Working at Dresner Partners Investment Banking | Glassdoor

Dresner Partners Investment Banking Overview

Chicago, IL
1 to 50 employees
1991
Company - Private
Finance
$10 to $25 million (USD) per year
Dresner Partners is a FINRA-registered, middle-market investment bank headquartered in Chicago, with offices in New York City, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Irvine and Palo Alto, Calif. For nearly 25 years, Dresner Partners has provided financial advisory services to middle-market ... Read more

Mission: Our Mission
To provide the highest quality corporate finance and consulting services to our clients.

Our Core Values
Dresner Partners is a client focused organization which subscribes to a set of core values including accountability ... Read more

Company Updates

  • Dresner Partners Announced as Winner of The 9th Annual International M&A Awards for Information Technology and Telecom Deal of the Year! http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQihs

  • DresnerPartners Partners announced as Finalist for the 9th Annual International M&A Awards! @themaadvisor http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQFHb …

    Dresner Partners Announced as Finalist for the 9th Annual International M&A Awards

    CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - May 16, 2017) - Dresner Partners, a leading FINRA-registered, international middle-market investment bank focused on mergers and acquisitions, as well as capital raising and valuations for closely-held, family-owned, public and sponsor-backed middle market companies, is pleased to announce that it has been selected as a finalist for...

See AllSee All

Dresner Partners Investment Banking – Why Work For Us?


Dresner Partners, founded in 1991, is a registered broker-dealer and FINRA member firm providing investment banking solutions to middle market companies. The firm was founded by Steven Dresner in order to introduce sophisticated Wall Street investment banking practices to the middle market. Our senior bankers have more than 100 years of collective investment banking experience working with middle market companies.

Our Mission
To provide the highest quality corporate finance and consulting services to our clients.

Our Core Values
Dresner Partners is a client focused organization which subscribes to a set of core values including accountability, integrity, respect, teamwork, urgency, loyalty, creativity, and the pursuit of excellence. We attribute our steady growth to increasing levels of client satisfaction.

Our Clients
From entrepreneurs and generational family businesses to professionally managed corporations and institutional investors, Dresner Partners recognizes the requirements unique to each type of business owner.

  • Entrepreneurs who have recognized an opportunity and built successful enterprises
  • Family members who have guided their family-owned businesses into several generations of ownership
  • Operating executives of private and public companies who are charged by their shareholders to build value through increased growth and profitability
  • Investors seeking to maximize the value of their shares in closely-held private companies

Steven M. Dresner

President

Mr. Dresner founded Dresner Partners in 1991 to provide Wall Street investment banking services to middle market businesses. His distinguished corporate finance career spans nearly 30 years, including mergers, acquisitions, debt and equity financing, restructuring and turnarounds, recapitalizations and international transactions. In addition to his transactional experience, Mr. Dresner has led numerous valuation, fairness opinion and strategic financial consulting engagements. He has worked extensively in several industries including healthcare, business services, building products, textiles, industrial manufacturing, retail and media.Prior to founding Dresner Partners, Mr. Dresner held management positions with First Chicago Corporation (JP Morgan Chase), Arthur Andersen (corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions practices), Heller Financial and GE Capital Corporation.

A community leader, Mr. Dresner serves on the Board of Directors of the Chicago Association for Corporate Growth, the Michael Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Chicago, North Shore Congregation Israel, RTC Corporate Board, The Entrepreneurship Institute, and International Mergers & Acquisitions Partners (IMAP). He has also served on the Ravinia annual fund committee and is a member of The Economic Club of Chicago.

EducationM.B.A. Finance, University of Chicago Graduate School of Business
B.S. Economics, with Honors, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

Dresner Partners Investment Banking Reviews

3.3
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Dresner Partners Investment Banking President Steven M. Dresner
Steven M. Dresner
8 Ratings
  • "One of the few remaining independent investment banks in Chicago"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Managing Director
    Former Employee - Managing Director
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dresner Partners Investment Banking full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    1, Relentless focus on the middle market.
    2. Increasingly entrepreneurial environment.
    3. Continuity of leadership since founding in 1991.

    Cons

    1. Unnecessarily burdensome administrative processes (e.g. engagement letters, confidentiality agreements).
    2. Compensation/bonus structure evolving but still room for improvement.
    3. Senior leadership should trust MDs to do their job.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in high-caliber people, pay them well, and trust them to do their job.

See All 17 Reviews

Dresner Partners Investment Banking Photos

Dresner Partners Investment Banking photo of: Michelle Moreno, Steven M. Dresner and Brian Schofield Receive M&A Advisor Information Technology and Telecom Deal of the Year Award
Dresner Partners Investment Banking photo of: DRESNER PARTNERS ANNOUNCED AS WINNER OF THE 9TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL M&A AWARDS
Dresner Partners Investment Banking photo of: Dresner Partners IMAP Logo
Dresner Partners Investment Banking photo of: Steven M. Dresner presenting at the IMAP International Investment Banking Conference
Dresner Partners Investment Banking photo of: Dresner Partners
Dresner Partners Investment Banking photo of: Dresner Partners
See All PhotosSee All

Dresner Partners Investment Banking Awards & Accolades

  • Information Technology and Telecom Deal of the Year, The M&A Advisor, 2017
  • 40 Under 40(For Paul Hoffman), The M&A Advisor, 2013

Work at Dresner Partners Investment Banking? Share Your Experiences

Dresner Partners Investment Banking
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
 
Click to Rate
or