Alex Koles is a trusted advisor to companies and investors at the intersection of technology and finance. He is the CEO, Founder and Managing Director of Evolve Capital Partners, where he has supervised over $400 million of M&A and financing transactions since the firm’s inception in 2012. Alex has over 15 years of investment banking advisory experience and works with numerous regional and multinational companies in the financial technology space. He is also a sought-after speaker at conferences where he educates investors and large companies on the FinTech sector. Alex has been involved in over 30 successful transactions and advisory engagements.
Prior to founding Evolve Capital Partners, Alex worked at several leading investment banks and advisory firms, including BDO, Houlihan Lokey and Merrill Lynch. His restructuring career began at BDO where he provided restructuring advisory and transaction services for distressed companies and their stakeholders, often operating under compressed timelines and with complex capital structures. At Merrill Lynch, Alex advised on many large cap transactions in a variety of sectors in his role as an investment banker.
Alex holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Macalester College.