J. Frank Mermoud has joined Monument Capital Group as a managing director. He previously was a partner with TD International.
J. Frank Mermoud has joined the Washington DC based private investment and advisory firm, Monument Capital Group, as Managing Director.
Mr. Mermoud has been a Partner with advisory firm TD International and previously served as the Secretary of State’s Special Representative for Commercial and Business Affairs at the U.S. Department of State from 2002 until 2009. He led the Department’s advocacy programs for all U.S. embassies and consulates, worldwide, to promote economic and commercial interests and opportunities. He facilitated more than $140 billion in commercial transactions for companies in the defense, technology, telecommunications, financial services, energy and infrastructure sectors. As the Secretary of State’s representative with the business community, Mr. Mermoud served as a key advocate and liaison between executives and U.S. and foreign government leaders to solve complex business challenges.
Mermoud comes to MCG as a foremost expert in international business and economic and commercial public policy. Through a 25-year career in the public and private sectors, Mr. Mermoud has developed a unique ability to generate and manage significant “deal pipelines” coupled with his risk management expertise. By exhibiting a pro-active nature to business development, identifying investment and trade opportunities, facilitating capital in both the private equity and debt markets, Mr. Mermoud has effectively expanded economic commercial interests in all geographies throughout the world.
Prior to his appointment at the U.S. Department of State, Mr. Mermoud co-founded and served as President of International Affairs and Executive Vice President of SageMetrics Corporation, a leading international web analytics firm and was Senior Vice President of Aegis Communications, a public telecommunications company serving Fortune 1000 clients. He also served on that company’s Board.
Mr. Mermoud’s other appointments in government have included senior positions at the U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Information Agency.
He serves on the Advisory Board of TiaLinx, a defense and security technology company.
Monument Capital Group LLC focuses its investments and advisory expertise on the homeland security and defense sector. MCG was cofounded by Douglas B. Baker, a former Special Assistant to President George W. Bush and Robert J. Dunn, a former Principal and Investor with the Carlyle Group, where he was a member of the buyout team.
“We are pleased Frank has decided to join our team and look forward to the added value he will bring to MCG. Frank’s long-term vision, his extensive understanding of worldwide market issues and his unparalleled experience in dealing with decision-makers in the U.S. and around the globe, in both the public and private sectors, will add significantly to our investing strategy,” Mr. Dunn said.
“Frank’s background and his deep knowledge of a variety of sectors, particularly defense, technology, energy, finance and infrastructure, will broaden our reach in many global markets and will help to raise the awareness internationally of the firm and market,” Mr. Baker said.
MCG benefits from the support of a hands-on Advisory Board with extensive domestic and international experience. The Board includes: Former Secretary of State and former Treasury Secretary James A. Baker III, the Chairman Emeritus of the Carlyle Group and former Secretary of Defense Frank C. Carlucci, Mustafa Koc Chairman of Koc Holdings, Turkey‘s largest conglomerate and Thomas F. McLarty III, former White House Chief of Staff.