Aramar has assembled a unique team of professionals with a comprehensive and attractive mix of skills and experience. Our professionals have significant investment banking experience, including stints at many other prominent financial services firms.
Equally important, however, our professionals have entrepreneurial, managerial, and ownership experience that sets apart Aramar's "principal" perspective from that of most investment banks, where professionals tend to act simply as "agents." As principals, we have founded firms, acquired other companies, sold and merged our companies, and acted as officers and directors of both public and private enterprises. As such, we can relate more closely to our clients and better advise them, at the same time as ensuring senior level investment banking attention.
Aramar was founded by Jeffrey Lehman, who has over 25 years of investment banking experience and also brings a unique perspective as both an investment banker and a principal. At his last three firms, he was involved in raising capital, sold or merged all three firms, and served as a member of management and the Board of Directors, including both public and private entities.
Prior to founding Aramar Capital Group, LLC in 2000, Mr. Lehman was a member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee and Director of Corporate Finance of JWGenesis Financial Corp. (a 1,000-person American Stock Exchange listed investment bank, now owned by Wachovia Corporation) and its predecessor, Genesis Merchant Group Securities, LLC. Before acquiring part of and joining JWGenesis in 1996, he was a Managing Director in the Corporate Finance Department at Ladenburg, Thalmann & Co. Inc. He also served as the Director of Mergers and Acquisitions and was a member of the firms Board of Directors, Management Committee, and Commitment Committee. Prior to joining Ladenburg in 1984, Mr. Lehman was in the Corporate Finance Department of Kramer Capital Corporation.
Mr. Lehman holds an M.B.A. with distinction from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, as well as a B.S. in Economics, summa cum laude, from Wharton.