Jeffrey Haroldson has over 35 years of experience as a CEO, COO, fund manager, investment banker and lawyer originating and overseeing complex international businesses and transactions.
Jeff began his career in 1981 at the international law firm Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy specializing in banking and securities regulation and transactions. In 1994, the global banking group HSBC recruited Jeff to serve as General Counsel of the Corporate, Investment Banking and Markets (“CIBM”) businesses for North America where he was responsible for legal and compliance matters for a wide variety of financial services businesses, including Treasury, Fixed Income, Equities, Investment and Merchant Banking, and Corporate Banking. While at HSBC, Jeff was promoted first to Chief Operating Officer for CIBM, directly managing and coordinating the support functions for the CIBM businesses, and later to Head of Investment Banking and Merchant Banking for North America. In that capacity, Jeff had responsibility for Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate Finance, Real Estate Investment Banking, Islamic Finance, Private Placements, Mezzanine Finance, Loan Syndications and Private Equity.
Jeff was later recruited by HDG Mansur Capital Group, a U.S. real estate development and advisory company, to become CEO of its fund and asset management businesses. Jeff grew those businesses from approximately $650 million in assets under management to a peak of $3.5 billion, representing over 8 million square feet of commercial real estate assets.
Jeff graduated from the University of Michigan in 1978 (BA with Honors in English) and graduated from Cornell Law School in 1981 (JD; Editor of the Law Review).