Drew Pascarella is a Managing Director at Vista Point Advisors. Drew has spent 20 years as a technology investment banker, professor, and IT professional. Drew has advised clients on over $35bn of Merger and Acquisition transactions and led equity, convertible, and debt financing transactions totaling over $9bn in proceeds.
Prior to joining Vista Point, Drew spent 15 years working at bulge bracket investment banks. Most recently, Drew was a Director in the Technology Investment Banking group at Citi. Notable transactions include the formation of Nokia Siemens Networks (largest JV in corporate history), Nokia’s $8.1bn acquisition of NAVTEQ (largest acquisition by a Finnish corporate) and associated €1.75bn debt IPO, Andrew Corporation’s $2.6bn sale to Commscope, Lucent’s $1.625bn convertible bond offering, and sale of multiple private businesses to Cisco. While at Citi, Drew was an active participant in the Investment Banking Associate Training Program, developing and delivering hard and soft skills courses. Prior to joining Citi, Drew was a Technology Project Manager at Goldman Sachs where he led the design, development, implementation, and support of global trading technology systems.
In addition to his work at VPA, Drew is a Lecturer of Finance at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University, where he currently leads the Investment Banking Immersion program. In addition, Drew teaches Core Finance, Investment Banking Essentials (undergraduate level), and Lectures in Finance. Drew was the 2014 recipient of the Class of 1992 Apple Award for Teaching Excellence.
Drew holds an MBA from Cornell University and a BBA in Computer Information Systems from James Madison University. Drew was the class Co-President and a Fried Fellow at Cornell.