“Jeff’s tremendous track record and strong relationships in the food and beverage, and consumer space make him a terrific addition to our team,” said Monte Giese, co-head of investment banking at D.A. Davidson. “Our consumer and retail team has developed a very strong practice, having completed 16 transactions in the last 12 months, and Jeff’s addition will accelerate this success.”
Mr. Cleveland has over a decade of experience in the food and beverage and consumer investment banking market. Prior to joining D.A. Davidson, he was at Seattle-based investment bank Zachary Scott from 2014 to 2016 where he established the firm’s food, beverage and agriculture practice. From 2006 to 2014 he was a founding member of Harris Williams & Co.’s Minneapolis office and its Global Food & Beverage and Consumer Investment Banking practices. Earlier still, he worked at Piper Jaffray in its investment banking group. Mr. Cleveland has an MBA from the University of Texas and a BA in finance from Santa Clara University.
“I am tremendously excited to join a like-minded group of partners, focused on growing our presence in critical industry verticals, like consumer and retail. Reflecting on my time with some of the largest middle-market firms in the country, I understand the importance of making ongoing investments in a platform,” said Mr. Cleveland. “The partnership at D.A. Davidson is committed to making the necessary investments in people and industry expertise, such that our clients receive top-tier service and results.”
D.A. Davidson’s investment banking team underwrites public offerings, serves as a placement agent for private financings and advises companies on mergers and acquisitions. The firm has offices in Great Falls, MT (headquarters); Portland; Baltimore; Boston; Chicago; Denver; Minneapolis; New York; Costa Mesa; Salt Lake City; and Seattle (www.dadco.com).
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