Leadership.

Peter Shahram, Esq.

Epsilon Acquisition Services, LLC. seeks to employ top quality talent across all business units with a focus on operations and sales. Our staff is both apt and diverse and prides themselves on innovation and customer success.

Brendan Brandt

Managing Partner

Brendan Brandt is the founder and Managing Partner of Epsilon. Brendan has successfully grown the firm from a one-man shop to its current state. At Epsilon, he is tasked with corporate strategy, business development, and client advisory.

Senior Associate

Peter Shahram is an experienced business attorney with a focus on corporate structuring and diligence. Prior to joining Epsilon, he was an associate at NewOak Capital and a project attorney at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP. He holds a B.A. in economics from Rutgers and a J.D. from Albany Law School.

David Cohen, CPA

Senior Associate

David Cohen is a senior associate at Epsilon where he assists clients in financial diligence, modeling, and review.  Prior to joining Epsilon, David was an investment accountant at Stark Investments. He holds a B.A. in finance from San Diego State University and an M.S. in Taxation from the University of Wisconsin.

Bayasa Ren

Director

Bayasa Ren is a director at Epsilon where he assists clients on sell-side and advisory engagements.  Prior to joining Epsilon, Bayasa was most recently a Senior Manager at the International Forum of Sovereign Wealth Funds (IFSWF) and was previously a Senior Research Officer at International Monetary Fund (IMF) with the debt and financial instruments division. Bayasa holds an M.A. in Policy Economics from Williams College and an MBA from the University of Oxford Said Business School.

Eric Miller

Senior Political Analyst

Eric Miller is a senior political analyst at Epsilon where he provides geopolitical research and insights into their impact on global M&A. Prior to joining Epsilon, Eric worked for the U.S. Department of State, Marine Corps University, and as a congressional analyst focused on an AFRICOM and EURCOM. He holds two M.A. degrees in both international relations and diplomacy from New York University and the American Graduate School in Paris France.

Jack Kaplan

Director

Jack Kaplan is a director at Epsilon where he assists clients on sell-side and advisory engagements. Jack received his MBA from the Raymond A. Mason School of Business at the College of William & Mary in Virginia.  Prior to pursuing his MBA, Jack worked for Accenture Federal Services for 5 years as a Management Consultant in the government consulting marketplace in Washington, D.C.  Jack also holds a B.A. from Virginia Tech.

Ximena Vaca

Managing Director

Ximena Vaca is a managing director at Epsilon where she leads the firms capital markets practice and assists clients and staff on capital intensive and advisory engagements.  Prior to joining Epsilon, Ximena was Chief Executive Officer at Sierra Morena Development Co and was previously a Senior Vice President at FBR Capital Markets. She holds a B.A. in economics and international relations from Tufts University.

Camille Darling

Director

Camille Darling is a director for distribution at Epsilon where she manages relationships with institutional and strategic corporate acquirers. She graduated from the University of Virginia with a B.A. in foreign affairs with a focus on the Middle East. Prior to joining Epsilon, Camille worked at Calvert Investments, one of the oldest mutual funds in socially responsible investing. At Calvert, she served under the president as the special projects coordinator and assisted in the acquisition by Eaton Vance in addition to the resolution of two SEC orders.

Leah Jennings

Vice President

Leah Jennings is a Vice President and the Managing Partner's Chief of Staff at Epsilon where she provides operational and strategic support and leadership to both clients and internal staff.  Prior to joining Epsilon, Leah worked as a Client Specialist at Baird. She holds a B.B.A. in Marketing from Virginia Tech University.

Vivek Nair, Esq.

Director

Vivek Nair is a seasoned global markets professional who is tasked with growing Epsilon's network and developing the firm's partnerships around the world. Prior to joining Epsilon, he worked as a member of General Motor's legal team and as a Senior Consultant for Navigant. Vivek obtained his MBA from the Fox School of Business at Temple University, his J.D. from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, and his B.A. in Economics and Business from Kalamazoo College. Vivek is a licensed attorney in Michigan. 

Baruch Esparza

Director

Baruch Esparza is an accomplished M&A executive with a successful track record of leading deals globally. At Epsilon, he is tasked with heading the global industrials group, handling transactions in the manufacturing, chemicals, mining, and materials working group. Prior to joining Epsilon, he held executive-level corporate development positions and Lehigh Hanson, Walmart, Iron Mountain, and Briggs Equipment. A native Spanish speaker, Baruch is quadrilingual. Fluent in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian. He holds a B.S. in chemical engineering from the Technology Institute of Monterrey and an MBA from Southern Methodist University's Cox School of Business.

Jeremy Smith

Managing Director

Jeremy Smith is a managing director at Epsilon where he leads the firms M&A practice and assists clients and staff on sell-side and advisory engagements.  Prior to joining Epsilon, Jeremy was an officer in the US Navy, a Latin American equities analyst for Citibank, and a financial intelligence analyst focused on the Department of Defense's venture capital initiatives. Jeremy holds an MBA from NYU's Stern School of Business, an M.A. in international affairs from Catholic University, and a B.S. in economics from the United States Naval Academy. He is Registered Representative of Finalis Securities LLC Member FINRA/SIPC

Federico Lois

Director

Federico Lois is the director of quantitative analysis and public markets research where he oversees the firm’s technical research and creates and develops financial models, manages AI teams, and builds algorithmic technologies specifically designed for emerging, frontier, and volatile markets. Prior to joining Epsilon, he founded two globally-focused data science and technology companies. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Universidad Nacional del Sur in Argentina.

Andrew Hoey

Director

Andrew Hoey is a director of M&A at Epsilon.  Prior to joining the firm, Andrew was most recently an equity research associate at Piper Sandler, a middle-market investment bank and equity research firm where he covered the energy sector. Previously, Andrew was an analyst for Blackstone in their Private Equity Group, assisting on complex transactions, valuations, investment monitoring and portfolio maintenance. Andrew holds a B.S. in Accounting from Bentley University and an MSA from the University of Notre Dame.

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