About Us

Pierce W. Hance, Co-founder and Managing Director, has been engaged in the public and private capital markets for over 30 years, bringing extensive experience in financial products and structures tailored for small and middle market companies. 

 In 1992, Mr. Hance merged Harbor Associates, a corporate finance and investment banking firm specializing in restructuring and recapitalization activities, with SAG. Since the combined firmís inception, Mr. Hance has served as the lead advisor and agent for the: acting CFO services, senior and mezzanine debt placements, merger and acquisition services and private equity placements activities of the firm. In addition, Mr. Hance works with venture capital firms and other private investors on portfolio investments with franchisers and serves as the firmís expert witness for this industry. 

Prior to founding Harbor Associates, Mr. Hance spent ten years in the merchant banking and lending divisions of Bankers Trust Company. Mr. Hance also served as the head of the combined national and international divisions of the First National Bank of Commerce. Mr. Hance holds a BS, MBA and MA in Economics 

Mr. Hance has served as a speaker at the national conventions of the International Franchise Association, the Restaurant Finance and Development Conference and the Franchise Finance Conference on issues involving sourcing capital in the public and private markets and valuation.  He served three consecutive terms as Mayor and one term as trustee of the Village of Sag Harbor.  Member of Sag Harbor Whaling and Historical Museum. Sag Harbor Historical Society, Eastville Community Historical Society, East End Classic Boat Society (board member), Breakwater Yacht Club, Shelter Island Yacht Club (past trustee), Peconic Public Broadcasting (past board member).

Strategic Advisory Group, Inc.
P.O. Box 773
Sag Harbor, NY 11963
Tel: (631) 725-7746   -  Fax: (631) 725-7739
email: phance@strategicadvisorygroup.com