Mr. Gary Cole is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Antares International Partners, Inc., a boutique investment bank with offices in San Francisco and Paris. He has over 30 years of experience in all areas of mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance.
Prior to founding Antares, Mr. Cole was a Managing Director and a Member of the Management Committee of Peers & Co., an international investment banking boutique. Mr. Cole’s prior professional experience includes BNP Paribas, Merrill Lynch & Co., Becker Paribas and E.F. Hutton & Company.
Mr. Cole is a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the French-American Foundation – United States, a member of the Board of Directors of the French-American Foundation – France, and a member of the Cercle de l’Union Interalliee in Paris. Mr. Cole is also on the Board of Advisors for the Nicholas Center for Corporate Finance and Investment Banking at the Wisconsin School of Business. Mr. Cole is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, the Wisconsin School of Business, and the University of Denver Law Center.