost advocate of its objectives which he broadcasts in his AR journal. Utilizing his architectural and editorial skills in both institutions has greatly benefitted the architectural profession as well as the citizens of this country.

Aside from these two positions, Ivy has also been guiding the editorial policies of McGraw-Hill Construction being its Vice President and Editorial Director. MHC is a big and notable publishing house focused on the architectural profession with an equally big editorial organization. Ivy is tasked with the management of these family publications to the end of producing high quality content in the area of construction and design.

Being an architect by profession, Ivy also is using his education, training and experience in Ivy Architects as one of its principals, as well as in Dean/Dale. He spent almost 14 years as managing partner of Dean/Dale before taking up executive positions in a number of corporations in the country.

His contributions to the profession of architecture did not go unnoticed. In 2009, Ivy received the Crane Award from the American Business Media. It’s a lofty award given by the ABM for people who made great strides in promoting quality business media. A year later, the Alpha Rho Chi recognized Ivy as Master Architect. The architectural community gave him this distinction for his contributions in communicating the importance of design to the incoming generation.

As the Executive Vice President/CEO of AIA, Ivy is managing its Washington, DC national office. This is somewhat a gargantuan task considering the organization’s staff of 206 employees and an annual budget of $56 million. As one of the topmost AIA executives, he directs the institution’s organizational focus on the practice and design of the architectural profession. Ivy is also using his position in AIA to disseminate knowledge to the general public about the importance of design and the role of architects and architecture in their society.

George Miller, President of the AIA in 2010 has only good words for Ivy. Upon Ivy’s assumption to the organization’s EVP/CEO post, Miller expressed his gratitude that Ivy has joined his team at AIA. Miller added that the AIA Board was unanimous in their view that Ivy’s passion for architecture, his style of leadership and his broad experience in the profession will improve the AIA. Thus far, the word of the AIA president has been proven right.

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