Mr. Saunders is a Managing Director of Farlie Turner & Co. Since 1992, he has served as a financial and strategic advisor to middle market companies across a variety of industries, including companies in the media and communications, healthcare, and consumer products industries, as well as those in financial distress.
In addition to operating a private financial advisory practice, from 2000 to 2002, Mr. Saunders served as Senior Advisor, then Senior Vice President, Office of the Chairman, at Perry Ellis International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PERY). In this capacity, he concentrated on mergers and acquisitions and the firm's capital structure.
From 1999 to 2003, and again in 2010, Mr. Saunders lectured annually on topics in mergers and acquisitions in the Graduate Division at the Warrington College of Business Administration at the University of Florida. In the autumn of 2010, he was a guest lecturer in the Master of Science in Finance Program at Florida International University. In the spring of 1998 and 1999, he co-taught a class in management consulting to undergraduates and graduate students in the Management Department at the University of Miami.
From 1989 to 1991, Mr. Saunders was an investment banker in the media and communications group at Lazard Frères & Co. in New York City.
Earlier in his career, he was a Financial Analyst at Act III Broadcasting, Inc., a leading group owner of television stations, and a Legislative Assistant to U.S. Representative Harry M. Reid, who is now Minority Leader in the U.S. Senate.
Mr. Saunders received his B.A. degree from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut and his MBA degree from the Yale University School of Management in New Haven, Connecticut. He is registered with FINRA and has Series 7 and Series 63 licenses.