John O’Dore joins Meridian Capital as a Managing Director

20 June 2011

Seattle, Washington | 20 June 2011 – Meridian Capital has announced that John O’Dore has joined the firm as a Managing Director. John returns to Seattle from Asia where he accumulated over 20 years of investment banking experience working for Credit Suisse, Merrill Lynch and Bank of America. During that time, he lived in China, Taiwan, Singapore and most recently, Hong Kong. John’s last role at Credit Suisse was head of credit risk management for North Asia. John, a Seattle native, is a graduate of Seattle University’s Albers School of Business and Economics.

At Meridian Capital, John will focus on cross-border transactions, leveraging his overseas experience. His cross-border responsibilities will include representing Meridian in its Global M&A group, an international association of 45 middle market investment banking firms, of which Meridian Capital is a founding member. He will also selectively manage domestic transactions and relationships.

In making the announcement, Chuck Wilke, founding principal at Meridian Capital commented that, “Meridian is very fortunate to have John join us. He brings a wealth of international investment banking experience and contacts to our firm. With John in place, we believe Meridian Capital is even more uniquely positioned to add-value to our clients – both for local and cross-border M&A transactions.”

About Meridian Capital LLC
Meridian Capital (, founded in 1995, is a Seattle-based investment banking firm focused on providing merger, acquisition, divestiture and recapitalization advisory services to middle-market companies. The firm has an established track record of serving corporate clients in the U.S. and abroad with USD 15 million to USD 200 million in annual revenues. Meridian offers its clients unparalleled cross-border capabilities through its partnership in Global M&A (


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