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Boustead & Co Limited Launches DC-Based M&A Practice and Welcomes Five Seasoned M&A Professionals

Boustead & Company Limited and its affiliated group of companies (collectively “Boustead”), a financial services firm whose affiliates execute and advise on IPOs, mergers and acquisitions, capital raises, project finance, pre-transaction advisory, financial restructuring, sales & trading, crowdfunding, and business valuation services to emerging growth and middle-market companies, is pleased to welcome five seasoned DC-based M&A professionals to the team, including Jiemin Jordan, Robert Rubin, Wesley Teague, Tom Verbeck, and Barton Whitman. Ron E. Ainsworth, Principal of Boustead & Company Limited, brought the DC-based M&A group to Boustead. “Our goal is for this group of seasoned professionals to leverage and expand our success in cyber security, government contracting, healthcare and life sciences to customers on the east coast”, according to Ainsworth.

M&A Professionals

Jiemin Jordan is a seasoned entrepreneur and business executive. She serves as a mentor and an investor of Mach37, a cybersecurity accelerator, and other local angel groups. She is also the managing partner of the Decisive Investment Group and has funded over 200 business transactions. She brings 18+ years executive leadership, business operation, debt financing and corporate transaction experience in Cyber Security, Government Contracting, Real Estate and information technology innovation to Boustead team. In her free time, she serves an Entrepreneur in residence for George Washington University.   Robert Rubin, a principal of Trident Advisors has over 35 years of experience in Mergers and Acquisitions, the last 25 of which have been specifically focused on the technical services marketplace including Aerospace, Defense and Government contracting in the Washington DC Metropolitan area. In addition to his background in M&A, he has extensive experience in corporate finance and development with public and privately held companies. He has been involved in more than 40 transactions worldwide, and served as President of the National Capital Chapter and on the International Board of Directors for ACG.  Robert is a FINRA registered representative and holds series 7, 24, 63, 79 and 99 licenses. Wesley Teague was a partner in Indian River Advisors for six years prior to joining Boustead, and brings over 37 years of C-level executive experience in the commercial, financial, and Federal contracting and defense market sectors. Throughout his career, Wes has concentrated on maximizing corporate growth both as a principal and as an advisor. Wes has extensive experience with all types of corporate transactions including acquiring companies, company recapitalizations and corporate exits with specialized expertise in pre-acquisition due diligence and post-acquisition integration. Wes is a Registered Representative with FINRA and holds Series 63 and 82 licenses and is a FINRA Dispute Resolution Arbitrator. Tom Verbeck, a principal of Trident Advisors has 45 plus years of extraordinary successful, extensive, operational technical leadership in times of adversity/peace, in United States Air Force (achieving Brigadier General); business – Leading successfully multi-Military service, and business development organizations (multiple levels (politically and technically) communications/information and information technology, Health IT and Cyber operations – globally. Named a Federal Top 100 CIO. Tom has a BS in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Virginia Tech and MS in Systems Management from University of Southern California. An Industrial College of the Armed Forces, graduate. Tom served on boards and advisory councils, including AFCEA and JAS Energy. He is an accomplished speaker; and he served as an adjunct professor in systems management and program management at Embry-Riddle University, and an Adjunct professor at the Defense Acquisition University. Barton Whitman, Founder of Trident Advisors brings over 30 years of C-level executive experience in federal contracting, defense systems, and commercial consulting. Throughout his career, Bart has had a steadfast and focused commitment to excellence through strategic and tactical planning, team-building, and positive leadership. Bart has significant experience and success with managing and growing start-up companies – having founded three businesses. He has also used M&A transactions to gain access to markets with significant barriers to entry and successfully integrated those acquisitions into his consulting firm. Prior to founding Trident Advisors, Bart worked in senior-level management positions with several firms including: Booz Allen & Hamilton, and international consulting firm; Logistics Management Institute, a not-for-profit think tank for the Department of Defense; United Technologies, a defense and commercial contractor; Aquidneck Management Associates, a DoD consulting firm; and the co-founder of MTS Technologies, a federal and commercial consulting firm.

Why Boustead

Boustead’s core value proposition is the ability to create opportunity through innovative solutions and tenacious execution. With experienced professionals in the United States and in other countries, Boustead’s team moves quickly and provides a broad spectrum of sophisticated financial advice and services. All of us at Boustead are diligently working remotely worldwide and are available to support you and your business to weather the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and more importantly, mount a winning comeback. Boustead's team of professionals have extensive experience in financing strategies, negotiating transactions, working with leveraged recapitalizations, asset sales, tax-free exchanges, and loan workouts. For more information, please visit


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About Boustead & Company Limited  Boustead & Company Limited is a diversified and comprehensive non-bank financial institution with offices in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, London and Beijing that is rapidly expanding in growth markets throughout the US and Asia. Through its principals and fully licensed subsidiaries, Boustead & Company possesses rich experience and exceptional capabilities in capital markets deal execution and is dedicated to providing best-in-class one-stop financial services to clients. Boustead’s comprehensive financial services platform consists of four operating units: Boustead Securities, LLC a US-based FINRA Broker/Dealer and middle-market investment bank; Sutter Securities Group, Inc., which owns four FINRA-regulated entities, Sutter Securities, Inc., Sutter Securities Clearing, LLC and FlashFunders Funding Portal, LLC, along with Sutter Securities Financial Services, Inc., Sutter Capital Partners, LLC a California Registered Investment Advisor; and Boustead Capital Markets, LLP a London-based FCA-regulated company. For more information, please visit

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