Cascadia Capital, an investment bank serving middle market clients globally, has hired Kerri Hagen as a director in the firm’s financial sponsor coverage group.

In this role, she will be responsible for expanding the financial sponsor coverage platform, with a focus on broadening and deepening relationships with middle market private equity firms and other institutional investors in the northeast. She joins Cascadia from Gemspring Capital where she was the director of business development responsible for sourcing new investments and driving the firm’s business development efforts and investment banking relationships. Prior to Gemspring, Hagen was a senior business development consultant at Axial, where she assisted in the deal sourcing and mergers and acquisitions efforts of middle market private equity firms, family offices and lenders.

“The addition of Kerri further enhances our team and allows us to more broadly deliver our leading industry and product resources to the financial sponsor community,” states Michael Butler, Cascadia chairman & CEO.