Bryan Jaffe

Bryan Jaffe
Bryan Jaffe

Bryan Jaffe

Managing Director
(206) 436-2534
  • Consumer & Retail

Q & A

“If a banker is conflict free it engenders trust, because the advice has greater purity.”

  • Q: Trust. Experience. Independence. Results. What does this mean to you?
    A:

    The ultimate measure of competency in our industry is results.
    Experience and results are inexorably linked in the capital markets. If a banker is conflict free it engenders trust, because the advice has greater purity. When you can bring that all together – trust, experience, independence – the best results will follow.

  • Q: What drives you?
    A:

    I enjoy helping others. When our collective skills and experience
    deliver a result that could otherwise not be achieved, it is fulfilling.

  • Q: What are you passionate about?
    A:

    I am passionate about companies that touch the end consumer. The
    consumer experience has undergone a significant sea change whereby the individual buyer, not the retailer, is now at the center of the ecosystem defining what, when, where and how much. These changes have created new and exciting opportunities for consumer brands to scale quickly, become household names, and then consolidate at attractive valuations. That is exciting.

Expertise

Deep domain expertise in consumer products  & services, specialty & catalog Retail and ecommerce, across all of Cascadia’s core product offerings.  One of the leading investment bankers covering the pet industry, including companion animal and animal health sub-segments.

Transactional expertise in Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity Capital Raises and Strategic Advisory Services.  Also serves as the  Head of the Fairness Opinion Committee.

Bio

As a Managing Director at Cascadia Capital, Bryan Jaffe helps build client relationships by focusing on M&A mandates, recapitalizations,
restructuring and equity private placements for consumer facing
companies. He founded the firm’s Consumer & Retail practice, which
represents consumer packaged goods and consumer services
companies, retailers, restaurants, and retail technology businesses.

He joined Cascadia from Gordian Group, LLC, where he
managed and executed complex and special situation financial
advisory assignments, including restructurings and reorganizations,
buy-side and sell-side M&A transactions, financings, and matters
requiring opinions and expert testimony.

Prior to business school, Bryan was a Principal within the Strategic
Change Consulting Practice at Price Waterhouse, LLP; during this
time, he managed operational strategy development and
performance improvement projects for Fortune 1000 companies.

Bryan holds a B.S. with Honors in Business Administration from
Washington University, St. Louis, where he graduated magna cum
laude, and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University
of Pennsylvania. He is on the Advisory Board of the Methow
Valley Conservancy and part of the CircleUp Advisor Network.

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