Global Access Deepens Its Presence in Minneapolis, Adds Don Keysser

MINNEAPOLIS--Global Access LLC announced today that Dr. Don Keysser, CM&AA, has joined the firm as a Managing Director in Minneapolis.

Dr. Keysser joins Global Access after over 30 years of investment banking and business finance consulting. Don served previously as a Managing Director with Dain Bosworth Inc. (later RBC Dain), and as Senior Vice President of Capital Markets and Principal at Miller & Schroeder Financial. Don has been the Managing Principal since 2001 of Hannover Ltd., a consulting firm offering services in business finance advisory, capital raising and M&A transactions.

Don has an MA in Urban Planning and an MBA in Finance, both from the University of Minnesota, and a doctorate in International Business from Argosy University, where his doctoral thesis topic concerns the exporting behavior of lower-middle market privately held manufacturing firms.

Global Access to Extend Its Presence in the Financial Services Sector, Hires Andrew Shuster

NEW YORK--Global Access LLC announced today that Andrew Shuster has joined the firm as a Managing Director in New York.

Mr. Shuster joins Global Access after 23 years with the Investment Banking Division of Barclays Bank PLC, the UK-based global universal bank. The last nine years of his tenure with Barclays was in the UK, with a Western European remit where he ultimately led one of the bank’s business units. Prior to his UK assignment, he spent 14 years in Barclays New York office as a senior member of the firm’s New York investment banking group.

Before his career at Barclays, Mr. Shuster was a consultant to Citicorp Venture Capital, LTD’s leveraged investment team, and held positions in counter-party credit risk with Drexel Burnham Lambert and Bear Stearns.

Global Access Announces New Chief Operating Officer

NEW YORK & MINNEAPOLIS--Global Access CSG is pleased to announce the addition of Helen Rosen as Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director.

Helen has more than 20 years of experience assisting organizations, from large and mid-market enterprises to early-stage ventures, in the financial services, information services, media, and IT industries, with the design and execution of their growth strategies through M&A, business model innovation, and operational improvement.

“Helen’s multifaceted experience will be invaluable to our clients as we continue to expand the capabilities of our firm," said Global Access Founder and CEO Michael Macaluso. "Her deep operational and risk management experience will also be an important asset as we invest aggressively in our global platform, governance and delivery model, to tap the tremendous potential we see in our markets.”