Ken joined Capstone Headwaters to lead the Consumer & Retail practice. He brings nearly 25 years of investment banking experience including domestic and international mergers & acquisitions, initial and secondary offerings of public companies, debt raises and private placements for his clients. He has helped raise over $10 billion in capital for clients during his career.
Over the last 10 years, he has pursued his passion for advising high growth, middle market consumer product companies and retailers of which a large percentage are family and entrepreneurial owned. Ken regularly presents at consumer industry conferences and has testified twice as an expert witness on consumer brands.
He joins Capstone Headwaters from Stephens Investment Bank, where he started and led the Consumer Products Group. Prior to Stephens, Ken was with Jefferies and Co. as Managing Director of Consumer Products. Before Jefferies and Co., he was Head of the Consumer, Food and Retail Group at Houlihan, Lokey, Howard, and Zukin, and was responsible for building out Houlihan’s consumer and retail coverage universe, as well. Kenneth began his career in Investing Banking at UBS in New York, NY, where he supported execution of large packaged goods companies.