David Gladden is a Managing Director of Corporate Investment Banking at Commerce Street Capital, LLC. Mr. Gladden has held various executive positions at International Paper and GAF-Elk Corporation and worked for many years as a business consultant and M&A advisor. His experience includes both buy-side and sell-side transactions ranging in value from $10 million to $1 billion. He has managed transactions in various industries, providing expertise in M&A strategy, valuation modeling, synergy valuations, prospective buyer solicitations, deal negotiations, due diligence and business integration. Mr. Gladden’s specialty is in business operations, corporate acquisitions and divestitures, new product development and start-ups. His industry knowledge is in building materials, flooring, paper and packaging, adhesives chemicals and plastics, oil & gas, and distribution. He has experience in specialty healthcare practices including medical, dental and chiropractic practices. In 2015, he closed the largest personal injury medical and chiropractic transaction in North America. He has provided advisory services to medical devices companies and a med spa company where he was also an active investor and board member. David holds a B.S. in Business Administration/Accounting from the University of South Carolina. He has passed the FINRA Series 7, 63 and 79 exams.