John P. O'Grady
John P. O’Grady is Senior Vice President of The Laurel Hill Advisory Group, LLC, President of Laurel Hill Securities and a member of the Laurel Hill Advisory M&A team. He has over 15 years experience in managing strategic and tactical aspects of the proxy solicitation/information agent process, ranging from planning and execution of campaigns to management of call centers and staff. John has managed solicitation campaigns related to annual and special meetings (domestically and abroad), M&A solicitations, schemes of arrangement, reorganizations and going private (de-listing) transactions as well as fixed income-related matters, including holder identification, tenders, exchanges and consent solicitations. John pioneered Soliciting Dealer Services as a founder of Georgeson Securities Corp. John has advised clients involved in complex or difficult-to-execute transactions in the equity, preferred stock and fixed income markets. John acted as information agent on behalf of the Cemex Re-organization (one of the largest corporate restructurings in history). John was an integral member of the team which created one of the first “baskets” of stock traded on the NYSE as part of the Telebras (Brazil) telecom spin-offs. Other projects involved representing a number of the world’s largest public companies in various transactions, including deals for GE Capital, Bethlehem Steel, British American Tobacco (debt restructuring), Conrail (equipment trust certificate consent and tender) McDonalds, BB&T, and British Petroleum.