Leveraging Decades of Executive Leadership in Privately Held Businesses, as well as Private-Equity-Backed Firms, Mr. Swift Will Focus on the Hardware, Lock/Security & Building Material Sectors, Principally Working for Companies Seeking Acquisition
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 Dan Swift to serve as a new Managing Director. Before joining 1stWEST M&A, Mr. Swift has been a widely admired business executive, with unrivaled experience in the building materials, hardware, and security sectors.
Mr. Swift’s career has spanned three+ decades marked by significant achievements and successful ventures, including Mr. Swift’s 25-year ownership of Strauss Security Solutions and Strauss Lock Distributors, the leading national distributor of Schlage residential door hardware. In 2017, Mr. Swift sold one of his companies, Strauss Lock Distributors, to High Road Capital Partners, a private equity firm. He became a shareholder in the new entity, branded as Banner Solutions, a private-equity-backed firm. While at Banner, Mr. Swift’s strategic vision and leadership was central in Banner Solutions’ successful efforts to acquire additional companies. Banner Solutions was successfully sold to Tailwind Capital in 2019. During Mr. Swift’s tenure, he served as President of the Residential Division, Chief Sales Officer, and Chief Business Development Officer, helping Banner Solutions quickly scale to over $260 million in annual revenues.
As a Managing Director at 1stWEST M&A, Mr. Swift will continue to leverage his vast industry experience and strategic acumen, assisting clients in achieving their business and valuation objectives, while helping them
navigate complex transactions.
“Dan Swift’s reputation is widely known and admired on a national scale. He is one of those rare talents who is a ‘triple threat,’ with operations expertise, business development acumen, and a deep understanding of private equity. We can hardly believe our luck that Dan has joined our team,” said Ted Rieple, 1sWEST M&A’s Managing Partner.
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