Intrepid Continues Rapid Growth with Addition of Chris Kesicbasian as Director of Strategic Partnerships

Intrepid announced today that Chris Kesicbasian has joined the firm as Director of Strategic Partnerships, a new dedicated role focused on expanding and supporting the firm’s key institutional referral partners nationwide.

Chris brings extensive experience in business development and relationship management from his six-year tenure at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management. During his career at Morgan Stanley, Chris helped source, manage, and advise business owners, ultra-high net worth individuals and families on all aspects of their financial lives, including financial planning and liquidity events.

“We are thrilled to have Chris join our Strategic Coverage practice,” said Rick Chance, Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer. “Partner relationships are key to Intrepid’s continued growth, and Chris’s background in private wealth management makes him uniquely suited to work with our partners to address the acquisition, sale and capital needs of their clients.”

“The addition of Chris to our team is an important piece of a larger strategy to commit dedicated resources to our institutional partners and accelerate our plan to become one of the most active and respected advisory firms in the middle market. Chris will be an invaluable resource who will bring the necessary resources of our firm, as required to serve our institutional partners,” said Ed Bagdasarian, Chief Executive Officer of Intrepid. The firm, founded in 2010 in Los Angeles, also recently announced additional key senior banker hires and the opening of new offices in New York, Charlotte, Chicago, and Menlo Park.

“I am honored to serve as Director of Strategic Partnerships and look forward to working closely with the Intrepid Team to expand our strategic partnerships with our key Wall Street and other referral channel partners,” said Chris Kesicbasian.

Intrepid is a specialty investment bank that provides M&A and capital advisory services to entrepreneurs, family-owned companies, private equity sponsors and major corporations, through dedicated banking teams with deep industry sector experience and over three decades of experience. Intrepid is the middle-market advisory arm of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (NYSE: MUFG), the 6th largest financial group in the world.