About Salvatore (Sal) Cocuzza
Prior to joining DBD Partners as Director, Head of Origination in 2023, Sal worked at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Overlay Capital Partners Fund. His experience also includes Real Estate, having worked at Colasacco Real Estate Private Equity and participated in Project Destined under Tishman Speyer. Sal has also been a business owner and entrepreneur. He started, successfully operated, and exited multiple businesses under contract with Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies, respectfully, in the automotive, aircraft, construction, real estate syndication/investment/management, digital advertising, and luxury retail sectors. Sal graduated from Columbia University with a degree in Financial Economics.
Sal is an active member of the Freemasons of New York & New Jersey, where he was the former Junior Warden and former Chairman of the Finance and Audit Committee. He is an Active Member of the Classic Car Club of Manhattan and a true car and Formula One enthusiast. Sal is also a Member of the Columbia University Club of NYC, the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce, the Columbus Citizens Foundation. He is on the board of the Columbia University Alumni Association.
In addition to his passion for cars, in his free time, Sal enjoys music and plays the piano, guitar, bass, and drums.
About DBD Investment Bank
DBD Partners is a Premier Boutique Investment Bank focused on providing strategic advice in Mergers and Acquisitions, Financial Restructuring, Capital Formation, and Corporate Finance services to entrepreneurs and private companies. We help our clients evaluate their most strategic and complex decisions. In addition to Buy-Side and Sell-Side advisory services, we advise on Mergers, Divestitures, Carve-Outs, Joint Ventures, Activism, Management Buyouts, Leveraged Buyouts, and Spin-Offs across all sectors of the middle market. When advising companies on all corporate finance transactions, we evaluate potential- targets, provide valuation analysis, and propose financial and strategic alternatives. We advise as to the timing, structure, financing, and pricing of a transaction as well as assist in negotiating and closing the deal.