Cascadia Welcomes John Lanza as New Managing Director in Business Services Group

John Lanza, Managing Director

Cascadia, a leading investment banking firm, is excited to announce the appointment of John Lanza as a Managing Director in the Business Services group. Mr. Lanza will focus on expanding the firm’s expertise specifically in Facilities Services (both residential and commercial), Residential Services, and Workforce Management.

With a distinguished career spanning over 20 years in investment banking, Lanza brings a wealth of experience and a proven track record in the Business Services sector. He has successfully completed over 70 transactions, specializing in M&A sell-side, buy-side, board advisory, and capital raising. His deep focus on and expertise within the sub-sectors he covers has positioned him as a trusted advisor to numerous clients.

Before joining Cascadia, Mr. Lanza served as a Managing Director at DC Advisory and Stifel, following a decade of impactful work at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, an MS from the University of Virginia, and a BS from Boston College.

John Lanza joins Cascadia at an opportune time as the firm continues to build on its momentum in the Business Services sector. His appointment follows the recent addition of Connor Mitchell to the group, further strengthening Cascadia’s capabilities and commitment to providing top-tier advisory services.

“We believe that asset efficient businesses will lead the next cycle and we are building out our services team to better support our clients in this space, with a particular focus on residential services, which John has deep and relevant expertise,” said Cascadia Chairman & CEO Michael Butler.

“I am thrilled to join Cascadia and contribute to the growth of the Business Services group,” said Mr. Lanza. “The firm’s dedication to expanding its presence in high-growth sectors aligns perfectly with my professional background and expertise. I look forward to working with the talented team at Cascadia to deliver exceptional results for our clients.”

“Cascadia has significantly expanded its sector coverage and product offerings over the past 24 months with over a dozen senior hires and promotions,” added Mr. Butler. “We are particularly focused on enhancing our presence and capabilities in leading growth sectors. John’s extensive experience and expertise make him an invaluable addition to our team.”

Mr. Lanza will be located in Cascadia’s New York office alongside Tim Lufkin, who joined the Financial Sponsors Group in February 2024, as well as William Susman and Ilya Seglin, who joined Cascadia’s Consumer team following Cascadia’s acquisition of Threadstone Capital in January 2024.

To learn more about Mr. Lanza, please visit his profile here.
To learn more about Cascadia’s Business Services investment banking services, click here.

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