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Vardis supports Lone Star Funds & Hanson Building Products

Vardis is proud to support Lone Star Funds & Hanson Building Products in its appointment of Jeff Bradley as Chief Executive Officer and Matt Brown as Chief Financial Officer.


Prior to joining Hanson Building Products, Jeff was Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer of Globe Specialty Metals (GSM: NASDAQ). 

Jeff was CEO from 2008 to 2015 and Chief Operating Officer from 2010 to 2015. Jeff was the Chief Executive Officer at Evraz Claymont Steel Holdings, Inc. from 2005 to 2008 and was also its Executive Chairman. Before Evraz, Jeff held various sales, investor relations, general management, and business development roles over his twenty-year tenure at Worthington Industries. Jeff holds Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Loyola College in Baltimore.



Prior to joining Hanson Building Products, Matt served as the Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of U.S. Concrete (USCR: NASDAQ).

Before his tenure as CFO of U.S. Concrete, Matt was the Treasurer & Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer of Drummond Company. Matt previously worked in the investment banking department of Citigroup Global Markets Inc, ending his time there as a Vice President. Before he joined Citigroup, Matt served in the United States Navy as a Naval Special Warfare Officer. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the United States Naval Academy.

Hanson Building Products is a leading multinational manufacturer of a diversified range of concrete and clay building products in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. The business employs a staff of approximately 5,000 and has an extensive network of 120 sites in the U.S., Canada and the U.K.

Lone Star is a global private equity firm that invests in real estate, equity, credit and other financial assets. Since the establishment of its first fund in 1995, Lone Star has organized fifteen private equity funds with aggregate capital commitments totaling approximately $60 billion.


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