Corey Berse
Corey Berse

Corey Berse

Managing Director, Operations

Q & A

“Our number one focus is building a sustaining business to serve our clients and provide a place for our team members to grow for many years to come. Few decisions are made without considering the implications they may have several years down the line.”

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

    I believe that every individual should have their own “non-negotiables”—the things in life and in business that they are not willing to compromise on. I view this list of items as a set of shared non-negotiables across all of Cascadia—those things which underpin every one of our actions and which we are not willing to compromise on.

  • Q: What drives you?

    Continuous improvement. Finding the non-obvious answer. Being wrong sometimes and learning from those experiences. Leaving things better than when I found them.

  • Q: What are you passionate about?

    Figuring out a way to have fun with whatever I am doing. Life is too short not to.


Corey Berse serves as Managing Director, Operations for Cascadia Capital. He is responsible for the firm’s operations across Human Capital Management, IT and Information Systems, Compliance and Facilities Management. He has a particular focus on helping ensure the firm’s strategic growth through effective practices across recruiting, development and employee experience.

Prior to joining Cascadia, Corey spent 16 years with Houlihan Lokey in a variety of roles across Business Unit Management and Operations, Marketing and Human Capital Management. He served as integration lead for more than 10 acquired businesses and was based in London for two and a half years, regularly spending time in Frankfurt, Milan, Amsterdam and Madrid while helping scale the Corporate Finance business across Europe. Prior to Houlihan Lokey, Corey served as Team Leader for the M&A Research group at Thomson Financial (now known as Refinitiv).

Corey holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the Boston University School of Management and an M.B.A. with honors from the UCLA Anderson School of Management. He is registered with FINRA as a General Securities Principal (Series 7, 63, 24). He lives on Bainbridge Island, Washington with his wife and three young boys.

Trust. Experience. Independence. Results.

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