Rochelle Park, NJ – DAK, an investment bank that specializes in guiding middle market companies as they navigate mergers, acquisitions, business sales, and other strategic advisory services, is pleased to announce that Donna Cervelli and Anup Rao have joined the firm. Ms. Cervelli as the Chief People Officer, and Mr. Rao as a Senior Associate.
We are excited to add two more exceptional professionals to our team” said Alan J. Scharfstein, President of DAK. “Donna will be instrumental in maintaining our unique, world-class employment experience ensuring we have best-in-class talent to guide our clients through some of the most critical decisions of their lives. Anup brings an exceptional breadth of investment banking experience. Over the course of his 15 + year career he has assisted clients of all types in numerous sell- side and buy-side M&A transactions . This depth of expertise will be invaluable to our clients as they navigate the opportunities and challenges in today’s markets”
Ms. Cervelli joins us from Lord Abbett, an International Asset Management Firm, where she has touched each step of the employee life cycle: from talent acquisition, benefits management, learning resources and coaching. She holds a SHRM-CP and received her undergraduate degree from Hunter College, and a Master’s Degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Mr. Rao started his investment banking career at Houlihan Lokey specializing in sell-side middle market M&A. He continued his career with roles at Capstone Headwaters, Poyry Capital and Aquaa Partners in London, where he originated and executed middle market sell-side and buy-side TMT and industrials and energy and infrastructure transactions. Scharfstein further stated, “The DAK Team welcomes both new members and we are excited for their contributions as we continue to offer best-in-class service to our clients with superior, personal attention throughout every step of the process.”
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