At CriticalPoint,
we execute, source, and invest in deals for the traditionally underserved middle market

Since our founding in 2012, our mission has been to serve the needs of owners, entrepreneurs, management teams, and stakeholders with our experience, knowledge, and expert judgment, to help them realize their companies’ greatest potential

Big bank experience for the middle market

Unique solutions

CriticalPoint uniquely combines the best of both investment banking and private capital service offerings. We advise and represent our clients with professionalism, emotional intelligence, and rigor, using a high-touch, white-glove approach combined with decades of industry experience at top-tier investment banks and private equity firms.

Multi-industry experts

CriticalPoint’s deepest expertise is in deal-making and combining our comprehensive experience across a broad range of industries. When working with transaction partners, we commit to providing prompt service, delivered with passion.


Our proven approach has helped CriticalPoint grow into one of the largest independent investment banks in Southern California. We also act as a trusted partner in providing private capital for corporations to close on complex transactions with speed and certainty.

Investment Banking

When executing deals for founders, entrepreneurs, and privately-held companies, we specialize in M&A and capital markets advisory, identifying thoughtful ways for them to access capital and accelerate growth. We understand firsthand what it’s like to think and act as business owners, and can help our clients figure out what’s next—even if the path isn’t clear yet


When sourcing deals, we play an active role in the entire transaction. Our comprehensive, targeted, and data-driven approach removes the burden for buyers and means constant progress from introduction to close

Private Capital

As a nimble team working under one roof, we’re aligned every step of the way resulting in smooth, reliable transitions. We partner as an extension of your management team after closing. We’re equipped to shoulder the complexity of corporate carveouts, divestitures, special situations, and private capital investments. 

Business ownership is in our DNA

Trust in CriticalPoint as the empathetic partner who can deliver the most favorable outcome

Meet the Team

  • M Young

    Matt Young

    Founder & CEO

  • B Holtmeier

    Brad Holtmeier


  • D Cabo

    Diane Cabo

    Managing Director

  • C Ball

    Christopher T. Ball

    Managing Director

  • L Ewing

    Luke Ewing

    Managing Director

  • Mike Vehaskari

    Managing Director

  • Mike Courtney

    Managing Director, Head of Portfolio Operations

  • Image of K.C. Brechnitz in suit

    K.C. Brechnitz

    Head of Private Credit

  • Curt Himebauch

    Managing Director, Business Development

  • L Hunter

    Laurie Hunter

    CFO / Controller

  • Employee Logo

    Linda Quek

    Director of Operations

  • N Cipiti

    Nick Cipiti

    Managing Director

  • Brad Scherer

    Managing Director

  • Cameron Taylor, director, investment banking

    Cameron Taylor


  • C Kim

    Chris Kim


  • Monica Martinez

    Monica Martinez


  • Trent Spangler

    Director, Capital Markets

  • D Onink

    Dirk Onink

    Vice President, Sponsor Coverage

  • Jack Silberman

    Business Development, Sponsor Coverage

  • Reid Mattan

    Vice President

  • Willy Doremus

    Vice President

  • Grady Harrison

    Senior Associate

  • Will Bradley

    Senior Associate

  • Tyler Wolf, Senior Associate

    Tyler Wolf

    Senior Associate

  • Joe Walker, Senior Associate

    Joe Walker

    Senior Associate

  • Shuhey Shawn Wada - CriticalPoint Senior Associate

    Shuhey (Shawn) Wada

    Senior Associate


Join the team

We are only as strong as our people. At CriticalPoint, we are always looking for dedicated and driven professionals to grow and succeed with us

CriticalPoint in California



Los Angeles, California
(310) 321-4400
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Curt Himebauch
(424) 567-6198
[email protected]