Alan Gelband founded Gelband & Company in 1975. He has been an investor, analyst, and investment banker since 1969. He earned a BBA and an MBA from the University of Michigan Business School, where he also wrote his Doctoral Thesis entitled, "Alternative Ways of Going Public." Mr. Gelband has completed over 100 investment banking transactions and is well regarded in the private equity community for identifying compelling investment opportunities.

Mr. Gelband is a past President of the Association for Corporate Growth International (ACG) and served on its board of directors for twenty-five years. He was named an honorary lifetime Director of the ACG in 1994 and received the Peter Hilton Award, honoring dedication, drive, and success in the M&A industry and ACG NY, in 2017. He funded the Alan Gelband Merit Scholarship at the University of Michigan and has served as a member of the Development Committee at University of Michigan Business School. He is a member of Beta Alpha Psi Phi Kappa Phi and Beta Gamma Sigma scholastic honoraries. He served a five-year term as Trustee of the Calhoun School and during that time as chairman of the Financial Committee. He is married and has two children and two grandchildren.