Ms. Painter Brings Decades of Business Development and Private Equity Experience to Her New Role. Principally Supporting Companies Seeking Acquisition, Ms. Painter Will Focus on the Hardware, Lock/Security & Building Material Sectors.
Evergreen, CO – September 19, 2023 – 1stWEST Mergers and Acquisitions, the leading investment bank and M&A advisory in the building material sector, announced it has named Courtney Painter to serve as a new Managing Director. With nearly two decades of experience in the building material industry (with a special focus on the hardware and locks/security sectors), Ms. Painter has consistently demonstrated her outstanding leadership and strategic capabilities.
Before joining 1stWEST M&A, Ms. Painter’s most-recent role was as the Executive Vice President of Sales at Banner Solutions, where she oversaw the Residential and Commercial Sales Divisions, managing revenues that Courtney Painter Managing Director 1stWEST M&A
exceeded $260 million annually. With an additional focus on M&A work at Banner Solutions (a company backed by private equity), Ms. Painter played a key role in the acquisition and integration of multiple companies that were brought into Banner Solutions’ portfolio. At Banner Solutions, under Ms. Painter’s leadership, the Company experienced extraordinary growth and transformation over the last five years.
Banner Solutions, initially acquired by Highroad Capital Partners (and later by Tailwind Capital) benefited from Ms. Painter’s central involvement. In addition to being a shareholder, she played an integral role on the Executive
Leadership Team, contributing to the Company’s strategic direction and success. Banner Solutions was successfully sold to Tailwind Capital in 2019.
“For decades, Courtney has proven to be an elite performer in business development, sales leadership, and a wide range of M&A activities,” said Ted Rieple, 1sWEST M&A’s Managing Partner. “We’re lucky to have her on our team, and she’s already off to a running start as a key rain maker for new client outreach.”
About 1stWEST M&A
1stWEST Mergers & Acquisitions is a full service, international investment banking and advisory firm that is focused on the lower middle-market of companies. The firm has built a unique business solutions platform of assisting owners and shareholders in selling their companies, acquiring other businesses, and raising growth capital. With Managing Directors in the US, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Brazil, Argentina and Chile, 1stWEST M&A is uniquely positioned to serve its clients around the globe.
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John D. Wagner