Glendale Capital Partners, a St. Louis-based investment banking firm, announced the opening of its Dallas location today, with the addition of veteran global businessman William Billeaud as Partner http://www.glendalecapitalpartners.com. The addition of Billeaud will add depth and breadth to Glendale by adding a global business, technology and Texas focus to an already rapidly growing traditional industry footprint with roots in the Midwest. It will extend Corporate Finance offerings with diverse transaction and global business advisory offerings.

Mike Rami, a founding partner at Glendale Capital Partners said, “We’re excited to expand with the addition of Bill as Partner. We’ve known him for many years and welcome his international business and technology focus, as well as adding a footprint in Texas, a huge market for us. In addition, Bill’s advisory practice creates opportunities to extend and add more value to our current corporate finance relationships.”

According to William Billeaud, “In business, especially in corporate finance, it’s critical that your closest partners have both competence and high business integrity. They are very hard to find together, especially in leadership and under one roof. As Warren Buffet said, ‘The asset I most value, aside from health, is interesting, diverse, and long-standing friends.’ I have personally known and have done business with the leaders of Glendale Capital Partners since the 1970’s. Our families were close friends and we grew up together. I watched them succeed at life and in business. As a result, I am delighted to be able to join the other partners at Glendale to work closely on all aspects of our corporate finance practice. It will be rewarding and a lot of fun.”

About William Billeaud and Glendale Capital Partners
Bill Billeaud runs Glendale’s Dallas office. He has more than 30 years of global, broad and diverse experience in Corporate Finance and Advisory in both corporate and entrepreneurial settings. He is responsible for the Business Technology (focusing on Big Data and AI), Healthcare and International Beverage sectors at Glendale Capital Partners.

Bill’s customers and employers have included Wal-Mart, Delphi Automotive, Oracle, Maytag and Ericsson. He holds an International MBA from Saint Louis University, a BA from The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and has Executive Specializations in Data Science, Digital Marketing and Global Strategy Implementation from Johns Hopkins, UIUC and Thunderbird School of Management. He is Vice President of the Board of Visitors for the Political Science Department at the University of Illinois.
Bill can be reached at 214-675-5539 and via email at william.billeaud(at)glendalecapitalpartners(dot)com.
Glendale’s contact information in Dallas is: 5057 Keller Springs Rd., Ste 300 Dallas, TX 75001. (O) 972.663.5448.

Mike Rami has more than 20 years of banking and corporate finance experience serving middle-market companies. He began his career with American National Bank in Chicago and then joined Mark Twain Bank in St. Louis. He later served as senior vice president of commercial lending for Triad Bank, a denovo bank specializing in middle-market commercial banking. In 2010, Rami joined a local investment banking firm as a director, where he led sell-side and buy-side engagements in the craft brewing and distilling, and water treatment industries.

Dan Pizzini has more than 30 years of experience in the beverage sector, starting as a warehouse associate and working his way up to co-owner, vice president and marketing director for Pizzini Distributing Company, which was later acquired by Donnewald Distributing Company. With Donnewald, he successfully integrated a complex merger of two local markets while overseeing day-to-day operations. He has in-depth working knowledge of beverage sales, marketing, general management, route accounting software, warehousing, leading and staffing, and understands the complexities of running a successful beverage distribution business.

Dan Kreher is a CPA with 30 years of broad financial and M&A experience including investment banking, financial management, corporate development and public accounting. He has worked for the past decade in middle-market investment banking with several firms in the St. Louis area. During that time, he led a number of successful sell-side engagements representing privately owned businesses in aerospace/defense, professional services and craft brewing. Prior to his investment banking career, Kreher served as senior vice president with Engineered Support Systems, a St. Louis-based defense contractor, where he directed M&A activities and managed investor relations for this high-growth public company. Kreher started his business career as an auditor in the middle-market practice group of PricewaterhouseCoopers.

To learn more, visit http://www.glendalecapitalpartners.com.