JAL Acquisition Team
Eran Salu, JD, MBA, CPA
Eran Salu is the founder and Managing Director of JAL Equity, where he has acquired almost 50 companies over the past 15 years using personal capital. Prior to JAL Equity, Eran worked as an M&A Advisor at Morgan Stanley (in New York and Menlo Park) and SG Capital (in Los Angeles) and has executed over $20BN in merger transactions. Eran is a graduate of the Wharton School of Business (as a Palmer Scholar) and the UC Berkeley School of Law.
Piero Rossi is a Managing Director of JAL Equity, focusing on origination and integration of commercial printing and direct mail acquisitions. Prior to JAL Equity, Piero worked for 30 years in operational roles with top companies in the printing industry, including most recently as the EVP of Operations for ColorArt. With an extensive reorganizational/restructuring successful track record, Piero’s experience is pivotal to mergers and acquisitions including expanding capabilities and consolidations, working alongside private equity and privately held companies alike in both national and international markets (America, Europe, & Asia).
Steven Paley is a Managing Director of JAL Equity, focusing on financial and operational analysis of acquisitions. Prior to JAL Equity, Steve spent 35+ years in senior financial and operational roles in middle market retail, service and distribution organizations within diverse industry sectors, domestically and internationally. Steve is a CPA and began his career with KPMG after graduating from Miami University (OH).
Brandon Deis is an Associate at JAL Equity, responsible for identifying new opportunities, performing financial analysis and modeling for investments under consideration, coordinating with business owners and third-party professionals to complete due diligence, and providing critical support wherever necessary to ensure a timely a timely and successful closing is achieved. Prior to joining JAL Equity, Brandon worked as a sell-side M&A professional focused on the execution of middle market M&A transactions nationwide. Brandon graduated from San Diego State University where he studied Finance and Marketing.
Bradford K. Towne
Chief Accounting Officer
Mr. Towne, age 45, has served as the Company’s Chief Accounting Officer since August 2022. Mr. Towne brings over 20 years of experience in financial accounting roles, beginning his career at KPMG LLP in January or 2001, where he spent close to 10 years in the audit and assurance practice, focused primarily in the manufacturing and oil and gas industries. Mr. Towne left in 2010 to join an opportunity in the technology industry and has served in various accounting financial reporting roles including SEC Reporting, Corporate Controller, Director of Technical Accounting and Chief Accounting Officer, all at publicly traded Companies before joining JAL Equity Corp.. Those industries ranged from technology, to renewable or clean energy, healthcare and the pharmaceutical industry. Mr. Towne looks to the continued development of JAL Equity Corp.’s accounting function as it strives to meet the needs of an ever growing portfolio.
Tammy Hinkle works with JAL Equity to identify and help execute middle market printing transactions. Tammy has over 25 years’ experience as a print industry expert & marketing consultant.