Cascadia Expands Technology Team and Sector Expertise with the Addition of Managing Director Ron Rivera

Cascadia Capital, one of the nation’s most active independent middle-market investment banks, is pleased to announce that Ron Rivera has joined the firm as a Managing Director in the Software/Technology group. Mr. Rivera is based in Atlanta and will focus on providing M&A and corporate finance advisory to Cascadia’s clients across the broader Software/Technology industry landscape, including Enterprise Software, Mobility/Automotive Technology & Services and Tech-enabled Services.

With over 30 years of investment banking experience, Mr. Rivera has advised public and private clients, and investors on successful transactions totaling over $15 billion in value. He has closed landmark Software/Technology and Mobility transactions with notable clients and counterparties including Accenture, Belkin, The Michelin Group, Nuance Communications, Oracle,, Zones, Goldman Sachs, Bregal Sagemount, The Gores Group, Marlin Equity, and many other market-leading companies and private equity firms.

“We are thrilled to add Ron to the Cascadia team,” said Michael Butler, Cascadia Chairman & CEO.  “He is a respected veteran technology banker and brings with him deep relationships and extensive industry knowledge that augments the expertise of our Software/Technology team and extends our leading position in those segments. Adding a Managing Director of Ron’s caliber enhances the exceptional service and capability we deliver to our clients.”

Prior to joining Cascadia, Mr. Rivera was a Partner with Drake Star Partners and previously served as Managing Director, Head of U.S. Technology, Media & Telecom Investment banking at Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC. Previously, Mr. Rivera has served in senior advisory roles with nationally and internationally recognized investment banks and has built successful investment banking practices in key technology markets such as San Francisco/Silicon Valley, New York, Boston, and the Southeast.

Cascadia is a premier investment bank with an exceptional track record, team, and reputation,” said Mr. Rivera. “The firm is terrifically positioned with its expanded national presence, broadened capabilities, and clear market momentum.  I am honored to join Michael and his outstanding team of professionals and excited to help add to our leading franchises in Software/Technology and Mobility.”

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