Lindsey M. Wendler joins Dresner Partners as Managing Director
By Edlyn Cardoza
Dresner Partners, a leading FINRA-registered, middle-market investment bank and Mergers Alliance member firm, recently announced that Lindsey M. Wendler has joined Dresner Partners as Managing Director. Wendler will lead the firm’s entry into the Dallas market.
Wendler has experience in leading transactions across various industries and situations, including distressed companies. Her expertise includes sell-side M&A advisory, buy-side M&A projects, restructuring advisory, refinancing, valuations, and capital raising. Wendler has completed transactions in numerous industries with extensive experience in the Industrials sector, including infrastructure-related products and services, construction services, building products, equipment manufacturing and leasing, engineering, and logistics. Wendler also has experience on engagements in FinTech and e-commerce services. Prior to joining Dresner Partners, Wendler served in Managing Director roles at Skystone Securities and National Transaction Advisors.
Commenting on her appointment, Wendler said, “I’m very excited to join Dresner Partners’ award-winning investment banking team. The firm is an established leader in the middle-market with a reputation for outstanding client service, as well as cross-border transactions. I look forward to collaborating with my new colleagues to deliver the best possible outcomes for our clients.”
Steven M. Dresner, President of Dresner Partners, said, “Lindsey’s diverse experience as an investment banker, entrepreneur and international business owner makes her uniquely qualified to advise many of our prospective clients. We are very pleased to have her join the firm and lead our entry into the Dallas market and the south-central U.S.”
Early in her career, Wendler founded a business in the luxury goods industry headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, where she succeeded in raising growth capital to expand the company’s international distribution. She later sold the business through an M&A process. She gained extensive experience forming international business entities, capital raising, material and product sourcing, hiring and team building, international negotiations, and business development. These experiences fueled her passion for supporting other entrepreneurs through M&A and corporate finance initiatives.
Lindsey holds multiple leadership positions within the local Dallas and national M&A community, including:
- President of the Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors (AM&AA) DFW Chapter
- Chair of AM&AA National Chapter Leadership Committee
- Member of AM&AA National Advisory Council
- Investment Banking Chair on Board of Directors of The Association for Corporate Growth (DFW Chapter)
- Co-Founder of Women in Finance Roundtable Breakfast Series
- Member of Dallas CEO Forum
Wendler holds a Master of Arts in Applied Art and Design from Royal College of Art in London, U.K. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Biology (pre-med) and a minor in Corporate Communications and Public Affairs from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. She is a Certified Merger & Acquisition Advisor (CM&AA), FINRA Series 79 and 63, and is a Certified Business Appraiser (CBA).
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