- Consumer & Retail
“If a banker is conflict free it engenders trust, because the advice has greater purity.”
The ultimate measure of competency in our industry is results. Experience and results are inexorably linked in the capital and M&A 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.
I enjoy helping others. When our collective skills and experience deliver a result that could otherwise not be achieved, it is fulfilling.
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. Companies servicing this ecosystem, such as third-party manufacturers, also benefit. That is exciting to us.
Deep domain expertise in food and beverage, consumer packed goods, contract manufacturing, specialty and 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.
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 and businesses that support them. He founded the firm’s Consumer & Retail practice, which represents consumer packaged goods, contract manufacturing 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 TwispWorks Foundation, and part of the CircleUp Advisor Network.