Mr. Saunders is a Managing Director of Farlie Turner & Co. Since 1992, he has served as a financial and strategic advisor to middle market companies across a variety of industries, including companies in the healthcare, media and communications, and consumer products industries, as well as those in financial distress. He is part of a team that has won 7 national awards for special situations advisory work since 2010.
In addition to operating a private financial advisory practice, from 2000 to 2002, Mr. Saunders served as Senior Advisor, then Senior Vice President, Office of the Chairman, at Perry Ellis International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PERY). In this capacity, he concentrated on mergers and acquisitions and the firm's capital structure.
Mr. Saunders has lectured on topics in mergers and acquisitions in the Graduate Division at the Warrington College of Business Administration at the University of Florida and in the Master of Science in Finance Program at Florida International University. In addition, he previously co-taught a class in management consulting to undergraduates and graduate students in the Management Department at the University of Miami.
From 1989 to 1991, Mr. Saunders was an investment banker in the media and communications group at Lazard FrÃ¨res & Co. in New York City.
Earlier in his career, he was a Financial Analyst at Act III Broadcasting, Inc., a leading group owner of television stations, and a Legislative Assistant to U.S. Representative Harry M. Reid, who is a former Senate Majority Leader and Senate Minority Leader in the U.S. Senate.
Mr. Saunders received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut and a Masterâ€™s degree in Public and Private Management from the Yale University School of Management in New Haven, Connecticut. He is registered with FINRA and has Series 7 and Series 63 licenses.