Riveron Hires Biz Dev Director

Riveron Consulting, a consulting firm serving private equity funds, expanded into the Chicago market with the hiring of Jason Apple as director of business development. Apple was previously Mrsenior vice president of business development for Houlihan Lokey.

Press release:

Riveron Consulting (www.riveronconsulting.com), a unique financial consulting firm serving private equity funds and firms that are growing through strategic acquisitions, has expanded into the Chicago market with the hiring of Jason Apple as director of business development.

“With an economic rebound seemingly underway, the high concentration of middle-market private equity firms in Chicago and the Midwest makes the area a strategic place for Riveron’s expansion,” said Landon Smith, managing partner of Riveron. “Jason Apple has the background and the track record to help us deliver on our exciting growth plans. He fits right in with all of our professionals who combine significant public accounting and industry-specific operational expertise which translates into the highest quality results for clients. Unlike other transaction services providers, Riveron’s capabilities extend beyond getting the deal done. We routinely provide integration support and a variety of financial consulting services.”

Most recently, Mr. Apple served as a senior vice president of business development for Houlihan Lokey, an international investment bank serving the middle market merger and acquisitions marketplace. He has also had business development responsibilities for Deloitte Financial Advisory Services. At PriceWaterhouseCoopers and Equity Group Investments, a Sam Zell private equity investment firm, he performed financial modeling, industry research and competitive analysis for investments in industries including manufacturing, consumer products, business services, healthcare and others.

“Joining Riveron to accelerate its expansion is a tremendous opportunity, and I am extremely excited about bringing Riveron’s expertise to private equity firms in the region,” Apple said. “I have been very impressed with Riveron’s dedication to helping its clients achieve the most favorable results for their investors. Riveron’s success comes from striving to create successful, long-term relationships, delivering high-quality transaction services and resolving complex accounting matters through practical solutions.”

Mr. Apple has a degree in Economics from Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, and an MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management.

About Riveron Consulting

Founded in 2003, Riveron has its headquarters in Dallas. It is a financial consulting firm serving a diverse set of middle-market market private equity funds and companies growing through acquisitions. Although it is not a public accounting firm, most of Riveron’s principals have accounting experience from Big Four accounting firms. Riveron’s mission is to help clients maximize the value of strategic and financial transactions through buy-side and sell-side financial due diligence and other special project accounting and financial services. An intimate understanding of a broad range of industries including manufacturing, distribution, retail, financial services, technology, energy and many others allows Riveron consultants to go well beyond the mere numbers on a balance sheet or income statement to discover value.

Riveron Consulting is located at 3131 Turtle Creek Blvd., Suite 400, Dallas, Texas 75219. Phone (214) 891-5500 or visit the firm’s web site at www.riveronconsulting.com. The firm’s Chicago office is located at 30 South Wacker, 22nd Floor, Chicago, IL, 60606. Phone (312) 902-3000.