C.W. Downer & Co. Announces Executive Promotions to Start the New Year

BOSTON, January 22, 2014 – C.W. Downer & Co., a leading global middle-market investment bank, is pleased to announce a number of executive promotions. Breck Bailey (Boston), Josh Garver (Boston), Varsha Jhawar (Mumbai), Tristan Snyder (Boston), and David Waldstein (Boston) have all been promoted to Vice President. As Vice Presidents, they will take on significant execution responsibilities for client mandates and will play an active role in mentoring the analyst and associate teams in their respective offices. Their promotions were effective on January 1, 2014.

“One of the best things about firm-wide growth and success is that it creates career opportunities for our people,” said Arthur Gottlieb, Managing Director & Partner with C.W. Downer & Co. “We are delighted to promote these five professionals to Vice President. Their intelligence, integrity and commitment to excellence will allow them to play a large role in the continued success of our firm and our clients.”

Mr. Bailey joined C.W. Downer two years ago. Prior to that, Mr. Bailey was an Associate at Huron Capital Partners, a middle market private equity group based in Detroit, MI. He received his MBA from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, and his Bachelor of Arts degree, with honors, from Brown University.

Mr. Garver joined C.W. Downer & Co. in 2012. Before coming to our firm, Mr. Garver spent four years at Venturi & Company, a middle market investment bank based in the San Francisco Bay Area, working on M&A, capital raising, and restructuring transactions. Mr. Garver holds a BA from Columbia University and an MBA from the Wharton School, where he was a Palmer Scholar.

Ms. Jhawar also joined C.W. Downer & Co. in 2012. She has 5 years of diverse investment banking experience across sectors such as logistics, IT&ITES, financial services, manufacturing and healthcare, and across services such as M&A, private equity, valuation, due diligence and fundraising. Prior to joining C.W. Downer, Ms. Jhawar worked in Transaction Services for one of the global accounting firms in Mumbai. She holds a Bachelors degree in Commerce (Honors) and is a Chartered Accountant.

Mr. Snyder joined C.W. Downer & Co. in early 2012. He has more than seven years of experience advising on acquisitions, divestitures, capital raises and recapitalizations. Prior to joining C.W. Downer, Mr. Snyder was a Senior Associate in the Media and Technology practice of McGladrey Capital Markets. Mr. Snyder received a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in finance from the University of Washington Michael G. Foster School of Business where he was a Dean’s List scholar.

Mr. Waldstein started with C.W. Downer & Co. in 2010. Prior to that time, Mr. Waldstein was a Finance Associate at SES Advisors where he provided corporate finance advisory services in industries ranging from construction to energy to consumer goods. At SES, Mr. Waldstein also developed deep expertise in structuring management buyouts through leveraged ESOPs. Mr. Waldstein received his MBA from the Samuel Curtis Johnson School at Cornell University and his BA from Union College.

About C.W. Downer & Co.

C.W. Downer & Co. is an independent, global investment bank offering middle-market clients a high level of personal attention coupled with 39 years of international execution experience. We provide insight, not just information. We generate value, not just transactions. With nine fully integrated offices on four continents, we consistently identify the most appropriate strategic buyer and uncover “hidden” acquisition targets. C.W. Downer & Co. delivers the reach of a bulge-bracket investment bank with the senior level focus of a boutique. For more information, visit

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