Mike LoPresti


About Mike LoPresti

Mike joined Ascend in 2024 and serves as an Investment Banking Analyst. Prior to this, he was an Investment Banking Analyst at Canaccord Genuity in New York, where he focused on complex financial transactions within the Technology, Media, and Information Services sectors. Additionally, Mike gained initial industry experience as an intern at Drake Star Partners.

Before his career in finance, Mike was a 2018 MLB Draft pick and a Professional Baseball Player for the Pittsburgh Pirates. He attended St. John’s University, where he was a member of the baseball team and earned a B.S. in Finance.

  • BS in Finance from St. John's University

Ascend stands out from other investment banking firms due to its strong focus on the Business Services and Technology sectors. This specialization appealed to me as it enables Ascend to offer expert guidance that is closely tailored to the specific needs of each client, aligning perfectly with my professional goals and values.

The best part about being on the Ascend Team is definitely the collaborative spirit. Everyone is genuinely supportive, creating an environment that not only encourages professional growth but also values innovation. At Ascend, we're all about teamwork—this means we each bring our own strengths to the table while continuously learning from one another. It's this dynamic exchange of knowledge and the strong culture of mentorship that make every day enriching.

A Major League Baseball player. Fortunately, I was able to pour every ounce of blood, sweat, and tears into the opportunities I was given to pursue my dream. The lessons I’ve taken from such a journey define who I am today.

Outside the office, I can be found lifting weights at the gym, jamming on the guitar, snowboarding up North, taking divots at the golf course, or hitting a local yoga class.