Westcove announces three team member promotions

Abe M’Bodj promoted to Director, and Shan Chawla and Scott Schulkin promoted to Vice Presidents

LOS ANGELES, CA – January 13, 2023 – Westcove Partners, LLC (“Westcove”), a highly specialized investment bank, is excited to announce the promotions of Abe M’Bodj, Shan Chawla, and Scott Schulkin. These members have provided exceptional contributions to the firm and its clients throughout 2022 and have earned this recognition.

Abe M’Bodj has been promoted to Director. He joined Westcove in November 2020 as Vice President and has focused on advising clients through a variety of mandates including merger & acquisition transactions and debt and equity financing. As a Vice President, Abe played an active and often critical role in most of the transactions that have been completed or are in process at Westcove over the past two years. Abe will continue to play a critical role in originating and leading Westcove’s sell-side advisory services. In addition to his role of advising clients, Abe will further shape and assist in the implementation of the strategic direction and vision of the firm, as well as mentor and leader to the balance of the team.

Shan Chawla has been promoted to Vice President. Shan joined Westcove in September 2020 after working in healthcare investment banking in New York City. Shan has been working closely with clients on mergers & acquisitions advisory across multiple healthcare verticals including cardiology, direct primary care, specialty pharmacy, mental health services, and post-acute services. As a Vice President, Shan will continue to play an instrumental role in managing Westcove’s active mandates and in the firm’s healthcare industry coverage and business development efforts. He will continue to be the lead for Westcove’s post-acute and mental health services.
Scott Schulkin has also been promoted to Vice President. Scott joined Westcove after receiving his MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management in June 2021. During his time as an Associate, Scott has focused on advising clients through merger & acquisition transactions, debt and equity financings, recapitalizations, and general strategic advisory across multiple industries, including non-medical home care, biologics, direct primary care, ophthalmology, and cardiology, among others. Scott will continue to play an integral role across the firm’s mandates and lead the firm’s efforts in plastic and reconstructive surgery as well as oral surgery, among other industries. Scott has demonstrated strong leadership and relationship management capabilities that will continue to drive his success as a Vice President.
Justin Hand, Managing Director at Westcove, comments “Abe, Shan, and Scott have continued to raise the individual bar for excellence and exceeded the team’s expectations. They are essential to Westcove’s culture and success, and these promotions are in recognition of the hard work and dedication each brings to the team and our clients. I am confident they will continue to deliver superior advisory services to our clients as they quickly scale into the new roles.”

Westcove Partners

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.
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