BjM International, Inc.
Senior Advisor and Consultant
Gary Groom founded Finance Specialists LLC in 2000. Finance Specialists is a consulting group that specializes in providing innovative financing and corporate structuring services for a small selected group of clients worldwide. Mr. Groom is also a Principal in several Pittsburgh based companies specializing in heavy electrical construction and support of the rapidly expanding market for development, finance, construction and environmental impact evaluation of Marcellus/Utica shale energy projects centered around Pittsburgh, PA. Until August of 2002 Mr. Groom also served as Vice President of Project Finance for Ionics Incorporated in Watertown, MA. Ionics is a global water purification and treatment company that was acquired by GE in 2003. Before joining Ionics, Mr. Groom was Vice President of Project Finance and Development at Raytheon Engineers and Constructors, Inc. where he was responsible for coordinating strategic project development opportunities and customized project and export finance for major international clients. Mr Groom began his career at Westinghouse Electric Corporation where he was responsible for client finance ranging from power generation components to turnkey nuclear power stations. Mr. Groom is a member of the Private Export Funding Corporation (PEFCO) Exporter's Council and currently serves on the Board of Visitors for the School of Business at Robert Morris University. Mr. Groom is a past board member of the Washington D.C. based Coalition for Employment through Exports (CEE) and the National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC). He is the past Chairman of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Export Finance Committee and has served as a member of the Advisory Board of the Institute for Infrastructure Finance. He has also authored articles for numerous trade and corporate publications and served as a staff member for Euromoney Project Finance Institute.
Mr. Groom earned both his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics with Honors and his MBA from the University of Pittsburgh.