What do investing and networking have in common? Tune in to find out from Gina Cocking, a boutique investment bank owner.
Gina Cocking is a Managing Director and Partner at Colonnade Advisors LLC, a boutique investment bank specializing in sell-side mergers, acquisitions, and capital raising in the financial and business services sectors. Colonnade’s clients are large corporate entities typically selling a non-strategic business, private equity firms and founder/family owned companies.
After college at the University of Chicago, Gina joined the investment banking industry at Kidder, Peabody and later JP Morgan where she advised companies on M&A, debt, and equity offerings. She has been with Colonnade for over six years. Gina also spent a year with the private equity firm, Madison Dearborn Partners. Gina has operating experience as the CFO of a specialty finance company, Director of HR of a private equity-backed manufacturer, and as the CFO of consumer banking businesses within Discover Financial Services. Gina received her MBA from the Booth Graduate School of Business at the University of Chicago.