Accordion, a private equity-focused financial consulting firm, has promoted Jason Madden to senior director and Bolaji Lawal to director. Both are based in the firm’s New York office.
NEW YORK, JULY 24, 2018 — Accordion, a private equity-focused financial consulting and technology firm, today announced that it has made two senior promotions. After 4 years with Accordion, Jason Madden has been promoted from Director to Senior Director. Bolaji Lawal, a Vice President who has also been with the firm for over four years, has been promoted to Director. Both are based in Accordion’s New York office.
Jason is a finance professional with more than two decades of bulge bracket investment banking and in-house corporate finance experience across multiple sectors and industries including homebuilders, REIT’s, pharmaceuticals and healthcare services. In his new role, Jason will be tasked with leading large, strategic projects for the firm and will spearhead various internal initiatives. As a Senior Director, Jason will not only oversee sophisticated client relationships, but will play a leadership role in Accordion’s growth, development and strategic direction.
Jason holds a BA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he graduated as a Fulbright Scholar, and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Bolaji Lawal, now a Director with Accordion, has more than a decade of experience in M&A, financial modeling, and investment banking. His diverse expertise spans a wide range of sectors, including the software subscription and SaaS space. In his new role, Bolaji will oversee project teams to set strategic direction and ensure that client initiatives are aligned with end goals. He will also be tasked with managing sophisticated engagements and developing new client relationships.
Bolaji holds an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a Wharton Merit Scholar and a Robert Toigo Foundation fellow. He earned a Masters of Science degree in Engineering Management from the George Washington University, and has his BS from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
“We’re thrilled to recognize the continued professional growth of Jason and Bolaji, their outstanding service to our clients, and their continued contributions to this company,” said Hal Polley, Managing Director; Head of Strategic Finance, Accordion. “With their efforts and leadership, we will continue to explore geographic expansion, new service and product development, and most important, we will continue to demonstrate the type of strategic and execution-focused client service that has become a hallmark of the firm.”
Jason and Bolaji are the most recent addition to Accordion’s senior team and represent the firm’s continued growth: Accordion has recently announced the hiring of John M. Jureller as Managing Director, as well as the hiring of Rishi Jain as Managing Director, Head of Western Region. Jain oversees the firm‘s West Coast expansion, which began with the opening of a Bay Area office in San Francisco’s Financial District.
Accordion is the go-to partner to the private equity community – driving value creation through financial consulting services and portfolio operations technology. As the only firm focused exclusively within the office of the CFO, Accordion acts as an extension of mid and large-cap sponsors’ internal resources and operations groups to support initiatives across the entire finance function.