Managing Director and Founder
Prior to co-founding Strategic Advisors in 2001, Mr. Bianco was a Managing Director within the Mellon Strategic Advisors Group which provided merger and acquisition and corporate finance advisory services to its clients. At Mellon, he headed the Acquisition and Private Placement Group and grew fee income significantly. Mr. Bianco was responsible for originating and completing various acquisition, divestiture, and corporate finance engagements. In addition to his technical expertise, Mr. Bianco has developed an extensive national network of lenders and investors.
Other experience includes three years as a Principal with Main Street Capital Holdings, Inc., a middle market private equity firm. He spent nine years at Westinghouse Financial Services’ Corporate Capital Group, where he was involved in establishing and providing private placement capabilities to the group and liquidity to its $3.5 billion debt and equity portfolios. At Westinghouse, he was directly involved in the sale of numerous investments including senior, mezzanine, equity, and limited partnership interests. He spent three years as a Managing Director and Principal at Corporate Development Partners, Inc., a regional investment banking firm focused on merger, acquisition, and corporate finance services to middle market companies.
Mr. Bianco served on the Boards of Directors for NABCO Incorporated, LTS Scale Company, Sajar Plastics, Allied Steel and Tractor Products (now Allied Construction Products), and Diversified Products. Mr. Bianco earned an M.S. in Corporate Taxation from Robert Morris College and a B.S. in Accounting from Duquesne University. He is also certified in Mergers and Acquisitions by the AMAA, and completed valuation studies from the NACVA. He successfully completed the FINRA Series 7, 63, and 79 exams.
He resides in Collier, Pennsylvania with his wife, Kathleen and his daughter Lauren. His other three adult children all live close by with his two grandchildren. When he is not working he enjoys spending quality time with family and friends.
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