John F. (“Jack”) Nugent, Partner, joined Argosy in 2002 and is responsible for developing and assessing investment opportunities, providing strategic management support and monitoring investments. Mr. Nugent worked in the Restructuring Group of the Investment Banking division at Lazard Frères & Co. in Manhattan, where he advised companies on the restructuring of their balance sheets and provided merger and sale advice. Prior to Lazard, Mr. Nugent worked in the Restructuring Group at Deutsche Banc Alex. Brown in Manhattan. Mr. Nugent began his career at Alex. Brown & Sons in Baltimore, Maryland where he worked in investment banking and focused on raising and executing equity and equity-linked transactions (IPOs, follow-on offerings, convertible debt offerings, convertible preferred offerings, etc). He also has experience working at GE Equity, the private equity arm of General Electric. Mr. Nugent earned his MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree with a major in Finance from Loyola University Maryland. He received the Arnold F. Adams award for Excellence in Entrepreneurship from the Tuck School at Dartmouth.