Executive Management

Joy Griffin

Joy Griffin is the President of Griffin Monroe and is a seasoned business operator and consultant with more than fifteen years experience. Joy has held an executive position at a Fortune 100 company and has operated a large franchise organization with more than 640 U.S. locations. Prior to joining Griffin Monroe Joy had consulted for a broad range of clients including financial analysts, private equity, institutional investors, real estate developers, manufacturers, distributors, and franchise companies as the principal of the Joy James Group. Joy is well known for developing successful hyper-growth strategies that often include merger and acquisition transactions. Joy's vast experience at both operating and advising businesses is invaluable to Griffin Monroe, and she is highly involved in the firms’ strategic consulting as well as M&A activities.

In addition to her role with Griffin Monroe, Joy is currently a part time faculty professor at California State University Northridge were she teaches capstone strategy classes to undergraduate honor student seniors. The courses integrate previous coursework and applies concepts and approaches for analyzing, formulating, and implementing business interdependencies between functional areas.

Joy has published more than 100 business articles relating to merger and acquisitions, strategy, marketing, and management. Joy has been on CNBC's Closing Bell and Fox Business News as an expert analyst and is best known as a pioneer in the area of aftermarket inkjet supplies. Joy previously founded and/or built several category leading aftermarket businesses including the world's largest producer of aftermarket inkjet supplies. Joy holds both an MBA and a Bachelor of Science degree in business Administration from California State Universities, and currently serves on the Wells Fargo Center for Business and Entrepreneurship at California State University Northridge.

Stephen Griffin

Stephen Griffin is a Managing Director and a founding member of Griffin Monroe Group. Stephen has worked in the financial services and investment banking industry since 1992 and has extensive experience in the structuring of both equity and debt strategies and at transacting the purchase, sale and combinations of both public and private companies.

Prior to starting Griffin Monroe Stephen Griffin worked with a billion dollar private equity firm, in their West Coast offices where he successfully completed transactions totaling more than $125 million in committed capital in his role as Vice President of Corporate Finance. Stephen began his career with National Brokerage Firm as an Investment Advisor where he managed cash and trading accounts for companies and individual investors. Prior to his role with the private equity firm Stephen Griffin was the Investment Strategist for two small investment firms with combined assets of approximately $400 million where he was responsible for the day to day trading and management of the portfolios and management of the firms brokerage operations and support staff during his tenure. Stephen received a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Arizona State University, he holds the FINRA Series 7 and 63 licenses, California real estate license and is a Enrolled Agent, and a Certified Merger & Acquisition Advisor (CM&AA).