Mesirow Financial Promotes Two

Mesirow Financial Promotes Two

Mesirow Financial today announced that Brian Price has been named vice president and chief operating officer of the firm’s Investment Banking group and Brad Collins has been promoted to associate.

“Mesirow Financial’s Investment Banking group has experienced significant growth over the past several years through the addition of several senior professionals, the expansion into new industry sectors and geographic locations, and the generation of record revenues. As a result of this growth, and in order ensure that we continue to provide the high level of service that we promise to every client, we have chosen to formalize a role charged with the management of the department’s day-to-day operations,” said Jeffrey Golman, vice chairman and head of Mesirow Financial Investment Banking.

“The promotions of Brian and Brad strategically align with our business objectives, reinforce the strength of the department, and demonstrate our continuing growth and commitment to providing exemplary investment banking advice and service to the middle market”, continued Mr. Golman. “Both Brian and Brad have been instrumental members of the investment banking team, and will ontinue in these roles as key contributors to the success of the business in the marketplace.”

Mr. Price joined Mesirow Financial’s Investment Banking group as an analyst in 2006. In his new role, he will assist in managing the day-to-day operations of the group including the oversight of recruiting and professional development, business development and quality control. He will also continue providing transaction advisory services. Mr. Price has experience advising across a variety of industries, including paper and packaging, diversified manufacturing, business services, consumer products and aerospace and defense. He holds a BS from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University and is an MBA candidate at The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Mr. Collins joined the firm’s Investment Banking group as an analyst in 2010. He has experience providing advisory services across a variety of industry sectors. Prior to joining Mesirow Financial, he served as an analyst at KPMG Corporate Finance and as a senior associate in the Transaction Services group at KPMG where he focused on merger and acquisition advisory. Mr. Collins holds a BS and an MBA from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.

Mesirow Financial’s Investment Banking group focuses exclusively on middle-market transactions and serves middle-market companies and large corporations, both public and private, in merger and acquisition advisory, capital markets advisory, restructuring and special situations, fairness and solvency opinion, board of directors advisory and special committee representation. Overall, Mesirow Financial is a diversified financial services firm with particular expertise in investment management, global markets, insurance services and consulting. Founded in 1937, Mesirow is an independent, employee-owned firm with more than 1,200 employees in offices across the US and in London, UK. The firm is headquartered in Chicago, IL (

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