Managing Director of Aerospace & Defense, Investment Banking
1350 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019
Direct: +1 646 277 7545
Fax: +1 212 284 1144
Prior to re-joining Seabury, Mr. Karpiel was an investment banker with boutique firms Janes Capital Partners and Edgeview Partners, where he focused exclusively in the A&D market. Prior to moving into the middle-market, he was an investment banker with Lehman Brothers. Mr. Karpiel began his career as a manufacturing operations manager and process engineer with General Electric. He is a graduate of the GE Manufacturing Management Program (MMP) and completed GE’s training as a six sigma black belt, with specific experience in labor productivity, supply chain management and lean sigma.
Mr. Karpiel’s sell-side M&A transaction experience includes the sale of express cargo operator Farnair to ASL Holdings; the sale of engine MRO CTS Engines to Palm Beach Capital; the sale of American Pacific Corporation’s In-Space Propulsion (ISP) division to Moog; the sale of UAV prime manufacturer CEi in its sale to Kratos Defense & Security Solutions; and the merger of US Airways with America West. In addition Mr. Karpiel has extensive experience in the MRO segment including over two years working with Qantas Engineering in its organizational, labor and productivity transformation projects.
Brian graduated from Stanford University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and received his M.B.A from Harvard Business School. He is a FINRA-registered representative with Series 7, 79, 63 and 24 certifications.