Over his celebrated 30-year career, Mr. Karol has developed a unique hybrid skill set as a nationally prominent investment banker. He has successfully executed numerous strategic transactions – M&A advisory, capital raise, and restructurings – for healthy and distressed businesses and their stakeholders.
Mr. Karol’s combination of executive, turnaround, legal and finance experience, covering every facet of the middle market M&A transaction process, has resulted in multiple award-winning deals. He joins the Hilco Corporate Finance team to build the special situations and restructuring practice nationally.
Winner of the “Boutique Investment Banker of the Year” Atlas Award (2018), Mr. Karol has an enviable track record of success in assisting corporations of all sizes as lead financial advisor and in senior leadership roles such as CRO and SVP.
Mr. Karol has held executive leadership positions at prominent investment banking and restructuring firms. His experience spans several industries, including manufacturing, biotech, pharma, for-profit education, medical research, agriculture, consumer goods, food & grocery, sports, and technology.
As a middle market thought-leader, Mr. Karol writes and lectures widely, including on entrepreneurship, auction theory, sale processes, the middle market and foreign buyers. He received his JD from Yale Law School and his BA from Yeshiva University.