Equiteq welcomes three new MDs

January 17, 2024

Equiteq is excited to announce 11 promotions, including Alex Floess and Arun Nayak to Managing Director, Graham Bell, Ravi Dosanjh, and Karan Bhartiya to Director, and James Stawicki to Vice President. Additionally, Cameron O’Leary has joined the Americas team as a Managing Director, based out of Los Angeles. David Jorgenson, CEO of Equiteq, remarked, “This is an exciting time for Equiteq as we remain committed to being the leading global investment bank focused exclusively focused on the knowledge economy. Our team is the reason for our success, and they have worked extremely hard to deliver exceptional client results throughout their careers. These promotions and the addition of Cameron reflects the team’s dedication and achievement.”

Commenting on the growth of the team in the Americas Adam Tindall, Managing Director and Co-Head of the Americas said, “I couldn’t be prouder of the team and energized about our opportunity to continue delivering a best in-class M&A advisory offering. I personally wanted to recognize Ravi and Graham in their promotion to Director. They have been instrumental in setting the standard of client service, delivery excellence, and an achievement driven culture.”

“Having worked with Alex Floess on numerous transactions in the ServiceNow, Salesforce, Snowflake, custom application development, and specialist consulting sectors he has demonstrated deep sector expertise, relentless effort, and the white-glove client experience that our clients expect. I couldn’t be more excited for Alex, this promotion is incredibly well deserved.” Expressed Greg Fincke, Managing Director and Co-Head of the America. Alex has extensive transactional experience in M&A, acquisition financing, and strategic advisory for large-cap and middle-market clients. Alex joined Equiteq in 2021 after 10 years of investment banking experience. Alex has continued to realize value for our clients and has been a fantastic asset to the team.

Cameron is joining Equiteq having previously worked at a boutique M&A advisory and has successfully closed deals across the digital services sector with some of the top strategic acquirers, leading private equity firms, and their portfolio companies. “We are pleased to welcome Cameron to our team. We were impressed with his track record, deep understanding of the digital services market, but more importantly the strong cultural alignment. Cameron is a great and exciting addition to the team.” Added Greg Fincke.

“Arun Nayak’s promotion to Managing Director comes after 15 years of experience advising growth companies across India, the United States, and Southeast Asia. Arun’s dedication to the team and to our clients has been flawless and his understanding of, and passion for, the technology services and enterprise software space unrivalled. He is a key contributor of the team and I am convinced he will play a major role in bringing Equiteq to new heights”, commented Sylvaine Masson, Managing Director and Head of APAC. Sylvaine added “Karan’s promotion to Director will further strengthen the team, and is a reflection of his strong client management and delivery skillset. Karan is a great example of added talent we are bringing to the team and I believe we are well equipped to tackle successfully the growing opportunities in APAC"

Jerome Glynn-Smith, Managing Director and Head of EMEA, reflected on James Sawicki’s promotion and the opportunity for 2024, “We have a strong team that has been working together for years and are energized by the opportunity ahead of us. James will be a key factor in our success this year. He has developed much of his career and expertise with Equiteq, playing a critical role in a number of transactions and leading by example with thoughtful expertise and a focus on execution excellence.”

Additionally, the following team members were promoted to Associate:

- Zain Arfi (New York)

- Giovanni Gabbianelli (London)

- Tibere Simonnet (Singapore)

- Devang Patni (Singapore)

- Liam Gray (Sydney)

- Nick Barsha (Sydney)

We are pleased to start 2024 on a high note with new joiners and promotions across our teams. These developments are a testament to our continued investment in growth and commitment to assisting our team to develop industry-leading expertise.