KBW Adds Harasimowicz, Gulash as Banking Managing Directors

KBW Inc. (KBW), a boutique that advises financial institutions, added James Harasimowicz and Joseph Gulash as managing directors in depository investment banking.

Harasimowicz is rejoining KBW where he was a principal and is expected to become head of the firm’s Chicago office in early 2012, New York-based KBW said today in a statement. He was most recently a founder of Longview Partners LLC, a hedge fund specializing in financial services, according to the statement.

Gulash, who is based in San Francisco, joins KBW from D.A. Davidson & Co., where he headed mergers and acquisitions and capital-markets transactions for banking companies in the Western U.S., the firm said.

Harasimowicz and Gulash “bring tremendous track records and relationships across the banking sector,” Chief Executive Officer Thomas Michaud said in the statement.

KBW named Michaud, who had been chief operating officer, CEO in October and said it planned to cut 80 jobs following two consecutive quarterly losses.

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