Daily News: June 4, 2019

Marlin Taps Zircher to Lead Chicago Expansion


Marlin & Associates expanded 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 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.”

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 and boutique firms Fox Pitt and Mesirow Financial.

Zircher previously led his own fintech M&A advisory firm and developed a genuine appreciation for the entrepreneurial experience, which resonates with clients. He 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.