Mesirow Financial today announced that Brian Price has been named vice president and chief operating officer of the firm’s Investment Banking group and Brad Collins has been promoted to associate.

Price joined Mesirow Financial’s Investment Banking group as an analyst in 2006. In his new role, Price will assist in managing the day-to-day operations of the group including the oversight of recruiting and professional development, business development and quality control. He will also continue providing transaction advisory services

Brad Collins joined the firm’s Investment Banking group as an analyst in 2010. He has experience providing advisory services across a variety of industry sectors.

“Mesirow Financial’s Investment Banking group has experienced significant growth over the past several years through the addition of several senior professionals, the expansion into new industry sectors and geographic locations, and the generation of record revenues. As a result of this growth, and in order ensure that we continue to provide the high level of service that we promise to every client, we have chosen to formalize a role charged with the management of the department’s day-to-day operations,” says Jeffrey Golman, vice chairman and head of Mesirow Financial Investment Banking. “The promotions of Brian and Brad strategically align with our business objectives, reinforce the strength of the department, and demonstrate our continuing growth and commitment to providing exemplary investment banking advice and service to the middle market. Both Brian and Brad have been instrumental members of the investment banking team, and will continue in these roles as key contributors to the success of the business in the marketplace.”

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