Palm Tree Expands Service Lines by Adding Four More Vice Presidents

Los Angeles, November 15, 2022

Palm Tree LLC, an M&A advisory and investment banking firm, is pleased to announce that Alex Savitt, Kathleen Obiala, Stephanie Kersey, and Michael Sieglen have joined the firm as vice presidents across the firm’s service lines, Investment Banking, Financial Due Diligence, and Transitions and Transformations.

“We continue to have a long-term strategy to attract and retain top talent in support of our firm’s significant growth trajectory,” said David Wolinsky, Co-Founder and Managing Director. “Palm Tree continues to draw accomplished professionals who can support and advance that growth, while continuing to contribute to the strength of our culture.”

Mr. Savitt, Vice President – Investment Banking, has nearly 10 years of experience in investment banking and private equity. He has worked on over 50 real estate and corporate finance transactions throughout his career.

Mrs. Obiala, Vice President – Financial Due Diligence, has over 10 years of advising middle-market transactions across all industries. She has experience in M&A, finance, accounting, and due diligence and spent time with a Big Four accounting firm.

Ms. Kersey, Vice President – Transitions and Transformations, has over 20 years of experience in corporate finance and accounting, including M&A due diligence, operations integration, and audits. Her experience includes monthly financial close and reporting, technical accounting, financial control analysis and remediation, and software implementation.

Mr. Sieglen, Vice President – Transitions and Transformations, has nearly 10 years of experience in corporate finance, investment banking, and private equity. Previously, he led company performance improvement initiatives and was responsible for transaction origination, execution, and portfolio company management.

Collectively, the four will lead and manage client engagements across all service lines. To date in 2022, Palm Tree has added 37 people to its team in offices in Los Angeles, Chicago, Detroit, and Dallas.

About Palm Tree

Palm Tree is the modern M&A Advisor. A hybrid of consulting, accounting advisory, and investment banking, it provides clients with comprehensive financial, transactional, and operational solutions. Born out of private equity, Palm Tree navigates the time-sensitive, demanding, and uncompromising rigors of M&A from the perspective of owners and investors. This gives its clients the advantage of experience and expertise across the full continuum of transactions, transitions, and transformations. Since its inception in 2010, Palm Tree collectively has advised on more than 300 transactions totaling more than $45 billion in value. Securities products and services are offered through Palm Tree Securities LLC, member FINRA, SIPC.

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