Our Leadership

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Alexander Koles, Founder, Managing Director

Alexander Koles is CEO, Founder and Managing Director of Evolve Capital Partners, where he has supervised dozens of highly successful M&A and financing transactions since the firm’s inception in 2012. Mr. Koles has over 17 years of investment banking advisory experience and works with numerous regional and multinational companies in the financial services and technology space. He is also a sought-after speaker at conferences where he educates investors and large companies on the FinTech sector. Mr. Koles has been involved in over 40 successful transactions and advisory engagements.

Prior to founding Evolve Capital Partners, Mr. Koles worked at several leading investment banks and advisory firms, including BDO, Houlihan Lokey and Merrill Lynch. His restructuring career began at BDO where he provided restructuring advisory and transaction services for distressed companies and their stakeholders, often operating under compressed timelines and with complex capital structures. At Merrill Lynch, Mr. Koles advised on many large cap transactions in a variety of sectors in his role as an investment banker.

Mr. Koles received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota.

He is qualified as a FINRA Investment Banking Representative (Series 79), Private Securities Offering Representative (Series 82) and Uniform Securities Agent (Series 63). Mr. Koles is a Registered Representative of BA Securities, LLC, through which all securities are offered. Supervised by the Home Office: Four Tower Bridge, 200 Barr Harbor Drive, Suite 400, W. Conshohocken, PA 19428. 484-412-8788. Member FINRA SIPC.

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Kevin McMurchy, Managing Director, Insurance & Financial Institutions

Kevin McMurchy is a Managing Director of Evolve Capital Partners. For over 30 years, Mr. McMurchy has provided strategic financial advisory, M&A, and equity and debt capital market services to specialty insurance, depository, and diversified financial services companies.

Prior to joining Evolve in 2022, Mr. McMurchy was a Managing Director at Scott-Macon, having previously served as Senior Managing Director and Head of Financial Institutions Investment Banking at Dresner Partners. Prior to Dresner, Mr. McMurchy was Managing Director at Houlihan Lokey; Keefe, Bruyette & Woods; Deutsche Morgan Grenfell; and Merrill Lynch Capital Markets.

Mr. McMurchy graduated magna cum laude with an A.B. from Harvard University and earned his M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He registered with FINRA as a General Securities Principal (Series 7, 24, 63 and 79).

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Max Prilutsky, Managing Director, Investment Banking

Max Prilutsky is a Managing Director at Evolve Capital Partners working primarily with family office, private equity, and corporate acquirers to pursue thesis-driven investments across diverse industries, primarily in the lower middle market.

Throughout his career, Mr. Prilutsky successfully started, advised, acquired and sold businesses across a broad range of sizes and industries.  He was previously a partner of Changemaker Capital, an investment partnership that focused on established companies with $5 million to $50 million in revenue in cause-driven sectors.  Prior to that, he was a private equity investor with Gryphon Investors, where he pursued investments in healthcare and education, and was an investment banker in Merrill Lynch’s mergers & acquisitions practice, where he helped advise on M&A transactions between large, publicly-traded companies.

Mr. Prilutsky received a bachelor’s degree from UCLA and obtained his MBA from The Wharton School.

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Jonathan Litinger, Vice President, Investment Banking

Jon Litinger is a Vice President at Evolve Capital Partners. Mr. Litinger has over 10 years of financial services experience. Jon helps lead relations with companies, funds and strategic groups. Prior to joining Evolve, Jon spent 9 years at Citigroup most recently working in the Global Markets division covering both private companies and institutional investors. In this role he sourced and connected senior leaders of emerging growth private companies to institutional investor clients, strategic partners and other industry thought leaders to assist with their capital needs and investor relation goals.  Before then, he spent time in Citi’s Investor Services division, where he held a variety of roles including coverage of asset managers and hedge funds across a variety of functions such as capital introductions, securities lending and fund services.

Mr. Litinger received of bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan.

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Alex Cappelli, Vice President, Investment Banking

Alex Cappelli is a Vice President at Evolve Capital Partners. Prior to joining Evolve, Mr. Cappelli spent over three years at Sterling National Bank in Corporate Development evaluating and executing M&A opportunities and direct investments in the Bank, Specialty Finance and the Financial Technology sectors, as well as various other bank-wide strategic initiatives. Most notably, he assisted in executing the $10 billion merger of equals between Webster Financial and Sterling Bancorp. Prior to Sterling, Mr. Cappelli was in the bankruptcy advisory practice at Duff & Phelps working on industry agnostic distressed and bankruptcy cases on both the Creditor and Debtor side generally with assets of $50 to $500 million.

Mr. Cappelli received a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University – Bloomington.

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