Kingswood U.S. Continues Buildout Of Investment Banking Group

Firm Adds Four Seasoned Executives To Investment Banking Team
Michael Nessim, CEO, President and Managing Partner, Kingswood U.S.
Michael Nessim, CEO, President and Managing Partner, Kingswood U.S.

Kingswood U.S. announced the expansion of its Investment Banking team by appointing four new members. Braden Ferrari was hired as Head of Institutional Sales, David Braccia and Evan Wynn joined as Vice Presidents, Capital Markets, and Jacob Wilson was named Vice President, Investment Banking.

These hires follow the buildout of the firm’s in-house investment banking capabilities over the past few years. In 2023, Kingswood U.S. hired Edward Tsuker and Ariel Imas as CEO and President of Kingswood Investments, respectively, responsible for building out full investment banking and capital market services, and Kevin Ernst as a Managing Director in its Investment Banking division.

“The addition of Braden, David, Jacob and Evan to our team expands our capabilities and strengthens the working relationships we have across the industry, which helps us optimize results for our clients,” said Michael Nessim, CEO, President and Managing Partner of Kingswood U.S.

“We are also enhancing our distribution capabilities across both institutional and private clients.”

Michael Nessim

“We are also enhancing our distribution capabilities across both institutional and private clients, which are already amongst the strongest of our competitors. This is a major infusion of talent, and I look forward to all we will do together to continue our success.”

Ferrari has over 20 years of corporate finance and experience, advising C-level executives and the boards of directors at public companies. He has completed more than 250 transactions.

Braccia has nearly a decade of experience in investment banking and private equity. He was previously a Vice President at Blackstone and started his career in the investment banking division of RBC Capital Markets.

Wynn has over five years of experience in capital markets, investment banking and corporate finance. Previously, he was a Senior Associate at Evercore Partners and held positions with UBS Securities, Nomura Securities and Citco.

Wilson has almost a decade of experience in financial services, including investment banking and portfolio management. Most recently, he provided sell-side mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and strategic advisory services to middle-market firms.

Kingswood U.S. is part of the Kingswood Group, representing more than $14 billion in assets under management and supporting 400 registered individuals. The Kingswood Investment Banking team is comprised of individuals with an average of more than 20 years in investment banking. The team is located in New York, Florida and Texas.

James Miller, Contributing Editor & Research Analyst at Wealth Solutions Report, can be reached at

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