Westcove Announced Team Member Promotion and Expands with New Hires
Bill Bolding was promoted to Vice President and Geno Catalano joins as an Associate and Brandon Roberts joins as an Analyst
LOS ANGELES, CA – August 23, 2023 – Westcove Partners, LLC (“Westcove”), a highly specialized investment bank, is excited to announce a team member promotion and the addition of new team members. Bill Bolding was promoted to Vice President and Geno Catalano joins as an Associate, and Brandon Roberts joins as an Analyst.
Bill Bolding has been promoted to Vice President. He has provided exceptional contributions to the firm and its clients throughout 2022 and 2023 which has earned this recognition. He joined Westcove in May 2022 as an Associate and has focused on working closely with clients on mergers & acquisitions advisory across multiple healthcare verticals including life sciences, cardiology, plastic surgery, and clinical research sites, among others. Bill will continue to play an integral role in managing Westcove’s active mandates and expansion into new coverage areas.
Justin Hand, Managing Director at Westcove, comments “Bill has continued to exceed expectations and deliver for the team. This promotion recognizes his outstanding performance and his ability to navigate complex deal issues, proficiency in healthcare, and commitment to our team and clients, giving us every confidence that he will continue to deliver superior advisory services to our clients as he steps up in his new role.”
Additionally, Westcove has expanded its team with two new hires.
Prior to joining Westcove, Geno Catalano founded an independent consulting company, where he guided startup businesses across various industries by providing insight and support in implementing accounting, financial, and legal processes to achieve their founders’ objectives. He began his career in investment banking at MJC Partners in Los Angeles, where he transitioned to an Associate through collaboration with bank executive teams on strategic, transactional, and valuation services. Geno graduated with Summa Cum Laude Honors and a Masters in Finance from West Virginia University. Geno also holds a Chartered Financial Analyst Designation.
Brandon Roberts provides a unique skillset to Westcove, having completed diverse internships in both private equity and investment banking. Most recently, he interned at JD Merit, a boutique investment bank, working in diversified industries. Prior to JD Merit, Brandon interned at VergePointe Capital, a private equity firm, where he focused on due diligence and financial modeling. Brandon graduated from the University of Denver with a double major in Finance and Philosophy along with a minor in Economics.
“Westcove is developing a distinctive model with a relationship-centric and passionate approach toward client services. The team combines a dynamic blend of seasoned veterans and emerging talent, both contributing their unique perspectives and skillsets to produce successful outcomes for clients. I am truly excited to be joining this distinguished group and hope to contribute to its vision-oriented ambitions,” commented Geno Catalano.
“The Westcove team is clearly building something significant, and I am excited to be a part of it. The team’s thoughtful and empathetic approach to creating culture and cultivating client relationships is unmatched. I am beyond thrilled to add value wherever I can, and I look forward to watching the team continue to grow,” said Brandon Roberts.
Justin Hand adds, “We are thrilled to add Geno and Brandon to our team as we continue to expand alongside our success. Geno’s prior experience in investment banking and consulting along with his dedication towards client service will drive success both for Westcove and for our clients. Brandon’s unique skillset will play a key role in the support of the entire Westcove team.”
Westcove Partners is a leading healthcare-focused investment bank that specializes in advising its clients through mergers & acquisitions, debt, and equity financings, as well as other complex corporate finance transactions. The team focuses on founder-operated businesses experiencing their first liquidity event and seeks to curate its advisory services according to the intricacies that come with these types of businesses.