Our Team

Lawrence C. Manson, Jr.

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
312.948.9178 extension 201lmanson@nextiercompanies.comvcard

Selected Employers: PENMAN Partners and Prudential-Bache Interfunding Inc.

Education: MBA, Columbia University Graduate School of Business and AB, Princeton University

Certifications: Held Series 24, 7, 79 and 66 licenses

Areas of Focus
Consulting Services: Enterprise Risk Assessment, Business Development, Corporate Finance, Human Resources, Operations, Strategic Planning, Succession Planning

Financing Services: Acquisitions, Growth Capital, Recapitalizations

Investing Services: Funds of Funds

Mr. Manson has more than 30 years of business experience including more than 25 years of private equity experience prior to forming NexTier. During his career, Mr. Manson has evaluated thousands of leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, joint ventures or other types of investment transactions, invested more than $530 million of equity or subordinated debt in various transactions, arranged debt financings in excess of $2 billion, closed more than 30 merger, acquisition or divesture transactions, participated in the underwriting of public equity offerings in excess of $250 million, managed several hundred employees, created and executed numerous strategic plans and provided consulting advice to many business owners.

In the past, he held leadership roles with NexGen Capital Partners, LLC and Performance Trust Capital Partners, LLC including several private equity firms, Foundation Equity Investors, LLC, PENMAN Partners and Prudential-Bache Interfunding Inc., a subsidiary of the former Prudential-Bache Securities, Inc., an entity absorbed into Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. through a series of acquisitions.

Mr. Manson received an AB degree in economics from Princeton University and an MBA degree in finance from the Columbia University Graduate School of Business.