“…providing comprehensive investment banking services to emerging growth companies and wealth management services to institutions and individuals.”
Laidlaw & Company®
170 year legacy of independent investment banking and securities brokerage focused on the needs of domestic and international companies, corporate entrepreneurs, institutions and private clients worldwide.
A growing network of offices in the United States and Europe with over 150 employees operating under its FINRA registered subsidiary with additional reach though its FCA authorized subsidiary in London,….
An entrepreneurial and relationship driven culture characterized by a strong work ethic and a “think outside the box” approach, gathering assets and distributing financial solutions through both captive and independent sales offices.
A healthcare focused investment banking and capital markets team of predominantly senior professionals combining ‘bulge’ bracket experience with an entrepreneurial ‘independent’ firm perspective with the goal of providing experienced, ‘hands-on’ transaction management and comprehensive solutions.
The ability to assist emerging companies quickly raise capital through our strong retail sales force, which allows our corporate clients the financial flexibility to grow.
Matthew D. EitnerChief Executive Officer
Matthew Eitner serves as Chief Executive Officer at Laidlaw & Company (UK) Ltd. He joined the firm in 2010 and was named CEO in April 2011. Prior to Laidlaw, Mr. Eitner served as Managing Director of the private client group at Aegis Capital Corp., a private investment firm. Before Aegis Capital, Mr. Eitner was a Vice President at Casimir Capital, a boutique investment bank. Mr. Eitner’s experience includes his role as an equities trader at NDB Capital Markets, now Deutsche Bank, and as an Associate at International Strategy & Investment.
Outside of the Firm, Mr. Eitner is involved in a number of charitable organizations, including Covenant House and Good Counsel Homes. Mr. Eitner is also a founding member of the Board of Trustees of Don Bosco Preparatory High School in Ramsey, NJ. Don Bosco Prep is a private, Catholic institution, administered by the Salesians of St. John Bosco.
Matt Eitner is also a founding member of the Bergen County, New Jersey Chapter of Legatus, the world’s only membership organization for Catholic senior-level, legal, and medical executives and CEOs and their spouses.
James P. AhernManaging Partner, Head of Capital Markets
Jim joined the firm in October of 2010, and focuses on arranging financings for both private and public companies, mainly within the healthcare vertical. Over Jim’s Laidlaw tenure, he has led or played an integral role in capital raises totaling $3 billion of transaction value. Moreover, he has strategically grown Laidlaw’s Capital Markets’ team, and overseen the firm’s significant market share expansion.
Outside of the firm, Mr. Ahern is on the Board of Overseers for the Massachusetts Bay Big Brothers Big Sisters Foundation. Jim is also Vice-Chair of the BBBS Annual Golf Outing, an event which raises nearly 1 million dollars annually for the foundation. An active supporter of his Alma Mater, The Northfield Mount Hermon School, Jim serves as President of the NMH Basketball Alumni Council for Excellence.
John W. CoolongChief Compliance Office, Chief Financial Officer
John Coolong joined Laidlaw in May 2011 as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to Laidlaw, Mr. Coolong was Director of Finance at AeropostaleInc, a publicly traded retail company with $2.0 billion in annual Sales. Between 2001-2006, Mr. Coolong was Controller of ElieTahari LTD and the Controller H&M. Mr. Coolong has also worked in the publishing and medical education industries. Mr. Coolong is a Certified Public Accountant and holds Series 7, Series 63, Series 27 and Series 24 Securities License.
Richard J. Calhoun Jr.Chief Executive Officer. Laidlaw Wealth Management
Mr. Calhoun is the Chief Executive Offer of Laidlaw Wealth Management – a wholly subsidiary of Laidlaw Holdings. Previously Mr. Calhoun was the President of a Private Investment Boutique firm in MD/DC Metro market and prior to that was a Managing Director with Well Fargo Advisors Financial Network (FiNet), the Independent Advisor Channel of Wells Fargo Advisors. Mr. Calhoun has also held leadership roles with Smith Barney and Legg Mason. He began his career as a Financial Advisor with Merrill Lynch.
Mr. Calhoun at different times in his career has had responsibility for Practice Management, Business Development, Recruiting, Products & Services and M&A. In addition, he has been a Financial Advisor, Sales Manager, Branch Manager, Regional Director, Senior Leader and most recently President and equity partner of a private investment management company.
Mr. Calhoun who is married with three children enjoys coaching youth athletics and is also the former President of the Montgomery Township Baseball Softball Association. In addition, he is active with both his alma mater, Cornell University (Ithaca, NY) and high school, LaSalle College High School (Wyndmoor,PA) and is a member of the Maxwell Football Club’s Board of Directors.
Please read the letter from our CEO regarding the precautionary measures we are taking.
At Laidlaw, our top priority is to deliver consistent and superior service to our clients and their families. Given the fast-moving developments related to COVID-19, we have been closely monitoring the reports and recommendations from the Center for Disease Control as well as other governmental agencies and health care professionals to determine how these developments might impact our operations and commitments to our clients.
At the same time, we are taking precautions to protect the health and safety of our team and their families. Fortunately, we already operate from multiple locations thus already affording us a great degree of “social distancing” as a result. Also, our infrastructure is designed to give our employees connectivity to the firm and seamless communications with their colleagues, clients and constituents regardless of where they may be located. We have tested these systems and are monitoring them for full compliance with our business continuity plans which, at their core, allow for a distributed workforce.
To protect our team, we have directed employees in any of the high-risk groups to remain in their homes and to work remotely. In addition, we are accommodating employees to work from home who have child-care needs caused by interruptions to schools and day care services. As a further precaution, many other employees are currently working remotely. We are ever mindful about how best to support their work and service to you and will continue to monitor the locations where we operate as well as take directions from our local, state and federal officials regarding further restrictions and guidelines for our business and the people who serve you. The good news during this time is that our business continuity procedures and technological architecture are designed to allow our team to operate remotely. As we progress through this crisis, we may indeed need to work 100% remotely. These extraordinary steps are likely as we work with the rest of our country to curtail the spread of the virus while upholding our commitments to all involved.
On behalf of our entire team, we want to thank you for your understanding and support during this challenging time. Most importantly, we want to support you and wish you, and your families and friends good health as we progress through this national emergency together. Your concerns are our concerns. Please keep us appraised of any needs you have that our team can help to meet. We will post updates to our status on our Laidlaw homepage at https://laidlawltd.com
With warm regards,
Richard J. Calhoun, Jr.
Chief Executive Officer
Laidlaw Wealth Management
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