Eric Van Dam is a Managing Director, Mergers and Acquisitions at Cowen. Mr. Van Dam has over 13 years of investment banking, private equity and hedge fund experience across a wide variety of industries. Previously at Quarton, he led a variety of middle market investment banking engagements with a particular focus on branded businesses in the industrial, business services, consumer and building products industries. Prior to joining Quarton, Mr. Van Dam was at Kingdon Capital Management, a New York-based long / short equity hedge fund. Prior to that, Mr. Van Dam was at Vestar Capital Partners, a New York-based private equity firm. Mr. Van Dam has held positions at Barclays Capital and Lehman Brothers in the Leveraged Finance Group.
Mr. Van Dam has a B.A. in Finance from Michigan State University and a M.B.A. from the University of Michigan.