Gregory V. Milano
Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder
Greg Milano is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Fortuna Advisors. He brings a highly successful track record of advising clients on many strategic, process and transactional decisions aimed at driving shareholder value with his unique experience advising clients with the industry’s two primary original ideologies: EVA and HOLT.
Mr. Milano leads Fortuna Advisors' research and product/service development with groundbreaking advancements clarifying the shareholder value implications of the tradeoff between maximizing returns and investing in growth, as well as innovative and contrarian capital deployment studies into the total shareholder return implications of reinvesting in a business versus distributing capital through dividends and share repurchases.
Prior to founding Fortuna Advisors, Mr. Milano was a Managing Director at Credit Suisse, Co-Head of the Investment Banking Department's Strategic Finance Group in the Americas and Head of Buyside Insights Group in the Americas, which provided the Bank's clients with strategic insights using HOLT, a proprietary value-based framework. Mr. Milano covered the energy and technology industries and advised executives at over 100 clients on market expectations and the implications for the development and valuation of corporate strategic initiatives including M&A, capital deployment and equity financings.
Prior to joining Credit Suisse in 2004, Mr. Milano spent 11 years at Stern Stewart & Co., a general management consulting firm focused on shareholder value applications using EVA®, where he most recently was a partner and president of the North America Division. Mr. Milano also founded and managed Stern Stewart Europe and developed and managed over 150 client relationships for companies in a wide range of industries
Mr. Milano began his career at the Grumman Aerospace Corporation where he began as a flight control system design engineer and then spent two years in the corporate business analysis group.
Mr. Milano has been published in the Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, The Sunday Times, Sunday Business, Financial Director and the Financial Times, and has appeared on CNBC, Bloomberg and Sky Business News. He holds a BS in mechanical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an MBA from New York University.
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John R. Cryan
Partner and Co-Founder
John Cryan is a Partner and Co-Founder of Fortuna Advisors. Mr. Cryan is a results-oriented corporate finance professional with strong consultative skills and advanced expertise in company valuation methods. He brings a significant history of managing and delivering insightful corporate advisory projects.
Prior to founding Fortuna Advisors, Mr. Cryan was a Vice President in Credit Suisse’s Investment Banking Department's Strategic Finance Group. Using HOLT, a proprietary corporate performance and valuation methodology, Mr. Cryan advised senior level executives on the key drivers of enterprise performance and the implementation of corporate strategies for delivering superior returns. He recommended strategic and financial alternatives including M&A, divestitures, equity and debt issuance, share repurchases, organic operating and investor relations strategies.
Prior to joining Credit Suisse in 2006, Mr. Cryan was a Manager at Accenture, one of the worlds largest management consulting firms. He was a member of the Firm’s Finance & Performance Management Global Service Line focused on designing and delivering Enterprise Performance Management capabilities for Fortune 500 clients. In addition, Mr. Cryan was one of the Firm’s Subject Matter Experts on Shareholder Value Analysis and assisted in the development of the Firm’s consulting methodologies and thought capital on this subject.
Mr. Cryan holds a BA in Healthcare Administration from Arcadia University and an MBA from American University.
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