Nick Illuminati

Vice President, Investments

Nick currently serves as a Vice President at Garden City Companies. He focuses primarily on evaluating new investment opportunities, structuring & closing transactions, and monitoring & growing portfolio companies.

Prior to joining Garden City, Nick was a Manager of corporate development and investor relations at SPX Corporation, a publicly-traded diversified industrial company. During his tenure, the company made 7 acquisitions and completed a transformational divestiture. His corporate development responsibilities included the evaluation and execution of inorganic growth opportunities focused on building products, testing, inspection, compliance & certification, and aerospace & defense. In investor relations, he supported the executive team in communications with investor and analyst communities relating to company financial performance and forward-looking strategy. Before SPX, Nick worked as an investment banking associate at FMI Corporation, providing sell-side merger and acquisition advisory to middle market business services companies across the engineering & construction, environmental, and facilities management sectors.

Nick holds a B.S.B.A in Finance from Drexel University, a J.D. from Wake Forest University School of Law, and an M.B.A. from Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management. He lives in Charlotte, NC where he is a member of Calvary Church.

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