Alexander Hutton adds additional expertise to its ranks as Stephen Humphreys as Senior Advisor
ANNOUNCEMENT | APRIL 2021
Alexander Hutton is happy to announce the addition of Stephen Humphreys as Senior Advisor! Stephen brings over 25 years of experience to the team having held executive and senior management positions in a variety of industries, including business services, manufacturing, ﬁnancial services, retail, and technology. Complementing his deep operational background, Stephen has signiﬁcant mergers and acquisition and investment experience gained throughout his career including actively managing a $100 million private equity investment portfolio of both direct investments and private equity/venture capital funds. Stephen’s combination of M&A experience, operational focus and investment knowledge provides a perfect background for serving private company founders, owners, and management teams.
“We are really thrilled that Stephen has joined our team” stated Scott Hardman, Managing Director.
James Thompson, Managing Director added, “I have known and respected Stephen for over 20 years, and like the rest of us in senior roles, he not only has significant operational experience but extensive M&A experience as a private equity investor. This is a winning combination enabling Alexander Hutton to serve our clients that much better.”
About Stephen Humphreys
Prior to joining Alexander Hutton, Stephen was President and CEO, and Board Member for Ellipse Global where he built one of the largest disaster services companies in North America through a combination of organic growth and strategic acquisitions. During his tenure he grew the company from $5 million to over $50 million while significantly increasing performance and profitability. Previously, as President and CEO and Board Member for OutBack Power Technologies, Stephen led the successful turnaround and sale of a $25 million global power electronics manufacturing company where he restructured the organization to drive profitability and focus efforts on core business operations, including divesting an underperforming operating division and winding down a foreign subsidiary. Prior to OutBack Power, Stephen held various executive management positions at Washington Mutual including Division Finance Officer for WaMu’s Retail Bank operation and Vice President of Corporate Development and Strategy and member of the WM Strategic Capital Fund where he was involved in a number of investments, mergers, and acquisitions, including the divestiture of a $1.2 billion consumer financing division. Earlier in his career, Stephen served as an executive team member managing a dynamic private equity/venture capital portfolio for a Pacific Northwest family office.
Stephen holds an MBA from the University of Washington and a BBA in International Business from the University of Hawaii. Stephen has lived in the Greater Seattle area for 24 years and currently resides in Kirkland with his wife, Amy.
About Alexander Hutton
Alexander Hutton is the most experienced Middle Market Investment Banking firm in the Pacific Northwest. Since our firm's founding in 1986, we have worked on behalf of entrepreneurs and boards of directors to help them acquire and divest their companies and to be their advocates to the complex capital markets. Our clients reflect the Northwest region’s global expertise in manufacturing, technology, services, healthcare, and logistics. As the Seattle office of Oaklins, the world's leading M&A specialist with 70 offices worldwide, Alexander Hutton provides our clients global reach as they explore strategic alternatives. With over 200 successful M&A transactions, we at Alexander Hutton have gained the appreciation and trust of our clients by being strong, thoughtful and effective teammates.
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