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Leadership | Stephen Tardio - Managing Director
Stephen Tardio
Phone: 216.202.6002

Prior to joining Dresner, Mr. Tardio was head of the Consumer sector practice of EdgePoint Capital Advisors in Cleveland, OH. During his tenure at HT Capital, Mr. Tardio worked with closely-held businesses as well as publicly traded companies and private equity firms, leading the execution of middle market transactions in numerous Consumer segments, and select Printing & Packaging industry segments. His financial advisory experience includes buy and sell-side M&A transactions, strategic alternative assessments, fairness opinions, corporate divestitures, as well as debt and equity financings.

Prior to joining EdgePoint, Mr. Tardio spent over 20 years as a senior investment banker at HT Capital Advisors in New York, NY, Chicago, IL and Cleveland, OH. While at HT Capital, Mr. Tardio advised business in a number of different industries, with an emphasis in Consumer Products, Food & Beverage and Printing & Packaging. Mr. Tardio also served as President of HT Capital Securities, the broker/dealer affiliate of HT Capital.

Mr. Tardio also served as a Manager in the Technology Integration Services division of Andersen Consulting (Arthur Andersen & Co.) in Chicago, IL. At Andersen, he worked with many middle market and Fortune 500 clients in a wide range of sectors including financial services, distribution, manufacturing, consumer and industrial products and services, and healthcare.

Mr. Tardio earned his MBA with an emphasis in corporate finance from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and earned his BS in Computer Science from the School of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He maintains FINRA Series 7, 24, 63, 79 and 99 licenses.


MBA Duke University
BS University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign