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Florence Mauchant M'85

Florence Mauchant M'85When Florence Mauchant came to IUP in 1984 on an exchange program through the Institut Commercial de Nancy (ICN) in Nancy, France, she had a very limited knowledge of IUP.

Florence Mauchant was born and raised in France, where she earned an MBA from the Institute Commercial de Nancy. While interning in Germany and Singapore, she wished to gain additional international experience and was accepted into the MBA program at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. The decision to come to Indiana changed her life, and she credits IUP with giving her an exceptional education in an environment that was nurturing and encouraging. Her experiences with the friendly residents of Indiana, committed faculty members, and colleagues who became life-long friends shaped her commitment and dedication to IUP today. She is an active member of the IUP alumni organization in New York City and a 2012 recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award.

Ms. Mauchant is currently a managing director and partner at HT Capital Advisors, LLC, located in New York City. She is responsible for Corporate Finance business development, the Wealth advisory services, and strategic direction for the firm. Ms. Mauchant also serves as a board-level advisor to HT Capital’s portfolio companies on the merchant banking side.  

HT Capital is a boutique investment banking firm that offers advisory services to middle-market companies in the United States and internationally with revenues between $20 and $500 million and enterprise values of $25 to $500 million. The firm’s broad industry expertise caters to sectors such as industrial distribution and manufacturing, media services, food and beverage, personal care, retail, healthcare, and mid-level technology. The firm has offices in New York and Cleveland and representation in Paris. HT Capital clients are primarily family-owned businesses and entrepreneurs considering an acquisition or searching for a potential buyer, and its counterparts are typically large strategic global organizations and financial institutions.  

Ms. Mauchant is a chartered financial analyst (CFA) and a member of the CFA Institute, where she volunteers as a grader for the CFA exam. She has been named a chevalier of the Order of the Academic Palms by the French government in connection with her 10-year commitment as a trustee on the board and on different committees of the Lycée Français de New York, a K–12 leading high school in New York.

In addition to her involvement at IUP, Ms. Mauchant is also a board member of the French American Chamber of Commerce and heads a task force within the organization to promote the advancement of women within the French American environment.

Profile published on 5/21/14

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