Zachary Scott Welcomes New Managing Director – Kapil Sharma

Zachary Scott is pleased to announce the hiring of Kapil Sharma as a Managing Director based in Seattle. Sharma will focus on providing strategic advice and structuring bespoke solutions focused on creating shareholder value.

Sharma brings almost two decades of strategy, management, and private equity expertise. Prior to joining Zachary Scott, he led Step Up Partners, an advisory firm focused on business planning, market development, raising capital, and mergers and acquisitions. Previously, he was a senior executive at Intellectual Ventures where he was responsible for business development, product strategy, and deal negotiations. He also spent several years at McKinsey & Company, where he led transformative engagements with business leaders across North America, Europe and Asia. Sharma holds an MBA from INSEAD in France and has been teaching at the University of Washington in Seattle since 2011.

“In addition to transaction advice, clients often turn to Zachary Scott for assistance in solving complex business and financial challenges,” said Bill Hanneman, President of Zachary Scott. “Adding a senior team member of Kapil’s caliber will support our initiatives to help clients realize strategic goals, deliver growth, and create lasting shareholder value. We routinely work with clients long before and after deals close, and his expertise will enhance our culture of creating lasting partnerships and impact in our business community.”

“Unlike many investment banks that focus exclusively on transactions, Zachary Scott is dedicated to helping clients maximize shareholder value over the long term,” commented Mark Working, one of Zachary Scott’s founding partners. “Our experience has been that some self-reflection and strategic positioning is beneficial in maximizing value. While we have always done this kind of work, Kapil formalizes our efforts to offer this assistance regardless of whether a transaction is imminent.”

About Zachary Scott

Zachary Scott was founded in 1991 with a simple goal – be a trustworthy partner and advisor for privately-held business owners and managers to help them build their businesses, access capital, and monetize the equity value they have created. Zachary Scott brings an uncommon blend of knowledge and skills in finance, tax, legal, accounting, forecasting, data analysis, strategy, and negotiations to each client situation and applies them creatively to achieve superior results. Family offices, private equity firms, and Alaska Native Corporations have employed Zachary Scott for advice on acquisitions, development plans for portfolio companies, arranging financing, and sale of businesses. Trust is our foundation; it has been built through decades of experience, hundreds of appreciative clients, and more than $6 billion of successful transactions. For more information, please visit our website at