Firm Promotes Stephen Funnell to Vice President, Announces Addition of Matthew Dowell
New York, New York – August 23, 2023 – Carl Marks Advisors, a leading investment bank providing financial and operational advisory services to middle market companies, today announced that Stephen Funnell has been promoted to Vice President, while Matthew Dowell has joined the firm, also as Vice President.
“Over the past year, Stephen has proven to be an important contributor to the growth of our restructuring business and a trusted adviser to clients,” said Keith Daniels, Managing Partner of Carl Marks Advisors. “We congratulate him on his elevation to vice president and look forward to continuing to leverage his expertise and insight.”
Funnell joined Carl Marks Advisors in 2022, bringing deep experience providing financial and operational advisory services to distressed companies focusing on analysis, valuation, and liquidations. Funnell works closely with clients spanning a broad range of industries, including manufacturers, retailers, consumer products companies, and oil and gas firms, working with owners, management teams, private equity groups, lenders, and investors.
“As the business continues to expand, we are also committed to bringing aboard top-notch restructuring professionals to augment our capabilities,” added Daniels. “To that end, we are thrilled to welcome Matthew Dowell to the team and look forward to collaborating with him as we grow the business and provide the counsel our clients need to navigate the challenges they are facing.”
Dowell is a skilled professional with broad financial advisory experience focusing on liability management transactions across a variety of industries, including oil and gas, industrials, retail, transportation, telecommunications, and healthcare. Before joining Carl Marks Advisors, he was a restructuring investment banking associate at Guggenheim Partners.
In addition to the promotion of Funnell and additional of Dowell, Carl Marks Advisors also announced hiring two analysts, Alan Gutman and Nicholas Pizzulli, to the company’s growing M&A practice. Gutman holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Rutgers University and Pizzulli holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from The George Washington University. M&A, particularly working with family-owned and closely held companies, has become a core strength of the firm. “We continue to see significant growth in our M&A efforts, despite the overall market environment,” said Evan Tomaskovic, Managing Partner of Carl Marks Advisors. “We are excited to have Alan and Nick on board as we continue our M&A growth.”