Kevin M. Sweeney

Managing Director

Mr. Sweeney has been an investment banker for over 20 years, specializing in mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, valuations, expert witness services and capital-raising. His clients include hedge funds, private equity firms and private and public companies. Mr. Sweeney has worked for companies in a variety of industries including business services, industrial and manufacturing, consumer products and services, technology, and media and entertainment. Mr. Sweeney is also the firm's Chief Operating Officer 

Prior to Cypress, Mr. Sweeney was Chief Operating Officer at Ylos, an internet software start-up company focused on providing e-commerce applications. Prior to Ylos, Mr. Sweeney was an Executive Director at CIBC Oppenheimer and its predecessor, Oppenheimer & Co., Inc. Mr. Sweeney joined Oppenheimer's Corporate Finance department beginning in 1994. Mr. Sweeney was also co-head of the Leveraged Transactions Group. At Oppenheimer, Mr. Sweeney worked on fairness opinions and merger and acquisition and financings for a wide variety of clients.  

Before joining Oppenheimer, Mr. Sweeney was a Managing Director in the Capital Markets Group at Credit Lyonnais Securities (USA) Inc., where he was primarily responsible for the firm's emerging markets capital market activities. In this capacity Mr. Sweeney helped value and price initial public offerings of equity and bond offerings. Mr. Sweeney began his career at JP Morgan Chase where he served as VP and General Manager in several Latin American markets. 

Mr. Sweeney received his B. S. Degree in Finance from Ohio State University. Mr. Sweeney is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.