April 2022 New Hires

Anchor Peabody Signals Growth, Expansion with Slate of New Hires

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. – April 26, 2022 – Anchor Peabody, a leading investment banking firm for the building products and construction industry, has expanded its team of senior executives and banking professionals as part of an ongoing strategy to serve high growth sectors across the industry.

Carrie Meek has joined Anchor Peabody as Chief Growth Officer. Ms. Meek has over 15 years of industry experience as a former private equity portfolio company director and a family business owner and operator. In her role as Chief Growth Officer, Ms. Meek is tasked with building Anchor Peabody’s brand awareness and supporting the firm’s expansion into new building product sub-verticals.

“Anchor Peabody has created a uniquely different business model in investment banking, prioritizing employee development and satisfaction, which I am proud to be a part of,” said Meek. “This is an environment where highly qualified bankers are fully supported by the firm to become the best versions of themselves while providing unmatched service and deep industry focus to clients.”

Aaron Toomey has joined Anchor Peabody as Managing Director of the firm’s new flooring sector. Mr. Toomey has over 12 years of financial advisory and investment banking experience, the bulk of which is in building products, including roles with the J.P. Morgan M&A Group in New York and the industrial M&A group at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey (now Truist Securities).

“Between continued demand from COVID-delayed projects and a robust repair and remodel outlook, there are strong tailwinds for the flooring market,” said Toomey. “We’re seeing sustained interest from both large companies and financial acquirers, and my team spends all of its time working on helping owners and operators within the flooring industry to capitalize on this very positive M&A dynamic.”

Joe McKeon and John Gould have joined Anchor Peabody as associates focusing on M&A and other financing advisory services. Mr. McKeon previously worked in the M&A group of Lutz & Company and Robert W. Baird’s Technology & Services Investment Banking practice in Milwaukee. Mr. Gould comes to Anchor Peabody from Northstar Capital in Minneapolis. Prior to this, he worked in the diversified industrials and services group of Minneapolis-based investment bank Piper Jaffray.

About Anchor Peabody

Anchor Peabody is an investment banking firm comprised of former owners, operators and investors in the building products and construction industry. The firm combines over 100 years of capital and mergers & acquisition experience with a modern approach to banking to align with client objectives and eliminate banker burnout from the industry model. For more information, visit anchorpeabody.com.