D.A. Davidson & Co has appointed Jeff Cleveland as managing director for it consumer and retail sector. Cleveland was a founding member of Harris Williams & Co.’s Minneapolis office.
D.A. Davidson & Co., a full-service national investment banking firm, announced today that it has hired Jeff Cleveland to join its growing investment banking team as managing director in its Consumer and Retail sector. Cleveland joins D.A. Davidson’s Seattle office, where he will partner in leading the firm’s efforts within the food, beverage and agriculture sector, in addition to his responsibilities in the broader consumer industry.
“Jeff’s tremendous track record and strong relationships in the food and beverage, and consumer space make him a terrific addition to our team,” said Monte Giese, co-head of investment banking at D.A. Davidson. “Our consumer and retail team has developed a very strong practice, having completed 16 deals in the last 12 months, and Jeff’s addition will accelerate this success.”
“I am tremendously excited to join a like-minded group of partners, focused on growing our presence in critical industry verticals, like consumer and retail. Reflecting on my time with some of the largest middle-market firms in the country, I understand the importance of making ongoing investments in a platform,” said Cleveland. “The partnership at D.A. Davidson is committed to making the necessary investments in people and industry expertise, such that our clients receive top-tier service and results.”
Cleveland has over a decade of leadership experience in the food and beverage and consumer investment banking market, previously as a founding member of Harris Williams & Co.’s Minneapolis office along with its global food and beverage and consumer investment banking practices. Most recently, Cleveland established the food, beverage and agriculture practice for Zachary Scott, with additional leadership responsibilities in the broader consumer market. Cleveland earlier worked in Piper Jaffray & Co.’s investment banking group. He received an MBA from The McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin and a bachelor’s degree in finance from Santa Clara University.