Cascadia Capital Welcomes New Chief Operating Officer and Board Member

Cascadia Capital would like to introduce and welcome our new Chief Operating Officer (COO), Ann Watson, and new board member, Tom Hanly.


As the COO for Cascadia Capital, Ann Watson oversees the firm’s finance, operations, human resources, technology and compliance. She brings a wealth of knowledge and business acumen from her global leadership experience in the financial services sector.

Prior to joining the Cascadia Capital executive team, Ann was the Chief Financial Officer at Moss Adams LLP and Chief Human Resources Officer at Russell Investments. A longstanding community leader, Ann is the Board Chair for the Seattle Foundation, a Board Director of Heritage Bank and a Social Venture Partners member.


Tom Hanly has joined Cascadia Capital’s board of directors. Tom is the CEO of Two Eagle Investments. Previously, Tom served in multiple executive roles at Russell Investments over a decade of very strong growth for the firm, including Chief Investment Officer, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Russell, Tom was an investment banker in J.P. Morgan’s Financial Institutions Group in New York, leading mergers and acquisitions for financial services companies worldwide. Tom has been active in the south sound community serving on the boards of Annie Wright Schools, Foss Waterway Development Authority and the Tacoma Art Museum.

“2014 was a milestone year for Cascadia, and 2015 is proving to be on par for another very strong year,” said Michael Butler, CEO and Chairman of Cascadia Capital. “By welcoming strategic members to our leadership team, we are supporting our continued growth and finding new ways to better serve our clients in 2016.”

“Cascadia is a very talented group of professionals who are focused on creating the best results for our clients,” adds Watson. “Cascadia’s growth can be attributed to the firm’s commitment to establishing long-term trusted relationships. I look forward to contributing to Cascadia’s continued growth and success.”

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