November 6, 2019
Cascadia Capital, an investment bank serving middle market clients globally, is pleased to announce the addition of Brian Bogen as a new Managing Director in the Firm’s Private Capital group. Based in Cascadia’s Seattle headquarters, Mr. Bogen is focused on providing custom tailored, long-term capital solutions to family-owned and privately-held business clients headquartered in the Pacific Northwest, Alaska and Hawaii.
Mr. Bogen comes to Cascadia Capital after serving 20 years in senior leadership roles at Saltchuk, bringing with him a unique blend of transaction and operational expertise for the benefit of the Firm’s clients. He began his tenure at Saltchuk as Vice President and Treasurer, with responsibility for Mergers and Acquisitions. He later became President & CEO of North Star Petroleum. Under his leadership, North Star made multiple acquisitions and grew to become one of the largest fuel distributors in Alaska and Hawaii. Prior to joining Saltchuk, Brian served as an investment and commercial banker with Rainier Bank and Commerce Bank. Mr. Bogen is active in the community having served as President of the Chief Seattle Council of the Boy Scouts of America. He is currently a Board Director for Long Live the Kings, and serves as an elected official for the town of Woodway, Washington.
The Private Capital group is the merchant banking arm of Cascadia Capital, which makes patient, long-term direct investments in companies looking for alternatives to institutional capital by bringing in family office and other like-minded pools of capital.
“Brian is a highly-experienced senior executive and investment banker, who will serve as an important addition to our Private Capital team” said Michael Butler, CEO of Cascadia Capital. “His significant operating experience, deep relationships and in-depth knowledge of the Northwest market complements our existing team and will enable us to better serve our clients, particularly those that are family-owned or closely-held.”
“I’m honored to join Cascadia Capital at an exciting point in the Firm’s growth trajectory, and pleased to continue to serve family-owned businesses in the Northwest through the Firm’s Private Capital platform,” added Mr. Bogen. “As a Pacific Northwest native, I’m committed to and passionate about partnering with local business owners to drive success for their companies and our region.”
Founded in 1999, Cascadia Capital is celebrating twenty years of serving family business owners and entrepreneurs. Over the last two decades the firm has grown to over 50 investment banking professionals, including 16 Managing Directors across four cities. Year-to-date, the Firm has completed 25 transactions on behalf of its clients, representing nearly $1.5 billion of transaction value, adding to the nearly 350 transactions closed and $12 billion of transaction value created since the Firm’s founding.
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