Daily News: June 27, 2012

Matrix Hires LoPresti as Senior Analyst

Matrix Capital Markets Group, Inc. announced the addition of Andrew LoPresti, CPA, CFE, as a senior analyst in its Energy and Multi-Site Retail (EMR) Group, effective June 25, 2012.

He will be responsible for financial, industry, and buyer research, creating valuation and financing models, and preparing selling and private place memoranda. LoPresti is a December 2006 graduate of the Joseph A. Sellinger, S.J. School of Business Management at Loyola University Maryland with a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Accounting with a minor in Biology.

Prior to joining Matrix, LoPresti was an experienced audit associate with Deloitte & Touche and Clifton Gunderson, a senior analyst at Greystone Advisory Group and an analyst for the Office of the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) at the U.S. Department of the Treasury. He holds both the Certified Public Accountant and Certified Fraud Examiner designation, and he is a June, 2012 CFA Level 1 candidate. LoPresti will be located in the Baltimore office.

Thomas E. Kelso, managing director and head of the Matrix’s EMR Group, commented, “We are very excited to add Andrew to our team of nine investment banking professionals in our Energy and Multi-Site Retail Group. At Matrix we continue to build the most qualified team of financial professionals as we remain dedicated to providing our clients with the absolute best financial advisory and transaction execution services available in our industry today. We welcome Andrew and the unique background and perspective he brings to our EMR Team.”

Matrix’s Energy and Multi-Site Retail Group is a provider of transactional advisory services to companies in the downstream energy and multi-site retail sectors.

Matrix Capital Markets Group is a leading middle-market investment bank that provides merger & acquisition and financial advisory services for corporate and privately held companies.