George Sent
George Sent

George Sent

Managing Director
  • Food, Beverage & Agribusiness

Q & A

“If we advise our clients with their long-term objectives in mind, we will likely avoid fixating on the short-term swings in the marketplace. We are intensively focused on creating and maximizing value for our clients.”

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

    I strive to provide clients with unbiased advice. I believe in providing the right counsel in order to achieve my clients’ objectives.

  • Q: What drives you?

    I enjoy the experience of working with clients who are innovators in our industry of food and agriculture. At the end of the day, nothing is more gratifying than a client who is pleased with the results at the completion of a transaction.

  • Q: What are you passionate about?

    I’m passionate about developing deep client relationships, and I’m passionate about lending my expertise to the benefit of my clients.


George has deep domain expertise in the food, beverage and agriculture sectors, and experience across all of Cascadia’s core product offerings. He is one of the leading investment bankers covering the food and beverage area with fifteen years plus of concentrated experience in the industry.

George has deep transactional expertise in mergers & acquisitions, private equity capital raises and strategic board advisory services, extended to both public and private companies.


As a Managing Director at Cascadia Capital, George Sent is focused on client relationships in the food, beverage and agricultural sectors. George’s practice is concentrated on working with health and wellness and values-integrated companies. Assignments for clients include mergers and acquisitions, recapitalizations, restructurings and equity private placements.

George works exclusively with client companies that have a positive culture, leadership vision, and a commitment to the growth and support of those who work for them.

Previously, George was an investment banker with Lazard and Goldman Sachs. He also spent a number of years as a corporate executive with the JM Smucker Company, where he oversaw the Company’s Corporate Finance and Investor Relations groups.

George holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Cincinnati, where he graduated cum laude and Beta Gamma Sigma. He also earned an M.B.A. from Cornell University, where he was a Johnson School Finance Fellow. He is on the Advisory Board of Magic Leap, Inc., and he is also on the Food Science Advisory Council at Cornell University.


Trust. Experience. Independence. Results.

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