A.J. was appointed chief executive officer of Foss Manufacturing Company, LLC in May 2006. This came after the Alinian Capital Group, LLC, where A.J. is a managing member, purchased Foss Manufacturing.
As a corporate finance advisor, manager of client companies, and turnaround specialist, A.J. provides management expertise and financial direction to businesses that are in need of experienced management and strategic direction.
His 25-year career includes the successful formation of several privately held businesses in which he built into profitable enterprises and then subsequently sold. In 1993, he became the chief executive officer of the Maxim Group, Inc., an integrated textile manufacturing, distribution, and retail franchise group of companies specializing in the interior home furnishing and flooring industry.
A.J. led the company through an initial public offering where it was listed on the NASDAQ National Market. Under his leadership, the company’s gross operating revenues grew from $3 million in 1993 to consolidated revenues of over $1.7 billion in 1998 including 1 billion in the franchise system.
He then moved the company from the NASDAQ to the New York Stock Exchange. A.J. was named twice “Man of the Year” by the flooring industry publication, and was a Member of the Advisory Board of Virginia Commonwealth University. A.J. was also co- finance chair for a leading Presidential Candidate.