Peter Samson and Jeff Murphy join Ironbridge.

(Toronto, March 8, 2010) Ironbridge is pleased to announce the addition of two new Partners; Peter Samson and Jeff Murphy.

Peter spent over 20 years at Bain & Company in their Toronto office prior to joining Ironbridge where he was most recently a Director. Bain is recognized as the leading strategy consulting firm serving private equity clients worldwide. During his time at Bain, Peter worked on a number of assignments in: mergers & acquisitions; corporate and business unit strategy; sales force strategy; pricing strategy; strategic cost reduction; and customer retention. While at Bain, he held various roles as the head of the Canadian Financial Services, the Canadian Private Equity and the Americas Asset Management Practices. Prior to Bain, Peter worked as an Associate at Wood Gundy, a major Canadian Investment Bank. Peter holds an Honours Business Administration degree from The University of Western Ontario and the CFA designation.

Jeff co-founded Blackmore Partners Inc. prior to joining Ironbridge, a strategic advisory firm working with C-level executives to build successful businesses and create unique opportunities to deploy capital for institutional investors. Jeff has held several executive operating roles at technology and logistics firms and earlier in his career, was a Marketing Executive with Noranda Inc. and an Engineering Consultant with Hatch Associates. Jeff is a professional engineer and holds a Master of Applied Science from The University of British Columbia and an Honours Bachelor of Science in Materials and Metallurgical Engineering from Queen’s University.