Capstone Headwaters Promotes Two to Managing Director

January 27, 2020

Boston, MA - Capstone Headwaters, a leading middle market investment banking firm, is pleased to announce the promotions of both Sophea Chau and David DeSimone to the position of Managing Director.  Chau and DeSimone have each played integral parts in the firm's expansion and development.  This milestone reflects their demonstration of leadership and significant contributions to their respective practices.  

“It is with sincere excitement and pride that we announce the promotions of these two individuals within the firm.  Both Sophea and David embody the Capstone culture with their professionalism, client-centric commitment, team-oriented approach, and impeccable technical acumen,” commented John Ferrara, Founder and CEO of Capstone.  “Congratulations to both Sophea and David on this highly deserved and hard-earned career milestone.”  

Chau has more than 14 years of experience in mergers & acquisitions, private placements and financial advisory services.  She specializes in Consumer & Retail, with a specific focus and strong track record in Juvenile Products, Recreational Products and E-Commerce.  Chau joined Capstone as an Analyst over 10 years ago and rose through the ranks due to her hard work and commitment to excellence. 

David DeSimone noted, “I am extremely excited to take on this new role within the Technology Team here at Capstone Headwaters, and to continue to provide Wall Street caliber services to emerging growth companies within the technology sector.  I have been fortunate to have had the opportunity to be a part of Capstone’s growth from boutique to the leading middle market firm in the U.S., and look forward to contributing to the firm’s future success.”

DeSimone rejoined Capstone in 2015 in the Technology, Media & Telecom practice, bringing more than 15 years in investment banking experience.  Previously, he was a member of the Capstone team for nearly seven years.  DeSimone focuses on expanding the firm’s technology coverage, specializing in Application Development & Deployment Software and Healthcare IT sectors. 


About Capstone Headwaters

Capstone Headwaters is one of the largest and most active independent investment banking firms in the United States.  The firm has a rich 17+ year history of achieving extraordinary results for middle market entrepreneurs, business owners, investors, and creditors.  CSHW offers a fully integrated suite of corporate finance services, including merger & acquisition, debt & equity private placement, corporate restructuring, valuation & fairness opinion, and financial advisory services.  Headquartered in Boston and Denver, Capstone Headwaters has over 170 professionals across 17 offices in the U.S. and an international presence that includes over 450 professionals in 40 countries. With 16 dedicated industry groups, the firm delivers sector-specific expertise through large, cross-functional teams on a global basis. For more information, visit


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