NEW YORK – May 6, 2022 – Carl Marks Advisors, a leading investment bank providing financial and operational advisory services to middle market companies, today announced that Robert C. Lau III and Christopher Parisi have been appointed Partners at the firm. The promotions come at a time of increased growth and deal volume at Carl Marks Advisors.
“We are very proud to recognize the success of Bobby and Chris, and their contributions to the growth of the firm over the past several years,” said Duff Meyercord, Managing Partner of Carl Marks Advisors. “The pandemic created challenges as well as opportunities in serving our clients, and Bobby and Chris demonstrated exceptional creativity and tenacity in their respective roles. They personify the strong spirit of teamwork that is a hallmark of our organization, and we are pleased to welcome them to our partnership.”
Lau is head of business development at the firm. With more than 28 years as a senior executive in financial markets, he has been crucial to the firm’s growth and visibility among lenders and equity sponsors. Since joining the firm in 2009, Lau has spearheaded the creation and management of relationships with leading financial institutions.
Parisi joined Carl Marks Advisors in 2020 and has a wealth of experience working with owners and management teams of middle-market companies who want to sell or recapitalize their companies. He has particular expertise with family-owned or closely held pre-institutional businesses.
“Bobby and Chris bring important, complementary skills to the Carl Marks platform,” added Evan Tomaskovic, partner at Carl Marks Advisors. “Bobby’s strong network has been a key to driving the growth of our business, while Chris is head of the mergers and acquisitions group. Elevating them to partner reflects the value they bring to the firm and our clients every day.”