Mesirow has hired Eugene Weissberger to Mesirow Investment Banking as managing director. Weissberger will focus on developing the team’s debt advisory practice.

Weissberger joins Mesirow after serving as a senior member of RW Baird’s debt advisory team where he advised and executed on all aspects of senior and junior debt capital raises for mergers, acquisitions, LBOs, refinancings and general corporate purposes across various industry sectors.

Brian Price, president and chief operating officer of Mesirow Investment Banking, commented, “Eugene serves as an important addition to our team as we continue to strengthen our presence as a trusted partner to financial sponsors. His impressive experience as a leveraged finance professional will enable us to foster new relationships and augment our comprehensive services as distinguished middle-market advisors.”

“I am pleased to join Mesirow Investment Banking and to contribute to its continued growth,” said Weissberger. “The team has a long history of superior client service and deal execution and I look forward to taking part in this reputation.”