Duckerfrontier Appoints Kim Vancleef As Commercial Director For North American Transaction Advisory Services

06. 05. 19

TROY, MICHIGAN – DuckerFrontier, a leading market intelligence and consulting firm, formally announced today that Kim VanCleef has joined the firm as Commercial Director for North American Transaction Advisory Services. VanCleef has spent nearly 20 years in executional roles in investment banking, private equity and leveraged lending.

Prior to joining DuckerFrontier, VanCleef was with BDO USA. Prior to BDO, she was with Quarton International, an investment bank recently acquired by Cowen, Inc.  Previously VanCleef spent much of her career in Chicago and was with firms such as Altus Capital Partners, Alvarez & Marsal, and Cerberus Capital.  She started her career in investment banking at William Blair & Company.

“The majority of my career has been focused around M&A in one way or another.  This new role with DuckerFrontier leverages my transactional background in both investment banking and private equity” VanCleef said. “DuckerFrontier has established a deep history and credibility in commercial diligence and growth strategy consulting, market and competitor intelligence and acquisition origination.  My focus will be on the private equity and investment banking communities.  I am excited by the opportunity to bring Ducker’s impressive sector knowledge and global capabilities to the M&A space and to expand our North American advisory practice.”

Scott Ulnick, Managing Principal of DuckerFrontier, said, “We have been serving our corporate clients with superior market intelligence and insights for almost 60 years with a particular focus on the automotive, building products, construction components, manufacturing, industrials, heavy machinery and healthcare sectors. Our transaction advisory team leverages this deep industry expertise and brings it to bear quickly in transactional situations for investment banking and private equity clients around the world. Kim’s appointment further enhances our capabilities in North America.”

Kim VanCleef – Commercial Director – North America Transaction Advisory

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About DuckerFrontier

DuckerFrontier is a market intelligence and consulting firm that provides tailored solutions to drive growth for clients across the B2B, healthcare, consumer, and technology sectors. Our dedicated teams serve as advisers to clients, delivering the market and industry knowledge they need to succeed at all points in the business cycle. Continuous research & insights, custom solutions, and transaction support services provide clients with timely, actionable insights to adapt and win in changing markets. The company is headquartered in Washington, DC, with offices in Troy, Mich., New York, London, Paris, Berlin, Singapore, Shanghai, and Bangalore. For more information, please visit

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