Craig England, the founding partner of England & Company, is an investment banker with over 30 years of experience in M&A advisory, financial restructuring services, and private finance.
Prior to forming England & Company, Mr. England was a Principal in Legg Mason’s Investment Banking Group where he concentrated on software and financial services companies. Prior to Legg Mason, he was a Vice President with Alex. Brown & Sons in New York and Baltimore where he led the firm’s Asset Securitization Group. Additionally, Mr. England served as a Vice President and private placement specialist at New York City-based Hunter, Keith, Marshall & Co., and Corporate Finance Director for ICON Capital Corp. He began his career as a corporate lender in the financial institutions groups of the Irving Trust Company (now the Bank of New York) and the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce.
Mr. England earned his BA from the Johns Hopkins University, completed studies in International Economics at the Universite Libre de Bruxelles and received his MBA in Finance from the Stern School of Business at New York University.
Bruce Craig has over 25 years of venture capital, M&A, operations management and technical experience in the energy, communications, and industrial technology industries.
Prior to joining England & Company, he was a General Partner at Ideal Partners Fund, an energy and communications technology venture capital fund. Prior to Ideal Partners, he was Vice President of E3 Ventures, a hybrid venture-investment and strategic advisory firm, and Director of Utility Regulation and Environmental Affairs at the Natural Gas Supply Association. Previously, Mr. Craig worked in corporate finance with Conoco Inc., as a Director in program development within the US Environmental Protection Agency’s energy efficiency and pollution prevention programs and led engineering and business development teams for American Meter Company/Ruhrgas AG.
Mr. Craig earned his BS in Industrial Engineering from Lehigh University and his MBA in Finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Tom Crews has over 30 years of experience as an investment banker, entrepreneur, and corporate executive of energy technology and healthcare technology companies. As an investment banker, he has completed a wide range of sell-side M&A transactions, and venture capital and private equity financings for growth-stage technology companies.
Prior to joining England & Company in 2021, Mr. Crews was Managing Director and head of the energy tech practice group at Bowen Advisors, a Boston-based technology investment bank. Previously, Mr. Crews was a Managing Director with Stratford Partners where he provided M&A, strategic advisory, and turnaround advisory services to growth-stage companies, and a Principal with Skipping Stone, a strategic consulting firm focused exclusively on the energy industry. Prior to entering investment banking, Mr. Crews served as CEO for two venture capital-backed energy management companies (Pentech Solutions and Envenergy) and a medical device manufacturer (SynergEyes). He is also co-founder of INC Research (now Syneos Health), a multi-billion-dollar, global biopharmaceutical services company.
Mr. Crews earned his BA from Capital University and his MBA and JD from the Ohio State University.
Ramzi Nassar is an investment banker with over 20 years of experience in M&A, financial restructuring and strategic advisory services, and private and public financings. He has extensive advisory experience with transactions in the Energy, Healthcare, Technology, and Consumer sectors.
Prior to joining England & Company in 2021, Mr. Nassar was Senior Managing Director and Head of Energy Services Investment Banking at B. Riley Securities. He also served as a Managing Director and Head of Energy Investment Banking for Oppenheimer & Co. His previous investment banking experiences include energy and M&A roles at Citibank, CIBC World Markets, and Morgan Stanley. In addition, he has eight years of experience as CEO of eLinear Solutions, an energy IT services company.
Mr. Nassar earned his BA from Rice University and his MBA from the Sloan School of Management at MIT.
Patrick O’Shea has over 15 years of investment banking and venture capital experience. Over the course of his career, he has participated in more than $11.5 billion of financings for companies in the energy, financial services, and telecommunications and technology sectors.
Prior to joining England & Company, Mr. O’Shea was a senior member of Cora Capital Advisors’ Corporate Finance team, where he focused on advising energy technology companies. Previously, Mr. O’Shea was a Vice President in JPMorgan’s Investment Banking division working in New York and Tokyo. Before joining JPMorgan’s Investment Banking division, Mr. O’Shea worked for LabMorgan, JPMorgan’s proprietary venture capital division. Mr. O’Shea began his career as a member of Merrill Lynch’s Investment Banking unit where he advised technology and telecommunications companies.
Mr. O’Shea earned his BSFS from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, where he majored in International Economics with a background in Finance and Trade.