Financo Appoints Top Executives

NEW YORK — Boutique investment banking firm Financo Inc. has named Colin Welch as president and CEO, and has promoted Karen Goodman to the role of COO.

Welch, who is currently managing director and head of Europe, Middle East and Africa retail and luxury goods investment banking at Credit Suisse Securities Europe, will join Financo in September. He has closed more than 70 transactions, having acted on behalf of clients including Foot Locker, Puma, Tommy Hilfiger and The Warnaco Group.

Goodman was previously managing director of the firm. She has worked on a number of key transactions, including The Jones Group’s acquisition of Stuart Weitzman last year.

Gilbert Harrison remains chairman of Financo.