VGL Global is lead by a FINRA-registered individual with over 30 years of M&A experience.
VGL Global always maintains regular, clear communication with the client regarding the transaction. Additionally, the firm’s goal is to make sure it is available and responsive at all times.
VGL Global’s professionals have had significant prior experience that enables them to be highly effective in meeting or exceeding client expectations.
VGL Global’s Founder, Donald W. Grava, brings a uniquely well-suited background to his position as President. His experience combines investment banking expertise with practical knowledge of the inner-workings of corporations of all sizes.
Mr. Grava is also the Founder and President of Versailles Group, Ltd., which he founded in 1987.
Prior to Versailles Group, Mr. Grava was the former First Vice President of ELM Securities Inc., a New York-based investment banking firm, where he originated and successfully closed many domestic and international transactions. Prior to ELM, Mr. Grava gained invaluable corporate finance experience while at Warburg Paribas Becker in New York City. Prior to working on Wall Street, Mr. Grava honed his practical knowledge of corporate operations through strategic and financial planning roles at two different Fortune 200 companies. Mr. Grava started his career at Coopers & Lybrand where he gained hands-on accounting experience.
Mr. Grava holds the following Securities Licenses: 7, 24, 27, 66 and 79. These licenses are sanctioned by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc., www.finra.org.
Mr. Grava is on the Board of Directors of The Jebb Center for Autistic Adult Living, a 501(c)(3) organization devoted to providing safe and challenging living environments for adults with Autism.
Mr. Grava earned a B.A. in Economics from Yale University and an M.B.A. from New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business. While at Yale, he was captain of the heavyweight crew.