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Steve Dresner


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Sector Specialties

Business Services | Construction & Building Products | Healthcare | Media | Retail


Mr. Dresner founded Dresner Partners in 1991 to provide Wall Street investment banking services to middle market businesses.


His distinguished corporate finance career spans nearly 30 years, including mergers, acquisitions, debt and equity financing, restructuring and turnarounds, recapitalizations and international transactions. In addition to his transactional experience, Mr. Dresner has led numerous valuation, fairness opinion and strategic financial consulting engagements. He has worked extensively in several industries including healthcare, business services, building products, textiles, industrial manufacturing, retail and media.

A community leader, Mr. Dresner serves on the Board of Directors of the Chicago Association for Corporate Growth, the Michael Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Chicago, North Shore Congregation Israel, RTC Corporate Board, and The Entrepreneurship Institute. He has also served on the Ravinia annual fund committee and is a member of The Economic Club of Chicago.


Prior to founding Dresner Partners, Mr. Dresner held management positions with First Chicago Corporation (JP Morgan Chase), Arthur Andersen (corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions practices), Heller Financial and GE Capital Corporation.

M.B.A. Finance, University of Chicago Graduate School of Business
B.S. Economics, with Honors, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

Dresner Partners Contacts

Brian Schofield

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Paul Hoffman

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Managing Director

Mitchell Stern

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Managing Director - Head of Healthcare

Miriam Dresner

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Vice President

Ejaz Elahi

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Bill Sautter

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Christopher Kampe

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W. Robert Friedman

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Christopher Nolan

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Brian Ytterberg

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Stewart Davis

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Erik Stevenson

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David J. Smat

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Peter Bremhorst

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Cliff Sladnick

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Managing Director Business Services

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Lindsey Wendler

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Scott Rivlin

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Matthew Jones

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