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Paul Fejtek

Paul Fejtek


Managing Director



Mr. Fejtek serves Ascendiant Capital Markets as a Managing Director in the firm’s Investment Banking, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Advisory practice.

Mr. Fejtek has nearly 20 years of experience executing M&A transactions as an investment banker, beginning at Citigroup Global Markets, Inc. where he was repeatedly honored as the #1 dealmaker in his division and received other top performance awards.  Sectors with transactional expertise include: energy, food & beverage, medical products & healthcare, transportation, technology, as well as various specialty distribution companies.  Prior to his career as an investment banker, Mr. Fejtek managed and successfully sold a family business.

Mr. Fejtek has authored numerous articles appearing globally in business and special interest publications and he is a frequent guest speaker.  He and his wife are among only a handful of married couples in the world who have climbed all of the famed Seven Summits – the highest mountain peaks on each of the seven continents.  Mr. Fejtek is also the third person in history to complete the “Peak to Heat Double” – the combination of summiting Earth’s highest peak, Mt. Everest, and finishing the Triathlon World Championship – the Hawaii Ironman.  He has been featured on NBC, ABC, Fox News and the Today Show.  Mr. Fejtek is the author of “Steps to the Summit – Reaching the Top in Business and Life” which is an adventure story but also includes a discussion about some of the M&A deals completed along the journey.

Mr. Fejtek earned a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Pepperdine University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California.  He maintains FINRA Series 7, 63, 79, and 99 securities registrations, in addition to real estate licenses in California and other states.

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