Gregory Shefrin
Gregory Shefrin is a founding member of Shefrin, Olson & Olive, LLC, dba: Shefrin & Associates and son of company founder David S. Shefrin. Greg brings over 20 years of investment banking, corporate finance and private wealth management experience, having raised over $5 billion in capital to support M&A and refinancing transactions across the education, media, telecom, real estate, consumer and transportation industries.

Mr. Shefrin was previously a senior member of Deutsche Bank’s investment banking/private wealth management cross-sell group, responsible for sourcing new managed assets from its Financial Sponsor, Real Estate & Gaming, Media & Telecom and Consumer Groups, as well as from private bankers and brokers. Prior to that, Mr. Shefrin was a Director in several corporate finance and investment banking groups at Deutsche Bank, Bankers Trust and The Bank of New York, covering both highly leveraged and Fortune 500 clients.

Mr. Shefrin received his MBA from Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management and his BA in Economics and Government from Colby College. Mr. Shefrin holds the Series 7 and 63 securities industry licenses.

Jeff Olson
Jeff Olson has more than 25 years of experience in the career college sector having served as President/CEO of International Institute of the Americas (now Brookline College) and Academy of Business (now Everest College), both in Phoenix, Arizona. Mr. Olson was named VP of Brokerage for David Shefrin and Associates in 2008. Mr. Olson creates financial models to illustrate Return on Investment (ROI), uses electronic media to assist with due diligence, and verifies “deal worthiness” of potential buyers.

Mr. Olson has a MA in Adult Education and a BA in Political Science, both from Washington State University.

Maureen Olive
Maureen Olive, Partner and Sr. Executive Recruiter, has successfully recruited senior level management with the firm since 2002. Maureen brings over 25 years of experience in recruitment/search and securities Industry portfolio management to Shefrin & Associates. Over the past 10 years she has worked with client college and school groups across the U.S. and abroad to find the executive talent sought to bring organizations to the next level.

Prior to Shefrin & Associates, Maureen was an Executive Recruiter for the retained executive search firm EFL International for 5 years. Clients included many fortune 500 companies and others across a variety of industries. Before entering into executive search, Maureen spent 12 years as an Account Executive, most recently with Wedbush Morgan Securities.

Maureen holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Kean University and MBA credits earned from Fairleigh Dickinson University.


Steve Clymer has been successfully recruiting with Shefrin & Associates since 2002. Steve specializes in C-level candidates as well as campus and departmental leadership. Steve has led the effort to make Shefrin and Associates the go-to source for Nursing program leadership and has brought his skills to the public sector of education as well as the private sector. Steve has been recruiting management for more than 30 years in the fields of education, engineering and IT services.

Prior to recruiting Mr. Clymer worked as a Nuclear Power Operator and as a consultant.


Tony Davis has over twenty-five years experience in executive recruitment in the arenas of career college, healthcare, and information technology and also strategic sales management. He began his executive recruiting career for Executive Concepts in Schaumburg, Illinois. Tony served as President of ElliotRoth and Associates, Inc. an executive recruitment firm in Hoffman Estates, Illinois and continued his career with Shefrin & Associates from 2008 to 2009. Tony relocated to California and started the firm ExecutiveRecruiter.Net. Due to his passion of the career college arena, he returned to Shefrin & Associates in January 2013 as an executive recruiter.

Tony attended Michigan State University and majored in Public Administration.