Mary Jane Credeur
Founder & Principal
Mary Jane Credeur founded The Credeur Group after 15 years as a financial journalist covering mergers and acquisitions, corporate strategy, corporate finance, reorganizations, regulatory and legal issues, evolving competitive landscapes, real estate transactions and other market-moving news.
She spent nearly a decade at Bloomberg News, where she covered the aviation and logistics industries, and the beverage industry. She frequently broke exclusive news on major stories including Delta Air Lines’ purchase of Northwest Airlines, the merger of United Airlines and Continental Airlines, and UPS’s failed bid to buy Dutch competitor TNT for $6.8 billion.
Credeur also covered breaking news such as the 2009 “Miracle on the Hudson” crash of US Airways Flight 1549 in which Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger successfully splash landed a disabled Airbus A320 on the Hudson River in New York. All passengers and crew were rescued from the plane as it bobbed in the river.
Earlier at Bloomberg, she covered the beverage industry including Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Starbucks, Anheuser-Busch and MillerCoors (now AB InBev) and major wine and spirits producers and wholesalers such as Constellation Brands and Diageo.
Her work has appeared in publications including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The Detroit Free Press, The Chicago Tribune, The Miami Herald, NPR, CNN and Fox News.
Credeur’s work was cited in “Too Big to Fail,” the seminal book by The New York Times’s longtime lead M&A reporter Andrew Ross Sorkin about how Wall Street and Washington scrambled to prevent a collapse of the financial system in 2008. Her work was also referenced in “The Secret Club That Runs The World” about the fraternity of commodity traders by former CNBC reporter Kate Kelly.
Before founding The Credeur Group, she was the Director of Intelligence for the Transaction Sciences team of commercial real estate brokers at Transwestern, where she performed forensic investigation into the financial health and objectives of prospective and current clients. She also conducted counterparty intelligence on the owners of buildings to reveal insights on their financial objectives and constraints in addition to other proprietary information that fueled an arbitrage approach to negotiation and deal structuring.
Earlier in her career, Credeur covered the dot-com boom and bust of the early 2000s and the business of tourism and sports while she was a reporter at the Atlanta Business Chronicle. She previously worked at The Grand Rapids Press and The Holland Sentinel, both based in Michigan, and completed a summer internship at The Des Moines Register in Iowa.
Credeur serves as Chair of the board of directors of Nana Grants, a non-profit that covers the cost of childcare for single working mothers so they can finish a certification or degree and get a better job that will provide economic mobility for their families and break the cycle of poverty for good.
She also volunteers with TutorMate, which matches professionals with first graders for weekly sessions to improve their reading, comprehension and overall confidence. Her first pupil, Drake, is now a third grader who loves books about animals, cars and space.