Harris Williams & Co. Promotes Four Senior Professionals

July 16, 2015

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, announces that it has promoted four senior professionals from the firm’s Richmond and San Francisco offices. Corey Benjamin, Whit Knier and Erik Szyndlar have been promoted to director and Nick Owens has been promoted to vice president. The promotions expand the senior capabilities across several of the firm’s Industry Groups.

Mr. Benjamin is a director in Harris Williams & Co.’s Consumer Group. Mr. Benjamin has advised a diverse group of publicly traded and privately held companies on mergers and acquisitions, capital raising, and strategic advisory assignments across a variety of industries, including consumer products, consumer services, retail, building products, business services and healthcare services, among others.

Mr. Knier is a director in Harris Williams & Co.’s Healthcare & Life Sciences Group.  Mr. Knier has advised a diverse group of publicly traded and privately held companies on mergers and acquisitions, capital raising and strategic advisory assignments across a wide range of industries, with a focus in healthcare.

Mr. Szyndlar is a director in Harris Williams & Co.’s Technology, Media & Telecom Group. Mr. Szyndlar has advised software and internet businesses on mergers and acquisitions, recapitalization and growth capital transactions. He has also advised technology businesses across a variety of sectors including application, enterprise and security software, data and analytics, internet and e-commerce.

Mr. Owens is a vice president in the Healthcare & Life Sciences Group. Mr. Owens has advised a diverse group of publicly-traded and privately-held companies on mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures and debt and equity capital raises.

Harris Williams & Co. (www.harriswilliams.com), a member of The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE:PNC), is a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide.  The firm has deep industry knowledge, global transaction expertise, and an unwavering commitment to excellence.  Harris Williams & Co. provides sell-side and acquisition advisory, restructuring advisory, board advisory, private placements and capital markets advisory services.

Investment banking services are provided by Harris Williams LLC, a registered broker-dealer and member of FINRA and SIPC, and Harris Williams & Co. Ltd, which is authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.  Harris Williams & Co. is a trade name under which Harris Williams LLC and Harris Williams & Co. Ltd conduct business.