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Eli Grodko is a Vice President at JF Capital Advisors. Eli has more than 7 years of experience in the lodging sector where he is focused on asset management, capital markets advisory services and public/private company valuation and analysis.
Eli started his career at JF Capital Advisors in 2005, where he was the sole analyst on $3.0 billion of closed M&A transactions: Apollo Investment Corp acquisition of InnKeepers USA, Inland American acquisition of Winston Hotels and Apollo Real Estate acquisition of Eagle Hospitality. In addition to public M&A advisory, Eli helped asset manage over 80 hotels and raise more than $2.0 billion in the capital markets.
In 2010, Eli left the firm to join his father’s financial planning practice, where he worked as a financial consultant at Merrill Lynch, Oppenheimer and Co. and Blueprint Wealth Alliance. During this time, he helped oversee more than $100.0 million of assets for close to 200 individuals and earned both his Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) and Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor designations.
Eli graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2005 from Yeshiva University and received a BS in Finance. He is very involved with the Jett Foundation and Camp Promise, which provides summer programs for individuals with muscle dystrophy. His other interests include Yiddish (theater, radio, and learning the language), old scotch (mainly drinking it) and traveling the globe.