Bert Tenenbaum is a principal with Heritage Capital Group. Bert’s primary focus is advising clients in metals, distribution, and logistics businesses on merger and acquisition transactions. Bert has 40 years of leadership and management experience in metals distribution, working for both private and public companies. Bert’s family owned Savannah, Georgia-based Chatham Steel Corporation, one of the South’s largest metal distribution companies. Chatham Steel was purchased by Reliance Steel & Aluminum Company in 1998 and Bert was appointed president of Chatham in 2003 and retired from Reliance at the end of 2015.
Over his career, Bert was actively involved nationally in the metals industry, serving as president of the Florida and Southern chapters of the Metal Service Center Institute (MSCI), the industry’s largest trade association. In addition to serving on the national board of the MSCI, he served as chairman of the Plates and Shapes Division of the MSCI and was an active member of the Membership and Chapter Development Committees. Bert also served as a board member of the North America Steel Alliance, an $8+ billion buying cooperative.
Bert has served on numerous civic and non-profit boards and was chairman of the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce, the United Way, and the Savannah Community Foundation. He was appointed to serve on the board of the Savannah Economic Development Authority and the Emory University Board of Visitors. Bert received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Emory University.