Cascade Partners Expands with New Director

Kevin Groff Brings Wall Street Experience to Main Street

SOUTHFIELD, MICH. (June 14, 2016) – Cascade Partners LLC today announced the hiring of Kevin Groff as a director in its Cleveland office. Groff joins Cascade from a unit of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN), where he served as vice president of global corporate & strategic development focused on specialty lodging acquisitions. Groff brings 15 years of broad transactional M&A and business development experience to the Cascade Partners team.

“Kevin, like the rest of the Cascade Partner’s leadership team, has a strong foundation in management, investment and transaction execution” says Rajesh Kothari, managing director. “Our client partners will benefit from his middle market expertise and Wall Street experience.”

Prior to managing acquisitions for Wyndham, Groff spent over a decade driving growth initiatives for middle market businesses, both as an advisor and corporate development officer for middle market businesses.  In addition, Groff spent almost a decade as a vice president of a boutique business advisory firm managing merger, acquisition, divestment and capital raising mandates in the lower middle market. He has worked for publicly traded companies, private equity and privately-held organizations.

Kevin Groff has an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business and a BA in International Business and Spanish from Ohio Wesleyan University.


Cascade Partners LLC is an investment banking and private investment firm serving entrepreneurs, businesses and investors active in the middle market.  Drawing on the deep management, investment and transaction experience of its principals, Cascade Partners provides the guidance and resources necessary to navigate the complexities of managing growth, acquisitions, divestitures, financing and other strategic initiatives. 

In select situations, Cascade Partners provides mezzanine and equity capital, directly or with its partners, to fund growth financings, acquisitions or change of control transactions involving value-added manufacturing, healthcare and technology enabled business service companies.

Cascade Partners has offices throughout the Midwest United States including Detroit, Michigan; Cleveland, Ohio and Chicago, Illinois.