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Derek Alden

Derek Alden is a Director at Catalyst Strategic Advisors, where he is responsible for sell side M&A and deal execution. Derek is a trusted advisor to Catalyst’s clients and deal teams, working to create excellent outcomes as the team continues to grow and expand.

With more than 15 years of M&A experience across investment banking, finance, strategy and consulting, Derek has been involved in transformative deals in both technology and industrial services end markets. Before joining Catalyst, Derek worked in similar roles advising both founder/family-owned businesses and private equity portfolio companies on sell side and buyside mandates, including at BMO, Baird and Deloitte.

Derek holds an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business and an undergraduate degree from The University of Wisconsin at Madison.

Derek lives in Milwaukee, WI with his family and in his free time you will find him running around to his kids’ activities.