Mr. Tongalson joined Littlejohn in 2015 as Principal and Head of Business Development responsible for leading the firm’s deal sourcing, business development, and relationship management efforts. Previously, he was an Executive Director in the Global Industrials Group at Morgan Stanley where he led building products and other industrials investment banking coverage. Prior to Morgan Stanley, Mr. Tongalson served as a Vice President at The Blackstone Group where he advised Blackstone Capital Partners and external strategic and financial clients on M&A, restructuring and private equity/LBO transactions across a variety of industries. He also worked at Siemens Corporation in the M&A and Corporate Development group and started his career in finance as an investment banking analyst at J.P. Morgan. He earned a B.A. in Chemistry from Hamilton College and an M.B.A. with honors from Columbia Business School.