Steve Pierson is a Managing Partner at private equity firm, Lovell Minnick Partners. Founded in 1999, Lovell Minnick focuses on investments in the global financial services and fintech industries, including related technology and business services companies. Steve chairs Lovell Minnick’s management committee and is a member of the firm’s investment committee.
Steve’s career as an investment banker spans more than two decades with an impressive track record in acquisitions and high-level deals. Prior to joining Lovell Minnick, he served as Head of FIG Americas and Global Head of Financial Technology & Services at Swiss multinational bank, UBS. In 2007, as Managing Director and Co-Head of FIG Americas at Credit Suisse, Steve made a name for himself as he advised on State Street's $4.5 billion acquisition of Investors Bank & Trust Co. With this recognition, Steve became a sought-after expert in acquisitions, advising on many deals, including the $3 billion sale of Worldpay from RBS Group to Advent International and Bain Capital in 2010.
In his early career, Steve worked at Putnam Lovell NBF Securities from 1995-2007, where he was appointed as Managing Director and Head of Investment Banking. In this role, he also worked with Putnam’s private equity arm at the time, Putnam Lovell Capital Partners. In 2004, Putnam Lovell Capital Partners was restructured as an independent company and renamed Lovell Minnick Partners.
Steve has extensive experience in the Fintech sector, evident in his recognition as a leading Fintech professional in the 2017 Institutional Investor Fintech Finance 40. He is a Board member of numerous finance and technology companies, including oneZero Financial Systems, SRS Acquiom, Trea Asset Management, National Auto Care, and Glofin, a healthcare-related financial assistance company.
Steve holds an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and completed a BS in Finance & Management at Virginia Tech, Pamplin College of Business.