GCA Advisors Promotions
- Lowell Bleiweiss: Promoted to Vice President, M&A Banking
Lowell has over six years of investment banking experience, focusing on software and other technology sectors. Prior to GCA, Lowell worked as an Associate at JMP Securities and as an Analyst with Financial Technology Partners. He received a BBA from the University of Colorado Leeds School of Business.
- Jillian Fonseca: Promoted to Vice President, Private Funds Placement Group
Jillian has over six years of private equity experience advising fundraising processes and has helped project manage over twenty such processes since joining GCA in 2016. Prior to GCA, Jillian was an Associate as Golden Gate Capital where she helped in raising the firm’s third opportunity fund of $4.7B in limited partner commitments and earlier worked as an Investment Banking Analyst at Jefferies in New York. She received her BA from Colgate University.
- Asia Johnson: Promoted to Executive Assistant Manager
Asia has extensive executive assistant experience within the finance industry, including previous experience working for US Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management and Apollo Global Management. She received her BA from Baruch College and her Master of Education from Newcastle University.
- Grant La Count: Promoted to Associate, M&A Banking
Grant has more than three years of investment banking experience. Prior to GCA, Grant worked as an Analyst at B. Riley FBR. He received his BS degree in Finance from the University of San Francisco.
- Kate Staunton: Promoted to Director of Talent Management and People Operations
Kate has more than five years of experience focused on the recruitment and development of high-caliber teams and individuals across the financial services industry. Kate originally joined GCA Advisors in 2015 as a member of the firm’s HR and recruiting team. She rejoined the firm in 2019 from Financial Technology Partners, where she was a member of the People Operations team. She received a BA from the University of Southern California.
This follows the recent promotion of Glen Kruger to Managing Director who will oversee US M&A vertical software coverage across retail, food & beverage, MRO and transportation market segments.
GCA Advisors is the US business of GCA Corporation (GCA), a global investment bank that provides strategic M&A, capital markets and private funds advisory services to growth companies and market leaders. The firm offers worldwide coverage with over 450 professionals in 23 offices across America, Asia and Europe. Built by the people that run the business, GCA is a firm of experts who focus on deals that require commitment, original perspective, skill and exceptional networks.