River Announces Vice President Promotions
Chattanooga, TN, December 1, 2016
River is excited to announce the promotions of two of its team members, Blake Lewis and Stuart Vyule. Blake and Stuart joined the team as associates in 2010 and 2011, respectively. In addition to evaluating investment opportunities, completing due-diligence, managing transactions, and providing portfolio company management support, both Blake and Stuart have contributed greatly to the refinement of River processes. Their ongoing contributions and initiatives augment the success of the firm in today’s competitive market.
Prior to joining River Associates, Blake Lewis worked from 2008 to 2010 with Avondale Partners in Nashville, Tennessee as an investment banking analyst, where he was involved in all areas of soliciting and executing transactions including valuation analysis, modeling of company forecasts, evaluating alternative capital structures, completing company and industry research, and performing due diligence. Blake graduated magna cum laude from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Tennessee in 2008 with majors in finance and accounting.
Prior to joining River Associates, Stuart Vyule worked from 2009 to 2011 with Bank of America Merrill Lynch in Charlotte, North Carolina as a Leveraged Finance analyst, where he participated in structuring and originating term loans, bonds and credit facilities for high yield issuers. He was involved in all areas of the syndicated finance process including financial modeling, evaluating alternative capital structures, completing company and industry research, and performing due diligence. Bank of America Merrill Lynch is one of the world’s largest financial institutions, serving individual consumers, small- and middle-market businesses and large corporations. Stuart graduated summa cum laude from Virginia Tech in 2008, majoring in finance.