What led you to a career in the deal-making industry?
Having spent the majority of my career at bulge bracket firms covering PE relationships on the asset management side, deal making on the sell side proved to be an incredibly exciting, invigorating, and vibrant part of the business. There is something new to learn every day, and I love the intensity and fast paced nature of the industry.
Memorable deal I worked on... why?
We were coming out of a pandemic year, when business travel just started taking off. We had a memorable pitch for a mandate in Salt Lake City, a mandate we won with a board of venerable institutional investors. We got a fantastic outcome for the client, selling to WorkWave, a major private equity backed strategic.
Most enjoy about my career...
I enjoy the in-person relationships, constant dialogue, and idea generation with private equity dealmakers across the country. Furthermore, having regular interactions with entrepreneurs and learning about their life story is incredibly rewarding.
Dominic leads financial sponsors coverage and deal sourcing at Vaquero Capital. Prior to joining Vaquero, he worked at Goldman Sachs and Barclays Capital in New York City and San Francisco, covering private equity fund relationships. He served on the Board of Directors for the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco ArtPoint and is a founding member of the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra Alumni Leadership Council. He was selected as a winner of the 2023 Americas Rising Star Award at the 14th Annual M&A Atlas Awards in January 2023 at the Metropolitan Club of New York.
Education: B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley.