GulfStar Group Promotes Rupert Gerard and Ben Stanton to Senior Vice President
HOUSTON, February 19, 2019 -- GulfStar Group (GulfStar), one of the leading middle market investment banking firms in the U.S., is pleased to announce the promotions of Rupert Gerard and Ben Stanton to senior vice president.
In their new roles, Gerard and Stanton will be responsible for overseeing the deal process and serving as integral parts of the firm's business development efforts. Both were promoted within the firm several times and most recently, served as vice president.
"Rupert and Ben have been instrumental to the growth and success of GulfStar," said Scott Winship, managing director of GulfStar. "These promotions are a recognition of their dedication to the firm and the contributions they have made over the years. They represent the next generation of leadership for GulfStar."
Gerard joined GulfStar in 2014 as an associate. Prior to that, Gerard worked for Castleton Commodities International's natural gas business development team, where he was focused on upstream acquisitions. Prior to Castleton, Gerard worked at the hedge fund Taylor Woods Capital handling commodities research and at the fund-of-funds firm 1794 Commodore Funds, where he was involved in portfolio management, manager selection and marketing. Gerard received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Government from Georgetown University and a Master of Business Administration from INSEAD.
Stanton joined GulfStar in 2012 as an analyst. Prior to GulfStar, Stanton worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) as a senior associate in the private client service assurance and due diligence practices. While at PwC, Stanton performed financial due diligence for corporate and private equity-backed acquisitions of public carve-outs and privately held clients. His audit experience focused on privately held and small cap public clients. Stanton earned a Master of Science degree with a concentration in finance and a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in accounting from Mays Business School at Texas A&M University. Stanton is also a Certified Public Accountant licensed in Texas.
About GulfStar Group
GulfStar is a leading middle market investment bank headquartered in Houston. GulfStar specializes in providing merger and acquisition advisory services, institutional private placements of equity and debt, and general corporate finance advisory services to companies with revenues or enterprise values generally ranging from $25 million to $350 million. Since its formation in 1990, GulfStar has completed more than 680 assignments in 35 states and 16 foreign countries across a variety of industries.