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Skyway Capital Markets Promotes Rob Woomer to CEO

Rob Woomer

Skyway Capital Markets LLC, a managing broker-dealer and wholesale securities distribution firm, announced that Rob Woomer has been promoted to chief executive officer.

In addition to his role as CEO, Woomer, who originally joined Skyway in August 2022 as previously reported by The DI Wire, has joined the Skyway Capital Markets executive committee alongside Roger Overby, Marty Traber, and Mike Freeman. Woomer will also continue his role as head of the private capital advisory practice.

According to Skyway, Woomer has played a key role in Skyway’s expansion in the retail fund advisory business and is instituting structural changes that are designed to enhance Skyway’s position as a leading boutique investment bank specializing in mergers and acquisitions advisory and private capital wholesaling services. Woomer is an industry veteran with more than 30 years of experience in accounting, finance, investment banking, and real estate.

“We are thrilled to have Rob lead Skyway,” said Marty Traber, Skyway chairman. “His proven effectiveness as a leader and strategic thinker makes him well-positioned to guide the company into a period of significant growth.”

Woomer affirmed his readiness for the new role, saying “I believe our team is among the best in the realm of investment banking, and it is both an honor and a privilege to guide this exceptional group. Our record of success and our continued growth is a testament to the caliber of professionals at Skyway, who continuously demonstrate their expertise and commitment to excellence.”

Woomer also stated that, since last spring, Skyway’s private capital advisory team has doubled in size, expanded scope, and added coverage in the registered investment adviser space. “The internal wholesale team has been realigned to be even more responsive and effective to our product sponsors’ needs, and we are building the technological tools to support every aspect of the product sponsor process,” remarked Woomer.

Woomer cited the changing dynamics in alternative investments as a reason for the firm’s realignment. “As more financial advisers elect to become fiduciaries for their clients, the RIA channels will keep growing. That requires us to look at a different coverage model so that we can accommodate these shifts, and fortunately, we have hired some of the best in the business to prepare ourselves for this growth,” said Woomer.

The firm has added several key personnel recently. In April, Jim DiCesaro rejoined Skyway’s M&A practice as senior managing director, and Ran Fuchs was hired as senior vice president to lead sales efforts in the company’s Northeastern region. Kevin Gordon was hired in the second half of 2023 to serve as a managing director in Skyway’s investment banking practice.

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