Los Angeles, California, July 12, 2021 — Westcove Partners (“Westcove”) announced today that Dimitri Michalakis and Scott Schulkin have joined the firm as Associates within the healthcare investment banking team. Both Dimitri and Scott recently graduated with their MBAs from the UCLA Anderson School of Management and have spent the past year in an academic internship capacity with the firm that began in June 2020.
Prior to his MBA, Dimitri was among the founders of Trading Signals Online, a company developing financial modeling software for the equity and derivatives markets. At Trading Signals Online, Dimitri raised capital for the initial stages of company development and helped the firm expand to an international clientele working closely with multiple stakeholders in the international derivatives markets. Dimitri holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Sussex and the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST).
“I am excited to be joining Westcove as an Associate. Westcove’s client-centered approach and expertise in the M&A process, in combination with its culture of collaboration and excellence, offers an ideal environment to grow as a banker. Westcove is a firm determined to spearhead cultural evolution and operational innovation in investment banking and I am proud to be a member of its team.”
“Dimitri has a strong business development background that allows him to understand the specific needs of founders and operators. His experience in working closely with multiple stakeholders across diverse environments and his attention to detail made Dimitri stand as a candidate. We believe that Dimitri’s professional experience and dedication to growth will be an asset for Westcove and our clients and we welcome him to the team.” says Justin Hand, Managing Director of Westcove.
Prior to his MBA, Scott spent four years at First Republic Bank in San Francisco, CA leading the operational team of a high-growth commercial and consumer lending division. At First Republic Bank, Scott worked closely with executive management, regional sales directors, and counsel to structure custom leverage and capital call facilities with private equity firms. Prior to First Republic Bank, Scott spent several years at a boutique property and business management firm in Los Angeles, CA managing a portfolio of commercial and residential real estate across the Western United States. Scott graduated from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine.
“I am thrilled to be joining Westcove as an Associate. Westcove is a compelling opportunity because of its unique ambitions: build a best-in-class investment bank, re-invent the traditional banking culture, and provide excellent customer service designed to optimize value while preserving the culture and vision of founders. Westcove empowers its bankers to be the best they can be, and it is rare to have the opportunity to help build such an amazing, mission-driven firm. I am excited and proud to help Westcove achieve its ambitions.”
“Scott comes with robust professional experience, and strong financial and interpersonal skills. His previous lending experience and ability to manage competing priorities in a fast-paced, multi-stakeholder environment has allowed Scott to hit the ground running with our firm. We welcome Scott as a full-time member of the team and believe that his passion for client service and commitment to excellence will drive success both for Westcove and for our clients.” says Justin Hand, Managing Director of Westcove.
About Westcove Partners
Westcove Partners is a leading investment bank advising clients through mergers & acquisitions, debt and equity financings, as well as other complex corporate finance transactions. The firm prides itself on its mission “Investment Banking with a Purpose,” and leverages a disciplined approach, providing expert guidance in a boutique package to its clients.