Paul D’Addario, Partner & Co-Founder
Mr. D’Addario has twenty-seven years of experience in telecom, media and technology financing, investing and investment banking. Mr. D’Addario is primarily responsible for investor relations, investment monitoring, and managing and advising on exit strategy. Prior to co-founding Palisades he was Managing Director and head of West Coast Media from Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette (“DLJ”) from 1994 until DLJ’s 2000 merger with Credit Suisse. He was Managing Director at Credit Suisse from 2000 until 2004. Mr. D’Addario executed numerous equity and debt financings, M&A transactions, Initial Public Offerings in the media, telecom and technology Sectors.
From 1987 until 1994, Mr. D’Addario served as an Associate, Vice President and Senior Vice President at DLJ. In addition to investment banking work, Mr. D’Addario sourced and executed two highly successful deals for DLJ Merchant Banking. Prior to DLJ, Mr. D’Addario worked as an M&A lawyer at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP. Mr. D’Addario received his B.A. from Boston College, a M.Sc. from London School of Economics, and a J.D. from Villanova Law School.