Investment Banking/Special Advisory
Charlie can serve as an independent director to advise, supervise, or supplement management. He has been a senior officer or director of multiple companies, and has sat on both audit and corporate governance committees. Charlie has been particularly successful at generating consensus among competing corporate constituents for an executable plan of action, including where parties hold multiple classes of securities whose interests may not be totally aligned.
Charlie can serve as a Trustee, Receiver, Responsible Person in bankruptcy, or manager/lead officer of an LLC or Corporate Estate. He has served as a court-approved fiduciary in both Delaware and Nevada and can wind down portfolio companies following a sale or other liquidating transaction. Charlie is highly trustworthy and honorable, and is intimately familiar with the legal and ethical standards that apply to fiduciaries.
Through Cypress Associates LLC, where he serves as a Managing Director, Charlie and his team can lead M&A, restructuring, or associated special situations financing transactions in or out of court. All securities transactions are conducted through Cypress Associates LLC, member FINRA/SIPC.
Charlie has sat in nearly every advisory seat in an M&A or restructuring engagement, so he can be particularly effective at supervising or assisting other professionals in critical advisory positions. If needed, he can utilize his extensive network to recruit skilled, specialized, and cost-effective professional help, including interim or new management as needed.
Charlie Reardon is an award-winning investment banker, seasoned executive/entrepreneur, and New York-trained, Yale Law educated attorney. He has over 35 years of experience buying, selling, financing, restructuring, and operating businesses of all kinds. He has advised or served on the boards of public and private companies in numerous industries, including retail, energy, basic and hi-tech manufacturing, broadband/media/telecom, government services, defense, and homebuilding.
Prior to founding Asgaard Capital, Mr. Reardon was a Partner in the investment banking division of Carl Marks & Co., the middle-market merchant bank headquartered in New York. Before that, he was a Director with Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin and a member of their globally recognized Financial Restructuring Group. He led Houlihan’s Distressed M&A Practice in the mid-Atlantic region. Mr. Reardon began his career on Wall Street with the legal firm of Lane & Mittendorf (now Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf) specializing in corporate finance, general corporate and real estate law.
A frequent industry speaker and expert panelist, Mr. Reardon holds Series 7, Series 79 and Series 63 licenses with FINRA. He is a member the National Association of Corporate Directors, and has served on the boards of a number of public and privately held companies. Mr. Reardon holds a B.A. with highest distinction from the University of Virginia and a J.D. from Yale Law School.
• Charlie is a candid, trustworthy, and committed advisor that just gets things done. He can boil down complex concepts and situations in order to drive deliberations, reach necessary agreements, and take the most prudent course of action for the good of the Company and/or its constituents.
• Due to his extensive financial, legal, and operating experience, Charlie brings to bear a skillset that few other professionals can match. The breadth and depth of his experiences allows him to effectively collaborate with all manner of financial and legal professionals, and give deeply-informed counsel tailored specifically to his client’s unique circumstances.