Tom Newell Joins Greene Holcomb

Tom Newell has joined Greene Holcomb & Fisher as a managing director in charge of the firm’s Pacific Northwest investment banking efforts. He previously was president of the Shorewood Group.

PRESS RELEASE

Greene Holcomb & Fisher is pleased to announce the hiring of Tom Newell as a Managing Director to spearhead its Pacific Northwest investment banking efforts. “We are excited to have an office in the Pacific Northwest and to have Tom lead our efforts in that region of the country,” said Kent Adams, Managing Director at Greene Holcomb & Fisher. “We believe the Pacific Northwest will be served very well by our middle market investment banking expertise. Tom’s background, reputation and track record as an investment banker and entrepreneur are an exceptional fit for us and the needs of the middle market in that geography.”

The opening of an office in Seattle and the addition of Tom to the team are key elements of GH&F’s aggressive and targeted growth plans. “Over the past 18 months, we have continued to grow our firm and brand to support our position as one of the leading Middle Market M&A firms in the country,” commented Hunt Greene, Managing Director at Greene Holcomb & Fisher. “We have been extremely active in this first half of 2010, and we look forward to Tom helping us continue that momentum as we expand our presence in the Pacific Northwest and nationally.”

Tom, a native of Seattle, has over a decade of business experience in a broad range of industries, including roles as an investment banker, entrepreneur and operating executive working with and serving a number of Pacific Northwest companies. Tom began his investment banking career with Piper Jaffray in Minneapolis. Prior to joining GH&F, Tom was a managing director at a middle market investment bank based in Seattle, where he focused on the consumer and food sectors. Tom has also served as Chief Executive Officer of ODS Software and Coy Products, two Seattle-based start-up companies. Tom was honored as one of the Puget Sound Business Journal’s top 40 business leaders under the age of 40. He is a graduate of Yale University (BA) and the University of Washington (JD).

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About Greene Holcomb & Fisher LLC
Greene Holcomb & Fisher, with offices in Minneapolis, Phoenix and Seattle, is an investment banking firm that specializes in mergers and acquisitions, private placements and financial advisory services for the middle market. At GH&F, we blend our experience from nationally prominent investment banks, New York Stock Exchange-listed companies and leading law firms with senior-level attention and entrepreneurial ingenuity to deliver creative services to high quality companies.