Roger Szafranski serves as Managing Director in CFA's San Francisco office. Roger is a serial entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience operating his own private equity firm. He has personally acquired and successfully operated middle market companies in manufacturing, distribution, industrial service and technology. Roger understands the human element as well as the financial and operating challenges involved in value added investment banking.
Mr. Szafranski was President of Cypress Multigraphics, Inc. a pressure sensitive label manufacturer servicing the outdoor power equipment and home appliance industries; President of Cypress Industries, Inc. an industrial service company providing on-site machining, specialty welding, valve repair and babbitt bearing refurbishment to major process manufacturers and nuclear power plants throughout the world; President of Pentron Inc., the nation's largest tank trailer service and parts distribution business; President of Mercury Products, Inc., an automotive and heavy duty truck OEM; and President of Elamet Technologies Inc., a thin film technology company providing EMI/RFI shielding to the personal computer and telecommunications industries.
Mr. Szafranski has extensive senior management and international experience in Europe and Southeast Asia. He also spent eleven years in executive positions with Gould Inc., including Director of Operations of the copper foil, flexible circuits and semiconductor tape automated bonding operations.
He is a graduate of Northwestern University, the University Of Chicago Graduate School of Business, and is a Certified Public Accountant.