Linda is a Partner AGC's New York office where she focuses on Digital Media. She is a Wall Street veteran with over 30 years of experience. Her focus includes Advertising/Adtech, Data/Data Analytics, Digital Media, Information Services, Marketing Technologies, Payments/Financial Technology, and Retail/eCommerce Technologies. Prior to AGC, Linda founded Gridley & Company LLC, a Digital Media boutique firm, in 2001 and was President & CEO until September, 2014. She started her career in the M&A technology group at Lehman Brothers in the mid ‘80s and subsequently went to Furman Selz as head of their Internet and Information Services Group in the late ‘90s which was later acquired by ING Barings and then by ABN Amro. She is a frequent speaker at Digital Media industry conferences and author of many Digital Media industry overviews including “Gridley’s Guide to Digital NY.” Linda was also named as an AlwaysOn Digital Media Power Player in 2012 & 2013. The AlwaysOn Power Players list honors the most influential people in the banking, venture capital, legal, talent, government, and accounting world. Linda currently holds her Series 7, 24, 63 and 79 FINRA licenses.She received her MBA degree from the Amos Tuck School and her A.B. degree from Dartmouth College.
Linda and her husband reside in New York City and have two 20+ year old sons. She is an active golfer, tennis player, and, more recently, has taken up sprint triathlons. She is a Trustee of The Brick Presbyterian Church in NYC and a member of the President's Leadership Council and Magnuson Entrepreneurial Center Board of Advisors at Dartmouth College.
"The AGC team went above and beyond expectations throughout our engagement to truly understand our unique value proposition and drive interest from dozens of potential buyers. Crossing the finish line, we are thankful for the around-the-clock persistence and creative, hands-on approach to pushing the process forward and maximizing value. We hope to find an opportunity to work with Linda, Steven and their team again in the future."
"Linda and the AGC team were instrumental in using their industry knowledge to guide us through the M&A process and achieve an exciting outcome for Ignite's next growth phase. As a founder owned business, we appreciated the breadth and depth of AGC's deal experience, especially through the details and nuances of the final negotiation and deal documentation. They were available 24/7 to support us all along the way from the evaluation of various potential strategic alternatives to due diligence. They were a valuable resource, and we were glad to have them by our side."
"AGC brought us an unrivalled level of access and exposure into potential acquirers which made sure that we ran a competitive process and found the best home possible. Their expertise and passion helped navigate this cross border transaction. We couldn't have done it without them."