Robert Farinholt

Robert Farinholt – Partner

Robert’s background brings Propel significant experience in investment banking, private equity and entrepreneurial endeavors.

At Propel, Robert focuses on deal origination, structuring and negotiating platform and tuck-in transactions, as well as developing strategic plans and integration plans for portfolio companies.

Currently, Robert serves on the board of directors of ALEX Brands and Locally.

Prior to Propel, Robert co-founded Silver Steep Partners, a boutique investment banking firm advising branded consumer companies in mergers and acquisitions as well as capital raises. Robert advised on 20+ successful transactions prior to selling the firm to D.A. Davidson & Company. Selected engagements included the sales of branded consumer companies such as Black Diamond, Helly Hansen and Eagle Creek.

Earlier in his career, Robert worked in investment banking at JPMorgan and the Royal Bank of Canada.

Robert was awarded the 40 Under 40 Award by Sporting Goods Business Magazine, as an industry professional under 40 years of age exemplifying leadership, innovation and entrepreneurship.

Robert graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia where he currently serves as a member of the Shadwell Society.

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