DAK Welcomes Steve Oatway to the Strategic Leadership Advisory Practice

Rochelle Park, NJ – DAK, an investment bank that specializes in guiding middle market companies as they navigate mergers, acquisitions and business sales worldwide, is pleased to announce that Steve Oatway has joined the firm as a Principal in the Strategic Leadership Advisory practice.

Companies engage DAK’s Strategic Leadership Advisory Team for a variety of reasons. They may be tuning- up the business for an exit, planning to transfer it to the next generation, or entrusting it to the management team. DAK’s market knowledge, honed from over 750 transactions is an invaluable asset to business owners looking to maximize the value of their company.

“Steve will be instrumental as a Strategic Advisor collaborating with clients to develop or refresh company Vision, enhance Strategies and most critically collaborate on Execution plans resulting in maximizing the value of their company.” stated Alan Scharfstein, CEO, DAK

Steve has deep experience leading closely held, family businesses, as well as guiding entrepreneurial companies for over 30 years. He has led initiatives to drive superior growth and engineered successful exits. “This depth of expertise will be invaluable to our clients as they navigate the opportunities and challenges in today’s market.” Scharfstein added.

Scharfstein further stated, “The DAK Team welcomes Steve, we are excited for his contributions as we continue to offer best-in-class service to our clients with superior, personal attention throughout every step of the process.”

For more information on Steve Oatway click here.

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