Client Focus and Service: Evolve invests in building long-term relationships with our clients through thoughtful, independent, objective and innovative advice to achieve superior results and success.
Excellence: Evolve relentlessly strives to achieve the highest standards of client quality service and excellence. Evolve seeks to ensure that we exceed our clients’ expectations by delivering senior level, objective & independent, world class strategic advice and flawless execution.
Honor, Integrity, and Objectivity: Evolve at all times and in all circumstances adheres to the principle of providing objective and trustworthy advice and corporate finance services, in all circumstances.
Independence: Evolve is committed to providing clients independent and creative thinking through the provision and delivery of independent and unconflicted advice.
Partnership with Clients: Evolve provides clients with a committed partnership, free of conflicts, on each and every mission critical capital market or strategic advisory decision.
Commitment and investment in its people: Evolve seeks to promote a culture of collaboration & teamwork amongst its partners and employees alike and is committed to attracting the most talented people and providing a deep commitment to career development.
Our Leadership Team
Evolve has always committed its most senior professionals to each client engagement and their transactions from beginning to end. Unlike other Wall Street firms, Evolve provides clients with a committed partnership, free of conflicts, on each and every mission critical capital market or strategic advisory decision.
Alexander KolesFounder, Managing Director
Alexander Koles is the Founder and Managing Director of Evolve Capital Partners, a specialized investment bank focused on companies that operate at the intersection of finance & technology.
Mr. Koles began his career at Merrill Lynch as an Investment Banker in the Corporate Finance group and continued his work with a number of leading investment banks and advisory firms. After honing his transaction skills and deal-making abilities at preeminent firms, he identified a need among emerging financial services firms for the specialized investment banking solutions offered by Evolve Capital Partners.
Mr. Koles is a sought-after speaker for industry conferences due to his sector specialization and extensive experience in the areas of M&A, restructurings, complex financing, and special situations. His well-regarded thought leadership frequently appears in articles in Lending Times, Payments Source and Banking Technology, among others.
He received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Max PrilutskyManaging Director, M&A
Max Prilutsky is a Managing Director of M&A advisory 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 M.B.A. from The Wharton. School.
Jon LitingerVP, Business Development and M&A
Jon Litinger is a Vice President at Evolve Capital Partners, a specialized investment bank focused on companies that operate at the intersection of finance & technology. In his role, 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 a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan.
We are always looking for exceptional talent to add to our team. Evolve offers a unique and collaborative work environment, where top performers are willing to work hard as they are highly valued for initiative, creativity, maturity, and enthusiasm for learning. We provide an expectational path for career growth.
Why Join Evolve?
Our clients partner with us because of our strong track record and our creative, motivated, and entrepreneurial mindset generate optimal returns. Plus, we are building an environment where the individual is truly empowered. Our flexible work environment and technology use are a competitive advantage and permits us to apply fresh approaches & tools instead of “doing it the same old way.”
No current openings.