Gary M. Julien
Executive Vice President, CFO & Director
Gary M. Julien is a Managing Director, Acquisitions at Schultze Asset Management. He served as Executive Vice President of Schultze 1 from September 2018 and as a director from December 2018, until its business combination with Clever Leaves in December 2020.
Mr. Julien has over 20 years of M&A, SPAC, and public and private equity investing experience across a variety of industries. He previously led and supported M&A initiatives on behalf of entities controlled by Mario J. Gabelli, Chairman and CEO of GAMCO Investors, Inc., including as Executive Vice President, Corporate Development for PMV Acquisition Corp., LICT Corporation, and CIBL, Inc. From November 2009 through 2014, Mr. Julien was Senior Vice President at Bronson Point Management, an investment management firm, where he originated, oversaw, and analyzed public market investments helping the firm grow from approximately $70 million in assets under management at launch in 2010 to $1.9 billion in 2014.
From 2007 through 2009, Mr. Julien led and supported M&A and corporate finance initiatives for the private investment firm Kanders & Company, Inc. and its affiliates, including as Vice President, Corporate Development of Kanders & Company, Clarus Corp., and Highlands Acquisition Corp. From 2003 through 2006, he was Vice President, Corporate Development for Armor Holdings, Inc., an aerospace and defense company and portfolio company of Kanders & Company, where he oversaw mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures for the company, executing 15 transactions during this period and investing approximately $1.2 billion. During this period of time, Armor Holdings’ revenue grew from $305 million to $2.4 billion prior to its sale to BAE Systems plc in July 2007 for $4.5 billion. He previously worked at Global Crossing Ltd., where he led and supported several M&A, joint ventures, and minority investments. Mr. Julien has served as a member of the board of directors of Clever Leaves since December 2020. He received an M.B.A. with honors in Finance from Columbia Business School and a B.S. from the Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse University.