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Dresner Partners Hires W. Robert Friedman Jr. as Managing Director


CHICAGO – November 7, 2014 – Dresner Partners announced today that it has hired W. Robert Friedman, Jr. as Managing Director.  Mr. Friedman has more than 35 years of healthcare investment banking and research experience, with a strong focus on domestic and overseas medical device companies.   
Mr. Friedman joined Dresner Partners from Northeast Securities, Inc., where he was a managing director.  Prior to that, he was the co‐head of Burnham Securities healthcare investment banking practice for seven years.         Mr. Friedman has also run the healthcare practice for Dominick & Dominick, and was a managing director at the British merchant bank Flemings, where he ran the healthcare industry group for five years and worked extensively with U.S. and international healthcare companies.  He has also worked for Citibank, Montgomery Securities, Prudential Bache, and L.F. Rothschild, Unterberg Towbin.

During his career Mr. Friedman has represented and worked with numerous leading domestic and European medical device companies.  He also served on the board of directors for MaxiCare Health Plans, Inc., Alta Bates Hospital, and Mount Zion Hospital.  Currently, Mr. Friedman sits on the board of directors for The Children’s Health Fund, New York City, and the Citizens Committee for New York City.

“Robert has a strong background working with many of the top healthcare companies in the U.S. and abroad,” said Steven M. Dresner, President of Dresner Partners.  “He’ll be an effective resource for us as we continue to expand our healthcare business.”

Mitchell Stern, Managing Director and Head of Healthcare Investment Banking at Dresner Partners, added,  
“Robert’s contributions in the medical device and diagnostic sectors will help bolster the strength of our overall healthcare investment banking team, which has been traditionally more focused on the healthcare services and healthcare information technology sectors.”

“For more than 20 years, Steve Dresner and his team have provided middle-market clients with superior service and opportunities,” said W. Robert Friedman, Jr.  “I look forward to working with Steve and Mitch on closing new healthcare deals, both domestically and overseas, in the years ahead.”

Mr. Friedman earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania and holds an M.B.A. from the university’s Wharton School.  He is also an Army veteran.

About Dresner Partners
Dresner Partners is a FINRA-registered, middle-market investment bank headquartered in Chicago, Illinois with offices in New York City, Palo Alto, Calif., and Richmond, Va.  For more than 20 years, Dresner Partners has provided financial advisory services to middle market companies throughout the world, including institutional private placements of debt and equity, merger and acquisitions advisory, financial restructuring & corporate turnarounds, valuations and strategic consulting services.  Dresner Partners is also a member of IMAP, an exclusive global organization of leading merger and acquisition advisory firms.  An affiliated company, Dresner
Corporate Services, is a strategic communications firm specializing in public and investor relations.  More information is available at www.dresnerpartners.com or http://www.imap.com/locations/usa-chicago/416.   You can also follow Dresner partners on Twitter: www.twitter.com/DresnerPartners.      
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