Marlin & Associates Expands Team with New Senior Executive – Opens Chicago Office
Marlin & Associates, the award-winning international investment bank and strategic advisory firm headquartered in New York City today announced a strategically important expansion of its financial technology investment banking capabilities with the addition of Dan Zircher as an Executive Managing Director and the opening of a Chicago office to be led by Mr. Zircher.
“Dan Zircher comes to us with an impressive background in Fintech banking” commented Ken Marlin, Founder and Managing Partner of Marlin & Associates. “Dan’s 30+ years of experience advising buyers and sellers of financial technology companies will add even more momentum to our franchise that has enjoyed much success. He will be a welcome member of our senior executive team.”
Mr. Zircher will merge his existing investment banking business with M&A and become a senior member of Marlin & Associates executive team. He brings 30 years of Fintech investment banking experience with global firms Merrill Lynch and Macquarie Capital as well as boutique firms Fox Pitt and Mesirow Financial. Mr. Zircher previously led his own Fintech M&A advisory firm and developed a genuine appreciation for the entrepreneurial experience, which resonates with clients. Mr. Zircher became particularly interested in the impact of technology to the financial services industry several years ago while working with exchanges and the asset management industry. These industries experienced a significant evolution of their business models through technology, which led to several interesting investment banking opportunities.
Mr. Zircher embraces Ken Marlin’s philosophy of solid core values like taking the long view and behaving with honor; and few firms have the depth of senior experience in this industry.
Mr. Zircher will be based in Chicago and will have a global focus including mergers and acquisitions, capital needs and advisory services. He has worked with numerous founder-owned companies as well as some of the largest global companies including Chicago Board Options Exchange, CME, FactSet, Morningstar and GE Money, in addition to many leading private equity firms.