NewOak Appoints COO and Investment Banking Head

Financial advisory and investment banking firm NewOak has appointed Donald McGuire as chief operating officer and head of investment banking. McGuire joins NewOak with over 27 years of experience in finance and operations at investment banking, pharmaceutical, and technology companies around the globe.


NewOak announces the appointment of Donald McGuire as Chief Operating Officer and Head of Investment Banking. As COO, Mr. McGuire will direct day-to-day internal operations. As Head of Investment Banking, he will lead NewOak’s banking professionals in the company’s mission to deliver best-in-class financial services.

“With the continued expansion of NewOak’s efforts in financial advisory and solutions, it is imperative to continue strengthening NewOak’s own governance and operational systems and processes for scalability. Executing on our client’s complex solutions in investment banking, credit services and financial disputes requires a highly experienced and disciplined team. Don has the right combination of infrastructure and team building track record to help lead such an effort,” says Ron D’Vari, CEO and Co-Founder of NewOak.

“Don will play a key role in the governance of our firm,” adds James Frischling, President and Co-Founder. “His exceptional track record of operations management and business growth in the domestic and international markets is based on his innate ability to motivate and drive others toward success.”

Mr. McGuire joins NewOak with over 27 years of unique experience in finance and operations at major investment banking, pharmaceutical, and technology companies around the globe.

Most recently, Mr. McGuire was Managing Partner of KDM Advisors in Greenwich CT, working with founders, shareholders, Boards, and management teams to develop or restructure their companies. Previous to that, he served as Chairman and CEO of Metastatin Pharmaceuticals Inc., providing the leadership, strategy, and management necessary to lead a preclinical biopharmaceutical company from early stage through sale to a public company. Earlier, Mr. McGuire was President, COO and Director of in New York and London where he led global operations and strategy as well as Managing Director and COO, Investment Banking-Americas for ING Barings/Furman Selz in New York.

After graduating from John Carroll University in Cleveland in 1980 with a BA in Political Science, he attained his MBA in Finance from Pace University in New York in 1985.

About NewOak

NewOak is an integrated financial advisory and investment banking company, providing a range of services to Global Financial Institutions and Corporations, Institutional Investors, Law Firms and Regulatory bodies.

NewOak Capital Advisors is organized to serve as an ally to institutions in addressing the challenges of the global credit markets. Using an integrated analytics platform, NewOak’s services include Credit Modeling, Distressed and Illiquid Asset Advisory, Asset Valuation and Risk Analysis, Mortgage Credit and Compliance Services and Enterprise Risk Services. The NewOak team consists of more than 60 professionals with an average of more than 15 years of experience across multiple asset classes and credit cycles. Our experts incorporate the interaction of residential/commercial, consumer, and corporate credits via capital markets, financial institutions, corporate spending/capital needs, and consumer behavior. NewOak is not encumbered by legacy or rear-view analysis by design. We have a reality-based, forward looking fundamental approach to investment and credit analysis. NewOak is able to apply consistent analysis across large and complex portfolios and create valuable security and portfolio level risk profiles as well as valuation across scenarios that are easy to visualize and explain.

NewOak Capital Markets LLC, a FINRA broker-dealer and member of MSRB and SIPC, provides our clients with independent, sophisticated and tailored solutions which include advisory services, raising capital and creating investment opportunities. With a creative approach to financing, capital markets expertise and deep industry insight, we assist clients by helping them access the capital they need to fund their important business initiatives. Our breadth of capabilities include: capital raising, securitization, restructuring and liquidation, auction & risk transfer services.