Capstone Partners LLC, IMAP's largest U.S. partner firm, announced that the company is continuing its expansion plans with the addition of seven professionals including Managing Director, Peter Asiaf, Director Chris Ferrara and Analysts Caitlyn Dargel, James Kline, Nick Littas, Josh Owczarski and Jay Wongwatana-anan.
Peter Asiaf will be heading up Capstone’s Business Development function as a Managing Director. Peter has more than 20 years of experience as a senior business development executive across the professional and financial services industries. He has been a growth-oriented leader in early stage, middle market and Fortune 500 enterprises, helping them to design and execute strategic expansion plans, optimize brand positioning and strengthen key market relationships. Prior to joining Capstone, Peter led two emerging growth firms focused on providing business and professional services to the financial, technology and healthcare industries. Peter also worked in senior business development roles for Booz Allen Hamilton, Dextrys, and Darwin Partners.
Chris Ferrara will be joining Capstone’s Corporate Restructuring & Specialty M&A Practice as a Director in the Boston Office. Chris has 15+ years’ experience building and mentoring best-in-class finance and administration organizations as CFO of Gamma Medica and IANS. Prior to those CFO roles, Chris was Director of Financial Planning & Analysis at Crown Castle, Parallels and Microsoft.
Caitlyn Dargel, James Klein, Nick Littas, Josh Owczarski and Jay Wongwatana-anan join Capstone’s Leadership Development Academy (“LDA”) as analysts. The LDA program is designed to provide junior level talent from analysts to Vice Presidents with a defined pathway to developing advanced skills and senior progression. Caitlyn, James and Nick will join the Boston office, Josh will join the Philadelphia office, and Jay will join the Los Angeles office.
Jacob Voorhees, a founding partner of the firm, commented:
“We are always excited to be able to add new, talented people to Capstone. Given our continued growth plans, we are thrilled to be joined by top level senior talent like Peter Asiaf and Chris Ferrara, both of whom are filling critical roles within the firm. Likewise, Caitlyn, James, Josh, Jay and Nick are providing Capstone with a strong foundation as a part of our new LDA program. Through our Development Academy, we are expecting them to progress quickly and assume advanced responsibilities within Capstone,”
Capstone plans to continue hiring to support its growth strategy. Presently, the firm is seeking professionals at the Director, Vice President, Associate and Analyst levels.
Over 90 delegates from IMAP member firms representing 32 countries congregated in Miami on October 25th - 27th for IMAP’s 2018 Fall conference. The conference was hosted by Falls River Group, IMAP’s partner firm in Florida, and was set around the theme of ‘Disruptive Innovation’.