2016 Was a Record Year!


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Build a great team and amazing things will happen. That’s what we did in 2016, and here is a recap of what happened. We had our best year since launching Intrepid. We closed numerous transactions across our growing industry verticals, including several capital raises.

We Grew Every One of Our Industry Practices

We added dedicated bankers to every one of our industry practices, brought on 10 new team members, including exceptional talent to lead two of our practices: Chris Park to head our Software & Services practice and Brandon Quartararo to build our Digital Media vertical. In addition, we promoted several deserving bankers: Adam Abramowitz, Jeremiah Mann and Tristan Snyder.

We Launched Our New Website

After countless hours of creative development and driving a few Web developers crazy, we launched our new Intrepid Website. We are very proud of it, as it captures our “unstoppable” ethos, highlights our clients’ stories, and offers a glimpse into what we do to deliver exceptional results to win big for our clients.

We Made Headlines and Had Some Fun

LABJ Power Players

Intrepid’s Chairman, Jim Freedman (top row, far right) was featured in this special issue highlighting LA’s top dealmakers.

Great bankers do more than deals. They are thought leaders in their field and are actively engaged in their community. And that we were. Intrepid capped a great year with our own Jim Freedman appearing on the cover of the Los Angeles Business Journal’s 2016 Power Players, a special issue that highlights the top five dealmakers that keep LA’s middle market bustling.

Our Banker Insights blog is actively followed and we were key sponsors and speakers at major events, such as the ACG Los Angeles Business Conference, the LA Tech Summit, CEDIA Capital Summit, LABJ Fashion Awards, Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong Innovation Symposium, Food Insights Summit and Healthcare Leadership Forum, to name a few. In addition, our Drinks N’ Deals series has become a Silicon Beach classic, developing a cult following in the world of digital media entrepreneurs.

We thank our clients, friends, families and team-mates for a successful and rewarding 2016, and wish all a prosperous 2017!