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HighBank Advisors hires Lisa Stern as Managing Director

October 5, 2017

HighBank Advisors LLC (“HighBank”), a Baltimore, Maryland-based mid-market investment bank and financial advisory firm, announced today that it has hired Lisa Stern as a Managing Director, as it expands its restructuring team. Ms. Stern possesses over 25 years of experience in investment banking, restructuring, workouts, debtor in possession (DIP), senior and mezzanine lending and investment management across a broad array of industries. She brings extensive experience in financial structuring and negotiating, and creating and implementing innovative solutions to meet the complex needs of each client.

Prior to joining HighBank Advisors, Ms. Stern was a Managing Director with The DAK Group and served as head of the firm’s Investment Banking Restructuring Group. Prior to joining The DAK Group, Ms. Stern held senior level positions at Gradient Partners, ORIX USA and First Union, where she gained considerable expertise in special situations investing, workouts, distressed lending and DIP financing from an institutional perspective.

Presently, Ms. Stern serves on the Board of Directors of the New Jersey Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association where in 2015, she was the Co-Chair of the organization’s 13th Annual Mid-Atlantic Regional Symposium. Ms. Stern was honored as the 2015 recipient of the New York Institute of Credit Women’s Division Executive of the Year Award. Ms. Stern is a frequent speaker and author, sharing her insights on a variety of topics in the field of restructuring.

Stephen Gaines, Founder and Managing Director at HighBank, stated, "We are very excited to have Lisa join HighBank. Lisa brings high level restructuring experience and has a deep understanding of the unique challenges facing financially troubled companies. We are fortunate to have a professional of Lisa’s caliber to bring further depth to our restructuring services offering.”

"I am delighted to join the HighBank team,” Ms. Stern said. “With the breadth of HighBank’s product offerings, the firm’s platform will provide me the opportunity to add significant value to my clients, while expanding HighBank’s presence in the restructuring community, particularly in the New York tri-state area.” 

Stephen Gaines
Lisa Stern


About HighBank Advisors LLC

HighBank is a full service mid-market investment bank and financial advisory firm. Headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland with a regional office in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the firm provides advice on mergers and acquisitions, raising capital, exit and transaction planning, business valuations, fairness and capital adequacy opinions, loan workouts and debt restructurings, and distressed asset sales. HighBank was formed on a mission that our clients and our people deserve to have their highest expectations met and to receive higher value for their investments of money and time. For more information, visit

All investment banking services are provided by HighBank Securities LLC (“HBS”), a registered broker-dealer and member of FINRA and SIPC HBS is a wholly-owned subsidiary of HighBank Advisors.