Tommaso will join the 10 current US Tech & Software specialist Managing Directors[i], and a team of 79 globally - which in the past two years have completed over 50 transactions, with a value of more than $7.42 bn. Tommaso will partner with recent UK hire Mark Litz, former Citigroup EMEA Head of FinTech, based in London.

Tommaso brings more than 30 years’ investment banking experience, most recently as Global Head of FinTech at Moelis & Company, advising clients on more than $100 bn of transactions, including the recent sales of CSI, Wirecard, Alta Return and First Data’s European assets.  

Prior to Moelis & Company, Tommaso held positions at Lehman Brothers, Barclays, Jefferies and Deutsche Bank.

"Tommaso represents the first senior Tech hire for us in five years, as the platform has developed with true leaders in each space. Given the US is now the top destination for FinTech investment, globally*. Tommaso’s proven leadership and successful track record will, I‘m sure, help us in making a difference to clients internationally and in the US. Welcome Tommaso!”

Bill Kohr
CEO, DC Advisory US

“I’m excited to join a firm with a dynamic vision and truly impressive growth in North America over the past two years. Leveraging the firm’s established global platform to provide founders, sponsors and entrepreneurs with opportunities in this current climate, is a unique opportunity I can’t wait to get started on!”

Tommaso Zanobini
Managing Director, DC Advisory US

This marks the 28th senior hire for the international firm in 24 months, as DC Advisory, along with shareholder Daiwa Securities Inc., continues to invest in the acquisition of top talent to deliver the premier, mid-market full-service investment bank, globally.

[i] US Technology & Software Managing Directors: Anthony Belinkoff (Telecommunication); Eric Edmondson (HCM); Eric Wagner (Cyber); Frank Cordek (e-Commerce); Joel Strauch (Cloud); Jordan Finkler (Managed Services); Justin Balciunas (EdTech); Matt Fiore (Cyber); Scott Wieler (EdTech); Stan Holtz (FinTech)

*Asian fintech rises above global investment dip | Financial Times ( | Innovate Finance - Fintech Investment Landscape H1 2023