Colonnade Advisors announced today that Christopher L. Gillock has retired as Executive Chairman and Managing Director of the firm and has joined Colonnade’s Advisory Board.
Mr. Gillock said, “My 16 years at Colonnade have been the best part of my 42 year career in financial services. I have been so fortunate to work with Jeff Guylay for the entire time, and it was wonderful when Gina re-joined our firm six years ago. I have been honored to assist so many wonderful clients during my time at the firm. Colonnade has grown substantially since I joined the small operation in 2004, and the firm is in terrific shape. The Colonnade team is hugely talented and capable.”
Added Gina Cocking, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Colonnade, “Chris’s intelligence, unique style, skill, and entrepreneurial spirit have helped form the Colonnade of today. He has played an important role for 16 years and excelled in building relationships with companies and people. I am lucky to have had the opportunity to work alongside and learn from him.”
“Chris has been a tremendous resource to the firm over the years, spearheading our financial services practice and building the firm’s capabilities. His deep industry expertise and broad relationships have helped transform Colonnade through dozens of successful transactions,” said Jeff Guylay, Managing Director and Partner of Colonnade. “It has been an honor to be Chris’ partner, and we all are grateful for his leadership at the firm. He will be missed.”
Since Mr. Gillock joined the firm in 2004, Colonnade has expanded significantly, adding staff, moving to larger offices and consistently increasing revenue. Colonnade has completed over 50 transactions representing more than $8 billion of dollar volume.
About Colonnade Advisors
Colonnade is an independent investment bank focused on the financial services and business services sectors. Colonnade provides expert, objective advice on mergers and acquisitions and capital raising for privately held businesses, publicly traded companies and financial sponsors.