The top-ranked Wall Street analyst for the newspaper industry for more than a decade, Lauren Rich Fine joined GFL in 2016 to help drive business development and strategy and work directly with clients on their investment portfolios. Fine was previously a Managing Director at Merrill Lynch in equity research for nearly two decades, where she was named to the Institutional Investor All-American Research team, holding the number one position in her coverage universe for 11 years. Most recently, she was an Executive Search Consultant at Howard & O’Brien, focused on C-Suite and board searches. She has a B.A. from Tufts University, an M.B.A. from the Stern School of Management at New York University. Fine sits on the board of the Chautauqua Foundation, Cleveland International Film Festival, Cleveland Museum of Art, College Now, ideastream, and MOCA Cleveland, serving as Chair of the Investment Committee for three of them.