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The Team

WE LOOK BEYOND TRANSACTIONS

TO FOCUS ON RELATIONSHIPS AND LASTING RESULTS

JD Merit is a client-focused team of experienced advisors with deep expertise in a broad range of industries. Unlike traditional banks that focus on the transaction, we set our sights on the long-term goals of your company – and we provide the personalized service to assist you every step of the way. Our firm is known to provide strategic merger and acquisition guidance, corporate finance and value enhancement support services for boosting the growth of your business.

Joe Durnford is the Chairman and Sr. Managing Director at JD Merit & Co
Joseph M. Durnford
Chairman,
Sr. Managing Director
& Shareholder

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J. Craig Dickens - CEO & Founder
J. Craig Dickens
CEO & Shareholder

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Nick DeVaney - President & Co-Founder
Nick DeVaney
President & Shareholder

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Joel Price - CCO & COO
Joel Price
CCO, COO & Shareholder

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Jeff Sasakura
Jeff Sasakura
Senior Vice President & Shareholder

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Bob Arabian - Managing Director
Bob Arabian
Managing Director

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David Barnes
David Barnes
Managing Director

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Philip Cooper - Managing Director
Phillip Cooper
Managing Director

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John L. Illes - Managing Director
John L. Illes
Managing Director

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Gary Jack is a Managing Director at JD Merit & Co
Gary Jack
Managing Director

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Todd Ostrander - Managing Director
Todd Ostrander
Managing Director

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David Wanetick - Managing Director
David Wanetick
Managing Director

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Chris Barnes
Chris Barnes
Senior Vice President

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Rahn Amitai
Rahn Amitai
Vice President

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Sean Ostrander - Associate
Sean Ostrander
Senior Associate

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David Kogan
David Kogan
Associate

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Diana Durnford
Diana Durnford
Marketing Manager

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OUR SENIOR ADVISORS

Tim Smokoff is the Senior Advisor of Healthcare Technology with JD Merit & Co.

Tim Smokoff

Senior Advisor – Healthcare Technology


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Tim Durnford

Senior Advisor – Hospitality/Travel & Infrastructure


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