Managing Director and Founder
As Managing Director and Founder, Mr. Pugrant manages key executive-level assignments for both local and national companies. While responsible for the oversight of the firm, he also manages the real estate and specialty finance practices within the firm. He has experience completing assignments in a diversity of C-Level and senior management positions, including searches in control, finance, treasury, operations, sales/business development, marketing, systems, human resources and administration areas. He has developed an extensive base of contacts in the marketplace and has a strong financial and operational understanding of the industries and companies with whom he works. Mr. Pugrant and the firm have developed a highly successful rate of completion on retained searches. He has pioneered a unique strategy to partner with the client companies to complete searches on a more timely, consistent, and predictable basis than industry standards.
Mr. Pugrant began his career with Arthur Andersen where he spent time in both the audit and tax divisions. While with the firm, Mr. Pugrant specialized in the real estate and financial services industry practice and worked with many prominent public and private companies including developers, builders, property management, mortgage banking, brokerage and related financial services companies. Mr. Pugrant left Andersen to start an accounting and finance search firm with a group of ex. Big 4 management personnel. During this period, Mr. Pugrant developed the real estate, construction and financial services practice of the firm. He also had responsibilities over the daily management of the firm and assisted in implementing the retained search. Mr. Pugrant also worked for a prominent boutique retained search firm prior to founding Grant/Morgan.
Originally from Rochester, New York, Mr. Pugrant graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in Accounting and Economics and was a Certified Public Accountant. He currently resides in Great Falls, Virginia with his wife and two children He is active in the community and is involved in numerous philanthropic and charitable organizations.