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Sikich Investment Banking

April 11, 2012 15:26 ET

Sikich Investment Banking Names Robert E. Stutz Managing Director

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - Apr 11, 2012) - Sikich Investment Banking ("Sikich"), headquartered in Chicago, is pleased to announce that Robert E. Stutz has joined the firm as a Managing Director. Bob has more than 30 years of transaction experience in both the investment banking and corporate environments with particular expertise in manufacturing. He has successfully led a wide range of transactions focusing on business sales, acquisition searches, and capital raises in North American, as well as international markets.

Prior to joining Sikich, Bob was a Managing Director at Kinsella Group, Inc., a Chicago based boutique investment bank, where he advised middle-market clients on buy and sell side transactions, as well as capital sourcing. Prior to that, he held management positions across both public and private companies, including CEO and President of Stimsonite Corporation, President of Label Makers, Inc., and Vice President and General Manager of Cherry Corporation's Automotive Group. In those roles, he directed and completed numerous strategic transactions on behalf of shareholders. Earlier in his career, Bob held senior positions with General Electric, General Motors, Cooper Industries and Carling Technologies. He has also served on boards of directors of public, private and non-profit organizations and was a member of Vistage (formerly TEC), a worldwide company President/CEO organization.

Mr. Stutz received an MBA from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Brown University. He is registered with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) as a Series 79 Investment Banking Representative and a Series 62 Corporate Securities Limited Representative.

"As the new head of our manufacturing vertical, Bob brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our team. His background fits very well with the capabilities we are assembling here at Sikich," commented Christopher Geier, Partner in Charge of Investment Banking. "We are very fortunate to have Bob join us," he went on to say.

About Sikich Investment Banking
Based in Chicago, Sikich Investment Banking is Sikich LLP's corporate finance and advisory practice, and through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Sikich Corporate Finance LLC, a registered broker-dealer and member of FINRA/SIPC, it provides capital raising, mergers and acquisitions, and strategic advisory services tailored to middle market clients in the U.S. and abroad. The Firm's investment banking partners are known for their expertise in negotiating complicated issues and structures, and navigating through the complexities inherent in industries such as technology, healthcare, life sciences, manufacturing, and others. Sikich Investment Banking is part of Sikich LLP, a highly integrated, multidisciplinary professional services firm with more than 400 employees working out of eight offices located in Illinois, Indiana, Missouri and Colorado. Visit www.sikich.com/ib for more information.

Securities are offered through Sikich Corporate Finance LLC, a registered broker dealer with the Securities Exchange Commission and a member of FINRA / SIPC.

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