Christopher A. Cotter, Managing Director

Christopher A. Cotter is a Managing Director at River Branch Capital LLC. He comes to River Branch with 24 years of experience advising both publicly-held and privately-owned businesses in the financial services industry. Mr. Cotter serves clients in a broad array of financial services sectors, including specialty finance, financial technology, capital markets and exchanges, specialty insurance, commercial banking, and real estate services.

Mr. Cotter’s career spans over 20 years with William Blair & Company, including 15 years as Principal/Partner, 10 years as head of Blair’s Financial Services Group, and 10 years as a member of the firm’s Fairness Opinion Committee. Previously, he was an investment banking associate at Goldman Sachs in New York, and spent 4 years as a CPA with Price Waterhouse in Dallas.

Mr. Cotter has been a speaker at various seminars addressing IPOs and mergers & acquisitions. He graduated from the University of Illinois with a BS and Harvard Business School with an MBA.