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MCLEAN, VA – April 28, 2020 – The McLean Group, a middle-market investment bank providing strategic and financial advice on mergers and acquisitions, business valuation, as well as growth capital announced today that Marc Gruzenski has joined the firm as Senior Managing Director.  In this role, Mr. Gruzenski will lead the firm’s Security Practice focused on the cyber security, physical security, and security risk management sectors.

Mr. Gruzenski joins the firm after serving as Director of Global Security Technology and Director of Information Protection at The Walt Disney Company, where he led global teams in protecting people and intellectual property for the most iconic brands in America to include Twenty-First Century Fox, ABC, ESPN and many others.  Prior to that Mr. Gruzenski was Chief-Intelligence and Analysis, Global Asset Protection for the world’s largest consulting firm, Accenture, where he led threat intelligence and response operations for 285,000 employees working in 120 countries.  He started his professional career serving his country as an officer in the U.S. Army and as a case officer in the Central Intelligence Agency.

Mr. Gruzenski’s operational expertise and executive relationships across the private sector and US government will undoubtedly strengthen the momentum of The McLean Group’s mission-oriented investment banking and advisory services.

Mitch Martin, Senior Managing Director, The McLean Group, said, “We are pleased to announce the addition of Marc to our investment banking team. Marc and I have known each other for 20 years and his character and industry expertise are unmatched.  He brings with him an astounding background in the Technology and Security industries having served in public, private and government sectors. By appointing Marc to lead our Security Practice we are continuing to position The McLean Group as the pre-eminent middle-market investment bank in the security, intelligence and critical infrastructure segments.”

Mr. Gruzenski has also remained very active in industry associations, including the Overseas Advisory Council, Defense Security Advisory Council, Security Industry Association, and the Global Security Exchange.  He also helped build cross-industry collaboration organizations focused on insider threat and separately on security technology.

Mr. Gruzenski hails from Annapolis, MD and graduated from Hood College in Frederick, MD.  When not working, Marc focuses on his most important job as husband to wife Nairi, and father to Aniela (19), Tomas (17), Soren (8) and Lilyana (3).

About The McLean Group

The McLean Group, LLC is a 25-year-old boutique investment bank and financial services firm focused on the Defense, Government & Intelligence (DGI), Security, Critical Infrastructure, and Maritime markets. Its team of licensed professionals brings deep industry experience and relentless execution to every client engagement. The McLean Group provides solutions that blend financial creativity with operational expertise. Whether they are providing transaction advisory services, valuation opinions, or growth capital, the Firm’s services are unmatched in these core markets. Learn more at