D.A. Davidson expands Chicago team with new hire

Investment firm D.A Davidson & Co. has named Craig Korte as a managing director to the firm’s Chicago office. In his new position, Korte will focus on middle market industrial firms. Previously, Korte worked at Lazard where he served as a director in the firm’s middle market industrials group.


COSTA MESA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–D.A. Davidson & Co., a full-service national investment banking firm, announced today that it has hired Craig Korte to join its growing investment banking team. Korte, managing director, has joined the firm’s Chicago office, where he will focus on working with middle market industrial companies.

“Craig’s advisory track record and strong relationships with industrial executives and private equity firms make him a great addition to our team and the Chicago office,” said Rory McKinney, co-head of investment banking at D.A. Davidson. “He adds unique experience to our broader industrial practice and brings specialized expertise in the environmental services sector.”

Brian Boyle, managing director in the firm’s Chicago office, added, “Craig is a great addition to our growing Chicago middle market industrial practice. He has the experience, knowledge and client-centric approach that will help us provide our clients the service that D.A. Davidson is known for.”

Korte brings to D.A. Davidson more than 15 years of experience in investment banking and corporate finance, most recently with Lazard Ltd., where he served as a director in the firm’s middle market industrials group. His previous experience was with Brown Gibbons Lang & Company and Bank of America. He graduated from Georgetown University and earned his MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

About D.A. Davidson & Co.
D.A. Davidson & Co. is a full-service investment firm with operations throughout the country. D.A. Davidson’s Equity Capital Markets Group provides capital markets services and products that include investment banking, institutional sales, trading, research and corporate services. The firm’s industry-driven research teams offer award-winning research and are supported by a dedicated group of sales and trading professionals. D.A. Davidson’s investment banking team underwrites public offerings, serves as a placement agent for private financings, and advises companies on mergers and acquisitions.

D.A. Davidson & Co. is one of four firms within D.A. Davidson Companies, a 79-year-old, employee-owned regional financial services holding company. With almost 1,400 employees working in 24 states, D.A. Davidson Companies is responsible for more than $45 billion in client assets under management and administration.