Albert G. Pastino spent his entire career working with, advising, and investing in small and mid-size companies. Al’s career spans four decades with the common thread being his continuous focus on small and mid-size companies.
Al spent the first part of his career as an accountant at Deloitte where he became a Partner. Al served as the Managing Partner of Deloitte’s U.S. Emerging Business and High Technology practices. In addition, he was a member of Deloitte’s Operating Committee, Partner Selection and Compensation Committee, and Strategic Planning Committee.
Al broadened his role to encompass the structuring and execution of strategic transactions, including Initial Public Offerings (IPO) for mid-size businesses, when he joined Alex Brown and Sons, Incorporated. As part of a leading investment bank serving fast growing companies, Al played a key role in several mergers and acquisitions (M&A), IPO, and private placement transactions with private equity investors.
Al’s extensive “sell-side” experience proved to be invaluable in his subsequent role as a private equity investor. He spent time with two private equity firms, Fortis Private Capital and Kohlberg & Company before moving to personally investing in and advising companies. He was sought after for advising troubled companies, where at times he took on interim senior management positions and examined strategic alternatives for portfolio companies. Currently, Al is a Partner at Laud Collier Capital, LLC, a merchant bank providing capital and strategic advisory services to small and mid-size companies.
Al has served on the Board of Directors for several companies, including NASDAQ National Market listed companies, as well as a number of privately-owned companies, including companies owned by private equity funds and individual investors. Al was a member of the Audit Committee, Compensation Committee, and Executive Committee when serving on these boards. Al just completed a 13-year term as a member of the Board of Directors of a NASDAQ listed company, where he was the Chairman of the Audit Committee, a member of the Compensation Committee, and the lead independent director.
Al is a graduate of Saint Joseph University, where he served as a Trustee of the Board for nine years. As a Trustee Al served as Vice Chairman of the Board, and Chairman of the Audit and Finance Committee. He was a member of the team leading the acquisition of Episcopal Academy by Saint Joseph. This transaction increased the University’s footprint by more than 30%. He has an Executive MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University, and completed Harvard Business School’s Owner President Advanced Management Program. His affiliation with Harvard includes teaching Financial and Managerial Accounting at Harvard College.
Al’s valued and dedicated contributions to the success of small and mid-size businesses was recognized in 2018 by the Saint Joseph Haub School of Business Hall of Fame Award.
Al and his wife Mim have three children and eight grandchildren. Mim and Al are avid skiers and travelers. They live in Madison, New Jersey.