New Heights Hires Dynamic Duo

New Heights Hires Dynamic Duo

new heights nf1New Heights Research has added two members to its team with the hirings of Christina Woo as Partner and Lauren Townsend as Principal.  Both women come to New Heights with backgrounds in mergers and acquisitions due diligence and will enable New Heights to expand its geographic reach and client services.

Christina Woo nf1Prior to joining New Heights, Ms. Woo worked in strategy consulting and equity research at Bain & Company, The Boston Consulting Group, and Morgan Stanley.  Ms. Woo will be based in the San Francisco Bay Area and will lead recruiting efforts to add industry experts – particularly in the fields of technology and health care – to the firm’s network. She earned her MBA degree from Harvard and her BA from UC Berkeley.

New Heights Research conducts due diligence related research for clients in private equity, as well as other market sectors. The firm utilizes a large network of industry experts and consulting professionals to support its project work.  New Heights was founded in 2005 by Bert Smyers, its Managing Partner, and is headquartered in Cleveland (

Lauren Townsend nf1Ms. Townsend previously spent nearly 6 years as a business development officer and as an associate at Incline Equity Partners, a middle-market private equity firm based in Pittsburgh.  She has a BS degree from Georgetown University.

“I’m extremely pleased to welcome Christina and Lauren to the New Heights team. This dynamic duo brings deep experience, talent, and energy to the firm and will help us serve existing and new clients like never before,” said Mr. Smyers. “Coming on the heels of our move to larger office space in downtown Cleveland, the addition of Christina and Lauren is another exciting step in the evolution of our market due diligence capabilities.”

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