Senior Managing Director
Jamie Ardrey has 30 years of experience in the world of corporate finance including expertise in helping firms develop strategic plans for revitalizing their product lines and improving brand performance.
Mr. Ardrey specializes in providing advice to companies in the consumer and retail sector and has completed numerous debt and equity financings for both start-up companies and mature companies looking to restructure their operations. Mr. Ardrey has also been active in M&A, having overseen and negotiated transactions both at broker/dealers and while working in the industry.
Prior to joining Sterne Agee CRT, Mr. Ardrey was the President and Chief Executive Officer at Laura Secord, LLC where he was responsible for the management of Canada’s largest chain of chocolate and ice cream shops and directed the turnaround of the company by consolidating operations, revitalizing the product line and renewing 150 mall-based shops. Prior to his role at Laura Secord, Mr. Ardrey worked on transactions such as the financing and start-up of Fuze Beverage, Inc. and was Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors at Aurora Foods, Inc. where he arranged and negotiated financing for the acquisition of over $1 billion of under-performing food brands including Duncan Hines baking mixes, Lender’s bagels, Log Cabin syrup and Chef’s Choice skillet meals.
Mr. Ardrey's early career included positions as a Managing Director in the Consumer Products Group at PaineWebber Incorporated and as a Management Consultant at Booz, Allen & Hamilton.
Mr. Ardrey earned a B.A. in Economics from Dartmouth College and an MBA from the University of Chicago.