Joel Magerman has been the Chairman and CEO of Bryant Park Capital Securities, Inc. and its parent Bryant Park Capital LLC since 2001. During the course of his career, he has been involved in closing approximately 175 transactions as both a principal and an investment banker, representing a total transaction value in excess of $7 billion. Joel is the Founder and Managing Partner of Emerald Park Capital, a dedicated fund focused on providing debt and structured equity to the cannabis industry. He is also the President of City Park Capital LLC, a merchant banking firm.
From 1995 until 2001 Joel was the President of Associated Venture Management where he oversaw a family office that invested and raised approximately $250 million for its portfolio companies. Portfolio investments included investments in the specialty finance, software, technology, and healthcare services sectors.
From 1991 to 1995 Joel was the Senior Vice President for FCA International, LTD (TSX:FCA), where he headed corporate development, M&A, and US sales, marketing and customer service. In that capacity he founded and was President of Structured Financial Capital, a purchaser of JUA and MTF (structured) settlements issued by the state of NJ and also was a founding partner of a firm that purchased over $1.5 billion of non-performing assets from the Resolution Trust Corporation. Prior to FCA, Joel was one of the founders and board members of Odyssey Golf, the number one putter company in the world that was later sold to Callaway Golf. Earlier in his career, Joel was the Director of Finance and Technology for Citicorp Diners Club.
Joel received his MS from the University of Pennsylvania and his BA from UCLA. He serves on the board of Maccabi USA Sports for Israel, and has previously served on the boards of other for profit and not for profit organizations.