Joel Magerman has been the Chairman and CEO of Bryant Park Capital Securities, Inc. and its parent Bryant Park Capital LLC since 2001. He became the majority shareholder in 2003. During the course of his career, he has been involved in closing approximately 150 transactions as both a principal and an investment banker, representing a total transaction value in excess of $6 billion. Joel 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 completed approximately $250 million of transactions 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 (FCA:TSX), one of the top three financial services firms in the receivables management sector, 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, the second largest purchaser of structured settlements issued by the state of NJ. He also was a founder / operating partner to Reliant Partners, a firm that purchased over $1.5 billion of non-performing assets from the Resolution Trust Corporation and initiated and completed portfolio acquisitions or partnerships in the credit card, mortgage, healthcare receivables and real estate markets. 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 has his MS from the University of Pennsylvania and his BA from UCLA. He serves on the boards of ValueHealth LLC, Maccabi USA Sports for Israel, and the editorial board of the ABF Journal, and has previously served on the boards of other for profit and not for profit organizations.