Alderman & Company is led by the following senior staff members
William H. Alderman (Bill) is the founder and President of Alderman & Company. During his career, he has completed more than $1 Billion in mergers and acquisition-related transactions. Prior to 2001, Mr. Alderman worked for a decade on Wall Street and for industry, predominantly working on M&A transactions in the middle market of the aerospace and defense industry. His past employers include Fieldstone Capital, BT Securities, General Electric and Aviation Sales Company. Mr. Alderman is a graduate of the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management and Kenyon College, where he was a varsity soccer player and recipient of numerous athletic awards. Mr. Alderman is a Securities Principal registered with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) and has four securities industry licenses (Series 7, 24, 63, and 65). In the past, Mr. Alderman has served on the following boards: UFC Aerospace, now a unit of Boeing; Cox & Co., an ESOP-owned manufacturer of de-icing systems; Breeze Eastern Corporation (AMEX: BZC), now a unit of Transdigm, Telos Corporation (NASD:TLS), and DLH Corporation (NASD: DLHC). Mr. Alderman is a commercial pilot with more than 30 years of flying experience and owns and operates a Cirrus SR-22 aircraft. Among other volunteer activities, Mr. Alderman is an active Command Pilot for Patient Airlift Services. He has been a member of the Wings Club of New York since 1992. Mr. Alderman has frequently spoken at high-profile aerospace and defense industry conferences in the United States and abroad, including being a regular speaker at the flagship annual Aviation Week SpeedNews conferences. He has been quoted as an industry expert by Aviation Week, Bloomberg, Reuters, Marketwatch, USA Today, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, and the Washington Post. Download: PDF Biography and Speaker Tear Sheet
R. BRUCE ANDREWS
Prior to joining Alderman & Company as a Managing Director, Mr. Andrews was President and CEO of AGC, Incorporated, a 60-year-old manufacturer of engine components and assemblies for commercial and military aircraft. Mr. Andrews was hired in 2008 by the Trust that owned the company to lead a turnaround and exit of the business, which he accomplished through a sale to Loar Group in 2013. Prior to AGC, Mr. Andrews, as CEO, led the growth and eventual sale of GenMech Manufacturing. GenMech was a privately owned New York based manufacturer of aircraft components; Mr. Andrews led the sale of the company to SPX. Prior to GenMech, Mr. Andrews was the CEO of Monitor Aerospace, a privately owned New York based manufacturer of military and commercial engine and aircraft components. Prior to Monitor, Mr. Andrews was Group Vice President of United Nuclear Corporation, now part of the General Electric Company. Mr. Andrews holds an MBA from the University of New Haven and a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of New Hampshire. His current charitable work includes: serving as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center, an Air and Space museum located in Concord, New Hampshire and Deacon of the South Church of Kennebunkport, Maine.
Prior to joining Alderman & Company, Mr. Gould served as a senior executive in the aerospace and defense industry during a career of more than 30 years. Mr. Gould started his career in the Electrical business unit of Boeing in 1988. After 12 years at Boeing, Mr. Gould went on to become the CEO of Piper Aircraft and then President of the Bendix/King division of Honeywell. Prior to his business career, Mr. Gould was an attorney with McCuthen Black Vergler & Shea. Mr. Gould actively serves on the boards of directors of a number of companies in the aviation industry, including Peregrine Avionics, an engineering firm specializing in avionics integration and installation certification. Mr. Gould holds the following post graduate degrees: JD University of Southern California, MS Stamford University and MBA Harvard Business School. Mr. Gould has over 1,000 hours as a private pilot, with instrument and complex ratings.
Leonard Kirsch has more than three decades of experience advising FBOs and Airport Services companies. Prior to joining Alderman & Company as a Managing Director, Mr. Kirsch was the CEO of NexGenAero, an internationally known business brokerage specializing in FBOs and Airport Services that he founded approximately four years earlier. Pror to NexGen, Mr. Kirsch was a partner of McBreen & Kopko and a head of its aviation law practice, where he represented domestic and international clients on a broad range of business matters, including governance, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, commercial real estate, litigation and regulatory matters. Mr. Kirsch has advised foreign airlines and the ground handling and FBO industries; negotiate with airport authorities, draft aviation-specific agreements, and initiate Part 13 and Part 16 FAA Administrative Complaints. Mr. Kirsch has been a frequent contributor to Ground Handling International and the Aviation Business Journal, and has been a frequent presenter at seminars, webinars and conferences, both domestically and abroad on aviation topics for the National Air Transportation Association (“NATA”). Mr. Kirsch earned his B.A. from Queens College, magna cum laude, his J.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School, and an L.L.M. in International Legal Studies from New York University School of Law.
Elder Granger MD, FACP, FACHE, MG, USA (retired) became a Senior Advisor to Alderman & Company in 2020. Major General Granger is currently the President and CEO of THE 5Ps, LLC, an SDVOSB, health care, education, and leadership consulting organization. General Granger serves as a senior advisor to Alderman & Company. Prior to his retirement from the US Army on July 1, 2009, MG Granger served as the Deputy Director and Program Executive Officer of the TRICARE Management Activity, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs), Washington, DC, from December 2005 to May 2009. In this role, he was the principal advisor to the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs) on DOD health plan policy and performance. In his role leading TRICARE, MG Granger required strong, value-based relationships with major insurers in order for them to serve as TRICARE affiliates. This required clear guidelines to asses and determine “best value”. A rigorous process was implemented to ensure clear requirements and criteria to manage these relationships to measurable, accountable outcomes. He oversaw the acquisition, operation and integration of TRICARE/DOD’s managed care program within the Military Health System. MG Granger led a staff of 1,800 in planning, budgeting and executing a $22.5 Billion Defense Health Program and in ensuring the effective and efficient provision of high-quality, accessible healthcare for 9.2 million Uniformed Service members, their families, retirees and others located worldwide. Prior to joining TRICARE Management Activity, MG Granger led the largest U.S. and multi-national battlefield health system in our recent history while serving as Commander, Task Force 44th Medical Command and Command Surgeon for the Multinational Corps Iraq. He has led at every level of the Army Medical Department, with previous assignments as Commander, 44th Medical Command, XVIII Airborne Corps Command Surgeon and Director of Health Services, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Commander, Europe Regional Medical Command, Director of TRICARE Europe, and the Command Surgeon, US Army Europe and 7th Army, Heidelberg, Germany, Acting Assistant Surgeon General for Force Projection, Commander, Landstuhl Army Regional Medical Center, Landstuhl, Germany and Commander, Ireland Army Community Hospital, Fort Knox, KY, and attended Army War College, Carlisle Barrack, PA. MG Granger has received numerous awards, decorations and honors, including the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit with three oak leaf clusters, the Bronze Star Medal, and the Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters. He is board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the Board of Hematology and Oncology, certified Physician Executive by the Certifying Commission in Medical Management, certified by the American College of Healthcare Executives, and Certified in Medical Quality by the American Board of Medical Quality. CERT-certificate in Cybersecurity Oversight from Carnegie Mellon University. His professional affiliations include. Member of the National Association of Health Services Executives, American Medical Association ,the Interagency Institute for Federal Health Care Executives (Life Member) Governance Fellow, National Association of Corporate Directors, member and Fellow American College of Healthcare Executives, member and laureate American College of Physicians, member (life member) and fellow American Association for Physician Leadership, member and fellow American College of Medical Quality, Board of Directors, Defense Logistic Health, Cigna, and Berg Health. Board of Trustee-Rosalind Franklin University, member of Arkansas State University Chancellor Cabinet and, University of Arkansas School of Medicine Board of Visitors. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Arkansas State University in 1976 and a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Arkansas School of Medicine in 1980. MG Granger completed a residency in Internal Medicine in 1983 and a fellowship in Hematology-Oncology in 1986 at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center, Aurora, Colorado. MG Granger was awarded an honorary Doctor of Science Degree from Meharry Medical College in 2009.