Ross is a Managing Director in Capstone Partners’ Consumer Investment Banking Group and brings 35 years of mergers & acquisitions and capital markets experience to the firm. He is exclusively focused on advising Beverage sector clients including suppliers, processors, brand owners and distributors across the value chain in beer, wine, spirits, and soft drinks. His cross-border transaction experience includes leading M&A advisory engagements across North America, Europe, Latin America, and Asia. Ross is a recognized beverage industry thought leader and is a frequent guest speaker at industry events and in news media including CNBC, Bloomberg, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and Financial Times.
Prior to joining Capstone, Ross was Managing Director & Global Head of the Beverage team at KPMG Corporate Finance. Previously, he spent several years as Managing Director and Global Sector Head – Beverages at Rabobank, a leader in Food & Agriculture finance, where he had responsibility for US$9.0 billion in commitments across nearly 90 large & mid-cap beverage clients.
Ross also previously served as Managing Director and COO at Beverage Marketing Corporation and President of Haas Financial Corporation. He began his career in operating roles at Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Miami and Cadbury Schweppes plc.