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Dresner Partners Names Omar Diaz Managing Director



CHICAGO – February 14, 2011 – Dresner Partners, a leading FINRA-registered, middle-market investment bank and IMAP member, announced today that Omar Diaz has joined the firm as a Managing Director.  In his new role, Mr. Diaz will focus on middle-market transactions within the industrial and chemical industries.

“Omar Diaz has compiled an extremely impressive background in the industrial and chemicals space,” said Steven M. Dresner, President of Dresner Partners.  “His in-depth knowledge and industry network will be a fine complement to our current industrial practice.”    

Mr. Diaz has more than 13 years of professional experience on Wall Street, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and restructuring transactions.  He has worked on more than 60 M&A transactions and has raised over $15 billion in capital for clients in a variety of industries.  He has led transactions for companies based in the U.S., Asia, and Latin America, working primarily in mergers and acquisitions, as well as restructuring.  Most recently, Omar served as a Managing Director with Allegiance Capital Corporation and founded their Chicago office.  Mr. Diaz focused on chemicals and industrials. 

Mr. Diaz said, “Dresner Partners has a well-deserved reputation for providing top-notch advisory services to middle market companies.  I look forward to assisting in building a vibrant industrial practice at Dresner.”

Prior to Allegiance Capital Corporation, Omar was a Senior Vice President in the Industrial Group at Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin where he was responsible for coverage of the chemical and alternative fuel segments.  Previous to Houlihan Lokey, Mr. Diaz was a Vice President at Schnitzius & Vaughan (now Acquest Advisors), a boutique investment bank based in Houston, Texas.  He also has held positions with J.P. Morgan Securities, Bank of America, and Deloitte & Touche.  He began his career as a project engineer for Amoco Oil Company in Chicago, Illinois. 

Mr. Diaz holds a Master of Business Administration in Finance from Indiana University’s E.W. Kelley School of Business, and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University.  He is also a Certified Management Accountant and Certified in Financial Management.

About Dresner Partners
Dresner Partners is a FINRA-registered, middle-market investment bank headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.  Founded in 1991, Dresner Partners provides financial advisory services to business owners and managers throughout the world, including institutional private placements of debt and equity, merger and acquisitions, valuations and strategic consulting services.  Dresner Partners is also a member of IMAP, an exclusive global organization of leading merger and acquisition advisory firms.  Its affiliate company, Dresner Corporate Services, is a strategic communications firm specializing in public and investor relations.  More information is available at www.dresnerpartners.com

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Media Contact:
Stephen Mullin, Dresner Partners, (312) 780-7213, stevemullin@dresnerco.com

Company Contact:
Steven Dresner, Dresner Partners, (312) 780-7206, sdresner@dresnerco.com
Omar Diaz, Dresner Partners, (312) 780-7221, odiaz@dresnerco.com